|Lexile Measure: 860L
Grade Level: 3
Gender of Character: Female
In the story, Ramona is growing up. She is doing things that show she is more independent, but she has mixed feelings about growing up. Think about how you are becoming a more independent person and how you feel about growing up. Write a paragraph describing something you are doing now that shows you are growing up and becoming more independent. Include your feelings about your new independence.
Frequently, things do not turn out as expected. At the beginning of the story, Ramona is excited about her first day of third grade, but everything doesn't turn out exactly as she would like. Write a paragraph about the surprises during Ramona's first day of school.