Explain what advice Mrs. Morgan gave Pinky and why by using details to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Book: Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe — Ch. 5
What advice does Mrs. Morgan give Pinky? Why?
Pinky says, "If you were a boy like me, you'd know that you're not supposed to be friends with girls." Why does Pinky think this? Is it true? Explain why.
How does Pinky feel about his name being Billy? What details from pp. 26 and 27 help you know how he feels?
What rules for being a boy did Pinky share with Mrs. Morgan? How does she respond?
What story does Mrs. Morgan tell Pinky? Why does she tell him this story?
Read the quote from p. 32. "But, believe me, it is worse to not be yourself. Don't change for other people, Billy. Do what's right for the one person who will always be with you - yourself." Why is this important advice?