English Language Arts Grade 2
Reading: Literature Standard 3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
A Journal for Corduroy: Responding to Literature
This lesson from ReadWriteThink leads first-grade students to reflect on and respond to literature through journal writing. Students read books in the Corduroy series and interact with a stuffed bear to personalize their experiences. They also record their own adventures with Corduroy, share their stories with the class, and create a class book using the computer.
Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tale
In this lesson from EDSITEment, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions. They will explore how folktales employ animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and how this wisdom is passed down from one generation to the next. These lessons introduce students to the world of folklore and explore how folktales convey the perspectives of world cultures.
Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature
As students read a short story, they "doodle," either in a journal or using an online tool, responding to the text through images, symbols, shapes, and colors. They must be sure to represent all of the elements of the short story (setting, plot, character, point of view, and theme) in their doodles.
The Wraparound Learning Experience
This Teaching Channel video shows how students are immersed in experiences that bring a tall tale to life. (27 minutes)
When Charlie McButton Lost Power: A Read-Aloud Lesson
In this Teaching Channel video you will see how a read-aloud can be used to help emerging readers "close read" in an age-appropriate way.
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