Reading Units

 

2nd Grade Reading Unit D: Due to snow days we are extending this unit into the first couple weeks of March.

Writing

I can…

  • Select a topic and identify information (e.g., facts and definitions) to share.  (W.2.2)
  • Use facts and definitions to share points and ideas about my topic.  (W.2.2)
  • Present my information in writing and provide a concluding statement or section.  (W.2.2)
  • Identify digital tools (e.g., Word, Publisher, PowerPoint) that will help me produce and publish my writing.  (W.2.6)
  • Use digital tools to produce and publish my writing.  (W.2.6)
  • Use digital tools to collaborate/work with others.  (W.2.6)

 

Language

I can…

  • Identify adjectives (words that add meaning to a noun or pronoun) and adverbs (words that add meaning to a verb, adjective, or other adverb) and use them correctly.  (L.2.1e)
  • Determine the meaning of an unknown word by using glossaries and beginning dictionaries.  (L.2.4e)
  • Recognize verbs and adjectives that have similar meanings and choose the one that best fits the action or description.  (L.2.5b)
  • Discover new words and phrases through reading, listening, and conversation.  (L.2.6)
  • Use my new words and phrases when speaking and writing.  (L.2.6)
  • Use adjectives and adverbs (descriptive words) when speaking and writing. (L.2.6)

Reading Comprehension:

I can…

  • define topic or main idea (who or what the text is mostly about). (RI.2.2)
  • determine the topic or main idea of a text. (RI.2.2)
  • I can explain the focus (big idea) of each paragraph in a text. (RI.2.2)
  • Identify historical events and then make a connection between a series of them. (RI.2.3)
  • Identify scientific ideas or concepts and explain how they connect. (RI.2.3)
  • Identify the steps in a process and how they connect. (RI.2.3)
  • Identify words and phrases that are specific to the topic/subject of a text (e.g., habitat, vapor, ecosystem). (RI.2.4)
  • Use information in a text to determine the meaning of words and phrases about the topic/subject of the text. (RI.2.4)
  • Identify and give examples of text features. (RI.2.5)
  • Explain how text features help locate key facts or information. (RI.2.5)
  • Locate key facts or information about a topic using text features. (RI.2.5)
  • Explain how the images in text add meaning to the words. (RI.2.7)
  • Use the images and words in a text to help me understand what I am reading.  (RI.2.7)

 

Speaking & Listening:

I can…

  • follow our discussion rules when talking with others. (SL.2.1a)
  • connect my comments to what others have said during discussions about texts and topics. (SL.2.1b)
  • ask questions if I do not understand what is being said during a discussion. (SL.2.1c)
  • ask questions about a presentation when I do not understand or need more information.  (SL.2.3)
  • answer questions about a speaker’s presentation.   (SL.2.3)

Fluency:

I can…

  • read second grade-level texts with purpose and understanding. (RF.2.4a)
  • read second grade texts with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression. (RF.2.4b)
  • self-correct misread or misunderstood words using context clues. (RF.2.4c)

 

 

Word Work:

 

I can…

  • read second grade-level words that have irregular spelling. (ongoing) (RF.2.3f)
  • distinguish between one-syllable words containing long vowels and short vowels. (ongoing) (RF.2.3a)
  • identify the sound and spelling of common vowel teams (e.g., ea, oi, oo) (RF.2.3b)
  • I can say the individual sounds a vowel team creates. (RF.2.3b)
  • Identify two-syllable words with and without long vowels. (RF.2.3c)

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary

RI.2.2

Topic

Main idea

Focus

 

RI.2.3

Event

Idea

Concept

Step

Process

Connect

 

RI.2.4

Specific

Topic

Subject

 

RI.2.5

Text feature

 

RI.2.7

Image

Informational text

 

RF.2.3

Short Vowel Pattern

Long Vowel Pattern

Vowel Team

Spelling Pattern

Irregular

W.2.2

Topic

Fact

Definition

Concluding statement

Concluding section

 

W.2.6

Digital tools

Publish

Collaborate

 

 

SL.2.1a-c

Discussion

Connection

Idea

 

SL.2.3

Presentation

 

 

L.2.1e

Adjective

Adverb

 

L.2.4e

Glossary

Dictionary

 

L.2.5b

Verb

Adjective

 

L.2.6

Adjective

Adverb