W.2.3

Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

 
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Mentor Text: Sequence of Events

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

How can you describe a story in time order?

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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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Reflections (1)
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Mentor Text: Visual Imagery

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

How do mentor text help develop our craft as writers?

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Mentor Text: Dialogue

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

How can students use mentor text to develop writing skills?

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Mentor Text: Conventions of Writng - Punctuation

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

How do mentor texts help develop conventions in writing?

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And the author is...Using Digital Tools For 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:

Empower students to recognize that they are thinkers and writers! They will collaborate on a writing piece to brainstorm, organize and publish ideas with a digital tool.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Authors Use Tools in a Writers' Workshop!

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:

Let's look at ways to use our new Writers' Workshop Journal and tools that will help us become authors!

 
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Reflections (1)
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Mentor Text: Onomatopoeia

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

How do students use mentor text to develop writing skills? Today, we focus on onomatopoeia in Donald Crews' Shortcut.

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Mentor Text: Writing with Satire

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

How do students use mentor text to develop a writing style?

 
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Reflections (1)
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Draft and Edit a 'Star' Narrative - (Lesson 2 of 3)

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing About Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing About Informational Text
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Write the rough draft and using editing 'stars' to make it look great!

 
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Reflections (2)
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Mentor Text: Ideas in Writing

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

How can mentor texts help generate ideas for writing ?

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Reflections (1)
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Mentor Text: Ellipsis

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

How do conventions accentuate your writing ?

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Reflections (1)
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Spreading Seeds Around The Forest

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Where Does It Live?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Where Does It Live?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

New trees, new plants, new flowers spring up all over the forest habitat. How and why do they spring up where they are?

 
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Mentor Text: Organization in Writing

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

How can mentor texts model organization in writing ?

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Sharing Our Ideas Through Media

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:

Engineers share their ideas and so do we! The children will create a cartoon-like character and a voice-recording of the steps they took to design their tower!

 
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Reflections (2)
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