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



2nd Grade Reading Lesson plans for May are DONE for you! We have a full month of readingvocabularynonfiction integrationgrammarmentor sentences, and phonics ready to go for the month of May with Rooted in Reading. Your students will learn about beesdinosaurselephantswild cats, and more! As a fun surprise, this month of Rooted in Reading also includes FOUR Reader’s Theaters!

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 May:

Cat Problems by Jory John

Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton

Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers

Elephant in the Dark by Mina Javaherbin


What is included in the May unit? Look below!

● Daily Lesson Plans for 4 Weeks

● 4 Reader’s Theaters

● 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: Final Stable Sentences, VCCCV Words, Phonics Review

Comprehension Focus for May:

  • Point of View
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Perspective

Comprehension Printables:

  • Point of View Focus Posters
  • Point of View Character Sort
  • Point of View Flap-Book
  • Point of View in Pictures
  • Author’s Purpose Focus Posters
  • Persuade Printable: What and How
  • Writing a Letter that Persuades
  • Author’s Purpose: Explain Passage
  • Author’s Purpose: Explain Printable
  • Main Idea / Central Idea and Supporting Details Focus Posters
  • Supporting Details Flap-Ups
  • Main Idea/Central Idea and Supporting Details Passage
  • Find the Support with Videos and Graphic Organizer
  • Perspective Focust Posters
  • Difference in Perspective Flap-Ups
  • Photographs and Perspective

Anchor Charts:

  • Point of View: 1st Person and 3rd Person
  • Wild Cat Problems
  • Give Bees a Chance: Author’s Purpose Persuade
  • Explaining the Basics of Beekeeping
  • Digging up Details (Main Idea and Supporting Details)
  • Drilling Up Dino Facts
  • Peeking at the Perspective
  • We Can Compare Elephants

Nonfiction Readers:

  • Wild Cat Problems
  • Beekeeping Basics
  • Dinosaurs: Meat Eaters vs Plant Eaters
  • Elephants

Directed Drawings:

  • Cat
  • Bee
  • Pterodactyl
  • Elephant


  • Snow Leopard
  • Beehive
  • Triceratops
  • Elephant


  • Picture Cards for Vocabulary Words and Definitions
  • Vocabulary Writing Prompts
  • Sketch Artist
  • Synonym Search
  • Vocabulary Tic Tac Toe
  • Vocabulary Assessment

Grammar: Shades of Meaning with Synonyms and Verbs

  • Synonym Focus Poster
  • Synonym Verb Cards
  • Matching Verbs Printable
  • Shades of Meaning Focus Poster
  • Shades of Meaning Verb Cards
  • Shading Out Synonyms Printable
  • Scrumptious Shades of Meaning Popsicle Printable
  • Shades of Meaning Tic Tac Toe
  • Shades of Meaning Assessment

Student Led Research Week

  • Let’s Research Bees Anchor Chart with KWL
  • KWL Printable
  • Bee Research Links
  • Busy Bee Profile
  • True and False Focus Posters
  • True and False Statement Sort
  • Fact and Opinion Focus Posters
  • At Home with Honeybees Paragraph for Fact and Opinion
  • Fact and Opinion Sentence Sort
  • My Bee Research Booklet

Grammar: Simple and Compound Sentences

  • Simple Sentence Focus Poster
  • Compound Sentence Focus Poster
  • Sentence Cards
  • Compound Sentence Printable
  • Clawin Around Compound Sentences Dinosaur Print
  • Simple to Compound Flap-Ups
  • Simple or Compound Sentence Classroom Scoot
  • Sentence Assessment
  • Compound Sentence Assessment

Grammar: Adverbs to Describe HOW

  • Adverbs Focus Poster
  • Elephant Adverb Picture and Sentence Cards
  • Adverbs Fit for Elephants Printable
  • Adverb Picture and Sentence Cards
  • Adverb Graphic Organizer
  • Name the Adverb Classroom Scoot
  • Searching in Sentences for Verbs and Adverbs Classroom Scoot
  • Adverb Assessment


Phonics: Final Stable Syllables

  • Focus Posters: Consonant + le, Schwa Sound, -ble Words, -cle words, -dle words, -fle words, -gle words
  • Final Stable Syllable Word Cards
  • Final Stable Syllable Picture Cards
  • -ble Words Match Printable
  • Spin, Read, and Cover 
  • C+le Word Color by Code
  • Race and Read Final Stable Syllable Words
  • Circle and Spell It
  • Fluency with C + le Words
  • I Spy C + le Words
  • Word Practice
  • Assessment

Phonics: Final Stable Syllables

  • Focus Posters: Consonant + le, Schwa Sound, -kle words, -ple words, -sle words, -zle words, -tle words
  • Final Stable Syllable Word Cards
  • Final Stable Syllable Picture Cards
  • Matching -kle words and pictures
  • Roll and Read
  • Building Words Cut and Paste
  • Roll, Write, and Build Partner Game
  • Circle and Spell it!
  • Formulating Sentences
  • Spin and Color
  • I Spy C + le words
  • Word Practice
  • Assessment

Phonics: VCCCV Words

  • VCCCV Focus Posters
  • VCCCV Picture and Word Cards
  • VC/CCV Picture and Word Match
  • Roll and Read
  • Building VCCCV Words
  • Four in a Row Partner Game
  • Circle and Spell VCCCV Words
  • Fluency with VCCCV Words
  • Formulating Sentences with VCCCV Words
  • Word Practice Assessment

Phonics: Review of Skills

  • Games, Printables, Assessments for the Review of:
  • ue, ew, ui / oo
  • bossy r
  • ou and ow / oi and oy
  • mulit-syllable words


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