This comprehensive resource has everything you need to teach an entire unit on urban, suburban, and rural communities in your 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. The unit contains posters, vocabulary cards, a vocabulary book, a reading passage with review questions, and a large variety of worksheets and activities. A digital vocabulary PowerPoint slideshow is also included.
There are high-quality real-life photographs used throughout the unit that will bring the vocabulary to life for your students. The 24 vocabulary words are embedded throughout the resource.
Math is integrated into this resource that is relevant to the unit, uses real statistics and population information, and covers multiple math standards for 2nd and 3rd grade (see below for more details).
This resource includes:
✓PowerPoint slideshow to use as you introduce the concept and vocabulary of the unit
✓24 vocabulary word cards with definitions and real photos
↪Cards come in 2 sizes: half-page word wall cards and quarter-page pocket chart strips)
✓Informational reading passage with review questions
✓Vocabulary worksheet for each community
✓Describing Communities graphic organizer
✓“Snapshots” of each community worksheet which include real photographs
✓Communities flip-up trifold page
✓Communities flip book
✓“Guess the Community” worksheet
✓True or False worksheet
✓Community description sort
✓“Communities: Words to know” vocabulary review worksheet
✓Informational writing: All About Communities (prewrite and writing pages for each community included)
✓Opinion/persuasive writing: The Best Type of Community (prewrite and writing pages for each community included)
↪Graphing our Favorite Communities: Class graphing activity includes data collection, creating a tally chart, pictograph, bar graph, and analyzing the data
↪Small Town Population Place Value: Writing real populations in standard form, expanded form, and word form.
↪Community Math: Using real populations to answer word problems that require students to order, add, and subtract multi-digit numbers.
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