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Explain what makes the boy special and why they are special.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James 

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

What makes the boy special? What makes you special?

Sample Response

  • 2-3 details about the boy from the text
  • I am ______________________.

Key Questions


  • What does the little boy love about himself? 

  • On page 16, what else is the boy proud of?

  • On page 26, what else is the boy proud of?

  • How does the boy feel about himself?

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.K.1 — With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.