Leap Into Literacy Grade 2
To become proficient readers of nonfiction, your students need to know the difference between fact and opinion. This will support their growth as critical readers; is the author presenting a fact or an opinion? Share this video to help them understand the difference.
Fact VS Opinion:
Creating a class museum as a culminating event at the end of your nonfiction unit is an engaging and fun idea. This provides students with the opportunity to share and communicate their learning through their written pieces. Inviting other classes to visit the museum provides an audience of their peers.
The video, (link below), shows the structure of a museum and can be adapted to showcase your students' publications.
Growing Readers by Kathy Collins
Published in 2004, this book still holds relevancy in our workshop practices. It illustrates ways to teach young children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Reading workshop can help us meet this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers.
Talking About Reading
Use these sentence starters and prompts to help build a community of readers who think about reading and share their thoughts. These prompts will help you to foster an environment where students contribute to discussion and respond to one another.
Heinemann's Online Writing Resources
Have you registered for online writing resources at Heinemann? Just like with reading, Heinemann offers online writing resources, including anchor charts, student samples, checklists, and more!
Use the code WUOS_GR2 to register your bundle.