Focusing on the Essential Question, "How can working together make things better?", students read "Officer Buckle and Gloria" and then read news articles and/or watch YouTube videos about Batkid. (Batkid is a young boy who survived cancer, and the city of San Francisco worked together to grant his wish and make him a superhero for a day.)
This 5-question test includes 3 open response and two multiple-choice questions. It assesses whether students can infer characters' responses to major events and challenges, and requires them to cite textual evidence from both illustrations and words to support their inferences. It also asks them to compare the stories of Officer Buckle and Batkid to find similarities in theme between the two stories.
Second grade teachers, be sure to check out my 2-week unit on Patricia Polacco's Thunder Cake! Thunder Cake Unit Plans