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Reading: Informational Text Standard 4

Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
  • How Big Is a Foot?
    In the course of this lesson students will create non-standard units (using their own footprints) and use them to make "beds," and explore the need for a standard unit of measure.
  • Ladybug Lengths
    Students will define length as a measurable attribute of objects and measure using nonstandard units.
  • Magnificent Measurement
    This unit (consisting of 5 lessons) uses multiple materials and models to help students explore measurement. Students use objects, pictures, and symbols. Connections to children's literature, when appropriate, are incorporated into lessons. Students engage in measurement activities involving length, area, volume, time, and weight. Students practice measuring using standard and nonstandard units.
  • Number Cents
    Students will model prices to 99 cents, compare amounts to prices, and count on from prices to find change.
  • Number Cents: Exploring Pennies and Dimes
    Students will model amounts with pennies and dimes up to 60 cents, identify words and symbols relating to cents, and recognize physical differences between the two.
  • Shapes and Poetry
    At the conclusion of this lesson students will recognize geometric figures, draw and describe geometric figures, and interpret positional words.
  • Silly Billy's World
    Lesson plans for 5 well-known children's read-aloud books on plants/seeds that encourage literature, writing and language skills from the common core.
  • Stars and Stripes Forever: Flag Facts for Flag Day
    In this unit from EDSITEment, students learn what a symbol is while developing their understanding of how one particular symbol, the American Flag, plays an important role in the everyday lives of American citizens. An additional lesson, geared specifically to grade 2 students, focuses on the words and phrases contained within the Pledge of Allegiance. From this introductory page, teachers can access archival images needed to complete the unit.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Sara  Wiebke and see the Language Arts - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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