RI.2.7

Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

 
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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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Introduction of Text Features

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reference and Research skills have real world applications that enhance students' ability to locate information efficiently and effectively for multiple purposes.

 
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Text Feature Diagrams

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Visual representations are text features that facilitate locating facts and information.

 
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What Shapes the Land?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Beautiful images and diagrams in a book don't just look pretty. We can use them to help us understand what we are reading.

 
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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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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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Visual Representations in Informational Text

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Text features include visual representations that facilitate the interpretation of information in text.

Standards:
 
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Text Features-Let's Make Some Inferences

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:

Text features - FULL of information! Build on that and make inferences.

 
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Graphs, Charts, Tables

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Graphic representations are visual text features that facilitate locating facts associated with informational text.

 
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The Egg Sac: The Life Cycle of a Spider

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:

Spiders have their life cycles too. In producing an egg sac, Charlotte's days are numbered.

 
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Illustrations ‘stick’ to the text and support the ideas

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:

Highlight illustrations that 'stick' to the text and help us understand better!

 
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Text Features - Make An Image In Our Minds!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Imaging & Visualizing - Can You Make a Picture In Your Head?
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Imaging & Visualizing - Can You Make a Picture In Your Head?
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Those text features have lots of good information!

 
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Let's Map Out A Plan by Locating Facts In Informational Text!

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:

Compare the routes of American explorers by reading and looking at maps online!

 
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Application of Timelines in Research

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Timelines are graphic aids that facilitate location of information.

 
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The Rock Cycle: Where do Metamorphic Rocks Fit?

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: All About Rocks: Learning Science Through Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: All About Rocks: Learning Science Through Informational Text
Maricela Rodriguez
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Rocks have a cycle too!

 
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