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2nd Grade ELA resources

Here are some activities I found to help meet the ELA standards.  
 
If you find any additional resources, PLEASE email me and I'll add them to this page.  Thanks!!   
 
 
Got any lessons, resources, websites that you want to share??  Add them to our Second Grade ELA Dropbox!  Let's help each other out!! 
 
 
 
San Diego Unified School District (here's the District's CCSS website--lots of resources!)
 
"I Can Statements" for each standard from Dr. Bobb Darnell on his website called Achievement Strategies, Inc.  Check them out! 
 
 
 
Reading Literature
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading literature:  "The Story of the Three Bears"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the text, "The Story of the Three Bears," with illustrations by L. Leslie Brooke.
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading literature:  "Why the Bear has a Short Tail"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the text, "Why the Bear has a Short Tail" by Florence Holbrooke.
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page)
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading poetry:  "The Star"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the poem, "The Star" by Jane Taylor.
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page) 
Text of "The Star"
 
 
 
Reading Informational Texts
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "Animals:  Traits and Habitats"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of a chapter of the text, "Animals: Traits and Habitats," published by Millmark Education. This text focuses on introducing animal traits.
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page) 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  Close reading informational text:  "Energy:  Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy"
 
This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the chapter, "Energy: Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy" from the book "Energy: What is it?" published by Millmark Education.
 
 
Read Aloud Video (on the right side of the page) 

Reading:  Foundational Skills

Writing 

LearnZillion Video Sequence:  writing narratives in response to "The Story of the Three Bears"
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of the text, "The Story of the Three Bears." Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit a narrative story re-imagining the ending of the story of the three bears and Goldenlocks.
 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  writing narratives in response to "Why the Bear Has a Short Tail"
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of the myth, "Why the Bear has a Short Tail." Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit a narrative story about what happens to the bear and the fox after the bear loses his tail.
 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  writing narratives in response to the poem "The Star"
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of the poem, "The Star" by Jane Taylor. Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit a narrative story from the point of view of the narrator of "The Star."
 
 
 
Text of "The Star"
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  writing explanatory essay:  "Animals:  Traits and Habitats"
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of a chapter of the article, "Animals: Traits and Habitats" from Millmark Education. Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit a paragraph explaining "What are animal traits?"
 
 
 
 
 
LearnZillion Video Sequence:  writing an informative paragraph:  "Energy:  Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy"
 
This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a chapter from the book, "Energy: What is Energy?" published by Millmark Education. Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit an informational paragraph in which they explain how an object of their choice uses energy.
 
 
 
 

Speaking and Listening

 

Language

 
 
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Please email Amy Kinseth with any questions or concerns at akinseth.lomaportal@gmail.com.  Thanks!