2nd Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 5: 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, graphic organizers, 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. 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 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 5 unit:
ALL stories include:

- Focus wall Labels
- Vocabulary Word and Picture Cards
- Story High Frequency Word (HFW) Cards
- Spelling List CCSS RS 2.3
- Read Aloud Comprehension Skill Graphic Organizer
- Story Comprehension Skill Graphic Organizer
- 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 (Differentiated)
- Phonics Skills Graphic Organizer 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 (Differentiated)
- Writing Activity CCSS W2.8
- Somebody, Wanted, But, So Summary CCSS RL2.5
- Common Core Aligned Skills and Comprehension
Assessment with Text Dependent Questions. And DOK (Depth of Knowledge)

Additional skills separated by stories:

Brothers and Sisters:
-Making Generalizations Thinking Map Activity CCSS RL2.3
-Describing our Character: Text Dependent Words CCSS RL2.3, 2.6
- Evaluation Poster CCSS W2.1
-The Way I See It: Using Multiple Perspectives Depth and Complexity CCSS RL2.6
-A Time For Everything: Creating a Timeline CCSS RI2.5
- Verb Tree Map CCSS LS2.1
- Writing Activity: Brother/Sister For Rent!

Jalapeño Bagels:
-Following Directions Thinking Map Activity CCSS RI2.1
-Describing our Character: Text Dependent Words CCSS RL2.3, 2.6
-Asking Questions CCSS RI2.1
-Contraction Connection CCSS LS2.2
-Contraction Thinking Map Activities CCSS LS2.2
-Parts Of A Book: Table of Contents CCSS RI2.1
-M&M Words: Multiple Meaning Words CCSS LS2.4
-Verbs That Tell About Now CCSS LS2.1
- Writing Activity: Recipe Cards

-What Do You Think? Making Judgments Thinking Map Activity CCSS RL2.1
-Describing our Character: Text Dependent Words CCSS RL2.3, 2.6
- Homophones Reference (USE THEME 1) CCSS LS2.4
-Making Predictions CCSS RL2.1
- Prefix: Un=Not CCSS LS2.4
- Combining Sentences: Two Become One CCSS LS2.1
- Writing: Create A Haiku Poem

Thunder Cake:
- Sequence of Events Thinking Maps Activity with Depth and Complexity CCSS RL 2.5
- Compare and Contrast Thinking Map Activity CCSS RI2.9
- Monitor and Clarify CCSS RL2.1
-Base Words –ed, -ing Endings CCSS LS 2.1
-Staying Quiet gh, k(n), b CCSS LS2.2
- Dictionary: Finding Words With Endings CCSS LS2.2
- Verb: Present and Past Tense CCSS LS2.2
- Writing Activity: Acrostic Poetry
- Writing Activity: Cloud Summary
Theme Review
-Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle CCSS RS2.3
-Vocabulary Review CCSS L2.4
-Unscramble the Ramble CCSS L2.4

Theme Review:
- Theme Review Spelling List
-Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle CCSS RS2.3
-Vocabulary Review CCSS L2.4
-Unscramble the Ramble 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.
Editable Files for All organizers and other resources

**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 in 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 save file onto your computer. Insert them into Power Point and 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!

Thanks for looking!!

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 highly suggested.

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Theme 1: Silly Stories
Theme 2: Nature Walk
Theme 3: Around Town
Theme 4: Amazing Animals
Theme 6: Talent Show

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2nd Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 5: Common Core, Graphic O
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