Pinky and Rex

Lesson 13


Explain how Pinky and Rex changed and what lesson they learned by using details to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges and what lesson they learn from the major events.

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Target Task


How did Pinky and Rex change? What lesson did they learn?

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Key Questions


  • How does Ms. Hernandez respond to the incident? How does it make Pinky feel?

  • At the end of chapter 5, Pinky says that "all he felt was something stinging in his eyes." Explain what this means.

  • Why does Pinky wish that he were walking home alone?

  • How does Rex show friendship and support Pinky in a time of need?






Lesson Guidance

Text Complexity Analysis

  • Text Structure: Students may have already figured out that each chapter signifies a shift in time. If not, help students notice and understand how time and setting often changes from one chapter to the next. This helps move the events of the story forward. 

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.2.2 — Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

  • 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.