Reading Interactive Notebooks: Literature Grades 2-3

Lovin Lit
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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141 pages
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  1. These Interactive Reading Notebooks are for 2nd and 3rd grades and include activities for teaching literature and informational text with interactive notebooks. Here are the two products that are bundled: Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks *Elementary Edition* Interactive Reading Informationa
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This Reading Interactive Notebook: Literature for Grades 2-3 is the latest in my series of interactive notebook products for reading and ELA.

This notebook is truly interactive with templates that fold and flip for the students to interact with. This product is NOT simply pages and pages of definitions and descriptions for students to glue into their notebooks.

Each of the 15 lessons in this notebook includes a color photo of the finished product, teacher’s notes (what to write in or on the template), complete teacher’s step-by-step lesson plan and assembly instructions, and student black lines. You will find that all of the information needed to begin teaching these concepts is in here. This is NOT simply a product full of templates and organizers that require hours of research and prep time - I have included all of that information for you! I have also included a version of each template that is blank so you can adapt when necessary. All templates are digitally editable with an extra file included.


Here are the lessons included:

Lesson 1: Making Inferences
Lesson 2: Questioning
Lesson 3: Story Elements
Lesson 4: Story Structure
Lesson 5: Retell or Summarize a Story
Lesson 6: Folktale Genres
Lesson 7: Theme
Lesson 8: Character Traits
Lesson 9: Characterization
Lesson 10: Point of View
Lesson 11: Idioms
Lesson 12: Parts of a Story/Book (& Illustrations)
Lesson 13: Parts of a Drama
Lesson 14: Parts of a Poem
Lesson 15: Making Connections


I’ve included the Common Core Alignment for Reading Literature for grades 2-3. Please take a look at the Common Core Alignment in the preview file – as well as the Table of Contents – to be sure this product covers the concepts you are looking for before purchasing it.

If you teach first grade or fourth grade and are wondering if this product might work for your classroom, please view the Table of Contents and Common Core Alignment in the preview file for a list of topics and skills covered.

Find the Informational Text companion interactive notebook here.

This product download is a ZIP file that will extract a folder that contains 2 files. The first file is the entire Interactive Reading Literature Notebook in a PDF format that is ready to print and use. The second file is a PowerPoint file that includes all of the blank templates from each lesson/activity that you can edit digitally to suit your own classroom needs. If you need help opening a zip file, please try to drag the file to your desktop before unzipping. You can also try to refer to this article:



Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase additional licenses.

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Total Pages
141 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.


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