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Rooted in Reading 2nd Grade for February Read Aloud Comprehension & Activities {2nd Edition}



February reading made easy with a month of inspiring reading comprehension lesson plans and hands-on activities, including Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and Black History Month! Engage your students in learning fairy tales, rhyme and rhythm, sequencing events, and more. Plus vocabulary, grammar, and phonics!

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! 

Books needed for February:

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson

John, Paul George, and Ben by Lane Smith

TickTock Banneker’s Clock by Shana Keller


What is included in the February 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: Compound Words, R Controlled Vowels, Au/Aw words


Comprehension Focus for February:

  • Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tales
  • Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Rhyme and Rhythm in Text and Poetry
  • Asking and Answering Questions
  • Connection of Events in History
  • Sequencing Events


Comprehension Printables:

  • Fractured Fairy Tale Elements Flap-Book
  • Explaining the difference in fairy tales printable
  • Compare and Contrast Bookmark
  • Compare and Contrast Fairy Tale Venn Diagram
  • Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales Graphic Organizer
  • Rhyme Focus Poster
  • Rhyming Pairs Match
  • Rhyme Scheme Focus Poster
  • Rhyme Scheme Printable
  • Rhythm Focus Poster
  • The Crocodile Poem
  • Describing Rhythm Printable
  • Ask Questions While Reading Focus Poster
  • Who What When Where Why Flap-Ups
  • What is Important Focus Poster
  • What is Important Printable
  • Connecting My Thinking Focus Poster
  • Connecting My Thinking Printable
  • Sequence and Comprehension Focus Poster
  • Nonfiction Notes Printable
  • Benjamin Banneker Printable
  • Cause and Effect Focus Poster
  • Cause and Effect Printable


Anchor Charts:

  • Elements of a Fairy Tale
  • Space is So Spectacular (Facts about the Planets)
  • Let’s Find Words That Rhyme
  • Sensational Strawberry Facts
  • Benjamin Banneker’s Life Timeline
  • Asking Questions Throughout the Text
  • Clocks Through the Ages
  • Facts About Historical Figures


Nonfiction Readers:

  • All About Planets
  • Scrumptious Strawberries
  • The Start of a Country
  • Clocks Throughout Time


Directed Drawings:

  • Cinderella in Spaceship
  • Slugs in Love
  • Paul Revere
  • Benjamin Banneker



  • Saturn
  • Strawberry
  • Quill and Ink
  • Clock



  • Picture Cards for Vocabulary Words and Definitions
  • Vocabulary Writing Prompts
  • Vocabulary Word of the Day
  • Vocabulary Define to Find Word Search
  • Vocabulary It’s a Mystery
  • Vocabulary Assessment


Grammar: Compound Words

  • Compound Words Focus Poster
  • Compound Words Picture and Word Cards
  • Let’s Make Compound Words Graphic Organizer
  • Compound Words Anchor Chart
  • Creating Compound Words Printable
  • Compound Words Picture Chart
  • I Can Write With Compound Words Printable
  • Connect to Create Compound Words Printable
  • Compound Words Assessment

Grammar: Shades of Meaning and Synonyms

  • Synonyms Focus Poster
  • Adjectives Focus Poster
  • Sweet Synonyms Printable
  • Shades of Meaning Paint Chip Cards
  • Shades of Meaning Printable
  • Shades of Meaning Four in a Row
  • Let’s Order Up Printable
  • Stunning Synonyms Shades of Meaning Flower Craft
  • Shades of Meaning Assessment

Grammar: Commas in Dates and Commas in a Series

  • Commas in Dates Focus Poster
  • Commas in Dates Cards
  • Writing Dates Assessment
  • Commas in Series Focus Poster
  • I Can Use Commas Printable
  • We Can Add Commas Sentence Cards and Printable
  • Commas in a Series Assessment

Grammar: Possessive Nouns

  • Possessive Nouns Focus Poster
  • Possessive Noun Matching Cards
  • Playing Around with Possessive Nouns Printable
  • Make a Match
  • Possessive Nouns Booklet
  • Possessive Pick it Classroom Scoot
  • Possessive Nouns Assessment


Phonics: ow and ou

  • Focus Posters for ow and ou
  • Picture Cards for ou and ow words
  • Color by Code
  • Words with ow sound game
  • Sorting ow words
  • Race to the Finish
  • Circle and Spell it
  • I Spy OW words
  • Formulating Sentences with ow and ou words
  • Word Practice and Assessment

Phonics: oi and oy

  • Focus Posters for oi and oy words
  • Word and Picture Cards for oi and oy
  • Oi and oy picture sort
  • Roll, Write, Build with oi and oy
  • Spin and Color
  • Fluency with oy words
  • Circle and Spell it
  • Game: Elimination with oy words
  • I Spy oi and oy words
  • Word Practice and Assessment

Inflectional Endings: s, es, and ies

  • Focus Posters for adding s, adding es, adding ies
  • Word and Picture Cards
  • Circle and Spell It
  • Roll and Read Word Fluency
  • I Spy Words with es
  • Four in a Row Game
  • Word Sort
  • Fluency with Sentences
  • Word Practice and Assessment

Inflectional Endings: ed

  • Focus Posters for the sounds of ed
  • Word and Picture Cards for sounds of ed
  • -ed Word Endings find and write
  • Roll and Read Word Fluency
  • I Spy Words with -ed
  • Game: Blackout
  • Sounds of -ed Word Sort
  • Spin and Color
  • Fluency with -ed
  • Word Practice and Assessment


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