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Keena Ford

Lesson 22 - Discussion


Discuss and debate unit essential questions by stating a claim and supporting the claim with evidence and details from the entire unit.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up by Melissa Thomson 

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Target Task


Pick two or three essential questions to debate and discuss.

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  • This day should be set up as a culminating discussion/analysis of the text. Start the lesson by completing the plot map to include the events from the end of the text. Students should then use the key plot events and the essential questions to guide them in a deeper analysis of what Keena learned and what they can learn from Keena based on the essential question.
  • Potential lessons that Keena learns:
    • Lying will make a problem bigger/doesn’t solve problems.
    • Forgive friends that make mistakes.
    • Be happy with what you have.

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Common Core Standards

  • L.2.6 — Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

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

  • RL.2.5 — Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

  • SL.2.1 — Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

  • SL.2.6 — Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.