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 parent guide supports parents in helping their child at home with the 2nd Grade English Language Arts content.
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.
E4 is a series of 32 flexible vocabulary development lessons, each focusing on an everyday concept and brainstorming other words that describe the concept. Each activity can be used for a few minutes a day over the course of a week. The heart of each E4 vocabulary lesson is the word web, describing in detail various meanings of each word and showing other words with similar meanings, plus idioms, common phrases and a unique E4 feature called the Spanish Connection that shows English-Spanish cognates relating to each word. Each lesson also includes a morphology web that summarizes word changes such as inflected endings, prefixes, suffixes and compound words. There are two versions of the webs for each lesson, one filled-in and one with blank boxes. These can be projected using an interactive whiteboard or as overheads (they?re even simple enough to redraw on a blackboard), making possible a variety of flexible usage scenarios.
Students will learn what an adjective is and how to categorize adjectives using an interactive sorting game. Students will compete with each other by categorizing adjectives by color, shape, size, and kind. Students will have to read and sort the adjective word cards. Furthermore, students will use magazine photographs to describe nouns and write sentences.
ABCya! presents its fifth children's storybook for the classroom. It's called Marvin Makes Music, an original work by Michelle Tocci. The story is about a frog that is sad because he cannot sing like his friends, until one day when he gets a new musical instrument. This is a great storybook to share with kids using an interactive whiteboard.
*This storybook has narration! Students can click the speaker button to have the story read to them.
Students will practice identifying appropriate synonyms for a variety of vocabulary words.2.L.5- Demonstrate understanding of nuances in word meanings. (a) Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and closely related adjectives.
In this lesson,students increase their knowledge and use of adjectives and write 6 adjectives on raindrops.
This teacher's curriculum guide presents strategies for engaging readers before, during, and after reading the book. It also provides extension strategies to further students’ understanding through analysis of verbs and narrative writing tasks.