Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction Reading Grade 2

Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction Reading Grade 2

  • 2nd Grade
  • 176 pages
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Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 2

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Passage Page
The Big Wave 9
A Very Strange Meeting 10
The Biggest Country 11
From Not Real to Real 12
Four Corners 13
Raining Frogs 14
Wide and Narrow Streets 15
A Foot in Each Country 16
A Question About Roofs 17
School of the Air 18
The Smallest and the Largest 19
The Middle 20
Can Climb, Can't Climb 21
Hot-Water Monkeys 22
Emergency Number 23
A Hole First 24
Why Long and Dark? 25
The Biggest Coins 26
The World's Smallest Park 27
How Cattle Know Where to Go 28
Floating Islands 29
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 30
Four, Five, or Seven Seasons? 31
The Falls Few People See 32
A Hotel That Melts 33
Riddles from the Philippines 34
Into the Death Zone 35
Underground Cities 36
Okay Spitting 37
Under-the-Water Mail 38
No Teeth 41
Where a Day Is Not Twenty-Four Hours 42
The Smaller Lung 43
All Because of Melted Chocolate 44
Caribou Fog 45
All About Giraffes 46
Fake Eyes 47
Koalas 48
Jupiter Fun Facts 49
The Big and Small of Fox Ears 50
A Plant Like Flypaper 51
Flying with Hands 52
A Lucky Accident 53
All About the Growl 54
You Had to Look Up 55
First in Space 56
A Giant 57
A Message You Won't Hear 58
Squirting Blood 59
Vulture Fun Facts 60
Drinking Boiling Water 61
A Pretzel Bone Knot 62
The Largest Land Animal 63
Icebergs with Stripes 64
Breaking the Sound Barrier 65
Skin-Deep Stripes 66
Tricky Shampoo 67
Walking on Eggs 68
The Caterpillar Has More 69
No Nest 70
A House Key You Couldn't Lose 73
What Was Wanted 74
The Teddy Bear 75
An Old Food 76
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 77
Salt and Pay 78
Sliced Bread 79
What the Plow Hit 80
The Trick Vase 81
Mice and Muscles 82
The Captain Who Waited 83
Singing Sands 84
Signaling Towers 85
Water Warning 86
White House Firsts 87
Poison 88
Why the Player Climbed a Ladder 89
Why the Horse Couldn't Graze 90
Cobwebs and Soldiers 91
One-Room Schools 92
Cheering Up Archie 93
Did Hancock Invent a Pickle? 94
The Army Under the Ground 95
The Rule About Red 96
A Living Fossil 97
Rich on Water 98
No Elbows! 99
Traveling in Colonial America 100
The Elephant on the Bridge 101
Poodle Haircut 102
A Googol 105
Funny Laws 106
A Boat That Is Alive 107
Eating Skin 108
Avalanche Dog 109
The Bone That Stands Alone 110
Guard Llamas 111
UFO Sighting! 112
The Bull Sees Red 113
Submarine Sleep 114
Who Is Fighting? 115
The First Birthday 116
How the Moose Crossed the Road 117
An Apple Catch 118
Solid Spit 119
A Great Lakes Memory Trick 120
All About Flags 121
Forwards and Backwards 122
A Cupboard That Is Alive 123
Quicksand! 124
Cowboy Boots 125
A Pan and an Invention 126
When Seconds Count 127
A Spider You Can Hear 128
A Famous April Fool's Joke 129
The Bank with No Money 130
A New X-Sport 131
Wolf Facts 132
A Race That Melts Shoes 133
Why Water Stays Out 134
Climbing Blind 137
Trapped 138
What the Cat Led To 139
Ride on a Whale Shark 140
Free in Space 141
Into a Cave 142
How the Band-Aid Came About 143
Favorite Field Camp 144
The Dog and Shoes That Didn't Slip 145
A Horse for Legs 146
Forest Training 147
The Crow and the Raccoon 148
Youngest to the Pole 149
The Night the House Burned 150
Kicking a Sock 151
Was She Crazy? 152
Where Did Farini Go? 153
A Tiny Jumper 154
The Horse with Brushed Teeth 155
Shark Attack! 156
A True Tall Tale 157
Spelling with Fingers 158
Egg Danger! 159
The Right Place 160
More Than Twenty Million Steps 161
What the Scale Said 162
Across Antarctica 163
The Lady Who Watched 164
A Sled to Laugh At 165
A Clown in Danger 166

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.2: Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

Passage Page
The Big Wave 9
A Very Strange Meeting 10
The Biggest Country 11
From Not Real to Real 12
Four Corners 13
Raining Frogs 14
Wide and Narrow Streets 15
A Foot in Each Country 16
A Question About Roofs 17
School of the Air 18
The Smallest and the Largest 19
The Middle 20
Can Climb, Can't Climb 21
Hot-Water Monkeys 22
Emergency Number 23
A Hole First 24
Why Long and Dark? 25
The Biggest Coins 26
The World's Smallest Park 27
How Cattle Know Where to Go 28
Floating Islands 29
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 30
Four, Five, or Seven Seasons? 31
The Falls Few People See 32
A Hotel That Melts 33
Riddles from the Philippines 34
Into the Death Zone 35
Underground Cities 36
Okay Spitting 37
Under-the-Water Mail 38
No Teeth 41
Where a Day Is Not Twenty-Four Hours 42
The Smaller Lung 43
All Because of Melted Chocolate 44
Caribou Fog 45
All About Giraffes 46
Fake Eyes 47
Koalas 48
Jupiter Fun Facts 49
The Big and Small of Fox Ears 50
A Plant Like Flypaper 51
Flying with Hands 52
A Lucky Accident 53
All About the Growl 54
You Had to Look Up 55
First in Space 56
A Giant 57
A Message You Won't Hear 58
Squirting Blood 59
Vulture Fun Facts 60
Drinking Boiling Water 61
A Pretzel Bone Knot 62
The Largest Land Animal 63
Icebergs with Stripes 64
Breaking the Sound Barrier 65
Skin-Deep Stripes 66
Tricky Shampoo 67
Walking on Eggs 68
The Caterpillar Has More 69
No Nest 70
A House Key You Couldn't Lose 73
What Was Wanted 74
The Teddy Bear 75
An Old Food 76
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 77
Salt and Pay 78
Sliced Bread 79
What the Plow Hit 80
The Trick Vase 81
Mice and Muscles 82
The Captain Who Waited 83
Singing Sands 84
Signaling Towers 85
Water Warning 86
White House Firsts 87
Poison 88
Why the Player Climbed a Ladder 89
Why the Horse Couldn't Graze 90
Cobwebs and Soldiers 91
One-Room Schools 92
Cheering Up Archie 93
Did Hancock Invent a Pickle? 94
The Army Under the Ground 95
The Rule About Red 96
A Living Fossil 97
Rich on Water 98
No Elbows! 99
Traveling in Colonial America 100
The Elephant on the Bridge 101
Poodle Haircut 102
A Googol 105
Funny Laws 106
A Boat That Is Alive 107
Eating Skin 108
Avalanche Dog 109
The Bone That Stands Alone 110
Guard Llamas 111
UFO Sighting! 112
The Bull Sees Red 113
Submarine Sleep 114
Who Is Fighting? 115
The First Birthday 116
How the Moose Crossed the Road 117
An Apple Catch 118
Solid Spit 119
A Great Lakes Memory Trick 120
All About Flags 121
Forwards and Backwards 122
A Cupboard That Is Alive 123
Quicksand! 124
Cowboy Boots 125
A Pan and an Invention 126
When Seconds Count 127
A Spider You Can Hear 128
A Famous April Fool's Joke 129
The Bank with No Money 130
A New X-Sport 131
Wolf Facts 132
A Race That Melts Shoes 133
Why Water Stays Out 134
Climbing Blind 137
Trapped 138
What the Cat Led To 139
Ride on a Whale Shark 140
Free in Space 141
Into a Cave 142
How the Band-Aid Came About 143
Favorite Field Camp 144
The Dog and Shoes That Didn't Slip 145
A Horse for Legs 146
Forest Training 147
The Crow and the Raccoon 148
Youngest to the Pole 149
The Night the House Burned 150
Kicking a Sock 151
Was She Crazy? 152
Where Did Farini Go? 153
A Tiny Jumper 154
The Horse with Brushed Teeth 155
Shark Attack! 156
A True Tall Tale 157
Spelling with Fingers 158
Egg Danger! 159
The Right Place 160
More Than Twenty Million Steps 161
What the Scale Said 162
Across Antarctica 163
The Lady Who Watched 164
A Sled to Laugh At 165
A Clown in Danger 166

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.2.3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Passage Page
Where a Day Is Not Twenty-Four Hours 42
All Because of Melted Chocolate 44
Caribou Fog 45
A Lucky Accident 53
All About the Growl 54
First in Space 56
Drinking Boiling Water 61
A Pretzel Bone Knot 62
Tricky Shampoo 67
What Was Wanted 74
An Old Food 76
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 77
Salt and Pay 78
Sliced Bread 79
The Captain Who Waited 83
Singing Sands 84
Water Warning 86
Poison 88
The Army Under the Ground 95
A Living Fossil 97
Rich on Water 98
The Elephant on the Bridge 101
Poodle Haircut 102
A Boat That Is Alive 107
An Apple Catch 118
A Cupboard That Is Alive 123
Quicksand! 124
A Pan and an Invention 126
Why Water Stays Out 134
The Night the House Burned 150
What the Scale Said 162

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

Passage Page
The Big Wave 9
A Very Strange Meeting 10
The Biggest Country 11
From Not Real to Real 12
Four Corners 13
Raining Frogs 14
Wide and Narrow Streets 15
A Foot in Each Country 16
A Question About Roofs 17
School of the Air 18
The Smallest and the Largest 19
The Middle 20
Can Climb, Can't Climb 21
Hot-Water Monkeys 22
Emergency Number 23
A Hole First 24
Why Long and Dark? 25
The Biggest Coins 26
The World's Smallest Park 27
How Cattle Know Where to Go 28
Floating Islands 29
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 30
Four, Five, or Seven Seasons? 31
The Falls Few People See 32
A Hotel That Melts 33
Riddles from the Philippines 34
Into the Death Zone 35
Underground Cities 36
Okay Spitting 37
Under-the-Water Mail 38
No Teeth 41
Where a Day Is Not Twenty-Four Hours 42
The Smaller Lung 43
All Because of Melted Chocolate 44
Caribou Fog 45
All About Giraffes 46
Fake Eyes 47
Koalas 48
Jupiter Fun Facts 49
The Big and Small of Fox Ears 50
A Plant Like Flypaper 51
Flying with Hands 52
A Lucky Accident 53
All About the Growl 54
You Had to Look Up 55
First in Space 56
A Giant 57
A Message You Won't Hear 58
Squirting Blood 59
Vulture Fun Facts 60
Drinking Boiling Water 61
A Pretzel Bone Knot 62
The Largest Land Animal 63
Icebergs with Stripes 64
Breaking the Sound Barrier 65
Skin-Deep Stripes 66
Tricky Shampoo 67
Walking on Eggs 68
The Caterpillar Has More 69
No Nest 70
A House Key You Couldn't Lose 73
What Was Wanted 74
The Teddy Bear 75
An Old Food 76
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 77
Salt and Pay 78
Sliced Bread 79
What the Plow Hit 80
The Trick Vase 81
Mice and Muscles 82
The Captain Who Waited 83
Singing Sands 84
Signaling Towers 85
Water Warning 86
White House Firsts 87
Poison 88
Why the Player Climbed a Ladder 89
Why the Horse Couldn't Graze 90
Cobwebs and Soldiers 91
One-Room Schools 92
Cheering Up Archie 93
Did Hancock Invent a Pickle? 94
The Army Under the Ground 95
The Rule About Red 96
A Living Fossil 97
Rich on Water 98
No Elbows! 99
Traveling in Colonial America 100
The Elephant on the Bridge 101
Poodle Haircut 102
A Googol 105
Funny Laws 106
A Boat That Is Alive 107
Eating Skin 108
Avalanche Dog 109
The Bone That Stands Alone 110
Guard Llamas 111
UFO Sighting! 112
The Bull Sees Red 113
Submarine Sleep 114
Who Is Fighting? 115
The First Birthday 116
How the Moose Crossed the Road 117
An Apple Catch 118
Solid Spit 119
A Great Lakes Memory Trick 120
All About Flags 121
Forwards and Backwards 122
A Cupboard That Is Alive 123
Quicksand! 124
Cowboy Boots 125
A Pan and an Invention 126
When Seconds Count 127
A Spider You Can Hear 128
A Famous April Fool's Joke 129
The Bank with No Money 130
A New X-Sport 131
Wolf Facts 132
A Race That Melts Shoes 133
Why Water Stays Out 134
Climbing Blind 137
Trapped 138
What the Cat Led To 139
Ride on a Whale Shark 140
Free in Space 141
Into a Cave 142
How the Band-Aid Came About 143
Favorite Field Camp 144
The Dog and Shoes That Didn't Slip 145
A Horse for Legs 146
Forest Training 147
The Crow and the Raccoon 148
Youngest to the Pole 149
The Night the House Burned 150
Kicking a Sock 151
Was She Crazy? 152
Where Did Farini Go? 153
A Tiny Jumper 154
The Horse with Brushed Teeth 155
Shark Attack! 156
A True Tall Tale 157
Spelling with Fingers 158
Egg Danger! 159
The Right Place 160
More Than Twenty Million Steps 161
What the Scale Said 162
Across Antarctica 163
The Lady Who Watched 164
A Sled to Laugh At 165
A Clown in Danger 166

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Passage Page
The Big Wave 9
A Very Strange Meeting 10
The Biggest Country 11
From Not Real to Real 12
Four Corners 13
Raining Frogs 14
Wide and Narrow Streets 15
A Foot in Each Country 16
A Question About Roofs 17
School of the Air 18
The Smallest and the Largest 19
The Middle 20
Can Climb, Can't Climb 21
Hot-Water Monkeys 22
Emergency Number 23
A Hole First 24
Why Long and Dark? 25
The Biggest Coins 26
The World's Smallest Park 27
How Cattle Know Where to Go 28
Floating Islands 29
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 30
Four, Five, or Seven Seasons? 31
The Falls Few People See 32
A Hotel That Melts 33
Riddles from the Philippines 34
Into the Death Zone 35
Underground Cities 36
Okay Spitting 37
Under-the-Water Mail 38
No Teeth 41
Where a Day Is Not Twenty-Four Hours 42
The Smaller Lung 43
All Because of Melted Chocolate 44
Caribou Fog 45
All About Giraffes 46
Fake Eyes 47
Koalas 48
Jupiter Fun Facts 49
The Big and Small of Fox Ears 50
A Plant Like Flypaper 51
Flying with Hands 52
A Lucky Accident 53
All About the Growl 54
You Had to Look Up 55
First in Space 56
A Giant 57
A Message You Won't Hear 58
Squirting Blood 59
Vulture Fun Facts 60
Drinking Boiling Water 61
A Pretzel Bone Knot 62
The Largest Land Animal 63
Icebergs with Stripes 64
Breaking the Sound Barrier 65
Skin-Deep Stripes 66
Tricky Shampoo 67
Walking on Eggs 68
The Caterpillar Has More 69
No Nest 70
A House Key You Couldn't Lose 73
What Was Wanted 74
The Teddy Bear 75
An Old Food 76
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 77
Salt and Pay 78
Sliced Bread 79
What the Plow Hit 80
The Trick Vase 81
Mice and Muscles 82
The Captain Who Waited 83
Singing Sands 84
Signaling Towers 85
Water Warning 86
White House Firsts 87
Poison 88
Why the Player Climbed a Ladder 89
Why the Horse Couldn't Graze 90
Cobwebs and Soldiers 91
One-Room Schools 92
Cheering Up Archie 93
Did Hancock Invent a Pickle? 94
The Army Under the Ground 95
The Rule About Red 96
A Living Fossil 97
Rich on Water 98
No Elbows! 99
Traveling in Colonial America 100
The Elephant on the Bridge 101
Poodle Haircut 102
A Googol 105
Funny Laws 106
A Boat That Is Alive 107
Eating Skin 108
Avalanche Dog 109
The Bone That Stands Alone 110
Guard Llamas 111
UFO Sighting! 112
The Bull Sees Red 113
Submarine Sleep 114
Who Is Fighting? 115
The First Birthday 116
How the Moose Crossed the Road 117
An Apple Catch 118
Solid Spit 119
A Great Lakes Memory Trick 120
All About Flags 121
Forwards and Backwards 122
A Cupboard That Is Alive 123
Quicksand! 124
Cowboy Boots 125
A Pan and an Invention 126
When Seconds Count 127
A Spider You Can Hear 128
A Famous April Fool's Joke 129
The Bank with No Money 130
A New X-Sport 131
Wolf Facts 132
A Race That Melts Shoes 133
Why Water Stays Out 134
Climbing Blind 137
Trapped 138
What the Cat Led To 139
Ride on a Whale Shark 140
Free in Space 141
Into a Cave 142
How the Band-Aid Came About 143
Favorite Field Camp 144
The Dog and Shoes That Didn't Slip 145
A Horse for Legs 146
Forest Training 147
The Crow and the Raccoon 148
Youngest to the Pole 149
The Night the House Burned 150
Kicking a Sock 151
Was She Crazy? 152
Where Did Farini Go? 153
A Tiny Jumper 154
The Horse with Brushed Teeth 155
Shark Attack! 156
A True Tall Tale 157
Spelling with Fingers 158
Egg Danger! 159
The Right Place 160
More Than Twenty Million Steps 161
What the Scale Said 162
Across Antarctica 163
The Lady Who Watched 164
A Sled to Laugh At 165
A Clown in Danger 166

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.2.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Passage Page
The Big Wave 9
A Very Strange Meeting 10
The Biggest Country 11
From Not Real to Real 12
Four Corners 13
Raining Frogs 14
Wide and Narrow Streets 15
A Foot in Each Country 16
A Question About Roofs 17
School of the Air 18
The Smallest and the Largest 19
The Middle 20
Can Climb, Can't Climb 21
Hot-Water Monkeys 22
Emergency Number 23
A Hole First 24
Why Long and Dark? 25
The Biggest Coins 26
The World's Smallest Park 27
How Cattle Know Where to Go 28
Floating Islands 29
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 30
Four, Five, or Seven Seasons? 31
The Falls Few People See 32
A Hotel That Melts 33
Riddles from the Philippines 34
Into the Death Zone 35
Underground Cities 36
Okay Spitting 37
Under-the-Water Mail 38
No Teeth 41
Where a Day Is Not Twenty-Four Hours 42
The Smaller Lung 43
All Because of Melted Chocolate 44
Caribou Fog 45
All About Giraffes 46
Fake Eyes 47
Koalas 48
Jupiter Fun Facts 49
The Big and Small of Fox Ears 50
A Plant Like Flypaper 51
Flying with Hands 52
A Lucky Accident 53
All About the Growl 54
You Had to Look Up 55
First in Space 56
A Giant 57
A Message You Won't Hear 58
Squirting Blood 59
Vulture Fun Facts 60
Drinking Boiling Water 61
A Pretzel Bone Knot 62
The Largest Land Animal 63
Icebergs with Stripes 64
Breaking the Sound Barrier 65
Skin-Deep Stripes 66
Tricky Shampoo 67
Walking on Eggs 68
The Caterpillar Has More 69
No Nest 70
A House Key You Couldn't Lose 73
What Was Wanted 74
The Teddy Bear 75
An Old Food 76
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 77
Salt and Pay 78
Sliced Bread 79
What the Plow Hit 80
The Trick Vase 81
Mice and Muscles 82
The Captain Who Waited 83
Singing Sands 84
Signaling Towers 85
Water Warning 86
White House Firsts 87
Poison 88
Why the Player Climbed a Ladder 89
Why the Horse Couldn't Graze 90
Cobwebs and Soldiers 91
One-Room Schools 92
Cheering Up Archie 93
Did Hancock Invent a Pickle? 94
The Army Under the Ground 95
The Rule About Red 96
A Living Fossil 97
Rich on Water 98
No Elbows! 99
Traveling in Colonial America 100
The Elephant on the Bridge 101
Poodle Haircut 102
A Googol 105
Funny Laws 106
A Boat That Is Alive 107
Eating Skin 108
Avalanche Dog 109
The Bone That Stands Alone 110
Guard Llamas 111
UFO Sighting! 112
The Bull Sees Red 113
Submarine Sleep 114
Who Is Fighting? 115
The First Birthday 116
How the Moose Crossed the Road 117
An Apple Catch 118
Solid Spit 119
A Great Lakes Memory Trick 120
All About Flags 121
Forwards and Backwards 122
A Cupboard That Is Alive 123
Quicksand! 124
Cowboy Boots 125
A Pan and an Invention 126
When Seconds Count 127
A Spider You Can Hear 128
A Famous April Fool's Joke 129
The Bank with No Money 130
A New X-Sport 131
Wolf Facts 132
A Race That Melts Shoes 133
Why Water Stays Out 134
Climbing Blind 137
Trapped 138
What the Cat Led To 139
Ride on a Whale Shark 140
Free in Space 141
Into a Cave 142
How the Band-Aid Came About 143
Favorite Field Camp 144
The Dog and Shoes That Didn't Slip 145
A Horse for Legs 146
Forest Training 147
The Crow and the Raccoon 148
Youngest to the Pole 149
The Night the House Burned 150
Kicking a Sock 151
Was She Crazy? 152
Where Did Farini Go? 153
A Tiny Jumper 154
The Horse with Brushed Teeth 155
Shark Attack! 156
A True Tall Tale 157
Spelling with Fingers 158
Egg Danger! 159
The Right Place 160
More Than Twenty Million Steps 161
What the Scale Said 162
Across Antarctica 163
The Lady Who Watched 164
A Sled to Laugh At 165
A Clown in Danger 166

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