Mrs. Brown Went to Town: 2nd Grade Common Core Resources- Reading and Writing

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***Written Vocabulary Journal Pages
***Vocabulary Flashcards for Posting
***Julius the Pig Tier 2 Vocabulary Quiz

Oral Vocabulary and Sight Word List got font facelifts! :-)

Here’s a great way to stay on the Common Core track with a cow, two pigs, three ducks, and a yak!

List of Contents:

ORAL Vocabulary Matrix:
This is a list of Tier 2 vocabulary words with scaffolding to support the production of complete sentences. CCSS SL.2.6. A larger vocabulary is the #1 key to success for students!

WRITTEN Vocabulary Journal Pages
This is the place to synthesize their vocabulary work with definitions, quick pics, and important related information. CCSS L.2.4

Tier 2 Vocabulary Words for Posting
These are the right size for a sentence strip pocket chart or posting directly onto your bulletin boards.

Sight Word List:
This is a list of the high frequency sight words that students specifically need to know for success reading Mrs. Brown Went to Town. Targeting the exact words needed to read this text aligns with the Reading Foundation Skills found in the CCSS. Word recognition is stressed with the goal of reading text with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. CCSS RF.2.3 and 2.4

Sight Word Homework Page:
This is a parent-friendly homework that gives extra practice time for sight words. We also read the list in class with our partners.

Word List and Poster for Context Clues:
Here is a list of words and the reasons why they are perfect for your junior detectives to hone their meaning-making skills! Included with the list is a poster for using context clues. It puts the Common Core standard into friendlier language and gives strategies to follow. The poster will be useful all year long! CCSS L.2.4.a

Multiple Meaning Words:
There is an organizer page for 5 multiple-meaning words found in Mrs. Brown Went to Town. The first meaning comes straight from the story, and then students have the opportunity to explore a 2nd or even 3rd meaning. Active dictionary skills are included in the Common Core, and this is a perfect place to begin developing those. CCSS L.2.4 and L.2.2.e

Real-Life Connection between Words and Their Uses- Different Uses for “Roar”:
In the story the animals bask in front of the roaring fire. How about the roar of traffic? Or the roar of the crowd? This worksheet has lots of ideas for the teacher, too! CCSS L.2.5.a

The next 4 items focus on story elements and comprehension.

Graphic Organizer for Charting Fantasy vs. Realism:
This organizer can be used with any story that has elements of fantasy and realism mixed together. It will make a great review of Julius too! CCSS RL.2.1

Discussion Questions for Teacher-Led Conversations:
“K-2 should participate in rich, structured conversations with an adult in response to written texts....orally comparing and contrasting as well as analyzing and synthesizing, in the manner called for by the Standards.” (Various standards under Reading Literature. Each question is labeled with its standard.)

Response to Literature:
Short constructed response is an element that will be part of the new standardized testing norm.

Story Test in Multiple-Choice/Short Response Format:
This 6 question test contains 4 multiple choice and 2 short response questions. The questions cover a combination of Reading Literature and Language Standards.

Tier 2 Vocabulary Quiz
A 5-question cloze style quiz with sentence-level context clues. It provides you with immediate feedback on students' progress.

And a unit just wouldn’t be complete without a writing prompt!

Friendly Letter Prompt: This prompt gives students practice in placing commas in the greeting and closing, as well as introducing a topic that allows them to give text-based information. A final draft page with helpful spacing to guide the letter format is also included. CCSS W.2.1

Prewriting Organizer: This organizer may be one that you use with any letter writing activity. It gives spacing for topic, details, and conclusion- as well as the other formalities of letter writing.

And last but not least, two center games to practice some key Common Core skills!

“Snack Attack” A Compound Word Memory Game:
I love the scene where all the animals are around the table (or ON the table) feasting! The yak is digging into a box of doughnuts, several of which he has hung from his horns! So it is with this concentration-style game in which students will use base words to form compound words that are related to or occur in the text. Placing doughnuts on his horns, your littles must determine word meaning from the individual base words to complete the activity. CCSS L.2.4.d

“Yak Attack” A Rhyming Pairs Game:
This game follows the traditional rules of Old Maid. The poor yak is the old maid, and students must make pairs of rhyming words and then record them. Of course great fun ensues when it’s down to the last pair and someone’s stuck with the yak! CCSS RL.2.4

If Mrs. Brown Went to Town is a story you will be teaching, please take a look at the preview for a sense of what this unit can do for you!

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