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2nd Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 1: Common Core, Graphic Organizers, & Daily 5

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Are you wondering how to teach the Common Core standards with your old Houghton Mifflin series? Then this product is PERFECT for you!

I created this VERY DETAILED and FANTASTIC EDITABLE resource out of my own needs to align the Common Core with my ELA curriculum. This unit is PACKED with many fun activities, thinking maps, games, daily literacy activities, blackline masters, and blank worksheets (editable to tailor them to the needs of your own classroom). Every worksheet has the Common Core standard listed in the top right hand corner. Objectives and directions are listed on each activity. I've also included my original comprehension skill chants with classroom posters. Each story section ends with an assessment of common core skills taught within that story and open ended comprehension questions with the last question always connecting text to self, text to world, or text to text.

This unit is separated by stories and their skills. There is also a story resource section with more activities including vocabulary games and daily literacy activities.

This unit was created for 2nd grade but there are PLENTY of resources that can be used for other grades. Please download the preview for an overview of the unit and full page previews.

Below is everything that is included in this unit.

Original chants for Comprehension Skills
- Posters and bookmarkers (color and B/W)

Back To School (BTS) section with phonics skills using thinking
maps CCSS RF2.3

ALL stories include:
- Focus wall labels
- Vocabulary picture cards
- Spelling List CCSS RS 2.3
- Read Aloud Comprehension Skill Thinking Map Activity
- Story Comprehension Skill Thinking Map Activity
- Word Search CCSS RS2.3
- Vocabulary Review CCSS L2.4
- Draw and Write CCSS RI2.4
- Vocabulary Match Up Game CCSS RI2.4
- Unscramble the Ramble CCSS L2.4
- Skip and Scan CCSS RL2.5
- Phonics Skills Thinking Map Activity CCSS RF2.3
- Grammar and Word Skills (see each story for details)
- Describing Our Character Thinking Map Activity
CCSS RL2.3, 2.6
- Making Connections: Connecting Text to Text(T-T),
Text to World(T-W), and Text to Self(T-S) CCSS RI2.3
- Vocabulary ABC CCSS L2.4
- Scramble, Sequence, and Summarize CCSS SL2.6, L2.1,
RL2.5, RL2.7
- Writing Activity CCSS W2.8
- Common Core Aligned Skills and Comprehension

In addition to the list, each story also has its own skills.

Dragon Gets By:
-Parts of Speech Thinking Map Activity CCSS RF2.3
-Cause and Effect Thinking Map Activity CCSS RI2.3
-Food Groups Thinking Map Activity CCSS RI2.3
-Sentence Munchers
-Make your Dragon Activity
-Homophone Thinking Maps Activity CCSS L2.5
-Homophone Cards Activity CCSS L2.5

-Compare and Contrast Thinking Map Activity
-Synonym Thinking Map
Activity CCSS L2.5
-Fantasy and Realism Thinking Map Activity CCSS SL2.2
-Is Julius Real? CCSS RI2.9

Mrs. Brown Went to Town
-Farm Words Thinking Map Activity CCSS RI2.3
-M&M Connect Puzzle
-M&M Cards Activity CCSS L2.5

Theme Review
-Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle CCSS RS2.3
-Unscramble the Ramble CCSS L2.4

Other Resources
-Cube It! Comprehension CCSS RS2.1
-Flip It! Questioning CCSS RL2.1
-Summary: Somebody, Wanted, But, So CCSS RL2.7
-KWL Chart CCSS RL2.1
-Draw and Write Vocabulary CCSS RI2.4

Blackline Masters for ALL organizers
Blank worksheets to tailor to your own class needs.

This unit and the editable file are in a zip file. If you are having problems unzipping this file, I would be more than happy to help.

Detailed directions for editable file are included.

Have a great year!!

Angela Linzay

** This resource is in no way affiliated or endorsed by The Daily 5 and/or the 2 Sisters. Activities in this unit are suggested activities that can be used as part of The Daily 5 program. Purchasing The Daily 5 book is suggested.

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Other click here to get the other themes:

Theme 2: Nature Walk
Theme 3: Around Town
Theme 4: Amazing Animals
Theme 5: Family Time
Theme 6: Talent Show
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