• Reading Units

    Unit 1: Reading Routines and Habits: Goals, Strategies, and Fluency

    RF.2.4

    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

    1. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words
    2. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
    3. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
    4. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
    5. Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
    6. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    RF.2.5

    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

    1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

    2. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

    3. Use context to confirm or self- correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

    RL.2.2

    Recount stories including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine the central message, lesson or moral.

    RL.2.3

    Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

    RL.2.10

    By the end of grade 2, read and understand literature within the 2-3 text complexity band proficiently and independently for sustained periods of time. Connect prior knowledge and experiences to text.

    SL.2.1

    Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

    1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions.

    2. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

    3. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

    SL.2.2

    Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

    L.2.4

    Determine and/or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies: context clues, word parts, word relationships, and reference materials.

     

     

    Unit 2: Getting to Know Characters and Their Stories: Essential Skills and Strategies for Reading Fiction

    RL.2.1

    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

    RL.2.3

    Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. 

    RL.2.4

    Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

    RL.2.5

    Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story, the events unfold in the middle, and the ending concludes the action.

    RL.2.6

    Distinguish differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

    RL.2.7

    Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

     

     

    Unit 3: Informational Text: Reading to Gain Knowledge and Understanding

    RI.2.1

    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

    RI.2.2

    Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text 

    RI.2.3

    Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

    RI.2.4

    Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

    RI.2.5

    Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently. 

    RI.2.6

    Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

    RI.2.7

    Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.  

    RI.2.8

    Identify the reasons an author gives to support ideas in a text. 

    RI.2.9

    Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

    L.2.5

    Demonstrate understanding of nuances in word meanings- Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and closely related adjectives

     

     

    Unit 4: Shoring Up on Foundational Skills: Reading Harder, Vocabulary-Rich Books with Accuracy, Fluency, and Meaning

    RF.2.4

    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

    1. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
    2. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
    3. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
    4. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
    5. Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
    6. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    RF.2.5

    Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

    1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

    2. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

    3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

    RL.2.1

    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. 

    RL.2.4

    Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

    RI.2.1

    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

    RI.2.3

    Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

    RI.2.4

    Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

    RI.2.5

    Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

    L.2.5

    Demonstrate understanding of nuances in word meanings- Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and closely related adjectives.

     

     

    Unit 5: Growing Ideas about Characters Across a Series and Investigating Related Informational Topics

    RL.2.1

    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

    RL.2.2

    Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

    RL.2.3

    Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

    RL.2.5

    Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story, the events unfold in the middle, and the ending concludes the action.

    RL.2.6

    Distinguish differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

    RI.2.2

    Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text. 

    RI.2.3

    Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

    SL.2.1

    Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups

    a) Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions.

    b) Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

    c) Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

     

     

    Unit 6: Informational Text Book Clubs: Thinking Collaboratively, Developing Ideas, Comparing and Contrasting Within and Across Texts

    RI.2.1

    Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. 

    RI.2.2

    Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

    RI.2.3

    Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concept, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

    RI.2.4

    Determine the meaning of words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area. 

    RI.2.5

    Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently. 

    RI.2.6

    Identify the author’s main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

    RI.2.8

    Identify the reasons an author gives to support ideas in a text. 

    RI.2.9

    Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

    SL.2.1

    Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

    1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions.

    2. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

    3. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

    SL.2.3

    Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. 

    L.2.5

    Demonstrate understanding of nuances in word meanings- Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs and closely related adjectives

     

     

    Unit 7: Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Poetry: Critiquing, Analyzing, Comparing, and Contrasting to Understand Characters and Storylines

    RL.2.2

    Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

    RL.2.3

    Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

    RL.2.4

    Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

    RL.2.6

    Distinguish differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

    RL.2.9

    Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.