Build strong reading comprehension skills for 2nd graders with close reading, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities that support Common Core rigor. Downloadable home–school connection activities are included to extend learning at home.
A comprehensive Common Core resource for informational text! Build strong reading comprehension skills for second grade students with close reading, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities that support the rigor of Common Core. Each of the 10 units includes a one-page nonfiction text and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, such as: · Picture dictionary: content and Words to Know list · I Read and Understand: reading comprehension activity · I Read Closely: close reading activity · Words I Know: vocabulary activity · I Can Write: scaffolded writing activity that can be used for pre-writing · What I Learned: text-based writing assignment to culminate the unit Additional teacher support includes: · Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference · Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home. · Guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures: Science Articles · Baby Blue Whale Text Structure: Question and Answer · Big Machines Text Structure: Main Idea and Details Geography Article · Big Island Map Text Structure: Cause and Effect Social Studies Articles · TOMS Shoes Text Structure: Main Idea and Details · Rosa Parks Rides the Bus Text Structure: Compare and Contrast · What Does Congress Do? Text Structure: Time Order Biography Articles · Ben Franklin and the Glass Harmonica Text Structure: Time Order · Thank You, Sarah Josepha Hale Text Structure: Time Order How-to Article · Fun with Magnets Text Structure: Cause and Effect Technical Article · Help Wanted: Earth Engineer Text Structure: Compare and Contrast