A Fine Fine School Supplemental Literature Standards Support Grade 2

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  1. 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
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Use this supplemental second-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 standards (RL2.1, RL2.2, RL2.3, RL2.6, RL2.7, L2.5b, W2.1.). 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 grade 2.

What's Included

  • 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

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

ANSWER KEY is included.

Also included are 5 Extension Activities

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)

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★ literature companion packs

★ literary centers

★ shades of meaning

★ commas and addresses

★ vocabulary assessments

★ narrative writing

★ ELA games



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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 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.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.


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