RL.2.2 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.2

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"Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral."

Our Take: Second graders read fables and folktales from a variety of different cultures. Help your students accurately recount the events of these stories and discuss their messages.

These lesson plans can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Read and Retell a Classic Story
Read and Retell a Classic Story
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Read and Retell a Classic Story
Your students will enjoy reading the classic story “The Ugly Duckling,” written about a very lovable duck! This reading lesson also includes a fun partner activity to help your students practice comprehension.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess
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The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
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Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Students will learn how to identify story elements and create a short and sweet summary. They will fill out a graphic organizer and solidify their understanding by creating illustrations to show major plot points that they find themselves!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Play It Again
Play It Again
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Play It Again
Merging art, creativity, and literature, this lesson is sure to be a crowd favorite. Students will practice their puppetry as they create plays to retell stories in this drama-filled lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sticky Reading Comprehension
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Do you have students who are constantly asking what, who, where, why, how, and when? It's your turn to ask now! Have them read various stories and ask them to answer these questions in this lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How and Why Stories
How and Why Stories
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How and Why Stories
In this lesson, students have a great time using their imaginations to collaborate and create their own story following the "how and why" style of common folktales.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Summaries and Predictions
Summaries and Predictions
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Summaries and Predictions
Teach your second graders how to write a prediction and summarize book chapters in this exciting lesson!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
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Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Help your EL students retell a story using a paragraph frame and transition words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity to reinforce comprehension of texts or used as a support lesson for Read and Retell a Classic.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using the 5 W's
Using the 5 W's
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Using the 5 W's
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about nouns and practice retelling a story with a 5 W's graphic organizer. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Stop and Jot!
Stop and Jot!
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Stop and Jot!
Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions and Summarizing
Making Predictions and Summarizing
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Making Predictions and Summarizing
Help your ELs use transition words as they make predictions and summarize a short fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Elements of Fairy Tales
Elements of Fairy Tales
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Elements of Fairy Tales
Use this lesson to help students identify the elements of a fictional text while gaining more knowledge about parts of speech. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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All About the 5 W's
All About the 5 W's
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All About the 5 W's
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of important details in a text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How? lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Students will read a short fictional story and discuss why the author included certain details and words. Use this lesson to help your students navigate parts of fictional text to determine the author's purpose!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Purpose of Fiction Texts
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
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The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Why does someone write a story? Give your students the tools to find out the author's purpose! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
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Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
Introduce the concept of author’s purpose in fiction texts with this fun reading lesson! Students will discuss three examples of fictional texts to determine the purpose of each.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Moral
Finding the Moral
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Finding the Moral
In this lesson your students will find and examine the morals in the classic folktales of "Stone Soup" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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What's the Moral?
What's the Moral?
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What's the Moral?
This lesson focuses on the comprehension of fables and folktales in order to identify a moral or lesson. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Finding the Moral lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Día de los Muertos
Learning About Día de los Muertos
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Learning About Día de los Muertos
Students will learn about the holiday El Día de los Muertos through engaging activities and connecting to their own traditions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning to Listen With My Heart
Learning to Listen With My Heart
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Learning to Listen With My Heart
Gabi Garcia's "Listening With My Heart" provides students with an opportunity to reflect on ways to extend themselves compassion all year long. This engaging lesson supports students in understanding what kindness is, as well as how to be kind to themselves and others in their daily lives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Out for the day? That's no problem with this classroom packet. With this daily sub plan, you will soon be ready to have a substitute in the classroom. Your substitute teacher can keep your students learning in your absence by using these robust lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Math
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Out for the day? Use this daily sub plan to make sure your class is ready to continue learning! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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