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Second graders explore information about carrier pigeons and other means of communication. They describe different types of communication and transportation and identify their advantages and disadvantages They develop a Communication Study Sheet to compile their research material.
Students have a class discussion about appropriate behaviors and manners. In this manner lesson, students read the book entitled Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and discuss the events within the book. Students recognize the manners and appropriate behaviors the pigeon should have exhibited. Students also get a chance to learn how to draw the pigeon character in the book.
Students examine Passenger Pigeons and why they are now extinct. Through a class discussion, students discover the need to help endangered animals. They consider activities to become involved in assisting animals. Students write a poem or short story explaining how the "last" animal might feel.
Pupils watch videos about city birds and complete compare and contrast activities to decipher the types of birds. In this bird study lesson, students view videos about city pigeons and parrots. Pupils then complete a t-chart activity and Venn diagram to distinguish the types of birds.
Who is Mo Willems? Explore the author with your class. Learners read books written by Willems, compare and contrast the characters therein, and make predictions about what will happen. Finish off this author study by having small groups produce puppet shows based on the stories. Bring art into literature with this fun activity.
Engage your class in shared reading and writing activities with this group of lessons. They work practice using phonemes and story elements while they read aloud books by Mem Fox and Kit Wright. They also participate in shared writing as they write about the memories that are used in the stories.