RL.2.2

Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

 
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Charlotte's Web: How does it all begin?

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Charlotte's Web: A Chapter Book Study
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Charlotte's Web: A Chapter Book Study
Maricela Rodriguez
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Questions are a great way to begin a story. As students embark on their introduction to Charlotte's Web, they will get practice asking comprehension-deepening questions about the key details.

 
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The Ugly Vegetables

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Farms
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Farms
Maricela Rodriguez
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

My students learn about vegetables from a different culture. Why are they called ugly when they tasty so yummy? Looks are definitely deceiving!

 
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the ugly vegetables
   

Details, Details, Details - Finding the Theme and Details in 3 Versions of a Story

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The fables differ in their plot and theme – let’s look at the versions and make connections.

 
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Types of Questions

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Shared Inquiry Discussion
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Shared Inquiry Discussion
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In order to participate in shared inquiry, students must understand and apply effective interpretive questions for discussion.

 
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Connecting To The Theme with Elmer!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What's the theme of the story and why is it important to me?

 
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The Jade Stone Day 1

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Shared Inquiry Discussion 1
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Shared Inquiry Discussion 1
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do multiple readings of text deepen knowledge ? Students use post-it notes to highlight specific points in the story and collaborate to design interpretive questions.

 
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Two Versions of A Fable - Same Summary

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Two versions of a fable-summarize and see if they’re the same!

 
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The 2 Faces of Pocahantos - Comparing Informational Text and Literature

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Compare the real story of Pocahantos with a favorite Disney version!

 
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Let's Summarize Literature and Make A Movie!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

'Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then' ... Make a movie to show the summary.

 
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Wow - Same story, but different problems and solutions!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to 2nd grade - Literature has Story Elements
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to 2nd grade - Literature has Story Elements
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fables from other countries - compare/contrast and look at the problem and solution!

 
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Practice Summarizing with Short Stories

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What is the main idea and supporting details? Point them out!

Standards:
 
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Let's Summarize Literature and Make a Scene!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let's Summarize with 'Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then' organizer and then act out the story!

 
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a friend for dragon
   

What Is the Arctic Tundra? Day 1 of 3

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Habitats: Exploring the Regions Of Our World
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Habitats: Exploring the Regions Of Our World
Maricela Rodriguez
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Arctic tundra, a place of unusual beauty, is the setting for a heartwarming tale of a boy and a wolf.

 
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what is the arctic tundra all about
   

Jack and the Beanstalk Day 1

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Shared Inquiry Discussion 1
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Shared Inquiry Discussion 1
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do multiple readings of text deepen knowledge ? Students use post-it notes to highlight specific points in the story and collaborate to design interpretive questions.

 
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Connect To the World and Don't use 'Slug'gish Words

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use voice to show a character's point of view!

 
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