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Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade for September Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans {2nd Edition}



Increase your students’ reading comprehension with this comprehensive set of lesson plans and hands-on activities! We choose the best picture books to capture reading skills for character feelings, story retelling, asking and answering questions, and problem/solution! Everything is included.

2nd Grade Reading Teachers, we want to save you time and energy when it comes to lesson planning for the ELA and reading instruction for your classroom! Rooted in Reading provides everything you need for deepening comprehension, developing and expanding vocabulary, and integrating language skills with the use of a mentor text in your classroom. Rooted in Reading takes the guess out of planning for language arts instruction. We provide lesson plans, focus posters, printables, assessments, anchor charts, and more!

The teacher READS the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehension, and so much more. Each week we focus on different comprehension skills and strategies that will take your little learners on a reading journey like never before. All lesson plans and activities are aligned with the Common Core Standards and TEKS. This can be used as a stand-alone curriculum OR as a supplemental curriculum. You can do ALL of what we include or pick and choose the activities that work best for you and your students! Want to know more? Check out below!

Books needed for September:

One Green Apple by Eve Bunting

The Hundred Year Barn by Patricia MacLachlan

The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant

The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes by Julia Finley Mosca

What is included in the SEPTEMBER unit? Look below!

● Daily Lesson Plans for 4 Weeks

● Book Question Cards

● Reading Passages

● Comprehension Focus Posters, Printables, and Assessments

● Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Passages

● Nonfiction Readers with Assessments

● Anchor Charts

● Vocabulary Picture Cards, Vocabulary Writing Prompts, Vocabulary Printables and Assessments

● Directed Drawings and Crafts

● Grammar Lesson Plans, Focus Posters, and Printables

● Daily Deep Deep with Mentor Sentences

● Phonics Lesson Plans, Focus Posters, Printables, and Assessments

● Phonics Focus: Short Vowel Review, Words with Final E

Comprehension Focus for September:

  • Character Feelings
  • How Feelings Change
  • Story Structure and Retelling
  • Problem and Solution
  • Asking and Answering Questions

Comprehension Printables:

  • Describing Farah Flap-Ups
  • How is Farah Feeling? Printable
  • How Does a Character’s Feelings Change Printable
  • BME Flap-Ups
  • Climax Printable
  • Retelling Graphic Organizers
  • Identifying Problems Printable
  • Problem and Solution Printable
  • Problem and Solution Situations
  • Problem and Solution Match
  • Asking Questions BME Flap-Ups
  • Questions While Reading Stories and Printable
  • Asking Questions Bookmark
  • Asking and Answering Printable

Anchor Charts:

  • One Green Apple Describing Character Chart
  • Amazing Apple Recipe Anchor Chart
  • Fun Farmer Facts
  • The 100 Year Barn Climax Anchor Chart
  • I Know About Eyes Anchor Chart
  • We Have Burning Questions Anchor Chart
  • Let’s Talk Problem and Solution Anchor Chart
  • Such Cuddly Companions Anchor Chart

Nonfiction Readers:

  • Amazing Apple Recipes
  • The Importance of Farmers
  • All About Eyes
  • Cuddly Companions

Directed Drawings:

  • Draw an Apple Tree
  • Draw a Farmer
  • Draw Dr. Bath
  • Draw a Dog


  • Cooking With Apples Booklet
  • Barn
  • Diagram of an Eye
  • Dog


  • Picture Cards for Vocabulary Words and Definitions
  • Vocabulary Task Posters
  • Vocabulary Writing Prompts
  • ABC Order
  • Make a Match (Antonyms)
  • Draw and Write
  • Vocabulary Words in Sentences

Grammar: Singular Nouns

  • Singular Nouns Focus Poster
  • We Can Name Singular Nouns Anchor Chart
  • Singular Nouns Printable
  • Singular Nouns Booklet
  • Singular Nouns sorting flap-book
  • Singular Noun Test

Grammar: Plural Nouns

  • Focus Posters
  • We Can Name Plural Nouns Anchor Chart
  • Plural Nouns Printable
  • Noun Sort
  • Plural Noun Booklet
  • Irregular Noun Printable
  • Plural Noun Assessment

Grammar: Verbs

  • Focus Posters
  • We Can Name Verbs Anchor Chart
  • Verb Word Cards
  • Let’s Act It Out Printable
  • Vivid Verbs Printable
  • Verb and Noun Flap-Book Sort
  • Which Word is a Verb Classroom Scoot
  • Verb Assessment

Grammar: Nouns and Verbs in Sentences

  • Focus Posters
  • Noun and Verb Word Cards
  • Create a Sentence Printable
  • I Can Find Words Classroom Scoot
  • Noun and Verb Flap-Book
  • Find a Noun and Verb Classroom Scoot
  • Noun and Verb Test


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