Story Structure Mentor Texts - 2nd Grade RL.2.5

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2nd - 3rd
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I use this with my students that need enrichment reading and they love it because they get to complete it independently or with other students that also need enrichment.
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⭐️Teach story structure by using popular and diverse mentor text picture books. Aligned to RL2.5, 2nd grade students learn to identify the characters, setting, beginning, middle, and end of a story.

⭐️Provides one week of comprehensive lessons at your fingertips. Includes lesson plans, sticky note teacher and student questions, anchor charts, student journal pages, rubrics, activities, and more.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this resource is still perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing ask & answer skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.

Key Features:

Comprehensive - Includes one week of lesson plans and everything you need to get the most out of the listed mentor texts.*

Skill Targeted - Utilizes mentor text and included resources to focus specifically on deriving meaning from poetry.

Integrates Mentor Texts - Integrates three popular mentor texts into the lessons:*

  • Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer,
  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Diverse - Texts are carefully selected to ensure cultural diversity and share experiences that students can learn about and/or relate with.

*See 'What's Included' below for a full list of resource contents. Mentor Text Picture Books MUST be Purchased Separately and Are Not Included.

What's included?

  1. Pedagogy Behind the Curriculum (2 pgs.)
  2. Lesson Prep Instructions
  3. Sticky Note Template
  4. Lessons Plans: Big Red Lollipop, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Miss Rumphius
  5. Words & Phrases Anchor Chart
  6. Words & Phrases Student Journal Page
  7. Words & Phrases Student Sticky Note Questions
  8. Words & Phrases Sticky Note Rubric
  9. Big Red Lollipop Sticky Note Questions
  10. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Sticky Note Questions
  11. Miss Rumphius Sticky Note Questions
  12. Three Options for Foldables and Organizers
  13. Character Toppers

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Total Pages
35 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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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