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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.
Students write a class letter to a local policeman asking him to come and talk to the class and create a list of safety tips as a class. Students research information on police dogs: type of dogs used, where they come form, how they are trained, life expectancy etc.. Students create police hats to wear during the day, trace and cut out stars and write one safety tip on each star.
Young scholars listen to the teacher read a book about a police officer and his trained dog and make connections to their own personal safety habits. In this safety lesson, students create a classroom bulletin board of safety tips, and then draw Gloria the dog in the story acting out important safety tips.
Second graders identify and describe character, setting, and plot in various stories from picture books and story videos. A Power Point presentation will be used to introduce story elements. Students use picture books and story videos to practice identifying and describing the story elements.
Young scholars examine the letter 's'. Through instruction and modeling they explore the sound the letter makes, how the letter is written, words that contain the letter, etc. They listen to a story and identify words with the /s/ sound by holding up a paper snake they decorated.