RI.2.6

Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

 
16 Lesson(s)
   

'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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Procedural Text: Game Directions

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

How do procedural text apply in the real world ? Students find a treasure trove of knowledge and skills by analyzing the components of Game Directions.

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

The story is the same; the presentation of facts varies.

 
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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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Introduction to Persuasion

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

How do you persuade someone to see it your way ? Students analyze a variety of methods convince others to believe their claim on a topic.

Standards:
 
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Mice and Beans: A Story Within A Story

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Stirring Up Memories, An Autobiography
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Stirring Up Memories, An Autobiography
Maricela Rodriguez
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We can use our memories and our imagination to write stories. Weaving the fictional with family traditions can result in a humorous tale.

 
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The Barn: The Place Where It All Happens

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:

The author uses particular language to create a sense of place.

 
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How Does The Author Tell the Story? Day 1 of 3

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

A traveling seed, the four seasons, and the sunflower cycle: how does the author put all together?

 
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Day 2 of 2

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

Reading is a strategic act. Knowledge of the content of a text and its text structure help readers to navigate a text efficiently.

 
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How Does the Author Tell the Story Day 3 of 3

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

Every author has their own unique way of telling stories. How does Eric Carle let us know things have changed for the tiny seed?

 
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What Do Our Memories Hold? Day 3 of 3

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Stirring Up Memories, An Autobiography
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Stirring Up Memories, An Autobiography
Maricela Rodriguez
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What is the life of a writer like? Today, my students read closely the last part of Stirring Up Memories, and explore the details of the author's life as a writer.

 
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