Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts. The student is expected to:
- (1) demonstrate knowledge of
distinguishing characteristics of well-known children's
literature such as folktales, fables, and fairy tales;
- (A) explain visual patterns and structures in a variety of poems;
- (B) discuss elements of drama such as characters, dialogue, and setting;
- (C) recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
- (D) the central idea and supporting
evidence with adult assistance;
- (i) features and graphics to locate and gain information; and
- (ii) organizational patterns such as chronological order and cause and effect stated explicitly;
- (iii) recognize characteristics of persuasive text, including:
- (E) stating what the author is trying to persuade the reader
to think or do; and
- (i) distinguishing facts from opinion; and
- (ii) recognize characteristics of multimodal and digital texts.
Human Histories: World Explorers – Comprehension Worksheet
A free comprehension worksheet paired with an informational text about world explorers.
"Facts About..." Template
Get a sense of separating fact from opinion in texts with this graphic organizer.
Reading Comprehension Strategies Anchor Charts
Provide young readers with concrete examples of reading strategies with a set of 18 ready-made reading anchor charts.
Readers Theater – Play Writing Template
A template for students to use when writing their own Readers Theater script.
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text - Instructional Slide Deck
Build skills in identifying main idea and details in nonfiction texts with an instructional slide deck for primary grades.
Narrative Writing Pack
A narrative writing teaching pack containing 9 worksheets and posters.
Understanding Sequence - Comprehension Task
A task to use when teaching your students about the sequence text structure.
Alliteration Poster For Young Students
A poster to use with young students when teaching alliteration.
Text Features Flashcards
A set of 17 flashcards to review text features.
Back to School Today! Poem
A poem that explores the feelings students may experience when heading back to school after an extended break.
Grade 2 Magazine - What's Buzzing? (Issue 1)
A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically written for Grade 2 students.
Grade 2 Magazine - "What's Buzzing?" (Issue 1) Task Cards
Five sets of literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 of Teach Starter's Grade 2 magazine.
Main Idea and Details Anchor Chart
Build skills in identifying main idea and details in nonfiction texts with a main idea anchor chart for primary grades.
Narrative Writing Poster
A poster to encourage your students to think about narrative writing.
Cause and Effect - Scenario Worksheet
A worksheet and answer sheet to use when teaching students the about the cause and effect text structure.
Spring Is Here Poem – Comprehension Worksheet
A comprehension worksheet paired with a poem about the season of spring.
Tale of a Whale - Simple Rhyming Poetry Poster
A simple rhyming poem that is perfect to explore phonics and rhyming words in the early years.
Ladybug Beats Poem - Simple Rhyming Poetry Poster
A simple rhyming poem to develop vocabulary, reading, speaking, and listening in the early years.
Poetry Task Cards
A set of 20 task cards to practice different elements of peotry.
Fact and Opinion Sort - Interactive or Printable Activity
Practice differentiating between fact and opinion with this set of 24 sorting cards or a Google Slides Interactive activity.
Henry Ford - RACES Writing Strategy Worksheets
Provide students with Social Studies and Writing instruction using the RACES strategy for constructed response paragraphs.
Elements of Poetry - Instructional Slide Deck
Investigate poetic elements with an interactive Elements of Poetry teaching slide deck.
Fairy Tales Narrative Writing Pack
A fairy tale themed narrative writing teaching pack containing 8 worksheets and posters.
Visual Literacy Graphic Organizer
A graphic organizer to use when responding to images during visual literacy activities.
Comprehension Task Cards - Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
A set of comprehension task cards to help students distinguish between fact and opinion when reading.
How to Make a PB and J Sandwich - Sequencing Cards
A set of 6 cards showing the steps to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
How to Wash Your Hands - Sequencing Cards
A set of 8 cards showing the steps for how to wash your hands properly
See, Think, Wonder - Template
A See, Think, Wonder Template is useful in encouraging students to make careful observations and interpretations.
25 Fairy Tale Character Posters
Set of 25 posters featuring the most significant and popular fairy tale characters.
Writing A Narrative Poster
Display this poster in your room as a visual reminder of the structure of a narrative.
Facts and Opinions Graphic Organizer
A graphic organizer to practice writing facts and opinions.
Fishbone/Herringbone Diagram Graphic Organizer
A blank fishbone and herringbone diagram to use in any subject area.