Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 2

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 2

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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 Pages
A New Monkey 14 to 17
Deserts 42 to 45
The World of Cartoons (Encyclopedia Entry) 78 to 81

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
Wind Power 22 to 25
Let's Play 38 to 41
Dogs as Pets 70 to 73

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
The Biggest Waves 46 to 49
Fight for Freedom 58 to 61
An Apple a Day 62 to 65

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
A New Monkey 14 to 17
Meet Astronaut Danny Olivas 18 to 21
Wind Power 22 to 25
Komodo Dragons 26 to 29
The Sounds We Hear 30 to 33
Find Your Way 34 to 37
Let's Play 38 to 41
Deserts 42 to 45
The Biggest Waves 46 to 49
The Shape of the Land 50 to 53
Money 54 to 57
Fight for Freedom 58 to 61
An Apple a Day 62 to 65
Score the Goal! 66 to 69
Dogs as Pets 70 to 73
The Storyteller (Back of Book) 74 to 77
The World of Cartoons (Encyclopedia Entry) 78 to 81
Learn to Draw (How-to Page) 82 to 85
To Buy or Not to Buy (Web page) 86 to 89
The Many Uses of Pumpkins (Magazine Article) 90 to 93

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.2.5: 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.

Passage Pages
The Sounds We Hear 30 to 33
Find Your Way 34 to 37
The Storyteller (Back of Book) 74 to 77
To Buy or Not to Buy (Web page) 86 to 89

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 Shape of the Land 50 to 53
Money 54 to 57
The World of Cartoons (Encyclopedia Entry) 78 to 81

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
Meet Astronaut Danny Olivas 18 to 21
The Sounds We Hear 30 to 33
Find Your Way 34 to 37

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Passage Pages
Let's Play 38 to 41
Money 54 to 57
Fight for Freedom 58 to 61

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.2.9: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

Passage Pages
Deserts 42 to 45
The Shape of the Land 50 to 53

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
A New Monkey 14 to 17
Meet Astronaut Danny Olivas 18 to 21
Wind Power 22 to 25
Komodo Dragons 26 to 29
The Sounds We Hear 30 to 33
Find Your Way 34 to 37
Let's Play 38 to 41
Deserts 42 to 45
The Biggest Waves 46 to 49
The Shape of the Land 50 to 53
Money 54 to 57
Fight for Freedom 58 to 61
An Apple a Day 62 to 65
Score the Goal! 66 to 69
Dogs as Pets 70 to 73
The Storyteller (Back of Book) 74 to 77
The World of Cartoons (Encyclopedia Entry) 78 to 81
Learn to Draw (How-to Page) 82 to 85
To Buy or Not to Buy (Web page) 86 to 89
The Many Uses of Pumpkins (Magazine Article) 90 to 93

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