This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Taking Care of Ourselves. It is the FOURTH week in my Taking Care of Ourselves Unit.
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be reading Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. The students will work in groups to identify the narrative elements (genre, author's purpose, characters, problem/solution). Throughout the week, they will use the book to answer text related questions. They will also analyze 4 words to determine their meaning in context. Students will use their knowledge about the 5 food groups (learned in week 4 of this unit) to identify and classify foods within the book. At the end of the week, they will discuss the pros and cons of living in Chewandswallow. Using their generated list of pros and cons, they will write a brief opinion paper. On Friday, they will complete a story test on the book.
By the end of the week, they are able to:
analyze the narrative elements in a story.
determine the meaning of a word in context.
identify and classify foods listed in the text.
form an opinion by listing pros and cons.
write an opinion paper.
answer text related questions.
The weekly lesson was written around the book:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (one copy per group)
The Zipped File contains:
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+I can statements
+Detailed plans for the week (5 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 set of questions cards to copy for each group
1 story test
The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
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