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Keena Ford

Lesson 12


Describe what “mess” Keena gets herself into and what she decides to do by identifying evidence that shows character conflict and perspective.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson  pp. 38 – 44

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Target Task


What “mess” does Keena get herself into? What does she decide to do?

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Key Questions


  • How does Keena write her birthday? Is it correct? Explain why.
  • Why does Keena not tell the truth when Miss Campbell asks her?
  • What does Keena decide to do? Why?
  • Pretend that you were Keena. What would you have done? Explain why.



"getting into mess"

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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.