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Grade _2

Unit:

1

Lesson:

1

Overarching

Question 1- What is a perfect pet like? Question 2- How do pets' body parts help them live? (i.e. nose for breathing, claws for scratching) Question 3- How do you care for a pet?

Questions:

 

Text 1

 

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Billy,the Pet Bird

Animals, Animals (E, H,K)

Journeys ELL Reader

ReadingA-Z.com

1.1

Task 1 Sequence of Events

2.1

Task 1 Science -Identify Living

ReadingA-Z.com ELL Resources: Picture Cards, Animals, Pets; "Animals, Animals" Guided Reading Plan with resources. Discussion Cards

Use transition words (first, next, last) when retelling

Things (vs non-living) Tell how they use their parts to live

1.2

Task 2 Infer/Predict

2.2

Task 2 Science- Animal Traits

for Higher Order Questioning.

What might happen next? Cite

Identify parts of animals that help

evidence.

them eat, drink and breathe.

Online sorting game:

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/science

resources/games/ourselves/living/

living.htm

Culminating Assessment (True Narative Writing) : about My Pet OR The Pet I Want. Make an Illustration showing My Pet OR The Pet I Want; Label parts for eating, drinking, breathing, moving. Write a story about how you care for the pet. Use details about the pet's traits (eating, drinking, etc.)

moving. Write a story about how you care for the pet. Use details about the pet's
moving. Write a story about how you care for the pet. Use details about the pet's

Grade _2

Overarching

Questions:

Unit:

1

Lesson:

2

Question 1- What are some things that families like to do together? Question 2- Do families in different countries have different celebrations? Question 3- Do families in different countries celebrate any customs the same way? Question 4: Are any family traditions in the US like another country's traditions? If so, why?

 

Text 1

 

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Birthdays Around the World

Friends Around the World (H,K,P)

Journeys ELL Reader

ReadingA-Z.com

1.1 Task 1 Compare & Contrast Use comparison words: alike, same, both different

2.1Task 1 Social Studies- Compare family traditions and customs. Share a family tradition or special food.

Read Aloud Library book: "Me on the Map" by Joan Sweeny. Walks you through using a map and a globe.

1.2

Task 2 Question

ReadingA-Z.com Guided Lesson Plan with activities and resources. Discussion Cards for Higher Order Questions.

Who, What, When, Where, Why and

2.2

Task 2 Social Studies-Compare U.S.

How

cultures in family traditions, customs, and holidays. Share a family tradition.

2.3

Task 3 Social Studies-Compare how

 

maps and globes depict information. Locate the countries from the texts on a map and also a globe.

Culminating Assessment (Research Writing). Use a Graphic Organizer and the two texts to make a T-Chart listing the countries and celebrations in both texts. might be written in to scaffold this research writing.

Some parts

listing the countries and celebrations in both texts. might be written in to scaffold this research
listing the countries and celebrations in both texts. might be written in to scaffold this research

Grade _2

Overarching

Questions:

Unit:

1

Lesson:

3

Question 1- What do pets need to be healthy and happy? Question 2- What traits do baby animals get from their parents? Question 3- What are some ways pets help their owners? Question 4-What are the stages of an animal's life cycle?

 

Text 1

 

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Cats

Chickens in My Backyard

Journeys ELL Reader

ReadingA-Z.com

1.1

Task 1 Author's Purpose

2.1 Task 1 Science -Identify physical characteristics passed on by the parent.

ReadingA-Z.com Guided Reading Lesson Plan with resources, for "Chickens in My Backyard". Discussion Cards for Higher Order Questioning.

Why do authors write? DIscuss,.

1.2

Task 2 Analyze/Evaluate

 

How do you decide what details are important?

2.2

Task 2 Science -Use a graphic

organizer to show the characteristics passed on by the parent.

 

Animals & babies:

2.3

Task 3 Science- Tell the life cycle of

http://www.manythings.org/wbg/

an animal (chicken, cat, dog).

animal_babies-jw.html

Life cycles:

http://schools.dcsdk12.org/educa

tion/components/screpbook/

default.php?secondetailid=128972

Videos: discoveryeducation.com

Culminating Assessment (Opinion Writing)

Use a graphic organizer to write an opinion statement telling: Which pet is

better, a cat or chicken? Tell 3 reasons, with supporting details, to support your answer. Write a closing statement telling

your opinion. Share your opinion and reasons with the class. Make a class T-Chart combining reasons for liking Cats vs. Chickens as Pets.

your opinion and reasons with the class. Make a class T-Chart combining reasons for liking Cats
your opinion and reasons with the class. Make a class T-Chart combining reasons for liking Cats

Grade _2

Overarching

Questions:

Unit:

1

Lesson:

4

Question 1- How do good friends act? Question 2- How do good citizens help each other with problems? Question 3- Can you make bad times better with a good deed?

 

Text 1

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Flora the Fly Saves the Spiders

Mike's Good Bad Day (I)

Journeys ELL Reader

ReadingA-Z.com

1.1

Task 1 Cause & Effect

2.1 Task 1 Social Studies -Good citizens help others. Tell about what was good and bad about Mike's day.

ReadingA-Z.com, Guided Reading Lesson Plan, "Mike's Good Bad Day", with resources. Discussion Cards for Higher Order Questions.

Work with a partner to illustrate and then explain a cause and effect relationship. Use words: because, so

1.2

Task 2 Summarize

2.2 Task 2

 

Stop to tell important events that have happened as you read.

Foldables:

http://bainbridgeclass.com/

 

causeandeffect.pdf

Culminating Assessment (Writing complex sentences with because or so that show cause and effect.) Make a Cause and Effect Foldable that shows Cause and Effect sentences about events from both texts. Illustrate the sentences.

a Cause and Effect Foldable that shows Cause and Effect sentences about events from both texts.
a Cause and Effect Foldable that shows Cause and Effect sentences about events from both texts.

Grade _2

Overarching

Questions:

Unit:

1

Lesson:

5

Question 1- How is a school like a community? Question 2- Can we learn from people who are different in our community? Question 3- Can we use attributes of shapes to make animal puzzles? Question 4- Is Geometry useful in every day life?

 

Text 1

 

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Foster's Famous Farm

Li's Tangram Animals " (G)

Journeys ELL Reader

 

ReadingA-Z.com

1.1

Task 1 Story Structure

2.1 Task 1 Social Studies -Culture of a community

Learn about a geometry puzzle from a far away place, China.

2.2 Task 2 Social Studies- People and

ReadingA-Z.com, Guided Reading Lesson Plan, "Li's Tangram Animals", with resources. Discussion Cards for Higher Order Questions.

With a partner, retell the characters, setting and plot of Foster's Famous Farm

1.2

Task 2 Visualize

Picture what is happening next.

places in a community:

Videos- Discoveryeducation.com

You can help people who are new to your community. They can benefit you.

2.3

Task 3 - Math -Geometry -Work with shapes and their attributes, to make tangram animals.

Culminating Assessment (Personal Story Writing)

Use geometric shapes to make a tangram animal (like in "Li's Tangram

Animals". Make an animal that would be a "scarecrow" in a garden. Write about how you saved the day because your "scarecrow" saved the garden's vegetables. Use the words: first, next, then and, last to tell the events.

"scarecrow" saved the garden's vegetables. Use the words: first, next, then and, last to tell the
"scarecrow" saved the garden's vegetables. Use the words: first, next, then and, last to tell the

Grade _2

Overarching

Questions:

Unit:

1

Lesson:

6

Question 1- What are animal homes like? Question 2- How do bees work together to make honey? Question 3- How do animal homes help them survive? Question 4: What stages do animals go through as they grow?

 

Text 1

 

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Bees at Work

What Lives in This Hole? (H,K, N)

Journeys ELL Reader

ReadingA-Z.com

1.1

Task 1 Text and Graphic Features

2.1

Task 1 Science-Compare and

ReadingA-Z.com, Guided Reading Lesson Plan, "What LIves in this Hole?", and resources. Discussion Cards for Higher Order Questioning.

Headings help you understand information. Ask and answer questions with partners about the photographs.

Contrast animals and how they survive Cite evidence from book's photoraphs to support.

Videos: DIscoveryeducation.com

1.2

Task 2 Question

2.2

Task 2 Science-Animal Traits Every animal grows and goes through stages.

Think of questions as you read. Find

evidence to answer your questions.

Culminating Assessment (Writing an Informational Paragraph) Write an informational paragraph about what animals might live near a garden. Write a topic sentence and then 3 facts with details about animal homes near a garden. Write a closing sentence.

a garden. Write a topic sentence and then 3 facts with details about animal homes near
a garden. Write a topic sentence and then 3 facts with details about animal homes near

Grade _2

Overarching

Questions:

Unit:

1

Lesson:

7

Question 1- What can you learn from planting a garden? Question 2- What are the stages of a plant's life cycle? Question 3 - Where do seeds come from?

 

Text 1

 

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Luz and the Garden

Grow Tomatoes in 6 Steps

Journeys ELL Reader

ReadingA-Z.com

1.1

Task 1 Conclusions

2.1

Task 1 Science- Identify stages of a plant's life cycle.

All living things have in common: birth, growth, reproduction, death.

ReadingA-Z.com, Guided Lesson Plan, "Grow Tomatoes in 6 Steps", and resources. Discussion Cards for Higher Order Questioning.

Students identify 2 or 3 details from story. Then use details to orally draw a conclusion.

1.2

Task 2 Analyze/Evaluate

 

Find details that support the conculsion.

2.2

Task 2 Science - Describe seeds and

 

where they come from. Label the Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant. Tell the story of it, from Seed to Seed.

Videos: Discoveryeducation.com

Culminating Assessment (Writing a Friendly Letter) - Use a graphic organizer to plan a friendly letter to thank Li for helping with your garden. Talk about the problem when animals living nearby were eating the new tomatoes. Thank him for the

scarecrow idea for the garden. Offer to share some garden tomatoes with him. "tangram scarecrow" (from Lesson 5) in your healthy garden.

Illustrate the letter with a picture of your

him. "tangram scarecrow" (from Lesson 5) in your healthy garden. Illustrate the letter with a picture
him. "tangram scarecrow" (from Lesson 5) in your healthy garden. Illustrate the letter with a picture

Grade _2

Overarching

Questions:

Unit:

2

Lesson:

8

Question 1- How can storms be dangerous? Question 2-When can wind be important?

Text 1

 

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

”The Wind”

‘’ I Fly Hot Air Balloons’’

Journeys ELL Reader

 

ReadingA-Z.com

SCIENCE; OBJECTS IN THE SKY/ ATMOSPHERE

1.3 Task 1 Main Idea CITE evidence

8.2

Task 1 How do they stay

up? Tell what is needed 8.3 Task 2 Usage I can explain how wind is

1.4 Task 2 Visualize

What might happen next? Cite evidence.

[

 

important.

Reading A-Z, picture cards, Oxford dictionary. http://www.firstschool years.com/science

Culminating Assessment (Writing) Use foldables to show cause and effects of wind. Illustrate how wind is important and write 5 sentences stating your opinion.

foldables to show cause and effects of wind. Illustrate how wind is important and write 5
foldables to show cause and effects of wind. Illustrate how wind is important and write 5

Grade _2

Unit:

2 Lesson: _9

Overarching

Question 1- How can stories help you learn a lesson? Question 2- Why have these stories been retold over the years?

Questions:

Text 1

Text 2

“Legend of the Indian Paintbrush”

Additional Resources/ Links

SOCIAL STUDIES: CULTURE

“How People Get Fire?”

“Journeys ELL Reader

1.5 Task 1 Characters- what are they like? What do they do?

1.2. Summarize Stop and tell important events that have happened as you read.

8.4 Task 1 Can explain the importance of learning about other diverse cultures and their traditions.

8.5 Task 2 I can write a paragraph about a specific belief shared from one generation to another.

Book: Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola Reading A-Z.com ELL resources:

picture cards, Animals

Culminating Assessment (Writing) write a comparison of the animals in “How People Get Fire and Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

Assessment (Writing) wr ite a comparison of the animals in “How People Get Fire and Legend
Assessment (Writing) wr ite a comparison of the animals in “How People Get Fire and Legend