Explain why Pinky is mad at Rex and if it is fair that he is mad at her by using details to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Book: Pinky and Rex and the School Play by James Howe — Ch. 1-2
Why is Pinky mad at Rex? It is fair that he is mad at her? Explain why.
How do Pinky and Rex feel about tryouts for the school play? Do they share the same feelings?
Why does Pinky want Rex to be there for tryouts?
How does Pinky feel after seeing the cast list? Why?
Why wouldn't Pinky look at Rex? Is this fair?
On p. 12 Pinky says, "Because I'm never going to speak to you again!" Why does Pinky say this? What do the italics show about how Pinky feels?
Many of the previously highlighted and taught text complexity features apply to this text as well. Teachers should continue to notice and spiral any features that may still interfere with student comprehension. (Dialogue, italics, chapters, nuanced description, multisyllabic words etc.)