This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Journey to Freedom. It is the THIRD week in my Journey to Freedom Unit.
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be reading a biographical picture book about Henry Brown. They will learn about his life as a slave and his interesting escape to the North. They will identify the story structure by explaining the problem and solution of the story. They will also locate cause and effect relationships within the text. At the end of the week, they will write a short narrative and be able to give opinions about parts of the book.
By the end of the week, they are able to:
ask and answer questions related to the book.
identify the overall problem and solution in the story.
locate cause & effect relationships within the text of the story.
write an imaginative narrative.
The weekly lesson was written around the book:
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
You will need 1 book for each group of children to use while completing the activities that go along with the book. Students can work in groups of 3 or 4.
You will need only 1 book if you want to do the activities with them and model on the ELMO.
The Zipped File contains:
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+I can statements
+Detailed plans for the week (4 pages)
1 student response booklet template to copy for each student (4 pages)- 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.
1 - weekly test
The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. (Questions related to Henry’s Freedom Box)
RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. (Author’s Purpose for writing Henry’s Freedom Box)
RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. (Connects this story to the overall unit – Journey to Freedom , Underground Railroad and slavery)
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