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.2.3:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

L.2.4a:

Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.