If you use the Journeys 2014 Reading Series in your classroom, this is a must-have for supplementary material!
In this unit you will find:
-vocabulary practice including sketch a picture
-comparing and contrasting activities
-using context practice
-a phonics word sort
-root word practice
-connect to the text writing prompt for complimentary text
-a writing prompt and themed paper for EACH of the 3 writing pieces (narrative, informative/explanatory, and opinion).
This Common Core aligned unit is just what you need to run centers, independent practice, and group work! It's also great for a substitute because it is self explanatory. I do not give detailed instructions on how to use the unit because every classroom is different and your students needs are different than mine. But, like I said, each section easy to read and understand.
**Be on the look out for more Journeys 2nd Grade materials in the near future!