Pinky and Rex

Lesson 3

Objective

Explain how Amanda’s dialogue shows how she feels about being at the museum by using dialogue and details to show how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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Target Task

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How does Amanda's dialogue show how she feels about being at the museum?

Key Questions

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  • What does it mean to "save the best for last"? Why did Pinky and Rex want to save the best for last?

  • On pp. 20 and 21, how is Amanda feeling? How do you know? (Make sure to analyze the detail "She just scrunched up her face and crossed her arms" and also the picture.)

  • How does Amanda's dialogue show how she feels about being at the museum? (Take note of all of the different dialogue, the things she is saying, and what it shows about how Amanda is feeling.)

  • Why does Pinky's father take Amanda somewhere else?

Vocabulary

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dialouge

Lesson Guidance

Text Complexity Analysis

  • Vocabulary/knowledge demands: This section of text contains a lot of vocabulary that is specific to the exhibits at the museum. Since the words are not crucial to understanding the plot, the words should be previewed with students. Potential words to notice and tell: canoe, American Indian, minerals, ores, emeralds, quartz crystals. Without previewing these words, students may struggle with decoding and understanding the key ideas of the chapter. 

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.2.3 — Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

  • RL.2.6 — Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

  • RF.2.4 — Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.