Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 2

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 2

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 2

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.2.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Passage Pages
Why I Don't Like Chocolate Cake 9-11
Lina and the Sea Snakes 13-15
How Ty's Horse Got Water 17-19
Up in the Air 21-23
A Camping Journal 25-27
Joe and the Dolly 29-31
When the Lion Was in Trouble 33-35
The Cloud on the Ground 37-39
Invisible Ink 41-43
What Meg Had to Do 45-47
The Flower Amy Would Not Get 49-51
The Tortoise and the Hare 53-55
A Story that Can't Be True 57-59
Why the Money Was Not Real 61-63
Slow Down, Earl! 65-67
Seeing More in the Dark 69-71
Where to Find Rocks from Outer Space 73-75
The Mystery Plant 77-79
The Bridge That Was the Wrong Color 81-83
Part of the Family Act 85-87
A Visit to Egypt 89-91
Riddle Day 93-95
How Hungry Was Bea? 97-99
The Cat that Hissed and Scratched 101-103
The Money Trade 105-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.2.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Passage Pages
Why I Don't Like Chocolate Cake 9-11
Lina and the Sea Snakes 13-15
How Ty's Horse Got Water 17-19
Up in the Air 21-23
A Camping Journal 25-27
Joe and the Dolly 29-31
When the Lion Was in Trouble 33-35
The Cloud on the Ground 37-39
Invisible Ink 41-43
What Meg Had to Do 45-47
The Flower Amy Would Not Get 49-51
The Tortoise and the Hare 53-55
A Story that Can't Be True 57-59
Why the Money Was Not Real 61-63
Slow Down, Earl! 65-67
Seeing More in the Dark 69-71
Where to Find Rocks from Outer Space 73-75
The Mystery Plant 77-79
The Bridge That Was the Wrong Color 81-83
Part of the Family Act 85-87
A Visit to Egypt 89-91
Riddle Day 93-95
How Hungry Was Bea? 97-99
The Cat that Hissed and Scratched 101-103
The Money Trade 105-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.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 Pages
Why I Don't Like Chocolate Cake 9-11
Lina and the Sea Snakes 13-15
How Ty's Horse Got Water 17-19
Up in the Air 21-23
A Camping Journal 25-27
Joe and the Dolly 29-31
When the Lion Was in Trouble 33-35
The Cloud on the Ground 37-39
Invisible Ink 41-43
What Meg Had to Do 45-47
The Flower Amy Would Not Get 49-51
The Tortoise and the Hare 53-55
A Story that Can't Be True 57-59
Why the Money Was Not Real 61-63
Slow Down, Earl! 65-67
Seeing More in the Dark 69-71
Where to Find Rocks from Outer Space 73-75
The Mystery Plant 77-79
The Bridge That Was the Wrong Color 81-83
Part of the Family Act 85-87
A Visit to Egypt 89-91
Riddle Day 93-95
How Hungry Was Bea? 97-99
The Cat that Hissed and Scratched 101-103
The Money Trade 105-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.2.7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Passage Pages
Why I Don't Like Chocolate Cake 9-11
Lina and the Sea Snakes 13-15
How Ty's Horse Got Water 17-19
Up in the Air 21-23
A Camping Journal 25-27
Joe and the Dolly 29-31
When the Lion Was in Trouble 33-35
The Cloud on the Ground 37-39
Invisible Ink 41-43
What Meg Had to Do 45-47
The Flower Amy Would Not Get 49-51
The Tortoise and the Hare 53-55
A Story that Can't Be True 57-59
Why the Money Was Not Real 61-63
Slow Down, Earl! 65-67
Seeing More in the Dark 69-71
Where to Find Rocks from Outer Space 73-75
The Mystery Plant 77-79
The Bridge That Was the Wrong Color 81-83
Part of the Family Act 85-87
A Visit to Egypt 89-91
Riddle Day 93-95
How Hungry Was Bea? 97-99
The Cat that Hissed and Scratched 101-103
The Money Trade 105-107

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.2.10: 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.

Passage Pages
Why I Don't Like Chocolate Cake 9-11
Lina and the Sea Snakes 13-15
How Ty's Horse Got Water 17-19
Up in the Air 21-23
A Camping Journal 25-27
Joe and the Dolly 29-31
When the Lion Was in Trouble 33-35
The Cloud on the Ground 37-39
Invisible Ink 41-43
What Meg Had to Do 45-47
The Flower Amy Would Not Get 49-51
The Tortoise and the Hare 53-55
A Story that Can't Be True 57-59
Why the Money Was Not Real 61-63
Slow Down, Earl! 65-67
Seeing More in the Dark 69-71
Where to Find Rocks from Outer Space 73-75
The Mystery Plant 77-79
The Bridge That Was the Wrong Color 81-83
Part of the Family Act 85-87
A Visit to Egypt 89-91
Riddle Day 93-95
How Hungry Was Bea? 97-99
The Cat that Hissed and Scratched 101-103
The Money Trade 105-107

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 Pages
The Rescue Dogs 8-11
A Swimming Founding Father 12-15
A Useful Hat 16-19
A String of Holes 20-23
Why George Slept on the Floor 24-27
Not Potato Chips! 28-31
A True Story About a Smart Crow 32-35
Why a Gull is Utah's Bird 36-39
The World's First Ice-Cream Cone 40-43
Grizzlies at the White House 44-47
A Stinky Flower 48-51
Walking First 52-55
A Strange but True Story 56-59
Paper Money 60-63
When A.J. Knew 64-67
The Milky Way 68-71
The Lost Base 72-75
Desert Roots 76-79
How Animals Cross the Road 80-83
A True Story About Al Ringling 84-87
The Pyramids 88-91
A Special Kind of Joke 92-95
The Smallest Birds in the World 96-99
The Crocodile's Babysitter 100-103
Honest Abe 104-107

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 Pages
The Rescue Dogs 8-11
A Swimming Founding Father 12-15
A Useful Hat 16-19
A String of Holes 20-23
Why George Slept on the Floor 24-27
Not Potato Chips! 28-31
A True Story About a Smart Crow 32-35
Why a Gull is Utah's Bird 36-39
The World's First Ice-Cream Cone 40-43
Grizzlies at the White House 44-47
A Stinky Flower 48-51
Walking First 52-55
A Strange but True Story 56-59
Paper Money 60-63
When A.J. Knew 64-67
The Milky Way 68-71
The Lost Base 72-75
Desert Roots 76-79
How Animals Cross the Road 80-83
A True Story About Al Ringling 84-87
The Pyramids 88-91
A Special Kind of Joke 92-95
The Smallest Birds in the World 96-99
The Crocodile's Babysitter 100-103
Honest Abe 104-107

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 Pages
A String of Holes 20-23
Why a Gull is Utah's Bird 36-39
The World's First Ice-Cream Cone 40-43
Grizzlies at the White House 44-47
A Stinky Flower 48-51
A Strange but True Story 56-59
Paper Money 60-63
The Milky Way 68-71
The Lost Base 72-75
Desert Roots 76-79
The Crocodile's Babysitter 100-103
Honest Abe 104-107

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 Pages
The Rescue Dogs 8-11
A Swimming Founding Father 12-15
A Useful Hat 16-19
A String of Holes 20-23
Why George Slept on the Floor 24-27
Not Potato Chips! 28-31
A True Story About a Smart Crow 32-35
Why a Gull is Utah's Bird 36-39
The World's First Ice-Cream Cone 40-43
Grizzlies at the White House 44-47
A Stinky Flower 48-51
Walking First 52-55
A Strange but True Story 56-59
Paper Money 60-63
When A.J. Knew 64-67
The Milky Way 68-71
The Lost Base 72-75
Desert Roots 76-79
How Animals Cross the Road 80-83
A True Story About Al Ringling 84-87
The Pyramids 88-91
A Special Kind of Joke 92-95
The Smallest Birds in the World 96-99
The Crocodile's Babysitter 100-103
Honest Abe 104-107

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 Pages
The Rescue Dogs 8-11
A Swimming Founding Father 12-15
A Useful Hat 16-19
A String of Holes 20-23
Why George Slept on the Floor 24-27
Not Potato Chips! 28-31
A True Story About a Smart Crow 32-35
Why a Gull is Utah's Bird 36-39
The World's First Ice-Cream Cone 40-43
Grizzlies at the White House 44-47
A Stinky Flower 48-51
Walking First 52-55
A Strange but True Story 56-59
Paper Money 60-63
When A.J. Knew 64-67
The Milky Way 68-71
The Lost Base 72-75
Desert Roots 76-79
How Animals Cross the Road 80-83
A True Story About Al Ringling 84-87
The Pyramids 88-91
A Special Kind of Joke 92-95
The Smallest Birds in the World 96-99
The Crocodile's Babysitter 100-103
Honest Abe 104-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.2.8: Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

Passage Pages
The Rescue Dogs 8-11
A Swimming Founding Father 12-15
A Useful Hat 16-19
A String of Holes 20-23
Why George Slept on the Floor 24-27
Why a Gull is Utah's Bird 36-39
The World's First Ice-Cream Cone 40-43
Grizzlies at the White House 44-47
A Stinky Flower 48-51
Walking First 52-55
A Strange but True Story 56-59
Paper Money 60-63
When A.J. Knew 64-67
The Milky Way 68-71
The Lost Base 72-75
Desert Roots 76-79
How Animals Cross the Road 80-83
A True Story About Al Ringling 84-87
The Pyramids 88-91
The Smallest Birds in the World 96-99
The Crocodile's Babysitter 100-103
Honest Abe 104-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.2.7: Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

Passage Pages
The Rescue Dogs 8-11
A Swimming Founding Father 12-15
A Useful Hat 16-19
A String of Holes 20-23
Why George Slept on the Floor 24-27
Not Potato Chips! 28-31
A True Story About a Smart Crow 32-35
Why a Gull is Utah's Bird 36-39
The World's First Ice-Cream Cone 40-43
Grizzlies at the White House 44-47
A Stinky Flower 48-51
Walking First 52-55
A Strange but True Story 56-59
Paper Money 60-63
When A.J. Knew 64-67
The Milky Way 68-71
The Lost Base 72-75
Desert Roots 76-79
How Animals Cross the Road 80-83
A True Story About Al Ringling 84-87
The Pyramids 88-91
A Special Kind of Joke 92-95
The Smallest Birds in the World 96-99
The Crocodile's Babysitter 100-103
Honest Abe 104-107

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 Pages
The Rescue Dogs 8-11
A Swimming Founding Father 12-15
A Useful Hat 16-19
A String of Holes 20-23
Why George Slept on the Floor 24-27
Not Potato Chips! 28-31
A True Story About a Smart Crow 32-35
Why a Gull is Utah's Bird 36-39
The World's First Ice-Cream Cone 40-43
Grizzlies at the White House 44-47
A Stinky Flower 48-51
Walking First 52-55
A Strange but True Story 56-59
Paper Money 60-63
When A.J. Knew 64-67
The Milky Way 68-71
The Lost Base 72-75
Desert Roots 76-79
How Animals Cross the Road 80-83
A True Story About Al Ringling 84-87
The Pyramids 88-91
A Special Kind of Joke 92-95
The Smallest Birds in the World 96-99
The Crocodile's Babysitter 100-103
Honest Abe 104-107

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