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2nd grade
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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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
Worksheet
Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Game
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Developing reading comprehension skills is essential to becoming a super reader. Challenge kids to recall details about Jack and the Beanstalk in this game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
What Happened Next?
What Happened Next?
Worksheet
What Happened Next?
Play author with this creative writing and comprehension exercise! Your child will learn all about inference, or drawing conclusions based on what they've read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentences 1
Sentences 1
Guided Lesson
Sentences 1
Second grade writers often need extra support with the rules of capitalization, puncuation, apostrophes, and proper nouns. The exercises in this guided lesson cover these four key grammar rules, and provide kids with targeted exercises to help them practice writing with correct grammar usage. To help gain even more practice with new writing skills, download and print the capitalization and punctuation worksheets suggested as part of this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Literature 1
Literature 1
Guided Lesson
Literature 1
This literature lesson guides kids towards a deeper understanding of second grade texts through an exploration of character, setting, and plot. Kids will be challenged to answer the who, what, where, when and why of a story, in addition to determining the story's message. Two versions of the same story will be presented in order for second graders to see story elements in action.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Worksheet
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Students will read and answer questions about the Bradley familyÃs summer vacation. Kids will learn the importance of paying close attention to their reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Asking and Answering Questions
Asking and Answering Questions
Lesson Plan
Asking and Answering Questions
This lesson helps students learn about asking and answering questions about a text. It also exposes them to valuable lessons about trying to figure out their dreams and not giving up along the way.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Cause and Effect for Kids
Cause and Effect for Kids
Worksheet
Cause and Effect for Kids
Build comprehension skills with this reading page on cause and effect for kids.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sticky Reading Comprehension
Lesson Plan
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!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess
Lesson Plan
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Lesson Plan
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
ELs will get a chance to practice their listening and reading comprehension skills as they answer questions about the key details in a read-aloud text. Use as a stand-alone or pre-lesson for the Questions for Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Thanksgiving Turkey Quiz
The Thanksgiving Turkey Quiz
Game
The Thanksgiving Turkey Quiz
Sharpen reading comprehension skills by having kids recall details from The Thanksgiving Turkey in this interactive quiz.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Grandpa's Boat
Grandpa's Boat
Worksheet
Grandpa's Boat
What will you be doing on Saturday? Jamie will be on a fishing boat with her grandpa. Read all about her grandpa's boat and then answer the questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
Lesson Plan
Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
Anansi invites his friend Turtle to dinner at his house ... but does he treat him like a friend? In this reading comprehension lesson, your class practices questioning, retelling, and identifying the moral in "Anansi and the Turtle."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Ask Me How
Ask Me How
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Learning to Listen With My Heart
Learning to Listen With My Heart
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Lesson Plan
Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Engage students in analysis by examining archetypes in fairy tales. Teach students to identify heroes and villains in fairy tales, examine patterns, and create their own fairy tales to express their knowledge of archetypes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learn the First Amendment
Learn the First Amendment
Worksheet
Learn the First Amendment
Children read the First Amendment, then complete a simple word scramble puzzle and answer reading comprehension questions.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Worksheet
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Use this reading strategy to help your students along in their reading comprehension skills. Students will respond to literature with Stop & Jots, with or without sticky notes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet