Keena Ford

Lesson 25 - Project


Act out appropriate reactions to scenarios from the unit texts.

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Students will reflect on a few instances where Keena Ford made mistakes in the text. Then they will work in groups to create skits showing what she should have done instead. This lesson directly piggy backs on the previous day’s letter writing activity and allows students to engage with the unit essential questions of why is it important to show honesty and how can we learn from our mistakes through the interpersonal, verbal-linguistic, and bodily-kinesthetic intelligences.

Project Overview


  1. Turn and Talk: What is one thing you told Keena in your letter yesterday?
  2. Explain to students today we will be actors and actresses because we are going to show how to use those lessons in some sticky situations.
  3. Review group work expectations. Break students into groups and hand out scenario cards – the number of students in each group is noted on the top of each card. (Note: The scenarios are focused on honesty, forgiveness, and being a good friend.)
  4. Give students 5 minutes to read their scenario and decide how Keena should have responded. Float to support.
  5. Give students 15 minutes to practice acting out their scenario with the appropriate response. Float to support.
  6. Regroup. One group at a time, have students present their scenario with the appropriate response.
  7. Class discussion: What can we learn from these skits?

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Common Core Standards

  • SL.2.1 — Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

  • SL.2.4 — Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.