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Reading Trimester Skills

Trimester One: Fiction

Ask and Answer Questions

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

 

 

Central Message (Moral)

RL 2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

*World of Tales

*Storynory

*Fables and FairyTales

 

Character Traits

RL 2.3 Describe how characters respond to major events and challenges.

Plot

RL 2. 5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

*Train Sequence

*Picture Sequencing

*Brain Pop Sequencing

*Elements of a Story

*Story Elements

Trimester Two: Nonfiction

Nonfiction Text Features

 

RI 2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

Main Idea and Details

 

RI 2.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

*Main Idea Storm

*Main Idea Millionaire

Context Clues

L 2. 4 Determine the meaning of unknown words or multiple-meaning words and phrases.

*Suffix Space War

*Prefix

Trimester Three: Fiction and Nonfiction

Poetry/Figurative Language

RL 2.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

*Idioms

Writing Trimester Skills

Trimester One: Narrative

Narrative Writing

Students will work on writing stories about real life experiences.  The following skills will be taught throughout the unit:

*Openings, Closings, Adding Details, Transitions and Using Quotation Marks.

Students will also be taught about editing marks and the proper use of  capitals and punctuation.

Trimester Two: Informational

Informational Writing

Students will learn how to research various topics.  They will come up with questions to research, take notes on what they have researched and turn their notes into various chapters about their topic.

Skills being taught throughout the unit include:

*Openings, closings, details, transitions and using various text features including:

*Headings  *Captions   *Labels   *Bold Words
*Table of Contents   *Glossary   *Pictures

Students will also continue to be taught how to edit their work for proper spacing, spelling, capitals and punctuation.
 

Trimester Three: Opinion/Persuasive

Opinion/Persuasive Writing

Students will learn how to write an opinion piece that includes reasons and examples.

Skills being taught throughout the unit include:

*Openings, closings, details, transitions and the use of clear examples.

Students will also continue to be taught how to edit their work for proper spacing, spelling, capitals and punctuation.