Common Core Alignment:.

RL.2.1:

Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

RL.2.3:

Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

W.2.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.