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2nd Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 2: 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 5/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. 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 The Daily 5/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 Theme 2 unit:

ALL stories include:
- Focus Wall Strategies
- Vocabulary Word and Picture Cards
- High Frequency Word 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)
- 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.

Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night:

-Compare/Contrast Thinking Map Activity CCSS RI2.9
-What’s in the End? CCSS LS2.1
-Watermelon Book Writing Craftivity CCSS LS 2.4
-Show me the Answer! CCSS RL2.1, LS2.1
-Gone Fishin’ Activity CCSS LS2.2
- Map It Out! Creating a Map Activity
-What’s in the Bag? Backpack Writing Craftivity CCSS W2.1
-Different Perspectives (Depth and Complexity) CCSS RL2.6
-Create A Postcard CCSS W2.3

Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett

-Soft/Hard C CCSS LS2.2
-Character Thinking Map CCSS RL 2.3, 2.6
-Compare/Contrast Thinking Map Activity CCSS RI2.9
-Evaluation Poster CCSS W2.1
-Change It Up! CCSS L2.1
-Antonym Thinking Map Activity CCSS L2.1
-Antonym Match Up CCSS L2.1
-Commander Kevin CCSS L2.1

Around the Pond: Who’s Been There?

-Compare and Contrast Thinking Map Activity CCSS RI2.9
-Categorize/Classify Thinking Map Activity CCSS LS 2.2
- Monitor/Classify CCSS RL2.1
-I Have Some Strong Feelings CCSS LS 2.1
- Animal Tracks Guide Book Craftivity

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

Other Resources
-Cube It! Comprehension CCSS RS2.1
-Flip It! Questioning CCSS RL2.1
-Draw and Write Vocabulary CCSS RI2.4

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

**Please download the preview for full page samples

** Please consider purchasing Theme 1 since it includes my original comprehension skill chant posters and other resources that can be used throughout all the other themes. Thank You.

This unit and the editable file are 2 different folders in a zip file. If you are having problems unzipping this file, I would be more than happy to help.

Editable files are in jpeg format. You will need Power Point to use them. Just add text boxes and insert your own text. Detailed directions for editable file are included.

I hope that this resource will make your school year so much easier the way it has for my colleagues and me.

Angela Linzay

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Other click here to get the other themes:

Theme 1: Silly Stories
Theme 3: Around Town
Theme 4: Amazing Animals
Theme 5: Family Time
Theme 6: Talent Show
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2nd Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 2: Common Core, Graphic O
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