These teacher friendly lessons explain step by step how to teach the new Common Core Writing Standards for 2nd grade. Included are prompts,rubrics and printables that will allow you to reinforce concepts in a Progressive Writing Journal for the whole year. The new narrative, informative/explanatory, and opinion/persuasive pieces are covered. Make the transition a snap! Caren Carlisle Schmitz, Masters in Reading Instruction, 2nd Grade Teacher.