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Let's Create 
Second Grade
Unit 3
Let's Create
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Enduring Understanding
We all have different ways of expressing our ideas and emotions.

Essential Question:
How do people express ideas and emotions in creative ways?

Let's Create! - Theme Research Project
new iconOral Vocabulary Cards

new iconTreasures Board Posters
Week 1: The Alvin Ailey Kids: Dancing as a Team Teacher Resources Student Resources
Dancing
Word Study
Vocabulary
(bookmarks and printable dominoes game)

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Blending Chart Day 1

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Blending Chart Day 3


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Day1
NewPixie
Weekly Vocabulary Practice
(Student Station)


Vocabulary Splash
(Student Station)

Enduring Understanding:
Good readers summarize the main idea, important details, and sequence the events in a story's beginning, middle, and end.


Essential Question:
How did summarizing the ideas in the selection help you retell in a logical sequence?

Summary Tool for Fiction and Nonfiction Text

Discovery EducationStatue of Liberty Video
This video gives information about the story behind the Statue of Liberty and its importance to Americans as one of the U.S. symbols. (3 mins.)
(Login to Discovery Education prior to selecting the link. Please note that the videos must be downloaded according to AACPS guidelines.)
NewPixie
Alvin Ailey Flow Map
(Student station)

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Summarizing Fiction Flow Map

smartboard Summarizing Nonfiction Flow Map

Statue of Liberty Information

Week 2: Abuelo and the Three Bears Teacher Resources Student Resources
Abuela
Word Study
smartboard Blending Chart Day 1

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Blending Chart Day 3
NewPixie
Weekly Vocabulary Practice
(Student Station)

Vocabulary Splash
(Student Station)

Open and Closed Syllables
(Student Station)

R-Controlled Vowels

(Student Station)
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers summarize the main idea, important details, and sequence the events in a story's beginning, middle, and end.

Essential Question:
How did summarizing the ideas in the selection help you retell in a logical sequence?
Summary Activities
Scroll down to Comprehension. Click Part Four. Go to pages 103-112 of pdf for Simple Summary and Sum Summary activities.
NewPixie
Abuelo and the Three Bears:
(Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then)
(Student Station)

Summarizing Videos
(Student Station)

Summarizing Interactive
(Student Station)

Have students create and write down their log-in. They can use this to save their work as the interactive will take several sessions to complete. For summarizing, have students drag the flashlight image into the book. They will summarize to create a handbook on how to be a pirate, draw a map to summarize where treasure is buried, and summarize to tell a tale of Jelly Bones’ last days.
Week 3: Music of the Stone Age Teacher Resources Student Resources
Stone Age Music
Word Study
 Vocabulary
(bookmarks and printable dominoes game)

smartboard Blending Chart Day 1

smartboard
Blending Chart Day 3
NewPixier
Weekly Vocabulary Practice
(Student Station)


Vocabulary Splash

(Student Station)

Make Words with "ar"
(Student Station)

"AR" interactive story
(Student Station)
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers make connections among important details to explain the author's purpose.

Good readers know that cause-and-effect relationships make up the events in a story.


Essential Question:
Why did the author write the selection? Use text evidence to support your answer.

Retell the events in a story's beginning, middle, and end. What was the problem and how was it solved?
smartboard Instructional Slides
 Day 1


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 Day 4

 Day 5

Tools and the Stone Age

Author's Purpose Sort
Scroll down to Comprehension. Click Part Three. Go to pages 81-84 of pdf for Persuade, Inform, and Entertain Sort.
Author's Purpose Interactive Lesson
(Student Station)

Author's Purpose Rocket Skills

(Student Station)

Author's Purpose Jeopardy

Author's Purpose Multiple Choice

(Student Center)
Week 4: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Teacher Resources Student Resources
Click Clack
Word Study
   Vocabulary
(bookmarks and printable dominoes game)

smartboard Blending Chart Day 1

smartboard
Blending Chart Day 3


smartboard icon Instructional Slides

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

NewPixie
Weekly Vocabulary Practice
(Student Station)

Vocabulary Splash
(Student Station)
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers know that cause-and-effect relationships make up the events in a story.

Essential Question:
Retell the events in a story's beginning, middle, and end. What was the problem and how was it solved?
Cause and Effect Center
Scroll down to Comprehension. Click Part Three. Go to pages 63-67 of pdf for Cause and Effect Match.
Cause and Effect Interactive Lesson
(Student Station)

Cause and Effect Matching Game
(Student Station - Beyond)

Cause and Effect Quiz
(Student Station)

Cause and
Effect Lesson

(Student Station)
Week 5: Stirring Up Memories Teacher Resources Student Resources
Stirring Memories
Word Study

Vocabulary
(bookmarks and printable dominoes game)

smartboard
Blending Chart Day 1

smartboard
Blending Chart Day 3
NewPixie
Weekly Vocabulary Practice

(Student Station)


Vocabulary Splash
(Student Station)


Long E Review
(Student Station)
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers analyze details and describe the order of ideas, then combine the information to reach a new understanding of the text.


Essential Question:
Retell the ideas in the selection in order. By combining those ideas, what conclusion can you draw?
Drawing Conclusions Game Cards
pdf
Rags to Riches
(Student Station)

Drawing Conclusions Reading Skills Rocket
(Student Station)

Practice Drawing Conclusions
(Student Station)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teacher Notes
Standards Resources
Common Core Standard: RI 4 Determine the meaning of words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Technology Standard:  Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Weekly Vocabulary Practice
Common Core Standard: RL 1 Apply appropriate stratgies during reading, viewing, or listening to text.
Technology Standard:  Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Summary Tool for
Fiction and Nonfiction Text
http://kbumreading.com/reading-writing.html
Common Core Standard: RL 5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Technology Standard:  Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Alvin Ailey Flow Map

Abuelo and the Three Bears
Common Core Standard: W 7 Participate in shared research and writing projects
2.W.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question
2.RI.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic


Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Statue of Liberty Information
Common Core Standard:
2 W.7
Participate in shared research and writing projects
2 W.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question
2 RI.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic


Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Statue of Liberty Video
Common Core Standard: 2 RF.e Identify words with inconsistent by common vowel teams
2 RF.b Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams


Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Make words with "ar"
Common Core Standard: 2 RF.e Identify words with inconsistent by common vowel teams
2 RF.b Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams


Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
"AR" interactive story
Common Core Standard:
2 W.7
Participate in shared research and writing projects
2 W.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question
2 RI.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic


Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Tools and the Stone Age
Common Core Standard: 2 RI.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain or describe

Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Author's Purpose Interactive Lesson

Author's Purpose Rocket Skills

Author's Purpose Jeopardy

Author's Purpose Multiple Choice
Common Core Standard: RI 2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL 2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Cause and Effect Interactive Lesson

Cause and Effect Lesson
Common Core Standard: RI 2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL 2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Cause and Effect Matching Game
Common Core Standard: RI 2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL 2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


Technology Standard: Standard 3:  Technology for Learning and Collaboration.  Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
Cause and Effect Quiz

Rags to Riches

Drawing Conclusions Reading Skills Rocket

Practice Drawing Conclusions

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2014