Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January: Read Aloud Lessons and Activities

Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January:  Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January:  Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January:  Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January:  Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January:  Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January:  Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January:  Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade January:  Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
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  1. Rooting in Reading: The Bundle is a year long resource for your reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar skills. There are 40 units that revolve around 40 books. The books do need to be purchased in order to use the units. You can find the book list and a yearly overview with Common Core a
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Calling all 2nd Grade Teachers who are ready to TRANSFORM their ELA block!  Rooted in Reading for 2nd Grade gives you everything you need to facilitate a love of reading in your classroom.  We’ve got lesson plans, activities, crafts, and printables that focus around a read-aloud story each week.  The teacher READS the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehension, and so much more.  Each week we focus on different comprehension skills and strategies that will take your little learners on a reading journey like never before.  All lesson plans and activities are aligned with the Common Core Standards and TEKS.  This can be used as a stand-alone curriculum OR as a supplemental curriculum.  You can do ALL of what we include or pick and choose the activities that work best for you and your students! Want to know more? Check out below!

For more information, research, and teacher testimonies on Rooted in Reading click HERE.

Books needed for this teaching resource:

Snow Day by Lester Laminack

Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod by Robert J. Blake

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

Any Martin Luther King Jr. books to help in a biographical study

What is included in this teaching resource? Look below!

● Daily Lesson Plans for 4 Weeks

● Book Question Cards

● Fiction Reading Passages

● Nonfiction Reading Passages

● Comprehension Assessments

● Daily Deep Dive with Mentor Sentences

Comprehension Focuses:

Fact and Opinion

Identifying the Lesson/Moral of a Story

Comparing Stories

Finding Key Facts

Characteristics of a Biography

Text Evidence


Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:

Facts and Opinions Printable

Facts and Opinions about Alaska

Fact and Opinion Sort

Tips for Finding the Lesson

Text Evidence Flap-Ups

Lesson of the Story Printable

Answering Questions about the Text Printable

Summary Framework Printable

Summary Flap-Book

Lesson of the Story Printable

Comparing Stories Flap-Book

Key Events and Irrelevant Info Sort

Key Facts Printable

Dr. King's Words

Dr. King's Timeline

Nonfiction Readers

The Great State of Alaska

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

The Great Escape Artist: Harry Houdini

Marvelous Meteorologists

●  Anchor Charts

You Decide: Fact or Opinion

Let's Describe Akiak

Lesson Learned

Let's Describe Alexander

Let's Write a Snow Day Summary

Let's Look at Meteorologists

Let's Describe Dr. MLK Jr

I Have a Dream with Quotes


Vocabulary Word and Definition Cards

Vocabulary Four Square

Vocabulary Writing Prompts

Vocabulary Match it Up

Vocabulary Quiz

Vocabulary Printables

Directed Drawings (with writing pages)

Sled Dog: Akiak

Alexander (main character)

Winter Friend

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Crafts (with writing pages)

Sled Dog Race Trophy

Piggy Bank

If I Lived in a Snow Globe

I Have a Dream Earth Craft

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Booklet

●  Grammar:  Possessives

Possessive Palooza Sort

My Polar Possessives Booklet

Power Possessives Layered Flap-Book

Possessives Flap-Book

Make Me Possessive Assessment

Grammar: Pronouns

Am I a Pronoun Sort

Pronoun Flap-Book

Packin' Up Pronouns Booklet

Pronoun Pocket book

Replace the Words

Grammar: Plural Nouns

Plural Noun Snowman Booklet

Singular or Plural Noun Sort

Make Me Plural Sort

Wrapped up in wintry nouns layered flapbook

Plural Noun Pocket Book

Grammar: Writing Dates

Dates About Me

MLK's Dynamic Dates Booklet

MLK's Dates Flap-Book

MLK's Date Timeline

Am I Written Correctly Sort


There is SO much included, how do I fit it all in?

Ⓐ:  Please do NOT feel like you have to do everything we put into the units.  We try to include everything that a teacher might want, but we realize it is A LOT!  We suggest combing through the units, looking at the expectations of your school/district/state, and deciding which activities would be best for your students.  We do NOT recommend printing class sets of everything, hoping to get to it all. Choose the things that you think YOUR students need, that will be most beneficial, and start there!  Several components can be used during stations, for morning work, or even as homework. Others you may choose to just set aside for another time or not use at all! That’s okay! We want this to work for you AND your students!

Do you have a year overview and planning guide?

Ⓐ:  Yes!  We sure do!  You can find the list of books for the year, the skills we are going to hit, and the standards (Common Core and TEKS) we will cover below!

2nd Grade Overview

What is included in the second grade units

Ⓐ:  Each book unit (so 4 a month)  include:  

⇢Daily Lesson Plans for Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Grammar

⇢Book Question Cards for Classroom Discussion

⇢Comprehension Focus Digital Posters

⇢Comprehension Printables and/or Interactive Notebook Templates

⇢Comprehension Assessment for the Weekly Read Aloud with Answer Key

⇢Fiction Passage with Questions

⇢Nonfiction Passage with Questions

⇢Anchor Chart Templates

⇢Nonfiction Reader

⇢Nonfiction Activities

⇢Vocabulary Cards and Definitions

⇢Vocabulary Activities

⇢Vocabulary Printables/Assessments

⇢Craft with Writing Pages

⇢Directed Drawing with Writing Pages

⇢Grammar Focus Digital Posters

⇢Grammar Printables/Activities

⇢Daily Deep Dive with Mentor Sentence

To find our other Rooted in Reading units click below:












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