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5 days, 45 minutes per day

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Before the
Lesson
  • Before Teaching
    • 1. Read the Big Ideas and Key Understandings and the Synopsis below. Please do not read these to the students. They provide a description for teachers about the Big Ideas and Key Understandings that students should take away after completing this task.

      2. Read entire main selection text, keeping in mind the Big Ideas and Key Understandings.

      3. Re-read the main selection text while noting the stopping points for the Text-dependent Questions and Vocabulary.

  • Big Ideas and Key Understandings
    • Even "nice" families disagree and argue at times.

  • Synopsis
    • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 tells the story of a family on a rainy Sunday in a household full of bad moods.  To improve their sullen moods, Ramona’s father suggests they all go out to dinner.  While out to dinner, they encounter an old man who pays for their dinner because he believes they are a nice family and he misses his own family.

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