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Second Grade Reading Connections

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Links to lessons below are provided for instructional use. Many Language Arts lessons have been created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, aligning current instructional materials to Common Core State Standards. (Click here for Second Grade Language Arts Standards At-a-Glance) Other lessons aligning current instructional materials to the Common Core State Standards may have been developed by Savanna School District staff members or obtained through other resources. In addition, Data Works ready-to-teach lessons, aligning current instructional materials to Common Core State Standards, are provided below. As a reminder, all information provided on this site is for the exclusive use of Savanna School District staff and may not be sold, published, or otherwise shared electronically or in hard copy. As appropriate, links to technological resources are provided with lessons.

Curricular Connections to Common Core Text Dependent Questions Lesson Plan TemplateStandards Alignment Guide/Standards Alignment Guide-Reading Literature and Informational Text-Grade 2

Open Court lessons (aligned to 2002 Open Court) under construction-check back soon!

Well-crafted, ready-to-teach Explicit Direct Instruction lessons, developed by DataWorks, that focus on grade level specific Common Core State Standards, are provided below. These multi-media lessons are designed to engage all learners through whole-class instruction as teachers introduce new concepts and skills while modeling the kind of thinking Core Standards and assessments require. In keeping with Explicit Direct Instruction teaching strategies, these lessons provide clear learning objectives, emphasize teaching first, checking for understanding throughout lesson components, and guided practice that includes differentiation with optional scaffolding for all students in order to gain confidence and skill development.

Reading Literature Lessons Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Key Ideas and Details

RL.2: Determine the central message in a story - lesson designed to be taught as a read-aloud (view student pages here)

RL.1 Answer who, what, when, and where questions (view student pages here)

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RL.7 Describe characters, setting, and plot from the illustrations and words in the story (view student pages here)

Reading Informational Text Lessons Aligned to Common Core Standards

Craft and Structure

RI.6: Identify the main purpose of a text (view student pages here)

Key Ideas and Details

RI.1 Answer who, what, when, and where questions (view student pages here)

Reading Foundational Skills Lessons Aligned to Common Core Standards

Phonics and Word Recognition

RF.3d Decode words with prefixes (view student pages here)

RF.3d Decode words using suffixes (view student pages here)

A separate resource for teachers, Common Core Learning Objectives, identifies Core Standards converted into explicit, teachable Learning Objectives, is provided by clicking here to access the 2nd Grade ELA Common Core Learning Objectives and Essential Tools. This guide includes Core Standards vocabulary lists defining key words students need to know to be successful. Note: Additional, focused professional development opportunities are planned by the Savanna School District to assist teachers in the use of this tool.

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Click here for Second Grade Speaking & Listening Connections

Click here for Second Grade Math Connections