2T Edison School *April 11th, 2016* Mrs. Tallman
We are going to wrap up our Heroes and Helpers unit by exploring the question, “How can stories be alike and different?” First, we will read the fantasy story Dex: The Heart of a Hero, about a dog who becomes a superhero! We will also learn about some real heroes in the informational text Heroes Then and Now. We will think of ways that we can be heroes in our lives!
Target Vocabulary: depended, overlooked, sprang, studied, gazing, hero, exercise, sore
Phonics Skills: Words with r-controlled vowels or (for), ore (bore)
Spelling Words: report, short, morning, force, story, forget, score, for, store, fork, tore, shore, laugh, ground, ready **support
Vocabulary Strategy: Prefix over- (means “above” or “beyond”)
Comprehension Skill: Compare and contrast – tell how two things are alike or not
Comprehension Strategy: Monitor/clarify – find ways to figure out what doesn’t make sense
Writing: Non Fiction Report Continues!
Students will learn to write a Nonfiction Report. They will learn to use a Research Notebook to organize their ideas. They will use resources to write notes on details about their topics. The students will observe how to take the interesting facts they find in books, articles and internet resources and put them into their own words. Once they have collected multiple facts for each section of their report; features, habitat, diet and life cycle, they will begin drafting an informational paragraph for each section of their report.
Rocks and Minerals
This week we will begin to investigate minerals. We will create a two column chart documenting what we know and what we want to know about minerals. The students will compare the familiar 12 rocks with 3 minerals; feldspar, quartz and galena. We will focus on the similarities and differences between them. They will learn that rocks contain minerals. The students will focus on and explore three properties of minerals: appearance, texture and smell. They will observe, describe, and record the properties for 12 minerals. Afterward, the second graders will utilize their observations to discuss similarities and difference among the 12 minerals.
Chapter 9 Lesson 3
Use bar models, addition and subtraction to solve real-world problems about volume.
Use bar models to help you add and subtract volume.
Chapter 9 Lesson 4
Put On Your Thinking Cap
Use critical thinking and problem solving to solve real-world problems about volume.
Chapter Wrap Up
Review and practice Chapter 9 concepts.
Chapter 9 Assessment
Chapter 10 Lesson Chapter Introduction
Understand the meaning of sum, mental addition, meaning of difference, mental subtraction, and rounding numbers to estimate.