Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade | Reading Lesson Plans for February (1st ed.)

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This is my second year using Rooted in Reading and I love it. Each story includes many engaging activities.
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Calling all 2nd Grade Teachers who are ready to TRANSFORM their ELA block and improve reading comprehension!  Rooted in Reading for 2nd Grade is a set of lesson plans and activities that focus around a read-aloud story each week with everything you need to facilitate a love of reading in your classroom.  We include nonfiction readers, vocabulary, assessments, crafts, printables and so much more! 

Here's how it works. 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!

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

Books needed for this teaching resource:

  • Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
  • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
  • Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli

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:

  • Main Purpose
  • Analyzing Characters
  • Point of View
  • Mood
  • Analyzing Quotes
  • Analyzing the TExt
  • How Do Characters Respond

Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:

  • The Main Purpose Flap-Ups
  • Lincoln's Words Flap-Ups
  • Learning about Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass
  • Analyzing the Text Flap-Ups
  • How Do Characters Respond Flap-Ups
  • Mood and Music Printable
  • Mood Flap-Ups
  • Point of View Printable
  • Point of View 1st and 3rd Person Printable
  • Analyze Me Flap-Ups

Nonfiction Readers

  • Presidents' Day
  • Historical Heroes
  • The History of Hershey
  • Jacqueline Woodson

Anchor Charts

  • Abraham Lincoln Facts
  • Timeline of Lincoln's Life
  • Let's Connect with Characters
  • Describing Characters
  • Mood with Feelings and Text
  • Historical Heroes
  • Let's Describe Mr. Hatch
  • A Character's Point of View


  • Vocabulary Word and Definition Cards
  • Vocabulary Four Square
  • Vocabulary Writing Prompts
  • Vocabulary Match and Order
  • Vocabulary Quiz
  • Vocabulary Printables

Directed Drawings (with writing pages)

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • George Washington Carver
  • Book with Labeling Parts of Book
  • Some-Bunny Loves You
  • Art Project: Cherry Blossom Tree

Crafts (with writing pages)

  • Lincoln's Hat
  • Henry with Quote
  • Heart Emoji Booklet
  • Mr. Hatch with Character Traits

Grammar:  Capitalization

  • Capitalize Holidays Sort
  • Capitalize Locations Sort
  • Honest Abe's Capitalization Booklet
  • Presidential Questions Scoot
  • Match and Fix
  • Abraham Lincoln's Star Booklet

Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

  • Which Verb Match
  • Subject-Verb Sort
  • Read and Decide Scoot
  • My Subject Verb Agreement Booklet
  • Subject-Verb Agreement Assessment

Grammar: Abbreviations

  • Make a Match Abbreviations
  • Abbreviations Flap-Book Sort
  • Which Abbreviation is Correct Scoot
  • Choose an Abbreviation
  • Abbreviate Me Heart Booklet

Grammar: Conjunctions

  • Missing Conjunctions Match
  • Conjunctions Flap-ups
  • Which Conjunction is Correct Scoot
  • Conjunction Flap Book with Sort
  • Choose a Conjunction Assessment

Disclaimer About Rooted in Reading Books: We try our best to ensure that the books we select for our Rooted in Reading program will be available to you; however, we cannot guarantee any book's availability at any given time.

We encourage you to check multiple places for the books including but not limited to: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Scholastic, Thrift Books,, eBay, Abe Books, Half Price Books, Better World Books, and you can make a project on Donor's Choose or check them out from your public library.


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:












Total Pages
400 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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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.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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