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Vocabulary and writing are emphasized and an Essential Question is included! This packet is aligned Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend Journeys 2nd Grade Unit 5 Lesson 22. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, ELA ROTATIONS, and STATIONS. Great for SUB PLANS too!
Included in this packet is the following:
o Spelling Word Cards
o Vocabulary Cards with definitions
o Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
o Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
o Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
o CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
o CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
o Common Core Essential Question
o Adjective Task Cards
o Homophone Packet
o Similes and Metaphors Worksheet
o Caption and Illustration of a Friend
o Venn Diagram
o Character Chart
o Writing Prompt, Write to Inform
o Writing Traits Checklist (Editing and Revising)
Here is some more description and detail for some of the content that is included in this packet:
We have developed writing “templates” for many of the writing opportunities found within this lesson. 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.
We have developed an “Essential Question” for this passage to promote higher level thinking, citing examples and evidence, and align with Common Core Practices.
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