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Support your 2nd graders in close reading practice that supports Common Core methodology. Each unit pairs leveled text sets and provides vocabulary, oral discussion, and writing activities. Downloadable home–school connection activities are included.

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Support your second-grade students in close reading discussions of nonfiction and fiction texts with practice that supports Common Core methodology.
Each unit contains two related reading selections that reflect second-grade science and social studies topics and are focused around a Big Question. For example, Does a magnet stick to all shiny things? (Big Question) connects “What Will a Magnet Attract?” (a nonfiction article) and “Magnificent Magnets” (a fictional story).
The activities in each unit help students:
·      Learn and apply academic vocabulary in context
·      Participate in oral close reading discussions
·      Answer comprehension questions
·      Write to a prompt with the help of a graphic organizer
This resource includes:
·      Eight robust units that include a unit assessment with discussion of the topic, texts, and Big Question, as well as a writing prompt.
·      Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects that extend learning at home.
·      Common Core correlations for every unit for easy reference.
Plus, the suggested learning path is easy to scaffold!

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  • Great homeschooling product
    Aug 22, 2015

    I bought this with Reading Informational Text, Grade 2 as well. Both are very good teaching material for my homeschooling. I've found my child's school reading material was not as good as these two books. I recommend it to parents who wish to strengthen and enhance your child's reading skills.

    Marie V - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher - Member Since August 2015

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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.

We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.


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