Learning From Mistakes: Keena Ford

Lesson 5

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Explain what role Miss Kelly plays in the solution to Andrew’s problem by identifying and describing roles between characters.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume  — Chapter 5

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

How does Miss Kelly help Andrew solve his problem? Why does she help him?

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Key Questions


Why did Andrew decorate his face and neck with blue dots?

How does Miss Kelly respond to Andrew’s “freckles?” Why?

Model fluent reading: Watch as I read this page fluently. What do you notice about how I read Nicky’s dialogue?

The book ends with Sharon telling Nicky that she knows a “secret recipe” to get rid of freckles. What does this show us about Sharon?

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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.