• Common Core Lessons: Reading Literary Text Grade 2

  • Help your second-grade students build strong literary analysis and comprehension skills with activities that support Common Core rigor in the areas of Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity.

     
    Each of the 9 units provides literary text in a variety of genres such as poetry, folk tale, realistic fiction, and classic fiction, as well as supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including:

    • Vocabulary: Picture dictionary with content and academic vocabulary  
    • Analyze and discuss: “I Read Closely,” “I Read and Understand,” and an oral close reading activity
    • Learn and apply: “Words I Know” and “I Read a Fable” (genre activity)
    • Respond: “I Think About the Plot” and “I Can Write”
     
    Additional teacher support includes:
    • Correlations to Common Core State Standards and TEKS for every unit for easy reference
    • Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help to increase parental involvement
    • Guided reading levels to help identify appropriate texts for students
    • A walk-through of each literary text selection and activity pages that support the unit
     
    The 9 units explore these genres and reading selections:
    • Poetry: “The Swing” by Robert Louis Stevenson and “Water Fun”
    • Fairy Tale: “The Elves and the Shoemaker”
    • Realistic Fiction: “River Rafting”
    • Aesop’s Fable: “The North Wind and the Sun”
    • Folk Tale: “The Rat Princess”
    • Folk Tale: “The Flute”
    • Tall Tale: “Febold Feboldson”
    • Realistic Fiction: “What Ben Franklin Said”
    • Classic Fiction: “Tom Paints the Fence,” adapted from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
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