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Lesson 2


Describe how Andrew is desperate by analyzing details to draw conclusions about characters’ actions and motivations.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume  — Ch. 2

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Target Task


Desperate means you really want or need something. How do you know Andrew is desperate for freckles?

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Key Questions


  • Page 11. What evidence do we have about Andrew on this page? What inference can we make? Why?
  • Page 12. What does the author tell us about Andrew on this page? What inferences can we make about Andrew?
  • We know that Andrew is feeling desperate. What other evidence does the author include to show that Andrew is desperate?
  • What evidence does the author include about Sharon? What inferences can we make about her?







  • For the target task make sure that students include evidence about how Andrew is trusting and paying Sharon (a girl he does not like), using his allowance to buy it, rushing how to create the recipe, and only thinking about freckles.
  • The focus of this lesson is on using evidence to make inferences about characters.

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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.