Title: Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm
Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 32: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences. [SL.2.4]
Title: Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction with '' Little Red Riding Hood Text'' Sets
Students discuss and compare differing versions of '' Little Red Riding Hood'' and other tales about wolves in cumulative read-aloud sessions and text set explorations.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 30: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. [SL.2.2]
Title: It's Too Loud in Here! Teamwork in the Classroom
Students work with their peers to develop classroom rules.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 10: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. [RI.2.1]
Title: A Getting-Acquainted Activity Using My Teacher's Secret Life
Students build classroom community as they get to know each other and their teacher better by sharing what they like to do outside school.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 28: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. [W.2.8]