Storytown 2nd Grade Theme 4 “Dream Big” Resources

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Storytown 2nd Grade Theme 4 “Dream Big” Supplemental Materials : This bundle contains a variety of activities from each lesson of Theme 4 to teach, re-teach, practice or assess the various lessons taught. Each activity is unique to each lesson.

It is important to check the stories that are included in this product’s activates and make sure they match your reading adoption before purchasing since there are different copyright dates associated with Storytown. Our version is the 2008 copyrighted version.

Included in this packet is the following:

Lesson 16:“Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book” (Realistic Fiction), “Interview with Author Loreen Leedy (Interview)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key for Crossword Puzzle( Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle( Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet ( Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key( Vocabulary Development)
• Story Structure Map (Comprehension/ Analyze, Evaluate)
• Vocabulary Words Task Cards , Word Sort Activity (Vocabulary Enhancement)
• Phonics Chart and Story writing Templates for Digraphs (Word Work, Grammar, Writing)
• Mr. Putter and Tabby Write a Book Summary (Summarize)
• Writing Prompt Describe a Setting, Writing Template and Setting Chart ( Descriptive Writing)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 16 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 17: “Annie’s Gifts (Realistic Fiction), “Sarah Enters a Painting” (Poetry)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Story Map and Setting Chart (Comprehension)
• Phonics Activity short e words containing the vowels “ea” (Phonics, Grammar, Word Work)
• Write a Song (Writing, Music)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 17 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 18: “Ah, Music!” (Nonfiction), “Come, My Little Children, Here Are Songs For You” (Poetry)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Main Ideas and Details Chart (Comprehension)
• Vocabulary Word Cards Reading Words( Vocabulary Enhancement, Phonics)
• Phonics “oi” and “oy” Activity can be made into a quilt (Grammar, Phonics)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Ah, Music! Summary (Summarize)
• Writing Prompt Describe a Song (Descriptive Writing)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 18 (Editing and Revising)

Lesson 19: “The Life of George Washington Carver” (Biography), “Nutty Facts About Peanuts” (Magazine Article)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Biography Research Report (We included this report that we sell separately in this unit because this passage is a biography. It may be too complex for many second grade students, but we have had classes that can do parts of it, so use what you can or save it until later in the year or if you teach a higher grade in later years).
• Text Features Scavenger Hunt (Can be made into a quilt for your wall)
• Write a Poem using “eer” and “ear” words (Poetry)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Narrative Writing ( Narrative Writing)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 19 (Editing and Revising)

Lesson 20: “What’s My Job?” (Game Show), “North America” (Social Studies Textbook)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) Worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Sequence of Events Flow Chart (Comprehension)
• Vocabulary Cards Word Pairs Activity (Vocabulary Enhancement)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Summary What’s My Job? (Summarize)

Here is some more description and detail for some of the content that is included in this packet:

Writing Templates-

We have developed writing “templates” for many of the writing opportunities found within these lessons. In our classrooms we use these writing templates in a variety of ways. They can be used for assessment to monitor student development in all areas of vocabulary and writing. We also use these pieces of student writing for the bulletin boards in the classroom to always have current student writing shown tied directly to the current anthology or lesson you are teaching. These pieces of writing can also be saved for a writing portfolio to show writing progress on various genres of student writing as they grow throughout the year, and shown at Open House.

Grammar and Word Work-

We have developed worksheet activities to practice some of the grammar skills taught within each theme. These worksheets can also be used for assessment purposes.

Essential Questions-

We have developed a variety of “Essential Questions” for the passages to promote higher level thinking, citing examples and evidence, and align with Common Core Practices.

If you like this product, please check back soon as we will be posting new products in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly help you. Thank you!

The Teacher Team

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Storytown 2nd Grade Theme 4 “Dream Big” Resources
Storytown 2nd Grade Theme 4 “Dream Big” Resources
Storytown 2nd Grade Theme 4 “Dream Big” Resources
Storytown 2nd Grade Theme 4 “Dream Big” Resources