• Elementary Literacy Second Grade Quarter 2 Unit 2

    Subject: Literacy
    Grade: Second
    Timeline: 4 - 4 1/2 weeks

    Quarter 2 Unit 2 Overview: 

    The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the informational mode of writing, specifically creating a “how-to”. This unit will span 4 – 4 ½ weeks.  Students will learn how to use a series of directions to perform a task.  Within this unit, students will be exposed to a variety of techniques to organize their thoughts (such as graphic organizers, flow charts, sequenced story boards, etc).  By exploring fiction and informational text, students will learn the importance of temporal words.  Additional skills addressed in this unit include:  developing clarity of writing, using classroom resources, transferring of common spelling patterns and applying convention guidelines. During this time period, students will be introduced to five words per week (one spelling pattern/transfer word [crashes, why, boy, few, soon] and four high frequency words). Please note: the transfer patterns continue to include many variations rather than a set combination of letters. The teacher will model comprehension strategies while providing opportunities for guided and independent practice. The block framework provides opportunities for modeling, guided practice, and independent practice necessary for students’ mastery of the competencies of this unit.

    Quarter 2 Unit 2 Performance Task:

    The Performance Task for this unit has been removed and replaced with a CLOSE READ that includes a culminating activity.  There will also be a District Assessment.

    Focus Standards:


    CC.1.1.2.D  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding

    CC.1.1.2.E  Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

    CC.1.2.2.A Identify the main idea of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

    CC.1.2.2.C Describe the connection between a series of events, concepts, or steps in a procedure within a text.

    CC.1.2.2.E Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently

    CC.1.2.2.F Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text including multiple-meaning words.

    CC.1.2.2.G Explain how graphic representations contribute to and clarify a text.

    CC.1.2.2.H Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

    CC.1.3.2.A Recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, or moral

    CC.1.3.2.B Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of details in a text

    CC.1.3.2.C Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

    CC.1.3.2.E Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

    CC.1.3.2.G Use information from illustrations and words, in print or digital text, to demonstrate understanding of characters, setting, or plot.

    CC.1.4.2.A Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

    CC.1.4.2.B Identify and introduce the topic.

    CC.1.4.2.C Develop the topic with facts and/or definitions.

    CC.1.4.2.D Group information and provide a concluding statement or section.

    CC.1.4.2.E Choose words and phrases for effect.

    CC.1.4.2.F Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

    CC.1.4.2.T With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

    CC.1.5.2.A  Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups


    Student Objectives/Competencies:

    Students will be able to…

    -recall information and identify a sequence of actions within a narrative or informational text

    -write in complete sentences

    -break down and organize the chosen task

    -write to give directions

    -produce complete sentences while speaking

    -be aware of the audience

    demonstrate appropriate audience behaviors

    -ask and answer questions related to the text

    -practice and use comprehension strategies

    -use writing resources in the room

    -participate in conversations with peers and adults about books

    -use prior knowledge and gather new information

    -use grade level appropriate conventions

    -demonstrate phonics (Refer to Word Study Documents for specifics.)

    -use phonetic spelling

    -utilize preposition in speaking and writing

    -use new vocabulary

    -use high frequency words

    -write multiple forms of informational text

    -identify main idea and supporting details

    -distinguish between main idea and/or supporting details

    -utilize close reading strategies

    -determine the moral of the story

    -identify and write precise nouns

    -use temporal words

    -use verbs

    District Assessment                                                                                                                                                                                

    Elements of Instruction:

    • Skill based groups
    • Reading level groups
    • DRA2
    • Dibels

    Interdisciplinary Connections:
    -Scholastic News
    -Math book; Remainder of One