EAST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS
Big Idea: Purpose Authors as Mentors
Enduring Understandings Essential Questions Every choice we make influences what happens around us. Studying how an author writes will help to improve our own writing.
Authors use conventions to help the reader.
Readers find the main idea and important details to understand text.
What can we learn from other authors? How do choices we make affect people, places, and things?
Why are conventions important? What helps readers better understand text?
CC/Learning Targets Core Vocabulary Links to Technology RI.1 RI.2 RI.4 RI.6 RI.8 2.2.2
2.2.6 RF.3 c, e, f 2.1.2 W.2 2.5.3 L.1 c, e
L.2 a, b, d L.4 a L.6 2.6.1 2.6.8 SL.6
cause-and-effect commas friendly letter
Read Me Stories (app)
MeeGenius! Kids' Books (app) Interactive Touch Books (app) Scholastic Storia (app) Bluster (app) Build a Word Express (app) ABC Magnetic Alphabet (app) A+ Spelling Test (app) Spelling Test (app)
Bundle Performance Task(s) After reading a multi-paragraph story, the students will determine the authors purpose. The students will identify the main topic of the entire text and the focus of each individual paragraph, supported by specific details from the author. After studying a favorite childrens author, students will discuss in small groups the writing techniques used by the author. They will then write a letter telling the author what writing techniques they learned from his or her books. In the letter, the students will demonstrate knowledge of letter format and punctuation. Along with applying their knowledge of pronouns and correct spelling, students will be encouraged to use adjectives and adverbs to provide descriptive details. As an extension, students could create a main idea mobile presenting an outline of the text. The model should include the main idea of the text written on a paper towel tube, as well as the main idea of each individual paragraph within the text written on hanging index cards. Additionally, students should add supportive details to each paragraph by attaching post-it notes to the hanging index cards. The materials used may vary.
Grade 2 LA Bundle 5
Quarter 3 Jan-Feb
Recommended Read-Alouds G2 - Bundle 5
Big Idea: Purpose Title Author Relates to
Things That are the Most in the World Barrett Adjectives/Adverbs Pig, Pigger, Piggest Rick Walton Adjectives/Adverbs The Mystery of Eatum Hall John Kelly Authors Perspective
Knots on a Counting Rope Bill Martin Authors Perspective Fine, Fine School Sharon Creech Authors Perspective Walter the Farting Dog William Kotzwinkle Authors Purpose (entertain)
I Wanna Iguana Karen Kaufman Orloff Authors Purpose (persuade) Diary of a Worm Doreen Cronin Authors Purpose (inform) The Meanest Thing to Say Bill Cosby Authors Purpose (lesson) A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon Cause and Effect
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Numeroff Cause and Effect
Just in Case Judith Viorst Cause and Effect
Thats Good! Thats Bad! Margery Cuyler Cause and Effect
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin Commas Owen Kevin Henkes Context Clues
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig Context Clues Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails Verla Kay Context Clues Dear Mrs. Blueberry Simon James Friendly Letter
Dear Annie Judith Caseley Friendly Letter The Jolly Postman Allan Ahlberg Friendly Letter When I Get Old With You Angela Johnson Informational Text
The Leaving Morning Angela Johnson Informational Text Do Animals Dream? Joyce Pope Informational Text How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning Rosalyn Schanzer Main Topic/Details (multi-paragraph) Q is for Duck Mary Elting and Michael Folsom Purpose for Reading
If I Were in Charge of the World Judith Viorst Purpose for Reading Fly Away Home Eve Bunting Questioning
Wednesday Surprise Eve Bunting Questioning
Reading Workshop G2 - Bundle 5
CC/Learning Targets Resource of Ideas Evidence of Learning RI.1 (2.2.4)
Ask and respond to questions (when, who, where, why, what if, how) to aid comprehension about important elements of informational texts.
-Reading with Meaning pp. 123-140 -Strategies that Work pp. 81, 110-111, 112-113 -Creating Young Writers pp. 101
-Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting -Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting -Starfall- Online Stories -Questioning -Ask for Clarification
Reading Wonders Unit 3 -(WK 3) pp. T216-T217, R/W Workshop Lighting Lives pp. 214-220 -(WK 3) pp. T231A-T231L, Anthology Biblioburro pp. 256-277 -(WK 4) pp. T308-T309, R/W Workshop Tornado! pp. 230-236 -(WK 4) pp. T323A-T323H, Anthology Wild Weather pp. 280-291 -(WK 5) pp. T398-T399, R/W Workshop Theyve Got the Beat! pp. 246- 250 -(WK 5) pp. T413A-T413B, Anthology Many Ways to Enjoy Music pp. 294-297 -(WK 5) pp. T419A-T419B, Anthology A Musical Museum pp. 298-299
-Wonders Assessments -Strategies that Work pp. 84-85, 125-126 -Anecdotal Records from Guided Reading -Student-Generated Story Question -Interview -Think-Pair-Share
RI.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
-Guiding Readers and Writers 3-6 pp. 291, 295, 296 -How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer -Identifying the main idea -http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-reading-worksheets -Language Arts Activities -Main Idea Activities- 1 -Main Idea Activities-2 -Main Idea Activities- 3 -Finding the Main Idea- SmartBoard
-Thinking map/graphic organizer -Oral or written a summary -Readers Notebook letter -Book talk -Teach a classmate about the main ideas and supporting details learned about a topic
Reading Workshop G2 - Bundle 5
Reading Wonders Unit 3 -(WK 4) pp. T308-T309, R/W Workshop Tornado! pp. 230-236 -(WK 4) pp. T323A-T323H, Anthology Wild Weather pp. 280-291 -(WK 5) pp. T398-T399, R/W Workshop Theyve Got the Beat! pp. 246- 250 -(WK 5) pp. T413A-T413B, Anthology Many Ways to Enjoy Music pp. 294-297 Reading Wonders Unit 4 -(WK 1) pp. T36-T37 -(WK 2) pp. T126-T127
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
-Reading with Meaning pp. 107-109
-Owen by Kevin Henkes -Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig -Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails by Verla Kay -Earth and Sky by Pascale de Bourgoing
-Teaching Vocabulary -Vocabulary Lessons- Scroll to Bottom -Context Clues -Anita Archer Videos and Resources Reading Wonders Unit 3 -(WK 4) pp. T292-T293 -(WK 5) pp. T384-T385 Reading Wonders Unit 4 -(WK 1) pp. T16-T17 -(WK 2) pp. T106-T107 -(WK 3) pp. T196-T197
-Wonders Assessments -Anecdotal Records from Guided Reading -Cloze Activities -Guess the Covered Word
Reading Workshop G2 - Bundle 5
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
-Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle (entertain) -I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff (persuade) -Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin (inform) -The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby (lesson)
-Language Arts Activities -Author's Purpose- YouTube Video -Author's Purpose Activity- 1 -Author's Purpose Practice -Author Study
Reading Wonders Unit 3 -(WK 3) pp. T216-T217, R/W Workshop Lighting Lives pp. 214-220 -(WK 3) pp. T231A-T231L, Anthology Biblioburro pp. 256-277 -(WK 5) pp. T404-T405
-Wonders Assessments -Written Reflection -Evidence from Readers Notebook -Book Talk -Think-Pair-Share
RI.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
-Comprehending and Fluency pp. 243, 355-359, 365, 254-259 -Guiding Readers and Writers: Grades 3-6 pp. 286, 423-424 -The Mystery of