RI.2.1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

 
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Va-Va-Vibrations!!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 1: Sound Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 1: Sound Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be creating instruments that will allow them to observe, explore and investigate the patterns of sound waves (pitch and volume). They will plan out a design for their instrument and then create it using classroom materials.

 
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What Will I Tell?

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: I Am A Biographer
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: I Am A Biographer
Miki Frace
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Biographers have a particular job; telling others about an individual. What do they tell?

 
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BIG Questions About Informational Text!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Stick all of the question words up there!!

Standards:
 
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Text Features Support Answers to the Questions! (Lesson 1 of 2)

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Solve the puzzle about the text features that help find the answers in informational text!

 
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2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Focus on Biography
Miki Frace
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do biographers organize information about people who “turn(ed) this world upside down”? Martin Luther King, Jr. as a child

 
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Focus on Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr (Day 1 of 5)

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Focus on Biography
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Focus on Biography
Miki Frace
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Our National Holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr provides a fabulous reason to explore genre of “life writing” – biography.

 
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Ask Some Questions & Use Those Helpful Text Features!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ask some great questions and find the answers with informational text features!

 
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BEEing a Bee!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A bee is instrumental in pollination! The children will create a simple model of a bee and then mimic its function in plant pollination.

 
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Asked and Answered - Use Inferences and Text

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Inference-What Do You Already Know and How Does the Text Help You?
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Inference-What Do You Already Know and How Does the Text Help You?
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Questions and answers help us understand better. Are the answers in the text or do we need to make an inference? In this lesson, we turn to a famous genius to find out ...

 
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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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A Milkweed Community

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A milkweed plant supports a variety plants and animals. It's like it own little community. How do they depend on each other? Let's find out!

 
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Animal Rights

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: FINDS Research
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: FINDS Research
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using the FINDS research process, students will gather relevant information from multiple sources.

 
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I Need Answers – Questioning Using informational text features

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Find answers with informational text and show them on the iPad!

 
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How Do Seeds Travel?

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

Different forces help seeds move from one place to another. People are one source. Come find out how we help seeds move from place to place.

 
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Current Events

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Florida Research
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Florida Research
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do we keep current about news in our community ? Students delve deeper into informational text by analyzing, summarizing, and evaluating the relevancy of this text real world situations.

 
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