• Common Core Lessons: Text-Based Writing Nonfiction Grade 2


  • Ideal for preparing your second-grade students for state writing assessments and meeting new standards, this series offers scaffolded text-based writing practice with essential nonfiction writing forms, such as:
    ·      Compare and contrast
    ·      Sequence
    ·      Explanatory
    ·      Informative
    ·      Cause and effect
    ·      Opinion
     
    The 15 units provide activities that prepare students to complete text-dependent writing prompts.
     
    Each unit begins with a unit focus and lesson checklist to guide students through the learning path, which includes:
    ·      a picture dictionary with content vocabulary words to help students connect words with meanings
    ·      close reading of a leveled nonfiction article
    ·      text-dependent comprehension questions to support understanding
    ·      a graphic organizer to help students organize information from the article and plan their writing
    ·      a text-dependent writing prompt
     
    Teachers will appreciate these additional resources and features!
    ·      Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help teachers encourage learning at home.
    ·      Common Core State Standards correlations are located on each unit for easy reference.
    ·      The reading level is provided to help identify appropriate texts.
    ·      The suggested learning path helps teachers pace the lesson, and makes scaffolding easy!
     
    The leveled nonfiction reading selections include:
    ·      Biographies
    ·      Geography articles
    ·      Health articles
    ·      Science articles
    ·      Social studies articles

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