This resource accompanies our Rethink 2nd Grade ELA course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 2nd Grade ELA in Language.
This unit is focused on figurative language, covering common core standards in language, literature for reading, and speaking and listening with the final assessment. It is designed to be used with a workshop model, where there is some form of opening for brief instruction, partner and/or independent work time, and a closing time for sharing within each lesson.
In this lesson, students read Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco to identify words that are unfamiliar to them. Working collaboratively in small groups, they discuss the meaning of these new words, using context clues from the text, prior knowledge, and both print and online resources. Students then apply their knowledge of the new vocabulary to further their understanding of the text.
Students practice distinguishing between adjectives and adverbs. Students read each sentence, circle the -ly word, decide whether the word is an adverb or adjective, and write the appropriate term on the line provided.
Students will produce words using inflections. Reproducible materials are included in the PDF.
Students will identify variant correspondences in words. Reproducible materials are included in the PDF.
Sttudents will produce words with variant correspondences. Reproducible materials are included in the PDF.
This collection uses primary sources to explore The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.
Students read about Elijah McCoy, an African American inventor and answer questions to help improve their comprehension. An answer key is included.
Students read about Lewis Latimer, an African American inventor and answer questions to help improve their reading and comprehension skills. An answer key is included.
Students read about Patricia Bath, an African American inventor and answer questions to help improve their reading and comprehension skills. An answer key is included.
Students will look at each sentence and read the underlined idiom. Next, students select the answer that gives the meaning of the underlined idiom. Students receive immediate feedback after each sentence for their response.