Learning From Mistakes: Keena Ford

Lesson 12 - Writing

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Make sentences better and more interesting by combining two or more sentences.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson 

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

Combine these sentences into one longer, complex sentence:

  • Keena is not excited about second grade.
  • Keena does not want to be in class with Linny Berry.
  • Keena talks to her dad about her problem.
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Common Core Standards

  • L.2.1.f — Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).