Phew! You 2nd grade teachers know how to make a girl get to work! As soon as I posted Book Outlines for 1st grade, you 2nd grade teachers were like “BUT WHAT ABOUT US?”! I love your enthusiasm, so I’ve got 2nd Grade Rooted in Reading Book Outlines for you! Let’s take a look at them…
All About the Book Outlines
On each outline you will see the book title, author, nonfiction reader title, 6 main vocabulary words, comprehension skills addressed, and the grammar focus for the week.
Rosie Revere, Engineer
If you didn’t know, we include a nonfiction component each week. We paired an informational text about Amelia Earhart with Rosie Revere, Engineer. I love that students are exposed to both fiction and nonfiction almost every single week!
You also may notice that several skills repeat themselves. That’s because we believe in spiraling some of those foundational comprehension skills.
The Library Lion
Have you read Library Lion by Michelle Knudson? It’s such a good one! With Rooted in Reading, students focus on a character’s feelings, how characters respond to major events and challenges, AND illustrations & Mood.
But that’s not all. They’ll also become familiar with several vocabulary terms AND a grammar skill. For this particular week we focus on using articles correctly.
Before I go, I have to talk about Me…Jane for just a little bit. Jane Goodall is someone that all students should know about. Her life’s work is fascinating.
Often times biographies can be dry and bland. But not Me…Jane. It’s all about Jane Goodall, but it’s written as a narrative nonfiction. This allows students to thoroughly enjoy the story while also learning important information about her life.
They also get to learn all about chimpanzees, which students just LOVE! It seems like they just can’t wait to learn about a new animal.
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