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Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan

Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
Product Description
**Updated to include the original WORD version of the student response booklet in case you need to make changes.

This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends. It is the SECOND week in my building bridges Unit.

In this weekly lesson plan, students will be reading Pop's Bridge by Eve Bunting.They will answer questions related to the story and identify the type of bridge in the story (learned in Week 1- Suspension Bridge). They will identify and draw a diagram naming the parts of a suspension bridge. Afterwards, they will make a model of a suspension bridge. The bridge will take 2 days to build. On Friday, the students will take a bridge building test where they will answer questions related to their bridge model.


By the end of the week, they are able to:
describe the narrative story elements in a digital text.
follow the steps to build a suspension bridge with all the key parts.
describe the connection between the steps in the bridge building project.

The book you will need is:
Read Pop’s Bridge by Eve Bunting (available as an E-book)

The Zipped File contains:
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Technology Links
+Detailed plans for the week
1 Materials List page
1 Detailed Bridge Building Steps for students to follow while you model
2 pictures of the completed bridge
1 Bridge Test
1 Bridge Booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.

The Common Core Standards addressed are:

RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, andhow to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text

L.2.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

I am including the pdf and word version of the lesson plan and test in case you want to make changes.


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You have permission to change the plans and resource materials for PERSONAL use.
Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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