Pinky and Rex

Lesson 9


Explain how Pinky changed and what lesson he 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 change? Why? 

What lesson did he learn?

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Key Questions


  • How does Pinky stand up for himself?

  • How does Kevin respond to Pinky? (Make sure to get the details: "mouth hung open," "noticed that the bully no longer sounds quite so tough.")

  • What did Pinky get Mrs. Morgan? Why?






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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.