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Keena Ford

Lesson 20


Analyze how Miss Campbell is feeling and why by closely reading a text to determine evidence that deepens understanding of character feelings and motivations.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson  pp. 81 – 89

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Target Task


How does Miss Campbell feel when she finds out what Keena has done? Why does she feel that way?

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Key Questions


  • Read the sentence. "She moved her eyebrows close together to make an angry face, but her lips were pressed together like she was trying not to smile." What does this show about Miss Campbell?
  • How does the illustration on p. 85 help a reader understand what is happening?
  • What details does the author include to show how Keena is feeling? (There are lots of very specific, descriptive details. Make sure to have students notice and analyze the different details.)






Have students read this section twice. On the first read have students read for a basic retell. On the second read have students close-read and notice Miss Campbell's contrasting feelings. (surprised/shocked/upset but also sees the event as funny/humorous)

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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.