Keena Ford

Lesson 3


Describe how Andrew has changed and how Sharon’s and Andrew’s personalities contributed to the change by making inferences about character change and relationships.

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Target Task


How can you explain the change in Andrew? 

Describe Sharon’s and Andrew’s personalities. How do their personalities contribute to the conflict?

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Key Questions


  • The author tells us that Andrew ran all the way home. Why did he do that? What does this tell us about Andrew?

  • On page 26, Andrew tells his Mom that he came for the key. What does this show us about what Andrew wants? What does it tell us about Andrew?

  • What is in Sharon's Secret Recipe for Freckle Juice? What do you think about it?

  • What happens on page 29? Why does Andrew do this, even though it's a ridiculous recipe?

  • In what ways is Andrew changing? Why?



peer pressure



A key takeaway for this lesson is the idea of peer pressure and that Andrew is doing all of these things because he believes what Sharon is saying.

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.2.3 — Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

  • RL.2.6 — Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

  • RF.2.4 — Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.