Leap into Literacy

March/April: Grade 2

Reading: Using Informational Texts as Read Alouds

Second graders need to read text that increases in complexity. Complex text is part of the Common Core Standards. According to educational blogger Ryan McCarty, “instruction with complex texts will initially require MORE modeling, scaffolding, and support from teachers." How can teachers support students in reading complex text? What are some ideas to help your students, (and yourself!)? Here is Ryan McCarty’s blog entry about complex text ….try his tips!


Also, here is a lesson plan from Read,Write,Think to get you started:


Writing: Persuasive Writing

Writing an ending is always difficult. This is especially when writing a persuasive piece. Help your writers “tie it up” with this anchor chart!

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