Keena Ford

Lesson 23 - Writing


Write a letter to Keena describing what she should do by stating a claim and supporting the claim with details from the text and personal connections.

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Write a letter to Keena describing what lessons she can learn and what she should do next time.

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This is the final advice letter-writing day. Have students pick two or three things that they learned from this book and discussion of the essential questions. Then have them write an advice letter to Keena Ford about what she should learn from the experiences in this book and advice for any upcoming situations.

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.2.2 — Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

  • RL.2.5 — Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

  • W.2.1 — Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.