All resources in GPS Second Grade Group

Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading

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In this lesson, students will use a weekly poem to explore meaning, sentence structure, rhyming words, sight words, vocabulary, and print concepts. After studying the poem, students are given a copy of the poem to illustrate and share their understanding. All of the poems explored are then compiled into a poetry portfolio for students to take home and share with their families. To further connect home to school, a family poetry project is suggested.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Jennifer Reed

Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study

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In this author study, students listen to four books by author Leo Lionni over the course of multiple days. Each reading is followed by discussion focusing on literary elements and comparing characters, themes,settings, and plots. After discussion, students participate in creating and organizing information on a large matrix which depicts the main elements of that day’s story. During the lessons, the matrix helps students review and retell each story and to compare details of two or more stories at a time. On the final day of this lesson, individual students choose any two books to compare using a Venn diagram.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Renee Goularte

Add To: Result Unknown

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For this activity, students solve word problems by writing an equation with a symbol for the unknown number, drawing a picture, and diagraming to model the problem and answering questions in a complete sentence

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Making Objects Move

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Students study the motion of objects by brainstorming and experimenting with the different ways that a ping-pong ball can move. They will then create a structure that can be used to move an object from one place to another. They are encouraged to observe and test their structures, revising them as needed.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Science Netlinks