A Fine Fine School Supplemental Literature Standards Support Bundle Grades 2 & 3

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2nd - 3rd
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    Use this supplemental second and third-grade resource to support lessons on the common core literature standards or in a book study for A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. Students will practice up to 7 common core literature (for grade 3) and 7 common core literature standards (grade 2) with this funny story.

    Students relate well to this funny story about a principal who adds more school days including weekends, holidays, and summer! With this fun story, teachers can begin introducing and reinforcing the Common Core Literature Standards for grades 2 and 3.

    This BUNDLE VERSION is for grades 2 and 3 to cover essential literature standards: (CCSS grade 2 RL2.1, RL2.2, RL2.3, RL2.6, RL2.7, L2.5b, W2.1; CCSS grade 3 RL3.1, RL3.2, RL3.3, RL3.6, RL3.7, L3.5c, W3.1).

    The Bundle contains both the Grade 2 and Grade 3 Supplemental Support pages which are also available separately. See below.

    What's Included for Grade 2

    • Asking Questions (ask who, what, where, when, why, how questions)
    • Answering Questions (answer questions with key details from the text)
    • Retelling the Story (retell the beginning, middle, and ending)
    • The Moral or Lesson of the Story (What does the author want you to learn?)
    • Describing Characters (How does the character’s action affect the story?)
    • Point of View (How does everyone feel about going to school all year long?)
    • Illustrations (How do the illustrations support the text)
    • Shades of Meaning (Learn synonyms for the word fine)
    • Opinion Writing (Write an opinion of the story)
    • Story Map

    What's Included for Grade 3

    • Answer text-dependent Questions (Answer by citing the text)
    • Retell the Story and Moral or Lesson of the Story (What does the author want you to learn?)
    • Describing Characters (write about traits, motivation, feelings, and how it affects the story)
    • Point of View (distinguish your point of view from the author’s or character’s POV)
    • Illustrations (How do the illustrations support the text)
    • Shades of Meaning (Learn synonyms for the word “proud”)
    • Opinion Writing (Write an opinion about going to school all year long)
    • Story Map

    Also included are 5 Extension Activities for both grades:

    • Illustrating (make the author’s words come alive)
    • Making a Schedule (order the activities)
    • Hot Seat! (be the principal and answer some tough questions!)
    • The Fine, Fine Principal (hire a new principal with great ideas for your school)
    • Compare and Contrast (the school in the story with your school)

    Each practice page is tailored to the particular literature standard as it relates to the story/book.

    ANSWER KEY is included.

    Copyright © Two Boys and a Dad Productions

    All rights reserved by the author.

    Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

    Permission to use on secure digital learning management system platforms (such as Google Classroom, Teams, Canva, etc.)


    Don't need the bundle? Each grade level version is available separately!
    A Fine Fine School Literature Standards Support Pages Grade 2
    A Fine Fine School Literature Standards Support Pages Grade 3




    Interested in more resources for English Language Arts for:

    ★ character analysis

    ★ central message

    ★ point of view and perspectives

    ★ literature companion packs

    ★ literary centers

    ★ shades of meaning

    ★ commas and addresses

    ★ vocabulary assessments

    ★ narrative writing

    ★ ELA games



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    Total Pages
    54 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).
    Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
    Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
    Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
    Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).


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