Pinky and Rex

Lesson 20 - Discussion


Debate two essential questions by participating in a class discussion by stating a claim and providing evidence from the unit.

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Target Task


Pick two essential questions. Lead students in a discussion, using evidence from the unit, of each of the questions.



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Lesson Guidance


On this day pick two essential questions that will allow for the most debate among students. After students have answered the question in regards to the text, push them to think about how they can connect it to their own lives, friendships, and community.

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Common Core Standards

  • 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.