This packet was created using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework! The Framework allows for students to work where they're at...assessing them before you teach, teacher modeling, differentiated collaborative group practice that is scaffolded according to their prior knowledge,independent practice and finally, a post assessment.
It is aligned to the CCSS RI 2.2:
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
We have also integrated our Science standards (Plant Life Cycles) with this standard giving this standard and even greater purpose!
This pack correlates and was designed to accompany our Main Idea RI2.2 4-Day Mini Lesson Plan Pack available here:
Main Idea Gradual Release 4-Day Lesson Plans
This packet contains:
Collaborative Grouping Guide
Three Collaborative Learning Activities
An Independent Activity complete with a Grading Checklist
This packet was created with our high-performing 2nd Graders in mind but it could also be used with 3rd Grade as well.
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