2nd Reading and Writing Planning

Feb. 8-12 and Feb. 15-19

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Twitter Time


Please come prepared to discuss an article or idea that you have recently seen on the Rees Twitter page. We will do this every planning for the first 5-10 minutes.

Reading TEKS 2.6 A, B

Theme/Genre 2.6 (A) identify moral lessons as themes in wellknown fables, legends, myths, or stories The theme is the big idea or message that the author wants to tell readers in a story.

2.6 (B) compare different versions of the same story in traditional and contemporary folktales with respect to their characters, settings, and plot. *Bold face TEKS are specifically taught this grading period

Question Stems:

2.6 (A) What did ___ learn in this story? This is a well-know fable that teaches the reader what lesson? What did you learn from reading this legend?


2.6 (B) What happened in the old version of this folktale that did not happen in the modern version? How are the settings different in different author’s versions of this folktale?

Academic Vocabulary: Narrative Fiction □ setting □ sequence of events □ characters □ sensory images □ plot □ facts □ problem □ details □ solution □ make predictions □ beginning □ character traits □ middle □ character motivations □ end □ character feelings □ inference Academic Vocab: Theme and Genre □ fable □ characters □ legend □ setting □ folktale □ plot □ myth □ problem □ fairy tale □ solution □ theme □ version □ moral □ sequence of events □ lesson □ sensory images

Writing TEKS 2.20 Persuasive Letters

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)


Click, Clack, Moo books

Duck! Rabbit!

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Dear Mrs. LaRue

My Teacher for President

A Fine, Fine School

The Reluctant Dragon

The Great Kapok Tree


TELPAS Writing begins the week of Feb. 16.


Rees TELPAS Calendar 2016

Social Studies TEKS

(6) Geography. The student understands the locations and characteristics of places and regions in the community, state, and nation. The student is expected to:

(B) locate places of significance, including the local community, Texas, the state capital, the U.S. capital, major cities in Texas, the coast of Texas, Canada, Mexico, and the United States on maps and globes.

(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.


Lesson Plans: Local and Global Communities

Lesson Plan: Local and Global Communities Alt Lesson

Communities Assessment

Discovery Education

Maps: Where Am I?