Tuesday - Library
Science / Social Studies
- Listen or read the article "Look Both Ways, Elephants!" Stop after each subtitle and answer questions 1-4 from "Read and Think" page in your packet. Please be sure to answer in complete sentences.
- After you have read the article complete "Reading Checkpoint" in your packet.
Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes
Activity 1: Sort 25
Overview: Reading, Writing, and Sorting words with r-influenced Vowel Patterns -er, -ear, -eer, and -ear=ur
Explanation: Read, sort , and spell words with r-influenced Vowel Patterns -er, -ear, -eer, and -ear=ur
/er/ sound spelled er like in her and spelled ear like in earn
/ēr/ sound spelled -ear or -eer like in hear and deer
Things to know:
- Sit with mom, dad, grandparent or guardian, or a brother or sister to practice your poem Arctic Fox.
- Use page 34 and 35 in your WTW book found in your BEAR Binder.
- Specific directions are provided on the WTW page 34 in your BEAR Binder.
- Read aloud the poem on page 34 three times.
- Follow the directions on page 34 and complete the page.
- Read the words on the top of page 35. Copy the words on the handout in the WTW packet that is in the manilla folder.
- Write each word neatly in a rectangle. Speak, spell, and write as you do this task.
- Listen carefully to the sounds and pay close attention to the spelling pattern.
How is this assignment turned in to the teacher: Completed pages stay in your BEAR Binder. You will need the handout you completed for Day 2 activities.
Grade 2: Narrative Writing
Estimated time: 45 minutes
Step 1: Read the Prompt
Imagine waking up on a weekday morning, the ground is covered with white and it is still snowing heavily. THERE IS NO SCHOOL TODAY! What one thing would you love to do in the snow on a day off from school? In your writing help your teacher picture what you would do on your “snow day”.
There are so many things that are fun to do in the snow. Among all those special activities, choose one to write about.
Step 2: Pre-Write (Discussion Questions)
- What did you do on your snow day?
- Where were you?
- Was anyone with you?
- What happened?
- What did you look like, and how did you feel?
Step 3: Pre-Write (Plan)
Use the Beginning, Middle, and End organizer in your writing packet.
- Sketch your ideas
- Plan your story (beginning, middle, end)
Step 4: Write your draft in your notebook. Think about the following suggestions as you write:
- Make sure your story has a beginning, middle and end.
- Write your ideas in an order that makes sense. Use transition words.
Step 5: Reread and revise
Make sure to check your conventions:
Step 6: Draw and color a picture to go with your story!
Total estimated time: 65 minutes
Independent Reading – 20 minutes
Students are expected to read a self-selected text for a 20-minute block to continue to build on reading stamina, fluency, and comprehension. Students should read from a self-selected text, library book, or digital resource.
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Problem and Solution – 45 minutes
Step 1: In your Friends Anthology read pages 16-19 about children’s author, Marc Brown
Step 2: Read Arthur’s Pet Business on pages 20-50. As you read, think about “What is the problem for the main character” and “How is that problem solved?”
Step 3: In your packet, take out the graphic organizer entitled “Problem and Solution”.
Step 4: Draw and color a picture of the problem and solution in the story.
Step 5: Write the problem and solution below your illustrations.