Journeys 2nd Grade Unit 4-5-6 Half Year Bundle Supplemental Materials 2011

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Journeys 2nd Grade Unit 4-5-6 Half Year Bundle Supplemental Materials 2011 : This bundle contains a variety of activities for each lesson in Units 4, 5, and 6 from the second grade Journeys Book 2.2. These activities are designed to teach, re-teach, practice, or assess the lessons taught in these units. All of the lessons from units 4, 5, and 6 are included in this bundle. A list of the unit lesson stories are listed below:

Included in this packet is the following:

Unit 4 – Heroes and Helpers

“Big Idea” Poster- “We can all make a difference.“
• Lesson 16 “Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble” (Realistic Fiction), “Playground Fun!” (Informational Text)
• Lesson 17 “Luke Goes to Bat”( Realistic Fiction), “Jackie Robinson”(Informational Text)
• Lesson 18 “My Name is Gabriela” (Biography), “Poems About Reading and Writing” (Poetry)
• Lesson 19 “ The Signmaker’s Assistant” (Humorous Fiction), “The Trouble with Signs” (Play)
• Lesson 20 “Dex: The Heart of a Hero” (Fantasy), “Heroes Then and Now” (Informational Text)

Unit 5 - Changes, Changes Everywhere

“Big Idea” Poster- “Living things change over time.”
• Lesson 21 “Penguin Chick” (Narrative Nonfiction), “Animal Poems (Readers’ Theater Poetry)
• Lesson 22 “Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend”( Realistic Fiction), “How Make a Kite”(Informational Text)
• Lesson 23 “The Goat in the Rug” (Narrative Nonfiction), “Basket Weaving” (Informational Text)
• Lesson 24 “ Half-Chicken” (Folktale), “The Lion and the Mouse” (Fable)
• Lesson 25 “How Groundhog’s Garden Grew” (Fantasy), “Super Soil” (Informational Text)

Unit 6- What a Surprise!

“Big Idea” Poster- “A surprise can change your life.”
• Lesson 26 “The Mysterious Tadpole” (Fantasy), “From Eggs to Frogs (Informational Text)
• Lesson 27 “The Dog That Dug for Dinosaurs”( Biography), “La Brea Tar Pits”(Informational Text)
• Lesson 28 Working in Space” (Informational Text), “Space Poems” (Poetry)
• Lesson 29 “Two of Everything” (Folktale), “Stone Soup” (Reader’s Theater Traditional Tale)
• Lesson 30 “Now & Ben” (Informational Text), “A Model Citizen” (Informational Text)

Included for each lesson’s anthologies are the following:

• Crossword Puzzles( Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Keys for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Banks for Crossword Puzzles (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheets (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Templates (Stationary) associated with each story and skill being taught such as “Personal Narrative, Persuasive Essays, Summaries, Poetry, etc.
• Graphic Organizers associated with the story
• Task Cards or grammar worksheets in some lessons
• Common Core Essential Questions in some lessons

Here is some more description and detail for some of the content that is included in this packet:

Writing Templates-

We have developed writing “templates” for many of the writing opportunities found within these lessons. In our classrooms we use these writing templates in a variety of ways. They can be used for assessment to monitor student development in all areas of vocabulary and writing. We also use these pieces of student writing for the bulletin boards in the classroom to always have current student writing shown tied directly to the current anthology or lesson you are teaching. These pieces of writing can also be saved for a writing portfolio to show writing progress on various genres of student writing as they grow throughout the year, and shown at Open House.

Grammar and Word Work-

We have developed worksheet activities to practice some of the grammar skills taught within each theme. These worksheets can also be used for assessment purposes.

Essential Questions-

We have developed a variety of “Essential Questions” for the passages to promote higher level thinking, citing examples and evidence, and align with Common Core Practices.

Each product in this bundle can be purchased separately but purchased together are a great value:

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“JOURNEYS”, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, copyright 2011
ISBN 13: 978-0-54-725193-6

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Journeys 2nd Grade Unit 4 “Heroes and Helpers” (Book 2.2) Supplemental Materials

Journeys 2nd Grade Unit 5 “Changes, Changes Everywhere” (Book 2.2) Supplemental Materials

Journeys 2nd Grade Unit 6 “What a Surprise!” (Book 2.2) Supplemental Materials

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Journeys 2nd Grade Unit 4-5-6 Half Year Bundle Supplementa