• Writing Units

    Unit 1: Launching into Writing Workshop: Improving Narrative Writing Using Mentor Texts

    W.2.3

    Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal transition words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

    1. With guidance and support from adults, organize information and ideas around a topic to plan and prepare to write.

    2. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

    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.2.7

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

    L.2.2

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; demonstrate proficiency within the 2-3 conventions continuum.

     

     

    Unit 2: Informative Writing: Well-Organized and Developed Informational Books on Known Topics.

    W.2.2

    Write informative /explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

    1. With guidance and support from adults, organize information and ideas around a topic to plan and prepare to write.

    2. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

    W.2.6

    Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

    RI.2.1

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

    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.2.7

    Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.

     

     

    Unit 3: Writing About Reading

    W.2.1

    Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

    1. With guidance and support from adults, organize information and ideas around a topic to plan and prepare to write.

    2. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

    W.2.6

    Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

    RL.2.1

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

    RL.2.3

    Describe how characters respond to major events and challenges.

    RI.2.1

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

    RI.2.5

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

     RI.2.8

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

     

     

    Unit 4: Lab Reports and Science Books

    W.2.2

    Write informative /explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

    1. With guidance and support from adults, organize information and ideas around a topic to plan and prepare to write.

    2. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

    W.2.5

    Participate in shared research and writing projects.

    W.2.6

    Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

    RI.2.4

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

    RI.2.7

    Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.

    L.2.5

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

     

     

    Unit 5: Reading and Reflecting on Poetry

    RL.2.1

    Ask and answer 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.

    L.2.5

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

    L.2.6

    Use words and phrases learned through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.