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Review the use of the five W's to summarize and connect as young learners read. They examine the higher level vocabulary that is necessary to read the non-fiction selection associated with this lesson. They read the article with a partner using the "Say Something" strategy of responding orally to text.
Students explore the lives of American black people during the 1800s. In this Civil War history and nonfiction comprehension guided reading lesson, students preview vocabulary words and define "prejudice," then read Color Me Dark Diary of Nellie Lee Love independently. Students discuss events that occurred in the lives of the black family featured in the book and draw conclusions about how their lives were impacted by the negative way in which they were treated.
To help learners better comprehend informational texts, they work through a series of activities. They discuss strategies, make predictions, skim passages, focus on key words, and practice taking notes. This activity focuses on what to do before, during, and after reading. It also includes an information collection chart and handouts.
Explore anthills, bat and bird baseball, and the world of safety with these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Officer Buckle and Gloria," "ANTS," and "The Great Ball Game"). Your 2nd grade ELD learners will enjoy the lively animals in the stories as they practice their prepositions and conjunctions, as well as drawing conclusions and cause and effect, in several sentence frames. This lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
In this reading comprehension strategies lesson, pupils listen to the teacher model a prior knowledge "think aloud." Then share their personal prior knowledge about small children and what they do with food. After the class listens to I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child, pupils use their background knowledge to draw conclusions about the text.