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Keena Ford

Lesson 16


Describe how Miss Campbell reacts to Keena’s lies and what this tells us about Miss Campbell by identifying and explaining evidence that shows character feeling and perspective.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson  pp. 62 – 66

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Target Task


How does Miss Campbell react to Keena’s lie? What does this show us about Miss Campbell?

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Key Questions


  • What does the word "sternly" mean? What does it show about how Keena's mom is feeling?
  • What description does the author include to show how Keena is feeling when she has to tell the class?
  • What consequence does Keena get at school? At home? Are the consequences fair? Defend why.




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Common Core Standards

  • RL.2.3 — Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

  • RL.2.4 — Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

  • RF.2.4 — Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.