Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 2

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 2

English Language Arts

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 14-17
Deserts 42-45
The World of Cartoons (Encyclopedia Entry) 78-81

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 22-25
Let's Play 38-41
Dogs as Pets 70-73

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 46-49
Fight for Freedom 58-61
An Apple a Day 62-65

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

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

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 50-53
Money 54-57
The World of Cartoons (Encyclopedia Entry) 78-81

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 18-21
The Sounds We Hear 30-33
Find Your Way 34-37

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 38-41
Money 54-57
Fight for Freedom 58-61

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 42-45
The Shape of the Land 50-53

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

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