2nd Reading and Writing Planning

Feb. 22-26 and Feb. 29- Mar. 4


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Reading TEKS 2.15 A, B, 2.13 A,

2.15 (A) follow written multi-step directions

2.15 (B) use common graphic features to assist in the interpretation of text □ captions □ signs □ illustrations □ symbols

Culture and History 2.13 2.13 (A) identify the topic and explain the author’s purpose in writing the text.

Fig. 19(D) make inferences about text using text evidence to support understanding

Writing TEKS 2.20, 2.19 C

TEKS: (20) Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write persuasive statements about issues that are important to the student for the appropriate audience in the school, home, or local community.

(19C) write short letters that put ideas in a chronological or logical sequence and use appropriate conventions (e.g., date, salutation, closing)

(Think about which of these you would like to do next.)

2.18 A-write brief stories that include a beginning, middle, and end.

2.18 B-write short poems that convey sensory details.

Social Studies TEKS 2.7 D, 2.19 A, B

7) Geography. The student understands how physical characteristics of places and regions affect people's activities and settlement patterns. The student is expected to:

(D) identify the characteristics of different communities, including urban, suburban, and rural, and how they affect activities and settlement patterns.

(19) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:

(A) express ideas orally based on knowledge and experiences; and

(B) create written and visual material such as stories, poems, maps, and graphic organizers to express ideas.

Supplemental Resources

Social Studies Alive

Lesson 2: How are communities different?

City Mouse, Country Mouse (vimeo)

Brain Pop Jr

Urban, Suburban, Rural

Build a Neighborhood

Google Earth

Thinking Map Ideas

Different Types of Communities Tree Map

Three Different Communities Tree Map