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



Engage your 1st-grade readers in Fall reading comprehension with October activities and lesson plans including grammar, phonics, and vocabulary! We include everything you need to teach elements of a fairy tale, rhyme and rhythm, compare and contrast, and using illustrations to gain meaning!

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 October:

The Poisoned Apple by Anne Lambelet

The Spider and The Fly by Marty Howitt

Slug by Elise Gravel AND Cockroach by Elise Gravel

How to Make Friends With a Ghost by Rebecca Green


What is included in the October 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: Blends: sk, sw, st, tw | Blends: br, cr, dr, fr | Blends: gr, tr, pr | Blends: sc, sm, sn, sp


Comprehension Focus for October:

  • Elements of a Fractured Fairy Tale
  • Elements of a Fairy Tale
  • Rhyme and Rhythm
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Using Illustrations to Gain Meaning

Comprehension Printables:

  • Elements of a Fairy Tale Flap-Ups
  • Original and Fractured Fairy Tale Printable
  • Moral of the Story Printable
  • Hearing Rhymes Printable
  • Tap the Beat Flap-Ups
  • Poetry Printable
  • Taking Notes
  • Comparing and Contrasting Bookmarks
  • Venn Diagram Printable
  • Compare and Contrast Sentence Stems
  • Analyzing Illustrations Printable
  • Illustrations Printable

Anchor Charts:

  • The Poisoned Apple Fairy Tale Element Anchor Chart
  • The History of Fairy Tales Anchor Chart
  • The Spider and the Fly Anchor Chart
  • Very Vicious Villains Anchor Chart
  • Insect Imposters Anchor Chart
  • Comparing Slugs and Cockroaches Anchor Chart
  • Take a Look at theBook Anchor Chart
  • Classic Halloween Symbols Anchor Chart

Nonfiction Readers:

  • Fairy Tales
  • Villains or Heroes
  • Insect Imposters
  • Halloween Symbols

Directed Drawings:

  • Draw a Witch
  • Draw a Poisoned Apple
  • Draw the Fly
  • Draw a Spider
  • Draw Ghost
  • Draw a Cockroach


  • Fairy Tale Book
  • Villain Poster
  • Slug
  • Trick or Treat Bucket


  • Picture Cards for Vocabulary Words and Definitions
  • Vocabulary Task Posters
  • Vocabulary Writing Prompts
  • The Vocab Roll
  • Vocabulary Flap-Book
  • Sorting Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Vocabulary Assessment

Grammar: Future and Present Tense Verbs

  • Future Tense and Present Tense Focus Posters
  • Verb Cards
  • Sort the Verbs
  • Choose the Verb Classroom Scoot
  • Future Tense Verbs Printable
  • Present and Future Flap-book
  • Visualizing Verbs Classroom Scoot
  • Verb Tenses Assessment

Grammar: Past Tense Verbs

  • Focus Posters
  • Verb Cards
  • Past Tense Verb Flap-Book
  • Past Tense Verb Booklet
  • Make Me Past Tense Printable
  • Verb Soort
  • Past Tense Verb Assessment

Grammar: Adjectives

  • Focus Posters
  • Awesome Adjectives Anchor Chart
  • Adjective Flap-Book
  • Adjective Picture Cards
  • Adjectives Printable
  • Describe Me
  • Adjective Photo Activity
  • Make a Match
  • Adjectives Assessment

Grammar: Time Order Transition Words

  • Focus Posters
  • How to Make a Caramel Apple Chart and Printable
  • How to Decorate a Pumpkin Activity
  • Act it Out Cards
  • Step by Step Printable
  • Transition Word Cards
  • How to Make Chocolate Milk
  • How to Wash Your Hands Printable


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