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Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
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Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will provide students with an opportunity to become more comfortable with identifying and defining academic vocabulary words in a nonfiction text about a chicken's life cycle to support comprehension.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Lesson Plan
Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Help your ELs look deeply at cause and effect at the sentence level. Using skits to reinforce comprehension, this lesson can be used as a support lesson for Learning About Cause and Effect! or a stand alone activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story Comprehension: What Happens Next?
Story Comprehension: What Happens Next?
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: What Happens Next?
Kids read a story about a puppy, then finish it by writing what they think will happen next.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Fairy Tale Character Traits
Fairy Tale Character Traits
Lesson Plan
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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Story Mountain
Story Mountain
Worksheet
Story Mountain
Use this awesome story mountain template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. Students will use this activity to organize their thoughts about the beginning, problem, climax, solution, and ending of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Holiday Bedtime Stories
Holiday Bedtime Stories
Workbook
Holiday Bedtime Stories
Enjoy the holiday season with two classic tales, "A Kidnapped Santa" and "The Elves and the Shoemaker." Kids can color the illustrations then learn basic story analysis with review and vocab pages.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fairy Tales: Character Traits
Fairy Tales: Character Traits
Lesson Plan
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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What's the Main Idea?
What's the Main Idea?
Worksheet
What's the Main Idea?
The main idea is the most important idea in a paragraph. With this worksheet, students will read the paragraphs carefully then circle the statement that best fits the paragraph's main idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper Story Cards
The Ant and the Grasshopper Story Cards
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper Story Cards
The Ant and the Grasshopper story cards help your visual learner understand what happens in the classic fable. Kids arrange picture cards to tell the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Unknown Words
Unknown Words
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
Worksheet
A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
Use this resource with your students to practice connecting key events in nature. They will read about the water cycle and note the steps in order that they occur.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Point of View Frenzy
Point of View Frenzy
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
How Many Features?
How Many Features?
Lesson Plan
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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All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
Worksheet
All About Misty Copeland
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Valentine Medley
Valentine Medley
Workbook
Valentine Medley
Kids can write, graph and read their way through Valentine's Day with a sweet mix of history, writing and math! Kids will explore both the mythical and practical side of this day.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
All About the Pledge of Allegiance
All About the Pledge of Allegiance
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
What is an Election?
What is an Election?
Worksheet
What is an Election?
This civics and government worksheet helps second and third graders learn facts about elections and practice identifying key vocabulary terms.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Worksheet
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Your students will work together to find new vocabulary words and create a short summary of a nonfiction text related to the butterfly life cycle. Use this worksheet as an introduction to the Create a Nonfiction Text Summary lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet