Five sets of literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with the first edition of Teach Starter’s Grade 2 magazine.
Take the stress out of your literacy planning with these comprehensive task cards!
What are these task cards for?
These task cards have been designed specifically for use with the first edition of Teach Starter’s Grade 2 magazine, What’s Buzzing?.
How do I use the magazine and task cards for literacy groups?
In countless ways!
One way is you could assign each literacy group an article for the week, then allow the students to work through the five sets of task cards that accompany that article. Then the groups will rotate through each article each week until all of the groups have read and completed all of the articles and task cards.
Teachers, please read over the articles before you plan your activities. Some content may need teacher guidance depending on students abilities.
What types of task cards are included?
Five sets of task cards have been included. These address the areas of writing, language, comprehension, reading strategies, and higher-order thinking skills.
Grade 2 Magazine – What’s Buzzing (First Edition)
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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English Language Arts and ReadingReadingComprehension - Multiple GenresComprehension SkillsWritingText StructuresUse Text EvidenceSummarizeLiterary ElementsMetacognitive SkillsReading Response SkillsGenre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposesTask CardsMagazineGuided Reading ActivitiesReading Center ActivitiesMagazine - What's Buzzing?
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