Pinky and Rex

Lesson 7

Objective

Explain in what ways Kevin is a bully and how his actions influence everyone around him, especially Pinky, by using details to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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Target Task

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In what ways is Kevin a bully? How do his actions influence everyone around him, especially Pinky?

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Key Questions

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  • In what ways is Kevin a bully? How do his actions influence everyone around him?

  • Use one word to describe Anthony and explain why using details from the text.

  • At the end of the chapter Pinky says "Maybe he was a girl." What does this show about how Kevin's actions have influenced Pinky?

  • Why does Pinky ask his dad if it's bad to like pink?

  • Why does Pinky change his name to Billy? How does this impact his actions?

  • Why does Pinky give his animals to Amanda? What does this show about him?

Vocabulary

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mocking

scowled

Lesson Guidance

Text Complexity Analysis

  • Knowledge Demands: Students may be familiar with the gender stereotypes associated with the colors pink and blue. If not, students won’t fully understand why Pinky wants to change his name to Billy and why the other kids are making fun of him for liking the color pink. 
  • Vocabulary: The author includes very specific and powerful words to describe the way the characters are speaking. These words provide readers with even more detail about the characters, and also give a reader an indication of what expression to use when reading a particular section of text. Model determining what some of the dialogue tags mean, and how they help a reader better understand key events in a text. (ex. Mocking way, crooned, scowled, shrugged etc.)

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Common Core Standards

  • 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.