Explain how Pinky and Rex feel about the spelling bee and how their feelings change by using details to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Book: Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee by James Howe — Ch. 1-2
Explain how Pinky and Rex feel about the spelling bee. How do their feelings change? Why?
Why is Pinky excited? Does Rex feel the same way? Why or why not?
What worries Rex the most? Why? (Make sure to get at "I hate looking stupid.")
What advice does Pinky give Rex? How does it help her?
How do Pinky and Rex show friendship?
Read the first paragraph on p. 6. What word could be used to describe Pinky? Why?
What happens when it's Rex's turn? How does it make her feel?
Toward the end of the chapter, why was Pinky beginning to worry?
Why is the chapter called "The Champion Speller of the Whole Second Grade?"