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Keena Ford

Lesson 19


Explain why Keena decides to go into Miss Hanson’s classroom by identifying and describing key details that show character feelings and motivations.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson  pp. 73 – 81

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Target Task


Why does Keena decide to go into Miss Hanson’s classroom? Did she make the right decision? Explain why.

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Key Questions


  • Why does Keena say, "I wish I could be in your class when you eat pudding pie"?
  • What does Keena notice when she is in Miss Hanson's classroom? Why does she not leave?
  • How does Keena feel when she is hiding under the desk? What details does the author include to help the reader better understand how Keena feels?






For the target task really push students to understand that jealousy was what motivated Keena.

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Common Core Standards

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

  • RL.2.6 — Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

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