Keena Ford

Lesson 7


Predict what will happen in Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by identifying and explaining evidence about character actions and motivations.

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Target Task


Based on the preview on the back of the book, what do you predict will happen? Why?

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Key Questions


  • Based on the book preview, what do we know about Keena? (push for traits)

  • What "mess" has Keena gotten herself into? Why?

  • Why is telling the truth not always easy?

  • What do you predict Keena will do to "get out of this mess"? Why?



"clean slate"




  • Explain to students why reading the back cover of a book before reading is an important strategy for predicting what a book will be about. Then guide students in a close-read, deep analysis of the details on the back. Have students make predictions based on the details they read on the back.
  • Preview to students that this book is written as a journal entry. Discuss the different reasons people use journals and what type of writing they would see in a journal.

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Common Core Standards

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

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