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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Second Grade Skills Unit 6: The War of 1812

For Teachers 2nd Standards
An English language arts unit closely examines spelling, grammar, reading, and writing skills. Scholars practice spelling patterns and tricky words. A read-aloud details the War of 1812 and introduces adverbs, and a close reading looks...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Second Grade Skills Unit 5: Sir Gus

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A unit focuses on second-grade skills, specifically spelling, grammar, writing, and reading. Over six weeks, scholars review spelling patterns and tricky words, and explore verb tenses, adjectives, subjects, and predicates. They write...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Second Grade Skills Unit 4: The Job Hunt

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Second graders practice skills, including spelling, grammar, and reading. Pupils examine vowel sounds and tricky words, nouns, and verbs. They begin the writing process by drafting a persuasive letter and decoding texts.
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Second Grade Skills Unit 3: Kids Excel

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The unit offers second graders skills practice in tricky spelling and words, grammar—nouns and punctuation, reading decodable texts, and writing a personal narrative. Lessons begin with a warm-up and go into a concept review, word work,...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Second Grade Skills Unit 1: The Cat Bandit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
For twenty-two lessons over five weeks, scholars practice sound-spelling correspondence, spelling patterns, tricky words, and reading decodable text. Assessments aid in small group formation and gauge comprehension. Lessons begin with a...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Immigration Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The read-aloud unit focuses on immigration. Scholars hear stories about people's sacrifices and their journey to and experience in another country. Pupils discuss readings, practice vocabulary skills and participate in extension...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

The Human Body—Building Blocks and Nutrition Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A read-aloud anthology explores the human body. Over three weeks, second graders listen to and discuss texts related to the cells, tissue, organs, digestive system, excretory system, nutrients, and a balanced diet. Learners practice word...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

The U.S. Civil War Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Over three weeks, second graders listen to stories about the United States Civil War. Informational texts explore the war, slavery, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Clara Barton, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Ulysses...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Insects Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A read-aloud anthology explores the world of bees, wasps, beetles, termites, ants, fireflies, and more. Scholars listen to stories and discuss topics and practice word work. Extension opportunities keep the learning going in and out of...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Westward Expansion Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The westward expansion is the focus of a read-aloud anthology. Pupils will listen to and discuss stories about going West, an adventure on the Erie Canal, the Trail of Tears, the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express, and the transcontinental...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Cycles in Nature Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A read-aloud anthology offers stories all about nature's life cycles. Over three weeks, second graders listen to and discuss tales about the cycles of daytime, nighttime, seasons, plants, trees, frogs, butterflies, and water. Following...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

The War of 1812 Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A read-aloud anthology consists of eight lessons about the War of 1812. Over 12 days, pupils listen to and discuss readings, practice word work, then complete extension opportunities designed for the class and home. Assessments gauge...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Greek Myths Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A unity covers Greek mythology through read-alouds and activities. Fourteen lessons share a new story that pupils discuss, then complete word work and extension opportunities. Topics include the gods of Mount Olympus, Hercules, and more.
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

The Ancient Greek Civilization Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A read-aloud anthology explores the ancient greek civilization. Over four weeks, second graders explore Mount Olympus, Sparta, Athens, the olympic games, philosophers, and Alexander the Great. Scholars listen to and discuss a reading,...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Early Asian Civilizations Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Eighteen lessons make a read-aloud anthology all about early Asian civilizations. Scholars listen to and discuss stories about the Indus River Valley, Hinduism, Silk, Buddhism, the Great Wall of China, Diwali, and more, alongside stories...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Fighting for a Cause Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A read-aloud anthology highlights the essential contributions of activists Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary McLeod Bethune, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar Chavez. Scholars listen to stories,...
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Unit Plan
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers

Justice for All - Educating Youth for Social Responsibility: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
In grades kindergarten through fifth grade, scholars take part in a social-emotional learning unit designed to boost social responsibility. Three hundred pages provide lessons and activities related to everyday classroom practices, the...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Fairy Tales and Tall Tales Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion...
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Lesson Plan
Common Sense Media

Sending Email

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Youngsters are introduced to the idea of communicating through e-mail, and gain important foundational knowledge for how to interact safely online.
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Activity
Joy Uzarraga

Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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Organizer
CoreCommonStandards.com

Common Core State Standards: Second Grade Workbook

For Teachers 2nd Standards
You've hit the second grade Common Core jackpot! Find over 40 pages of curriculum designed specifically for the standards, both math and language arts. Printable versions of each standard can be used as learning displays, and attractive...
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Lesson Plan
NASA

Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...
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Activity
Prindle Institute for Ethics

My Dream of Martin Luther King

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Conduct a book study of the story, My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold. Followng a read-aloud, scholars take part in philosophical discussions covering the topics of freedom, equality, race, and heroes. 
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Activity
Teaching Tolerance

Oral Interviews

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Show class members how personal history can be using an oral interview project. Even the youngest learners engage with history using a resource to create and execute interviews with members of their community. The activity walks a class...