In this unit students read the core texts Freckle Juice and Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up. In reading Freckle Juice, students explore peer pressure
and how our decisions can be influenced by others. Through Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up, students consider what it means to be honest,
especially when it may seem difficult to tell the truth, and how jealousy can sometimes come between friends. Andrew in Freckle Juice and Keena Ford are both
highly relatable characters who are struggling with issues that are common in second grade. Therefore, these books will give scholars a chance to grapple with
and explore the nuances of peer pressure, honesty, friendship, and jealously in a non-threatening way. One key focus of the unit is on building stamina with
longer chapter books. Another is on understanding characters more deeply, including character motivations, perspectives, and relationships.
Lesson 7-12 are provided in this download. Lessons 1-20 are available for free on our website www.matchfishtank.org.