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Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Lesson Plan
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Help your class grasp the concept of "main idea" with this fun, hands-on lesson. Students will dive into mystery bags full of supportive detail clues to determine the main idea of each bag.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Finding the Moral
Finding the Moral
Lesson Plan
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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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Activity
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
2nd grade
Social studies
Activity
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your students learn how to find the main idea and details in a nonfiction text using a graphic organizer for support.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Lesson Plan
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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Super Sequencing!
Super Sequencing!
Lesson Plan
Super Sequencing!
Teach your students about sequencing with this creative language arts lesson. After putting events in order and drawing their own stories, kids will be pros at using the words "first," "next," "then," and "last."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Elaborating on My Feelings
Elaborating on My Feelings
Lesson Plan
Elaborating on My Feelings
Identifying and describing their feelings is an important part of the way children develop social skills. This lesson teaches your students how to identify feelings, and then elaborate on them by speaking and writing in complete sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Different Communities
Different Communities
Lesson Plan
Different Communities
What's the difference? In this lesson, your students will learn to describe what living in an urban, rural, and a suburban area is like.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Inventories
Reading Inventories
Lesson Plan
Reading Inventories
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Activity
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Activity
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Create Your Own Story
Create Your Own Story
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Create Your Own Story
Provide your ELs with extra practice using transition words to create a story. This activity can be used as a stand alone or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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What Happened?
What Happened?
Lesson Plan
What Happened?
Help your students' story telling abilities grow with this lesson that helps them recount what happened in a story and has them point out key details.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Timeline of My Life
Timeline of My Life
Lesson Plan
Timeline of My Life
Students will have the time of their lives, as they represent their school day on a timeline. From the moment they wake up to the end of school, students will enjoy communicating their day in chronological order.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Main Topic
Main Topic
Lesson Plan
Main Topic
It's time to dig into some nonfiction books! In this lesson, students will practice identifying the main topic of nonfiction texts. This lesson can be used alone or with the How to Find the Main Idea lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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The Recipe for a Perfect Story
The Recipe for a Perfect Story
Lesson Plan
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
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
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Preview with Post-Its!
Preview with Post-Its!
Lesson Plan
Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Interview a Veteran
Interview a Veteran
Worksheet
Interview a Veteran
Learners can gather a lot of information about veterans and their former jobs by interviewing them on Veterans Day. Use the worksheet Interview a Veteran to have students ask veterans questions and write down their answers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Partner Talk
Vocabulary Partner Talk
Worksheet
Vocabulary Partner Talk
Kids will practice listening and speaking skills in this interactive vocabulary activity. Students will pair up and take turns responding to questions about difficult words they've encountered and what they learned by using context clues and a dictionary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Guest Speaker Career Interview
Guest Speaker Career Interview
Worksheet
Guest Speaker Career Interview
Learners can gather a lot of information about a topic or issue by interviewing career professionals from the community. Use this Guest Speaker Interview worksheet to have students ask a speaker questions and write down their answers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Questionnaire
Classmate Interview Questionnaire
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Questionnaire
Your students will get to practice their writing and oral reading skills while learning more about their classmates with this fun questionnaire.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet