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Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets

Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets
Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets
Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets
Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets
Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets
Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets
Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets
Seasons Unit: 6 Weeks of Lesson Plans {BUNDLED} ELA Unit with response booklets
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Please download the preview for a complete list of the books used in my units.

Week 1 – Cynthia Rylant
Week 2 – Poppleton
Week 3 – Trees & Leaves
Week 4 - Poetry Introduction
Week 5 – Haiku Poetry
Week 6 – Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Cynthia Rylant (Week 1)

In this weekly lesson plan, students will be listening to stories written by Cynthia Rylant. They will be responding to the text in their student response books. Since this lesson was designed with the beginning second graders in mind, this lesson plan includes a lot of modeling as well as whole class instruction.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
identify the narrative elements in a text written by Cynthia Rylant.
compare and contrast a character’s life with their own.
write a paragraph about a personal experience.
write a descriptive sentence about fall.
answer questions about Cynthia Rylant’s life.
locate information using text features.


Books you will need are:
When I Was Young In The Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
In November by Cynthia Rylant
You will only need one copy of each book.

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Technology Links- including video links
+Detailed plans for the week
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
+1 Cynthia Rylant interview sheet
+1 leaf template page


Poppleton (Week 2)

In this weekly lesson plan, students will be reading Poppleton chapter books independently or in small groups. They will discuss and record the narrative elements in each chapter of each book. At the end of the week, they will create a paper bag activity as a culminating project.
On Monday, the teacher will model how to read the chapter book and locate the narrative elements within each chapter. They will also learn how to ask and answer questions related to the text. They DO NOT answer teacher generated questions. This lesson plan encourages them to come up with their own questions. It is a much more difficult task and requires them to think about what they have read.
Tuesday through Thursday, the students will rotate through different Poppleton books. They will read a different book each day in their group or independently. They will record their responses in their student response booklet.
On Friday, they will complete a culminating project.

** I do not include language skills with the reading lessons. However, this lesson would align nicely to:
L.2.1f Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
AND would be a great review of 1st grade standard:
L.1.2b Use end punctuation for sentences.

**The response booklet provided is generic and can be used with any Poppleton books.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
explain the difference between the roles of an author and illustrator in chapter books
read chapter books by Cynthia Rylant independently or in small groups
identify the setting, characters and plot of a story
ask questions related to the text
record answers to questions in their student response book


Books you will need are:
Poppleton Everyday by Cynthia Rylant -only 1 copy needed for modeling on Monday

Books for rotation activities: (based on a class of 21 students)
Poppleton in Spring by Cynthia Rylant (7 books)
Poppleton in Winter by Cynthia Rylant (7 books)
Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant (7 books)


The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Detailed plans for the week
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.


Trees & Leaves (Week 3)

In this weekly lesson plan, students will be learning about the secret life of trees and how leaves are important to the life of a tree. They will be learning key vocabulary words and identifying text features using an informational text. They will be collecting leaves around their house and school. The students will use the leaves to complete a leaf rubbing activity, create an informational poster and write a 3-4 sentence paragraph. They will also identify two of the leaves they collected by using tree leaf identification guides. At the end of the week, the students will learn how to take an acorn from a white oak tree and plant it correctly in a pot.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
use the glossary to find the meaning of words.
ask and answer questions about an informational text.
identify text features in an informational text.
use resources to identify different types of tree leaves.
measure the length and width of tree leaves.
create a poster to share my findings.
write a descriptive paragraph about a tree leaf.
plant a white oak acorn correctly and explain how it germinates.

Books you will need are:
The Secret Life of Trees (DK Reader) by Chiara Chevallier also in the Harcourt Trophies Reading Book
Why do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro


The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Vocabulary Words
+Detailed plans for the week (6 pages)
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
+1 informational article about how to plant a white oak tree acorn


Poetry Introduction (Week 4)

In this weekly lesson plan, students will be using the close reading strategy to read 4 poems. All of the poems are provided in their student response booklet. They all fall under Public Domain and are listed on the Common Core exemplar list for 2nd grade.
Students will be analyzing each poem for meaning, sound, structure and feeling. They will learn to annotate over the poem. In addition, students will be using the poem to answer text based questions as well as higher level thinking questions. I have built a lot of scaffolding into this weekly lesson since it was designed to be taught at the beginning of second grade.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
answer questions related to the meaning of a poem.
explain the text structure and sound within a poem.
express feelings when reading a poem.


Poems included are:
Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson
The wind by Christina Rossetti
Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening by Robert Lee Frost
Weather by Eve Merriam

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Vocabulary Words
+Detailed plans for the week (7 pages)
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
+1 poetry test


Haiku Poetry (Week 5)

In this weekly lesson plan, students will be analyzing poems to determine if the poem meets the Haiku criteria. They will determine the season and main idea of each poem. In addition, they will be writing Haiku poems in small groups and independently. At the end of the week, they will take a Haiku Poetry test.


By the end of the week, they are able to:
explain the criteria for writing a Haiku poem.
analyze poems to see if they meet the criteria for Haiku poems.
explain the main idea of a Haiku poem.
write a Haiku poem.

Book you will need is:
The Seasons: Poetry for Young People by John N. Serio (only 1 copy needed)

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Questions
+I can statements
+Vocabulary
+Technology Links
+iPad App list
+Detailed plans for the week
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
+ Haiku poems to show on digital camera or ELMO
+1 Haiku Poetry test


Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (Week 6)

In this weekly lesson plan, students will listen to a story about the life of Antonio Vivaldi. They will identify the main topic and main idea of the book. They will read a multiparagraph text about Vivaldi and identify the topic of each paragraph. Students will learn the different types of instruments in an orchestra. They will listen to Vivaldi’s first concerto and be able to identify the types of instruments being played. They will look at the sonnet that goes along with the music and give the main idea. Students will describe how the words will sound in the music. They will draw a picture of the season while listening to one of the concertos.

By the end of the week, they are able to:
find the main topics in a multiparagraph text.
identify the types of instruments used to play a piece of music.
explain the main idea of a piece of music.
listen to a piece of music and draw a picture illustrating the season.


Book you will need is:
I, Vivaldi by Janice Shefelman (Lexile level 570). (only 1 copy needed)

The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Question
+I can statements
+Vocabulary
+Technology Links
+Video Links from YouTube related to music
+Detailed plans for the week
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.

I have included a pdf and word version of the lesson plan in each unit for those that would like to make changes.

Seasons Weekly Lessons:

Seasons Unit: Cynthia Rylant Week 1

Seasons Unit: Poppleton Week 2

Seasons Unit: Trees & Leaves Week 3

Seasons Unit: Poetry Introduction Week 4

Seasons Unit: Haiku Poetry Week 5

Seasons Unit: Antonio Vivaldi Week 6

Seasons Unit: 6 Week Lesson Plans Bundled with Response Booklets

Get a ***FREE WEEKLY LESSON PLAN***
Building Bridges With Unlikely Friends: Shel Silverstein Week 6


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You have permission to change the plans and resource materials for PERSONAL use.
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