Pinky and Rex

Lesson 14 - Writing


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


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

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Lesson Guidance


This is the third discussion/writing deep dive into character. Again, for this lesson, start by having students retell and chart the key plot events of the story. Then challenge students to build onto what they already learned about each character in lessons 5 and 10. Push students to really think about what new traits they can come up with and what evidence from the text would support the new trait.

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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.