Pinky and Rex

Lesson 10 - Writing

Objective

Describe Pinky, Rex, and Amanda and how each character responds to major events and challenges by stating a claim and then providing supporting evidence from the entire text.

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Target Task

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Describe Pinky, Rex, and Amanda and how each character responds to major events and challenges.

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Lesson Guidance

Notes

  • This discussion and writing day should build onto what students did in lesson 5. For the first part of the lesson students should retell and chart the key plot events of Pinky and Rex and the Bully
  • Then challenge students to think about what new information they have learned about each of the character and what that shows about each of them. Push students to come up with at least one new trait word for each character, defended by evidence from the text. Similar to lesson 5, students should be connecting all of their noticing to key plot events.

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Common Core Standards

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

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

  • 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.2.2 — Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

  • SL.2.6 — Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

  • 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.