Daedalus and Icarus
In this comprehension worksheet, 2nd graders read a story titled Daedalus and Icarus and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 6 questions and draw 1 picture.
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For this poems worksheet, 2nd graders read the poems titled Smart And Lincoln. Students also write their own poem and draw a picture.
Read-Aloud Lesson: Officer Buckle and Gloria
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Postcards from Pluto
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Students at any grade level listen to a story being read to them or read silently. Using the text, they draw a picture on how the story makes them feel and explain their drawing to the group. They write sentences about what the story means to them.
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