Learning From Mistakes: Keena Ford

Lesson 16

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Describe the conflicting feelings that Keena has by identifying and explaining evidence that shows character feelings and perspective.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson  pp. 45 – 51 — Stop before 3:30

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

In this section, Keena has conflicting feelings. What are her conflicting feelings and why does she have them?

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Key Questions


Why did Keena's plan not work?

What happens when Keena gets to school? Why?






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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.