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Objective

Explain what the author wanted us to learn by asking and answering questions about key details in a text.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin 

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Target Task

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

What did we learn from the book?

Sample Response

  • We learned that we should tell the truth, but if we make a mistake and lie, we can always fix the mistake by apologizing.
  • We learned that when we don’t tell the truth, it can make us and others feel sad.
  • We learned that mistakes are fixable.

Key Questions

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  • What does Ruthie love? Why?

  • What happens with Ruthie and Martin?

  • How does Ruthie feel after saying the camera was hers? Why?

  • What advice do Ruthie’s parents give her? Why?

  • How did Ruthie feel when she went back to school?

  • How does Mrs. Olsen respond when Ruthie admits she did take the camera? How does it make Ruthie feel?

Vocabulary

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lie     (n.)

something that is not the truth

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Common Core Standards

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

  • RL.K.2 — With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.