ELA 2-3 Me First
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts: K-12 Close Reading Task
- The author described Pinkerton as pushy. Provide evidence that supports this adjective.
- The author describes the voice as “faint.” What does “faint” mean in the text? Why is that a good choice of words? Why didn’t the
- author use soft or quiet?
- What was Pinkerton’s initial reaction to the voice asking, “Who would care for a sandwich?” Read the sentence that tells you this.
- When Pinkerton first sees the witch, how does he feel? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
- The witch seems to know about Pinkerton’s personality. What evidence from the text lets you know the witch is trying to teach Pinkerton a lesson?
- Will Pinkerton continue to try to be first at everything? Support your answer with evidence from the text.
Scaffolding and support for special education students, English language learners, and struggling readers:
The teacher can support SPED, ELLs, and struggling readers by brainstorming possible words or phrases that could be misinterpreted by a
character. Small teacher-led groups can assist struggling readers, as would letting them read with a partner. Allowing students to use a graphic
organizer to organize their thoughts and/or a sentence starter would scaffold writing. For example: Pinkerton learned that _________________ wasn’t always the best because ______________________.