Pinky and Rex

Lesson 16


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


  • Why does Pinky think that things were unfair?

  • Even though Pinky didn't get what he wanted, he tried to make the best out of the situation. Explain why.

  • What does the description "he could feel a lump growing in his throat" show about Pinky?

  • How did Pinky feel about his costume? Why?

  • Why did Rex's mom say, "It was only a play"? What did she mean?

  • Why did Pinky and Rex decide to be friends again?

Lesson Guidance

Text Complexity Analysis

  • Knowledge Demands: Understanding this text requires an understanding of how plays work. Preview with students key vocabulary associated with a play. (rehearsals, auditoriu, megaphone, aisle, stage, performance) 

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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.