Character Challenges Mentor Texts - 2nd Grade RL.2.3

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Thank you for making these mentor text products. I love using this for each of the 2nd grade standards. They give us a new way of looking at the standards.
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⭐️Standards-based lessons using mentor texts. This unit is focused around 2nd grade Common Core standard RL.2.2 anddescribe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

⭐️This unit is packed with one week of lesson plans, sticky note teacher and student questions, anchor charts, student journal pages, rubrics, and activities.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this resource is still perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing character skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.

The following mentor texts are necessary to teach the lessons:

  • Mary Wears What She Wants by Kevin Negley
  • Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
  • Ron’s Big Mission by Corinne J. Naden.

Literature is carefully selected for my units to include diverse cultures and experiences students can learn about and relate to.

What is included?

  1. Pedagogy Behind the Curriculum (2 pgs.)
  2. Lesson Prep Instructions
  3. Sticky Note Template
  4. Lesson Plans (2 pgs.)
  5. Character Challenges Anchor Chart
  6. Character Challenges Student Journal Pages
  7. Sticky Note Questions Rubric
  8. Mary Wears What She Wants Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  9. Mary Wears What She Wants Craft Directions & Activity Template
  10. Malala’s Magic Pencil Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  11. Malala’s Magic Pencil Directions & Activity Template
  12. Ron’s Big Mission Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  13. Ron’s Big Mission Directions & Activity Template
  14. Book Character Coloring Toppers & Instructions (4 pgs.)

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This product works great in conjunction with my 2nd & 3rd Grade RL.2.3 Passages and Questions!

How Characters Respond to Major Events and Challenges- 2nd Grade RL.2.3


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Total Pages
35 pages
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1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.


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