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Lesson 1

Objective

Explain what caused Wemberly’s worries about school to go away by asking and answering key questions about key details in the text.

Make text-to-self connections between Wemberly’s experience of overcoming a worry and own experiences of overcoming a worry. 

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Target Task

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

What caused Wemberly’s worries about school to go away?

How do you make your worries go away?

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Key Questions

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  • What kinds of things does Wemberly worry about?

  • Why do you think that Wemberly is so worried about starting school?

  • Why do you think Mrs. Peachum wanted Wemberly to meet Jewel? What in the story makes you think that?

  • What caused Wemberly’s worries about school to go away?

  • How did Wemberly feel at the end of the story? Why?

Vocabulary

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worry     (v.)

to think about problems or fears

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.K.1 — With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.