Learning From Mistakes: Keena Ford

Lesson 3

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Describe how Andrew has changed and how Sharon’s and Andrew’s personalities contributed to the change by making inferences about character change and relationships.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume  — Chapter 3

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

How can you explain the change in Andrew?

Describe Sharon’s and Andrew’s personalities. How do their personalities contribute to the conflict?

*Students only need to respond to one of these questions in writing. The other question can be addressed as part of the group discussion.

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Key Questions


Andrew hates Sharon. Why is he running home to try her recipe?

Model fluent reading: Tell students that you will read the dialogue on this page fluently. Ask them to notice what happens to your voice as you read different characters.

Andrew says two times on this page, “I came for the key.” Why? What does it tell you about Andrew?

What is in Sharon's Secret Recipe for Freckle Juice? What do you think about it?

Why does Andrew make the recipe, even though it is ridiculous?

In what ways is Andrew changing? Why?



conflict     (n.)


peer pressure     (n.)

influence from a friend or peer to do something

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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.