Most of us are using the Common Core Standards and we need graphic organizers that are aligned. I broken down the Common Core standards and created a resource that will do wonders for your students to examine both READING LITERATURE and also INFORMATIONAL TEXTS! Everything is organized by Anchor/CC Standards and easy to fine completely ready for your use. The graphic organizers included in this packet will provide assessments that are in an easy format to document your students’ mastery. I have spent hours upon hours doing the work now it's yours to use and enjoy!
Example of included CC Standards/Anchors for Reading Literature and also Informational Texts (All items are placed directly behind their specific anchor for easy access):
Reading Anchor 1: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Reading Anchor 2: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Reading Anchor 3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
Reading Anchor 4: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Reading Anchor 5: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g. section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Reading Anchor 6: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Reading Anchor 7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Reading Anchor 8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Reading Anchor 9: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Reading Anchor 10: Read and comprehend literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Reading: Literature 2.RL
2.RL.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
2.RL.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
2.RL.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
2.RL.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
2.RL.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
2.RL.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
2.RL.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
2.RL.9 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
Reading: Informational Text 2.RI
2.RI.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
2.RI.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
2.RI.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
2.RI.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
2.RI.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
2.RI.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
2.RI.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
2.RI.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
2.RI.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.