W.2.2

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

 
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Procedural Text: Recipe

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

How do students use procedural text to turn lemons into lemonade?

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Procedural Text: Science Experiment

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 help us in the real world ? Explore the mad scientist in your students as they engage in writing and analyzing text to make connections with steps towards a goal.

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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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Writing Great Topic and Concluding Sentences (Day 2 of 2)

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

Introduce, conclude, and add a detail in the middle!

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The Wonderful Towers of Watts--Building Background Knowledge

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Building Towers and the Engineering Design Process
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Building Towers and the Engineering Design Process
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The students will learn about a famous beautiful tower, which helps to build their background knowledge of towers and structures. They will also learn that a newspaper article contains important information.

 
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Waldo says "Where's Writing?"

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Start 2nd grade off with Writing!
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Start 2nd grade off with Writing!
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Writing is all around us! Look through the Waldo glasses at examples from school and use the 'writing process' to create a project about the types of writing!

 
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I’m Melting!!! Write an Expository Paragraph (Day 1 of 3)

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

Solids to liquids – Write a paragraph to describe the snowman!

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Procedural Text: Arts and Crafts

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 help us in the real world ? Use craft projects to teach this concept in engaging, fun ways!

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What do birds need in order to survive?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Animals
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Animals
Melissa Collins
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Birds need four basic elements to survive: water, cover (shelter), food, and space.

 
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The Power of Observation

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Making careful observations is not only fun, it is powerful!

 
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Power of Observation Writing

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Scientists communicate by writing!

 
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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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Volcano Art and Writing Project

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

We have learned so much about volcanoes. Let's take that knowledge make a product that is an educational trifecta--blending science, art and writing!

 
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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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Procedural Text: Sports Manual

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

How do procedural texts help us in the real world ? Students take advantage of the sports season to create sports manual and explore components of procedural text.

 
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