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Reading

Using literature, a venn diagram, and technology, students will be able to practice comparing and contrasting different stories. This is a comprehension skill that is a common core learning standard for 2nd grade.

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Students will explore “graphic fiction” and the unique content it provides. Students will look at similarities and differences between this type of writing compared to traditional prose and be able to identify features of this art. Both face to face and online interaction will take place between the students themselves and the teacher.

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Through this lesson, students will be exposed to a variety of basic sight words or "popcorn" words. First they will watch a variety of videos to be introduced to the words. Then they will play a fun game on popcorn words. To end the lessons, students will identify their popcorn words.

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The unit overview is designed to incoporate historical fiction novels that focus on the civil war time period.  In addition to the novels, students will build background knowledge by researching issues related to the civil war.  Research will take place electronically and students will create presentations for the class.

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This unit will introduce students to literature written about the  Puritans' morality and beliefs.  Teachers will find many interative activites and resources to help students  comprehend the challenging texts.

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This "unit," or framework is used throughout the year for reading fluency instruction. Blending both face-to-face instruction and digital learning with iPads will improve student engagement with reading and provide more opportunities for differentiated instruction. 

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This narrative reading unit focuses on historical fiction and emphasizes interaction between readers and text. The readers will learn to connect with the characters, identify the characters’ point of view, and determine the theme of the text. Students will also watch the film in order to analyze literary elements.

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For this assignment, students will learn about the difference between mood and tone in writing. They will watch a video explaining the difference, work through a website with words writers would use to convey tone or mood, and end with an assignment where they will describe the tone or mood in pictures and passages from books.  

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For this lesson students will learn the different parts of the elements of a story. They will be able to watch a catchy movie explaining the parts and apply their knowledge to an interactive website.

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This Reading Comprehension unit is the beginning of a skills course for elementary, middle and special education students. Its purpose is to differentiate instruction so that all students can participate and generate their work on their own level. The initial skills highlighted in this unit are compare and contrasting fact and opinion along with cause and effect.

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