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Fairy Tale Character Traits
Fairy Tale Character Traits
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Fairy Tale Character Traits
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of character traits. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to The Paper Bag Princess lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use this lesson to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. This can be used as a stand alone activity or a support the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Key Elements of Fictional Text
The Key Elements of Fictional Text
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The Key Elements of Fictional Text
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about the key elements of fictional text, including characters, setting, and plot. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fairy Tales: Character Traits
Fairy Tales: Character Traits
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Fairy Tales: Character Traits
In this literary lesson, students use fairy tales to practice identifying character traits. Students are challenged to justify their reasoning using text based support.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Unknown Words
Unknown Words
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Unknown Words
Increase student comprehension by teaching your students strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for the Be a Nonfiction Detective lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
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Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to write effective nonfiction text summaries. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Create a Non-fiction Text Summary lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Ask Me How
Ask Me How
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Ask Me How
How? In this lesson, your students will become familiar with using this question word to investigate how things work.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Point of View Frenzy
Point of View Frenzy
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Point of View Frenzy
Explore a day in the life of a pencil! Your students will practice different points of view by thinking outside the box and writing as though they are something else.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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How Many Features?
How Many Features?
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How Many Features?
What’s the deal with all of those text features? Use this handy lesson plan to help your second graders answer that very question.
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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All About the Pledge of Allegiance
All About the Pledge of Allegiance
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All About the Pledge of Allegiance
In this lesson, your students will practice their reading comprehension and vocabulary with the Pledge of Allegiance. They will reflect on the meaning of the pledge.
2nd 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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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Recipe for a Perfect Story
The Recipe for a Perfect Story
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The Recipe for a Perfect Story
In this lesson, your students will learn all about the perfect recipe for a story! Your students will practice their knowledge by rolling a story element die and sharing with the class.
2nd 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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Why I Write
Why I Write
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Why I Write
Second grade students will step into the author’s shoes as they hunt for evidence to determine what a nonfiction author’s purpose might be.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Go for the Gold!
Go for the Gold!
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Go for the Gold!
In this lesson, students learn about Chantal Petit-Clerc, a Paralympian who lost her legs at the young age of 13. After reading about her struggles and perseverance, your writers will develop biographies of other heroes they know.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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First Day of School with Marley!
First Day of School with Marley!
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First Day of School with Marley!
Help ease your students into the school year with this lesson that helps them share their feelings about the first day of school.
2nd 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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Who Was Alvin Ailey?
Who Was Alvin Ailey?
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Who Was Alvin Ailey?
In this lesson, students will use an informational text passage to ask and answer questions. Using biographies, your students will learn about two famous figures in history.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Cooperative Commerce and Geography
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Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Show students what buying and selling looked like before credit cards! This lesson explores commerce with the book *Ox-Man Cart* and a United States regional food production map. Students will answer questions and draw conclusions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mini Dictionaries!
Mini Dictionaries!
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Mini Dictionaries!
Smaller dictionaries that are totally relevant to the material being read? In this lesson, students will learn that these miraculously really do exist and go by the name of glossaries!
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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They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
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They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
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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