Describe Eric and Keena’s relationship by drawing conclusions about character motivation and relationships.
Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson pp. 8 – 17
Describe Eric and Keena’s relationship.
Why did Keena think that Eric's request was mysterious? Why does she decide to listen to him? What does it show about their relationship?
Read the quote from p. 12. "I tried to act excited too, because even if Eric's great ideas aren't that great, he IS my best friend." What does this quote show about Keena? Why?
How did Keena's feelings about Eric's idea change? Why?
Why does Keena think that second grade is "going to be the best year ever"? (Make sure to highlight the detail about them knowing they were going to be in the same class.)
Why does Keena capitalize some words?
Why does Keena think that Friday "was the worst day ever"?