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Students investigate the book of "Officer Buckle and Gloria" to practice the skill of reading comprehension while focusing upon finding correct traffic laws. They practice reading the story while conducting class discussion about obeying the rules.
Pupils 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.. Pupils create police hats to wear during the day, trace and cut out stars and write one safety tip on each star.
Students 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 instructional activity, students create a classroom bulletin board of safety tips, and then draw Gloria the dog in the story acting out important safety tips.
In these prediction and reading comprehension worksheets, learners make predictions about the story, answer several reading comprehension questions, and complete reading activities for synonyms, antonyms, and compound words.
First graders access prior knowledge of community helpers.  In this role of the citizen instructional activity, 1st graders illustrate a school rule that betters the school community. Students role play community helpers. Students complete a worksheet about community helpers.
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 instructional activity is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Second graders see how to identify and describe character, setting, and plot in various stories from picture books and story videos. They use picture books and story videos to practice identifying and describing the story elements.
Students examine personal safety tips. In this personal safety lesson, students read Officer Buckle and Gloria. Students then create a list of safety rules that children their age should follow.
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.
Students examine the story elements of characters, plot, and setting. They identify the story elements from various "ingredients" taken out of a pot, and add their own story element "ingredients" on index cards into the pot.
Build on your learners' confidence in quick addition as they discover strategies to add tens to two-digit numbers. After reviewing counting by 10's, they discuss tactics to add multiples of 10 to other numbers. They visualize how to solve the problem with ten rods and unit cubes . Guided practice and modelling provide several options for assessing this skill. Also works as an introduction to multiplication.
Students present  visual book reports.  In this independent reading lesson, students present model book reports by creating props that were objects used in their book.  Students collect the items in a box or bag to bring in.
Learners brainstorm career choices through research, art, and writing projects. After examining books in the media center, they choose careers and write about them. Using shoe boxes, students create dioramas of the workplaces of their occupations.
First graders develop the skills needed to improve writing skills. They use different practice writing prompts to use different styles while looking at the characteristics needed. Students make connections to their lives while writing and then write reflectively.
Second graders discuss personal safety in and around the home. They explore their classroom, looking for animal signs with safety rules on them, thus completing a "Safety Safari." They discuss all of the rules they find and promise to discuss the safety rules at home.
Students use literature in order to study the theme of humaneness. They look for different examples of how it has been practiced. Then from examples given in the research students create their own books dealing with the theme.
Young scholars read and discuss the novel, "One Windy Wednesday." They complete a variety of activity cards and assignments associated with this novel. Each student draws windy day pictures, make a kite and record weather and kite observations.
Second graders identify Caldecott Medal winners. In this library media lesson, 2nd graders view an overhead transparency of Caldecott Medal winners from 1987-2004 and answer questions based on the data that is displayed.
Pupils 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.

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