RI.2.2

Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

 
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Points of Informational Text-Main Idea and Details

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’s the main point of the text and how do other parts of text ‘point’ to it?

 
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'Frame the Story' with Informational Text

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:

If we can put a frame around the key details, we'll have a strong summary!

 
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Practice Summarizing With More 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:

Practice those main idea questions and summarize the main idea.

Standards:
 
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A Feast of Summaries of Informational Text!

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:

Put all the main ideas together for a ‘feast’ of a summary

 
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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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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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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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Make a Newspaper with Informational Text Summaries

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:

Summarize the chapters and put it together to make in informational newspaper!

 
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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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My Favorite Bank Book

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: "RICH" Literature and Information About Money!
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: "RICH" Literature and Information About Money!
Miki Frace
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Informational text is available and necessary everywhere in the world - you can bank on it!

 
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Introduction to Cornell Notetaking System

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

How do students effectively take notes during research? Students gather information using text features to locate key ideas during shared research. Information is graphically organized using the Cornell Note Taking System.

 
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Summarizing Our Reading

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3 - Apples, Pumpkins and Bread!! OH! My!!
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3 - Apples, Pumpkins and Bread!! OH! My!!
Veronique Paquette
East Wenatchee, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reading scientific literature is one way scientists learn from others and know what the latest research claims and what questions still need to be answered.

 
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Florida Facts

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

How can I use digital sources to conduct shared research? Students evaluate the relevancy and accuracy of information from multiple sources as they research geographical, historical, and societal facts about Florida.

 
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Color Coded Notetaking

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

How can color coded index cards organize information for research? Students use various text features to locate key facts and organize information to produce reports on a given topic.

 
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Harnessing the Wind Part 1

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

Objects move in proportion to the force that pushes and pulls them. Today, students work to find out important information in a text about this powerful force and learn important content knowledge for our final inventors lesson tomorrow.

 
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the wind
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