Learning From Mistakes: Keena Ford

Lesson 4

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Describe how Andrew feels about Sharon by making inferences based on evidence that shows a character’s perspective on another character.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume  — Chapter 4

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

What does Andrew think about Sharon? Explain why.

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Key Questions


What happens on page 38? Why is it important?

Model fluent reading: Tell students that you are going to read the dialogue on the following page fluently. Ask them what they notice.

Why does Andrew not care that his mom found the mess in the kitchen?

Why did Andrew have dreams about a big green monster?

Andrew thought, “Well, she wasn’t going to get the chance to laugh at him. No sir!” Why does Andrew think this?

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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.