Take a Reading Journey Grade 2 - Unit 3 NO PREP Printable BUNDLE (Lessons 11-15)

Take a Reading Journey Grade 2 - Unit 3 NO PREP Printable BUNDLE (Lessons 11-15)
Take a Reading Journey Grade 2 - Unit 3 NO PREP Printable BUNDLE (Lessons 11-15)
Take a Reading Journey Grade 2 - Unit 3 NO PREP Printable BUNDLE (Lessons 11-15)
Take a Reading Journey Grade 2 - Unit 3 NO PREP Printable BUNDLE (Lessons 11-15)
Take a Reading Journey Grade 2 - Unit 3 NO PREP Printable BUNDLE (Lessons 11-15)
Take a Reading Journey Grade 2 - Unit 3 NO PREP Printable BUNDLE (Lessons 11-15)
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  1. Check out these full unit and year long bundles below! Whole Year Bundle Unit One Unit Two Unit Three Unit Four Unit Five Unit Six Journey into reading with this NO PREP packet of literacy printables that can be used in so many ways. You can use it for reading and writing centers during rota
  2. Check out these full unit and year long bundles below! Whole Year Bundle Unit One Unit Two Unit Three Unit Four Unit Five Unit Six Journey into reading with this NO PREP packet of literacy printables that can be used in so many ways. You can use it for reading and writing centers during rota
  3. Check out these full unit and year long bundles below! Whole Year Bundle Unit One Unit Two Unit Three Unit Four Unit Five Unit Six Journey into reading with this NO PREP packet of literacy printables that can be used in so many ways. You can use it for reading and writing centers during rota
  4. Check out these full unit and year long bundles below! Whole Year Bundle Unit One Unit Two Unit Three Unit Four Unit Five Unit Six Journey into reading with this NO PREP packet of literacy printables that can be used in so many ways. You can use it for reading and writing centers during rota
  5. Check out these full unit and year long bundles below! Whole Year Bundle Unit One Unit Two Unit Three Unit Four Unit Five Unit Six Journey into reading with this NO PREP packet of literacy printables that can be used in so many ways. You can use it for reading and writing centers during rota
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Journey into reading with this NO PREP packet of literacy printables that can be used in so many ways. You can use it for reading and writing centers during rotations, as formative classroom assessment, enrichment for your gifted students, or even RTI for your students that need a little something extra. It can be used with your school's curriculum or as a stand alone unit with the books Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, Ah, Music! by Aliki, Schools Around the World by Margaret C. Hall, Helen Keller by Jane Sutcliffe, and Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. Journal prompt powerpoints are included. They are full of colorful and eye-catching fonts and pictures to start your day.

Each page is completely common core aligned and lists the standard right at the bottom of the page. "I Can" statements for each standard are also listed on the page to save you time!

If you enjoy this packet, please check out my other second grade sets HERE and HERE .

Lesson Eleven - Click Clack Moo:

Skills Addressed in This Set:
Spelling: Base Words With Endings -s, -es
Grammar: Compound Sentences, Condensing Ideas
Vocabulary: Guide Words, Prefixes pre- and -mis
Phonics: Syllables in Spoken Words, Base Words and Endings -s and -es
Writing: Opinion Writing, Persuasive Letter, Purpose
Reading: Conclusions, Infer/Predict, Author's Word Choice
Speaking and Listening: Answer Questions to Deepen Understanding, Class Discussion
Fluency: Expression, High-Frequency Words

Included in this set:
Journal Entry Pages:
Farm Favorite (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5): Students will explain what their favorite farm animal is and why.

Neutral Party (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5): Students will describe a time they had to help two friends that were arguing and explain what happened.

Special Request (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5): Students will explain what they would as the farmer for if they were an animal on a farm.

Farm Work (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5): Students will determine if farmers have a hard job and why they believe this way.

Wishing Away (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5): Students will describe what you should do if you want something very badly but cannot have it.

Spelling Practice:
Spelling Pretest: Students will use these sheets (printer friendly – 2 to a page) to take a spelling pretest.

I Can Sort My Spelling Words By Word Ending (L.2.2d): Students will sort their spelling words by ending –s or –es.

I Can Write Compound Sentences With Spelling Words (L.2.2d, L.2.1f): Students will write compound sentences about a picture using their spelling words.

I Can Count Syllables in Words (RF.2.3a): Students will sort spelling words by the number of syllables in each word.

I Can Match Words to Their Guide Words (L.2.2e): Students will put spelling words on the correct dictionary page using guide words.

I Can Rhyme My Spelling Words (L.2.2d, RF.2.3): Students will find words that rhyme with each spelling word.

Spelling Test – Students will use these sheets (printer friendly – 2 to a page) to test their spelling for the unit.

Grammar Practice:I Can Write Compound Sentences (L.2.1f): Students will combine parts of sentences to create compound sentences.

I Can Create Compound Sentences (L.2.1f): Students will combine parts of sentences to create compound sentences.

I Can Use Pronouns in Compound Sentences (): Students will combine two complete simple sentences to create a compound sentence.

I Can Sort Simple and Compound Sentences (L.2.1f): Students will color to sort simple and compound sentences.

I Can Write With Irregular and Regular Plural Nouns (L.2.1, L.2.1f): Students will finish sentences by finding the plural form of regular and irregular nouns.

Vocabulary Practice:
I Can Find Guide Words (L.2.2e): Students will color by the code to find guide words for given vocabulary words (including extended vocabulary).

I Can Match Words to Guide Words (L.2.2e): Students will write vocabulary and extended vocabulary words on their dictionary page using guide words.

I Can Use Prefixes to Make New Words (L.2.4b): Students will add prefixes to base words to create new words, then write the definition and illustrate the word.

I Can Find Guide Words (L.2.2e): Students will color by the code to find guide words for given vocabulary words (including extended vocabulary).

I Can Use Prefixes to Make New Words (L.2.4b): Students will add prefixes to base words to create new words, then write the definition and illustrate the word.

Phonics Practice:
I Can Add –s or –es to Make Plural Nouns (L.2.1): Students will choose whether to add –s or –es to create plural forms of given words.

I Can Count Syllables in Words I Read Out Loud (RF.2.3): Students will determine how many syllables are in each word from the blending list for the week.

I Can Sort Words By Word Ending (L.2.1): Students will sort blending list words by their ending (-s or –es).

I Can Count Syllables in Words I Read Out Loud (RF.2.3): Students will sort blending list words by how many syllables are in each word.

I Can Correctly Write Contractions (L.2.2c): Students will determine if contractions are written correctly or not, then correct the ones that aren’t written correctly.

Writing Practice:
I Can State a Clear Purpose (W.2.1): Students will rewrite weak purpose sentences to make clear true statements about their own lives.

I Can Give Strong Reasons in My Writing (W.2.1): Students will write reasons and details for each goal and complete the goal to make it relevant to their own life.

I Can Write Strong Endings (W.2.1): Students will rewrite weak endings to fit given goals.

I Can Write a Persuasive Letter (W.2.1): Students will use this organizer to prepare for writing a letter.

Performance Task Craftivity (W.2.1, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7): Students will create a folding cow craftivity to answer the lesson’s performance task (all information including teaching instructions, craft templates, and example photographs are included – everything you need to do the activity is here!).

Reading Practice:
I Can Draw Conclusions From What I Read (RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7): Students will read to a given page, then draw conclusions to answer questions about what they’ve read so far.

I Can Make Inferences About What I Read (RL.2.7): Students will read to a given page, then make inferences to predict what will happen and why things are happening in the story.

I Can Explain the Author’s Word Choices (RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.1, L.2.1f): Students will identify repeating sounds in the story and describe why the author chose the words.

I Can Predict What Will Happen Next (W.2.1): Students will predict what happens at the end of the story.

I Can Compare and Contrast Stories By the Same Author (RL.2.1, RL.2.7): Students will compare and contrast Diary of a Spider and Click, Clack, Moo (written by the same author).

Fluency Practice:
I Can Read My Sight Words With Expression (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4b): Students will read sight word sentences aloud with a friend, using expression as they read.

I Can Read Sentences Using My Sight Words (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4, SL.2.5): Students will read sentences with sight words and draw to demonstrate understanding.

I Can Create Sentences With My Sight Words (RF.2.3e, L.2.1f): Students will create different kinds of sentences with sight words (compound, command, statement, question).

I Can Find Guide Words in the Dictionary (RF.2.3f): Students will look sight words up in the dictionary, then identify the guide words from that page.

I Can Sort My Sight Words By Length (RF.2.3f): Students will sort sight words by word length.

Speaking and Listening Practice:
I Can Answer Questions About a Story (SL.2.2, RL.2.1): Students will answer questions to deepen their understanding of “Click, Clack, Moo.”

I Can Answer Questions About a Story (SL.2.2, RL.2.1): Students will answer questions to deepen their understanding of “Talk About Smart Animals.”

I Can Help Solve Problems (SL.2.1): Students will write reasons the cows should get what they want, reasons they shouldn’t, and another way the cows could have solved their problem.

I Can Help Solve Problems (SL.2.1): Students will write reasons the farmer should get what he wants, reasons he shouldn’t, and another way the farmer could have solved his problem.

I Can Recall Details About Our Story (SL.2.2, RL.2.1): Students will answer detail questions about Click, Clack, Moo.

Lesson Twelve - Ah Music!:

Skills Addressed in This Set:
Spelling: Words with ai, ay
Grammar: Expanding/Rearranging Compound Sentences, Text Cohesion
Vocabulary: Use a Digital Dictionary, Idioms
Phonics: Substitute Phonemes, Vowel Digraphs ai, ay
Writing: Opinion Writing, Organization, Choosing Appropriate Sources
Reading: Text and Graphic Features, Questioning, Fact and Opinion
Speaking and Listening: Listening – Identify Setting, Understand Characters
Fluency: Adjust Rate to Purpose, High-Frequency Words

Included in this set:
Soothing Song (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will describe a song they think is beautiful and write and draw about how it makes them feel.

Sing or Swing (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will decide if they would rather be a famous musician or a famous dancer, then write and draw to explain.

Sounds Good! (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will draw and describe their favorite sound with sensory words.

Playing Around (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to explain which instrument they would like to learn to play and why.

Concert Choice (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to explain which singer they would like to see in concert and what their music is like.

Spelling Practice:
Spelling Pretest - Students will use these sheets (printer friendly - 2 to a page) to take a spelling pretest.

I Can Sort Words By Digraph (L.2.2d) - Students will sort spelling words by digraph ay or ai.

I Can Use a Digital Dictionary to Define Words (L.2.2e, SL.2.5, L.2.6, L.2.2d) - Students will use a digital dictionary to define and illustrate each spelling word.

I Can Write Sentences With My Spelling Words (L.2.2d, L.2.1f) - Students will write sentences with their spelling words, including command, exclamation, question, and compound.

I Can Find Correctly Spelled Words (L.2.2d) - Students will determine if words are spelled correctly, then rewrite them correctly on the line.

I Can Complete a Crossword With My Spelling Words (L.2.2d) - Students will use spelling words to complete a crossword puzzle.

Spelling Test - Students will use these sheets (printer friendly - 2 to a page) to test their spelling for the unit.

Grammar Practice:
I Can Sort Simple and Compound Sentences (L.2.1f) - Students will color to sort simple and compound sentences.

I Can Write Interesting Compound Sentences (L.2.1f) - Students will combine simple sentences to make more interesting compound sentences.

I Can Write Interesting Compound Sentences (L.2.1f) - Students will combine simple sentences to make more interesting compound sentences.

I Can Write Sentences With Proper Nouns (L.2.2a, L.2.1f) - Students will rewrite sentences, replacing common nouns with proper nouns.

I Can Create Simple and Compound Sentences (L.2.1f) - Students will find simple and compound sentences in "Ah, Music!" and then convert them to simple or compound sentences.

Vocabulary Practice:
I Can Use a Digital Dictionary to Define Words (L.2.1f, L.2.2e, L.2.6) - Students will use a digital dictionary to define vocabulary and extended vocabulary words.

I Can Use a Digital Dictionary to Find the Right Word (L.2.2e) - Students will use a digital dictionary to look up vocabulary and extended vocabulary words to find the best fit for each sentence.

I Can Use Idioms (L.2.4a) - Students will color by the code to sort positive and negative idioms.

I Can Use a Digital Dictionary to Find the Right Word (L.2.2e) - Students will use a digital dictionary to look up vocabulary and extended vocabulary words to find the best fit for each sentence.

I Can Use Idioms (L.2.4a) - Students will color by the code to sort positive and negative idioms.

Phonics Practice:
I Can Change the Sound to Make a New Word (RF.2.3f, L.2.2d) - Students will change phonemes to convert short vowel sound words to long vowel sound words using ay or ai.

I Can Choose Between Digraphs to Complete Sentences (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4) - Students will choose between short vowel words and ai or ay words to complete sentences.

I Can Sort Words By Digraph (RF.2.3, L.2.2d) - Students will sort word from blending lines by digraph ai or ay.

I Can Add Sounds to Make New Words (RF.2.3f, L.2.2d) - Students will change phonemes to convert short vowel sound words to long vowel sound words using ay or ai.

I Can Add Sounds to Make New Words (RF.2.3f, L.2.2d) - Students will change phonemes to convert short vowel sound words to long vowel sound words using ay or ai.

Writing Practice:
I Can Use Feeling Words in my Writing (W.2.1) - Students will rewrite sentences to show more feeling and emotion.

I Can Write Reasons to Support My Opinions (W.2.1) - Students will complete sentences to show opinion, then write supporting reasons.

I Can Write About My Opinion (W.2.1) - Students will write opinion sentences about given topics.

I Can Choose Appropriate Sources for Research (W.2.2, W.2.8) - Students will find sources for research, develop a research question, then use the sources to find answers.

Performance Task Craftivity (W.2.1, RI.2.1, RI.2.7): Students will create a folding guitar craftivity to answer the lesson’s performance task (all information including teaching instructions, craft templates, and example photographs are included – everything you need to do the activity is here!).

Reading Practice:
I Can Ask Questions Before I Read a Story (RI.2.7) - Students will develop a list of questions they have based on the pictures in the story before reading, then find the answers to their own questions after reading.

I Can Find and Use Text and Graphic Features (RI.2.7, RI.2.5) - Students will read given page numbers, then find the heading and describe how the graphics relate to the heading.

I Can Sort Facts and Opinions While I Read (RI.2.8) - Students will find facts and opinions in Ah, Music.

I Can Compare and Contrast the Rhythm in Stories (RI.2.1) - Students will compare and contrast the rhythm in Ah, Music and There's a Hole at the Bottom of the Sea.

I Can Sort Fact and Opinion (RI.2.8) - Students will create facts and opinions about topics related to the unit, then determine which words were verbs and which were nouns.

Fluency Practice:
I Can Change My Rate While I Read (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4b) - Students will read sight word sentences to a friend, monitoring rate while they read.

I Can Read and Graph My Sight Words (RF.2.3f) - Students will color and count sight words, then graph.

I Can Read and Graph My Sight Words (RF.2.3f) - Students will color and count sight words, then graph.

I Can Use My Sight Words in a Sentence (RF.2.3f, L.2.1f) -Students will create sentences with sight words, then identify what kind of sentence they wrote.

I Can Match and Color My Sight Words (RF.2.3f) - Students will color by the code to match sight words.

Speaking and Listening Practice:
I Can Listen and Draw to Show the Setting (RL.2.7, SL.2.2) - Students will listen to There's a Hole at the Bottom of the Sea and draw the setting.

I Can Listen to a Story to Describe Characters (RI.2.1, SL.2.2) - Students will listen to Ah, Music and describe what kind of person a musician is - listing character traits.

I Can Listen and Draw to Show the Setting (RI.2.1, SL.2.2) - Students will listen to Ah, Music and draw to show what a performance setting might be like.

I Can Recall Details About Our Story (RI.2.1, SL.2.2) - Students will read Ah, Music and answer questions about the story.

I Can Remember Details From a Picture (SL.2.2) - Students will study a picture and recall as much detail as possible to answer questions.

Lesson Thirteen - Schools Around the World:
Skills Addressed in This Set:
Spelling: Words with ee, ea
Grammar: Quotation Marks, Prepositional Phrases
Vocabulary: Use a Glossary, Use a Dictionary
Phonics: Match Phonemes, Vowel Digraphs ee, ea
Writing: Opinion Writing, Elaboration
Reading: Main Idea and Details, Analyze/Evaluate, Text and Graphic Features
Speaking and Listening: Retelling Main Ideas, Formal and Informal Language
Fluency: Accuracy - Self-Correct, High-Frequency Words

Included in this set:

Off to Schools (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to explain how they get to school and whether or not they enjoy it.

School Clothes (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to show what they would wear to school if they could pick anything.

The Best Part (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to tell about their favorite part of the school day.

Classroom Family (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to explain how they could personally make their classroom a better place.

After School (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to explain what they do after school each day.

Spelling Practice:
Spelling Pretest - Students will use these sheets (printer friendly - 2 to a page) to take a spelling pretest.

I Can Sort Words By Vowel Blend (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b) - Students will sort spelling words by vowel blend.

I Can Match Sounds With Spelling Words (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b) - Students will match spelling words to pictures wit the same beginning sounds.

I Can Use My Spelling Words to Write Prepositional Phrases (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b) - Students will write sentences using their spelling words and prepositional phrases to answer questions.

I Can Write Sentences With My Spelling Words (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b, L.2.1f) - Students will give each character something to say using quotation marks and spelling words.

I Can Rhyme My Spelling Words (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b) - Students will find words that rhyme with their spelling words.

Spelling Test - Students will use these sheets (printer friendly - 2 to a page) to test their spelling for the unit.

Grammar Practice:
I Can Use Quotation Marks Correctly (L.2.1f, W.2.3) - Students will use quotation marks to write what each given character said.

I Can Use Quotation Marks Correctly (L.2.1f, W.2.3) - Students will write using quotation marks to give each character dialogue.

I Can Use Quotation Marks Correctly (L.2.1f) - Students will evaluate sentences and decide if quotation marks were used correctly. If they were, the students will illustrate the sentence. If they were not, students will rewrite the sentence correctly.

I Can Use Quotation Marks Correctly (L.2.1f) - Students will color by the code to determine if quotation marks were used correctly.

I Can Find Verbs and Decide Verb Tense (L.2.1d) - Students will read sentences and find the verb, then determine if it is past, present, or future tense.

Vocabulary Practice:
I Can Use a Glossary to Define Words (L.2.2e) - Students will look up vocabulary words using the book's glossary.

I Can Compare and Contrast a Glossary and a Dictionary (L.2.2e) - Students will write to compare and contrast dictionaries and glossaries using a Venn diagram.

I Can Label the Parts of a Dictionary Entry (L.2.2e) - Students will color by the code to label each part of a dictionary entry (using their vocabulary and extended vocabulary words).

I Can Define and Illustrate Words (L.2.2e, SL.2.5) - Students will use a dictionary or glossary to write, define, illustrate, and write sentences using their vocabulary words.

I Can Use Vocabulary and Spelling Words in a Sentence (L.2.1f, L.2.2d, RF.2.3b) - Students will use spelling words and vocabulary (including extended vocabulary) words to create given types of sentences (including statement, question, command, and compound sentences).

Phonics Practice:
I Can Choose Between Vowel Teams to Complete Sentences (RF.2.3b, RF.2.4) - Students will choose between long vowel team words and short vowel words to complete sentences.

I Can Read ee and ea Vowel Team Words (RF.2.3b, SL.2.5) - Students will read and illustrate words from this week's blending lines.

I Can Match Words With the Same Sounds (RF.2.4) - Students will find words with the same medial vowel sound (ee and ea).

I Can Add -s or -es to Make Plural Nouns (L.2.1) - Students will choose between -s and -es to create plural nouns.

I Can Use a Dictionary to Check Spelling (L.2.2e, L.2.2d) - Students will use a dictionary to determine if ee and ea words are spelled correctly.

Writing Practice:
I Can Decide the Goal for a Topic Sentence (W.2.1, W.2.5, L.2.1f) - Students will determine the goal for each topic sentence.

I Can Use Exact Words to Show Detail (W.2.1, L.2.1f, W.2.4) - Students will use exact words to create detailed sentences to elaborate.

I Can Write Reasons to Support My Opinions (W.2.1, L.2.1f, W.2.4) - Students will choose an opinion sentence and write details to support that opinion.

I Can Write Interesting Sentences (W.2.1, L.2.1f, W.2.4) - Students will write to give each set of sentences different beginnings to make them more interesting.

Performance Task Craftivity (W.2.2, W.2.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, SL.2.5): Students will create a folding school craftivity to answer the lesson’s performance task (all information including teaching instructions, craft templates, and example photographs are included – everything you need to do the activity is here!).

Reading Practice:
I Can Find the Main Idea (RI.2.2) - Students will color to sort main idea and supporting details.

I Can Find the Main Idea of a Text (RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, L.2.1f) - Students will write to find the main idea and author's purpose.

I Can Find the Main Idea of a Text (RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, L.2.1f) - Students will write to find the main idea of different sections from "Schools Around the World."

I Can Find Nonfiction Text and Graphic Features (RI.2.5, RI.2.7) - Students will find text and graphic features in this week's story using given page numbers.

I Can Find the Main Idea of a Text (RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, L.2.1f) - Students will write to find the main idea of different sections from "Schools Around the World."

Fluency Practice:
I Can Read My Sight Words Correctly (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4b) - Students will read sight word sentences aloud with a friend, correcting misread words as they read.

I Can Find My Sight Words in a Word Search (RF.2.3f) - Students will find their sight words in a word search.

I Can Rainbow Write My Sight Words (RF.2.3f) - Students will practice writing their sight words using different colors.

I Can Read My Sight Words With Silly Voices (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4b) - Students will practice reading their sight words aloud to a friend using different silly voices on a spinner.

I Can Use My Sight Words in a Sentence (RF.2.3f, L.2.1f) - Students will write sentences using their sight words, then evaluate to decide what type of sentence they wrote.

Speaking and Listening Practice:
I Can Change Informal to Formal Language (L.2.3a, SL.2.6, L.2.1f) - Students will convert informal language to formal language by rewriting the sentence and correcting it.

I Can Decide When to Use Formal and Informal Language (L.2.3a, SL.2.6) - Students will read scenarios and decide which kind of language should be used, then color to show their answer.

I Can Change Formal to Informal Language (L.2.3a, SL.2.6, L.2.1f) - Students will convert formal language to informal language by rewriting the sentence and correcting it.

I Can Decide When to Use Formal and Informal Language (L.2.3a, SL.2.6) - Students will read scenarios and decide which kind of language should be used, then color to show their answer.

I Can Find Details That Support the Main Idea (SL.2.4, SL.2.2, RI.2.2, RI.2.6) - Students will practice reading Schools Around the World with a friend, then they will find the main idea of different sections.

Lesson Fourteen - Helen Keller:

Skills Addressed in This Set:
Spelling: Long o (o, oa, ow)
Grammar: Using Proper Noun, Noun Phrases
Vocabulary: Use a Dictionary, Suffix -ly
Phonics: Segment Phonemes, Long o (o, oa, ow)
Writing: Opinion Writing, Persuasive Essay, Purpose, Simple Science Experiment
Reading: Author's Purpose, Summarize, Genre: Biography
Speaking and Listening: Describe Key Ideas
Fluency: Natural Pauses, High-Frequency Words

Included in this set:

Journal Prompts:
Teach Me (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to explain something they needed help to learn and who helped them.

Frustration (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to describe a time when they got very frustrated trying to do something.

Terrific Teachers (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to describe a teacher that taught them something special.

Beauty (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to describe something that they think is beautiful - but can't see or hear.

Helping Others (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to tell about something they could to do help someone else today.

Spelling Practice:
Spelling Pretest - Students will use these sheets (printer friendly - 2 to a page) to take a spelling pretest.

I Can Sort My Spelling Words By Vowel Blend (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b) - Students will sort spelling words by long vowel blend (o, oa, ow).

I Can Match Words to Their Guide Words (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b, L.2.2e) - Students will sort spelling words by their dictionary page guide words.

I Can Write Sentences With My Spelling Words (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b, L.2.1f) - Students will use spelling words to write sentences about a labeled picture relating to Helen Keller.

I Can Unscramble My Spelling Words (L.2.2d, RF.2.3fb) - Students will unscramble spelling words.

I Can Find Correctly Spelled Words (L.2.2d, RF.2.3b) - Students will evaluate different spellings of words using o, oa, and ow to find the correct spelling for each word.

Spelling Test - Students will use these sheets (printer friendly - 2 to a page) to test their spelling for the unit.

Grammar Practice:
I Can Capitalize Days of the Week (L.2.2a) - Students will find the days of the week in a sentence and rewrite using correct capitalization.

I Can Capitalize Months and Holidays (L.2.2a) - Students will correctly capitalize months and holiday names.

I Can Capitalize Book Titles (L.2.2a) - Students will rewrite book titles on book covers using correct capitalization.

I Can Choose the Correct Verb (L.2.2a, L.2.2d, RF.2.4) - Students will choose -es or -s to end present tense verbs, then choose between future and present tense verbs to complete a story about Helen Keller.

I Can Capitalize Proper Nouns Correctly (L.2.2a) - Students will choose correctly capitalized proper nouns to complete a maze connecting Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller.

Vocabulary Practice:
I Can Use -ly Words to Write Sentences (RF.2.3d, L.2.1f, L.2.6) - Students will write sentences using -ly verbs.

I Can Use a Dictionary to Define Words (L.2.2e, SL.2.5, L.2.6) - Students will use a dictionary to find the meaning of vocabulary (including extended vocabulary) words and draw pictures to illustrate.

I Can Use a Dictionary to Write Meaningful Sentences (L.2.1f, L.2.2e, L.2.6) - Students will use a dictionary to look up vocabulary (including extended vocabulary) words and write meaningful sentences about pictures using what they know about meaning.

I Can Illustrate My Vocabulary Words (SL.2.5, RF.2.4, L.2.6) - Students will illustrate vocabulary (including extended vocabulary) words.

I Can Find Guide Words (L.2.2e, L.2.6) - Students will color by the code to find guide words for vocabulary and extended vocabulary words.

Phonics Practice:
I Can Read Long O Words (RF.2.3b, SL.2.5, RF.2.4) - Students will read long O words from the blending lines and illustrate to show they understand meaning.

I Can Sort Long and Short "O" Vowel Sounds in Words (RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b) - Students will color to sort long and short vowel o sounds in words.

I Can Choose Between Vowel Teams to Complete Sentences (RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b, RF.2.4) - Students will choose between long a (ai) and long e (ea) words to complete sentences.

I Can Sort Long O Words (RF.2.3b) - Students will color to sort long o vowel teams (oa, ow, and o).

I Can Use a Dictionary to Check Spelling (L.2.2e, L.2.2d) - Students will use a dictionary to find the correct spelling of long o (oa, ow, and o) words.

Writing Practice:
I Can Decide the Goal for a Topic Sentence (W.2.1, W.2.5, L.2.1f) - Students will read a topic sentence, then write to tell the goal.

I Can Sort Fact and Opinion (RI.2.8) - Students will cut and paste to sort fact and opinion about Helen Keller.

I Can Make a List of Goals to Choose a Writing Topic (W.2.1, W.2.5, L.2.1f) - Students will answer questions to help them choose a writing topic for the week.

I Can Write Sentences to Support an Opinion (W.2.1, L.2.1f) - Students will write sentences to support a given opinion.

Performance Task Craftivity (W.2.1, W.2.5, RI.2.1): Students will create a sign language hand craft to answer the lesson’s performance task (all information including teaching instructions, craft templates, and example photographs are included – everything you need to do the activity is here!).

Reading Practice:
I Can Ask Questions Before I Read a Story (RI.2.7, RI.2.1) - Students will ask questions about what they are going to read by previewing the text, then find the answers to their own questions after reading.

I Can Explain the Author's Purpose (RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, L.2.1f) - Students will find the main idea and supporting sentences, then write about the author's purpose. Then students will rate the text by coloring in the number of stars they would award the story.

I Can Summarize What I Read (RI.2.1) - Students will read Helen Keller, then answer questions using the summarizing method.

I Can Summarize Each Part of a Story (RI.2.1, RI.2.2) - Students will summarize the beginning, middle, and end of Helen Keller. Then they will illustrate each part.

I Can Sort Types of Stories (RI.2.6) - Students will read parts from several stories we have read so far this year and determine which book genre they fall into - realistic fiction, informational text, humorous fiction, or biography.

Fluency Practice:
I Can Use Natural Pauses When I Read (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4b) - Students will read sight word sentences orally with a friend, using natural pauses.

I Can Read Sentences Using My Sight Words (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4, SL.2.5) - Students will draw to show they comprehend sight word sentences.

I Can Find Guide Words in the Dictionary (RF.2.3f, L.2.2e) -Students will look up their sight words in the dictionary, then record the guide words from each one's page.

I Can Create Sentences With My Sight Words (RF.2.3e, L.2.1f) - Students will write sentences (command, question, exclamatory, compound) using sight words.

I Can Count Letters and Syllables in My Sight Words (RF2.3f) - Students will sort sight words by word length and number of syllables.

Speaking and Listening Practice:
I Can Conduct a Science Experiment as Research (SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.3, SL.2.6) - Students will conduct a science experiment to temporarily "lose" their sight and make observations, then discuss findings with their peers.

I Can Remember Details From a Picture (SL.2.2) - Students will make observations from a picture, then answer as many questions as they can about it.

I Can Conduct a Science Experiment as Research (SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.3, SL.2.6) - Students will conduct a science experiment to temporarily "lose" their sight and sense of hearing and make observations, then discuss findings with their peers.

I Can Listen For Key Details in a Story (SL.2.2, RI.2.1) - Students will listen to Helen Keller's story, then answer detailed questions about it.

I Can Recall Details About Our Story (SL.2.2, RI.2.1) - Students will listen to Helen Keller's story, then answer detailed questions about it.

Lesson Fifteen - Officer Buckle and Gloria:

Skills Addressed in This Set:
Spelling: Compound Words
Grammar: Abbreviations, Text Structure
Vocabulary: Determine Pronunciation, Root Words
Phonics: Syllables in Spoken Words, Compound Words, Schwa Vowel Sound
Writing: Opinion Writing, Persuasive Essay, Organization
Reading: Cause and Effect, Monitor/Clarify, Humor
Speaking and Listening: Summarize
Fluency: Accuracy: Connected Text, High-Frequency Words

Included in this set:

Journal Prompts:
Hilarious (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to tell about the funniest thing they've ever seen.

Hurt (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to describe a time when their feelings were hurt by a friend.

Safety First (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to explain their favorite activity and how they stay safe doing it.

My Apologies (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to explain how to properly apologize to someone when they've hurt their feelings.

Friendship (W.2.3, W.2.8, SL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to describe their closest friend and what makes that person special.

Spelling Practice:
Spelling Pretest - Students will use these sheets (printer friendly - 2 to a page) to take a spelling pretest.

I Can Divide Compound Words (L.2.2d, L.2.4d) - Students will practice spelling compound words by breaking them into their word parts.

I Can Sort My Spelling Words By Meaning (L.2.2d, L.2.4d, L.2.1) - Students will sort spelling words by type of noun (or "other" words).

I Can Put Words in Alphabetical Order (L.2.2d, L.2.4d, L.2.2e) - Students will put their spelling words into alphabetical order.

I Can Write Sentences With My Spelling Words (L.2.2d, L.2.4d, L.2.1f) - Students will write sentences (compound, command, question, and exclamation) with their spelling words.

I Can Use My Spelling Words to Complete Sentences (L.2.2d, L.2.4d, RF.2.4) - Students will use their spelling words to complete sentences.

Spelling Test - Students will use these sheets (printer friendly - 2 to a page) to test their spelling for the unit.

Grammar Practice:
I Can Abbreviate Titles for People (L.2.1) - Students will use abbreviations for titles of people.

I Can Abbreviate Days and Months (L.2.1) - Students will solve a crossword by writing the full word for days and months when given the abbreviations.

I Can Abbreviate Places (L.2.1) - Students will rewrite sentences using abbreviations for places.

I Can Change Verb Tense (L.2.1d) - Students will change verb tense of given words to rewrite sentences.

I Can Write Abbreviations Correctly (L.2.1) - Students will rewrite a story using the correct abbreviations.

Vocabulary Practice:
I Can Use a Dictionary to Find the Schwa Sound (L.2.2e, L.2.6) - Students will color by the code to sort schwa and non-schwa sounding words by looking them up in the dictionary and using the pronunciation key.

I Can Find Root Words (L.2.4c, L.2.6) - Students will find the root word of given words.

I Can Use a Dictionary and Root Words to Define New Words (L.2.4c, L.2.4e, L.2.6) -Students will use a given dictionary page to look up root word meanings and determine given word meaning, then match the meaning to vocabulary and extended vocabulary words.

I Can Find the Root Word (L.2.4c, L.2.6) - Students will color to show the root word.

I Can Use a Dictionary and Root Words to Define New Words (L.2.4c, L.2.4e, L.2.6) -Students will use a given dictionary page to look up root word meanings and determine given word meaning, then match the meaning to vocabulary and extended vocabulary words.

Phonics Practice:
I Can Write Compound Sentences With Compound Words (L.2.1f, L.2.4d) - Students will create compound sentences using given compound words.

I Can Create Compound Words and Use Them (RF.2.4, L.2.4d) - Students will put words together to create compound words, then use them to complete sentences.

I Can Find the Long O Sound and Schwa Syllables (RF.2.3b) - Students will find the schwa syllable in given compound words and find the long o spelling (o, oa, ow) of given compound words.

I Can Find the Stressed Syllable in Schwa Words (RF.2.3b) - Students will use different colors to write the stressed syllable and schwa syllables in words.

I Can Find the Long O Sound and Schwa Syllables (RF.2.3b) - Students will find the schwa syllable in given compound words and find the long o spelling (o, oa, ow) of given compound words.

Writing Practice:
I Can Give Strong Reasons in My Writing (W.2.1, W.2.8, L.2.1f) - Students will write goals relating to their own life, then write reasons and details.

I Can Write Strong Beginnings (W.2.1, L.2.1f) - Students will rewrite beginnings to use different kinds of sentences to support given goals.

I Can Write Strong Endings (W.2.1, L.2.1f) - Students will write strong endings to restate the goal given.

I Can Write a Persuasive Essay (W.2.1, L.2.1f) - Students will use this organizer to plan a persuasive essay.

Performance Task Craftivity (W.2.1, W.2.5, RL.2.1, RL.2.7): Students will create an Officer Buckle foldable to answer the lesson’s performance task (all information including teaching instructions, craft templates, and example photographs are included – everything you need to do the activity is here!).

Reading Practice:
I Can Ask Questions While I Read to Clarify (RL.2.1, RL.2.7, L.2.1f, RF.2.4c) - Students will use this organizer to write questions they have for clarification before, during, and after reading, then find the answers and show where they found them.

I Can Show Cause and Effect in a Story (RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7) - Students will find the cause for given effects in the story.

I Can Show Cause and Effect in a Story (RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7) - Students will find the effect for given causes in a story.

I Can Find the Humor in a Fictional Story (RL.2.1, RL.2.7) - Students will turn to given page numbers and read and look at the pictures, then answer questions about the humor the author meant to convey.

I Can Put a Story's Events in Order (RL.2.2, RL.2.5) - Students will cut and paste to sequence the story.

Fluency Practice:
I Can Read Sight Word Sentences Accurately (RF.2.3f, RF.2.4, RF.2.4b) - Students will read sight word sentences out loud with a friend, correcting mistakes as they go.

I Can Read and Understand Sight Word Sentences (RF.2.3f, RL.2.1) - Students will read a given sight word story, then answer questions and draw to show comprehension.

I Can Find My Sight Words in a Word Search (RF.2.3f) - Students will find sight words in a word search puzzle.

I Can Read and Understand Sight Word Sentences (RF.2.3f, RL.2.1) - Students will read a given sight word story, then answer questions and draw to show comprehension.

I Can Match and Color My Sight Words (RF.2.3f) - Students will color by the code to match sight words.

Speaking and Listening Practice:
I Can Summarize Each Part of a Story (RL.2.1, SL.2.2, RL.2.5) - Students will draw and write to show the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

I Can Retell Each Part of a Story (RL.2.1, SL.2.2, RL.2.5) - Students will draw and write to show the beginning, middle, and end of one of the stories from reading group this week.

I Can Recall Details About Our Story (RL.2.1, SL.2.2, RL.2.5) - Students will read "Safety at Home" and answer questions.

I Can Summarize Each Part of a Story (RL.2.1, SL.2.2, RL.2.5) - Students will draw and write to show the beginning, middle, and end of "Safety at Home."

I Can Summarize Directions (RL.2.1, SL.2.2, RL.2.5) - Students will write and draw to summarize instructions for what you should do in case of fire as told in "Safety at Home."
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