Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Celebrating Holidays: Reading, Writing & Hands-on Activities

Celebrating Holidays: Reading, Writing & Hands-on Activities

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 1

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Activity Page
The Parade 6
The Shy Groundhog 17
Hello, Valentine! 22 to 23
M and M's Bat House 45
The Picnic 61 to 62
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
Going to See the Fireworks 77
Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day 82
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
Halloween for Dogs 94
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
Nana's Pumpkin Pie 105
One Last Thing 115 to 116

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Activity Pages
The Lot 11 to 12
How the Years Got Their Names 33 to 34
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
M and M's Bat House 45
The Piñata 50 to 51
Hodja Tales 72
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
The Photo Album 122

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Activity Pages
Hello, Valentine! 22 to 23
How the Years Got Their Names 33 to 34
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
The Piñata 50 to 51
The Picnic 61 to 62
The Best Dad Ever! 67
Going to See the Fireworks 77
Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day 82
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
Nana's Pumpkin Pie 105
How Do You Spell …? 110
One Last Thing 115 to 116

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.1.4: Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Activity Page
The Best Dad Ever! 67
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
How Do You Spell …? 110

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.1.5: Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

Activity Pages
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.1.7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Activity Pages
The Lot 11 to 12
Hello, Valentine! 22 to 23
How the Years Got Their Names 33 to 34
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
How Do You Spell …? 110

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.1.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Activity Page
Hodja Tales 72

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.1.10: With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.

Activity Page
The Parade 6
What to Eat on New Year's Day 7
Setting Goals 8
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
The Lot 11 to 12
Helping Out 13
Giving Back 14
Helping Others 15
The Shy Groundhog 17
Animal Fact File 18
Show What You Know 19
A Groundhog Is Also a Woodchuck 20
Hello, Valentine! 22 to 23
The Heart 24
I Love You This Much! 25
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve 26
Thank You, Presidents! 28
Mount Rushmore 29
If I Were President ... 30
Recite a Poem 31
How the Years Got Their Names 33 to 34
How Do You Eat? 35
Are You Lucky? 36
The Red Packet 37 to 38
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
One Potato, Two Potato 41
Three Wishes 42
Irish Folk Music and Instruments 43
M and M's Bat House 45
Great Things About Earth 46
Why I Love Earth 47
My Favorite Place 48
The Piñata 50 to 51
Tacos 52
Tacos for Two 53
The Piñata Song 54
Happy Mother's Day 56
A Gift for Mom 57
My Mom 58
Name Those Moms 59
The Picnic 61 to 62
Flag Facts 63
Summer Begins! 64
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
The Best Dad Ever! 67
The Necktie 68
My Dad 69
Dad Tales 70
Hodja Tales 72
Fruit of the Palm Tree 73
Being the Best I Can Be 74
Under a Crescent Moon 75
Going to See the Fireworks 77
All-American Foods 78
Free People 79
Magic Flag 80
Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day 82
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
When I Grow up, I Want to Be ... 85
Job Interview 86
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
Oceans 90
Three Questions for Chris 91
Name Your Fleet 92
Halloween for Dogs 94
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds 95
Dressing Up 96
Pumpkin-Seed Name 97
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
Thank You, Veterans 102
Branches of the Armed Forces 103
Nana's Pumpkin Pie 105
One Wild Turkey! 106
Thanksgiving-Day Feast 107
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108
How Do You Spell …? 110
The Dreidel 111
Giving to Others 112
Making a Menorah 113
One Last Thing 115 to 116
Reindeer 117 to 118
My Favorite Toy 119
Making a Tree Ornament 120
The Photo Album 122
The Kinara 123
Unity 124
Making a Kinara 125

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 1

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Activity Page
What to Eat on New Year's Day 7
Helping Out 13
Animal Fact File 18
The Heart 24
Mount Rushmore 29
How Do You Eat? 35
One Potato, Two Potato 41
A Gift for Mom 57
Fruit of the Palm Tree 73
Oceans 90
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds 95
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
One Wild Turkey! 106
The Dreidel 111
The Kinara 123

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.1.3: Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Activity Page
What to Eat on New Year's Day 7
Animal Fact File 18
Mount Rushmore 29
The Red Packet 37 to 38
One Potato, Two Potato 41
Tacos 52
The Necktie 68
All-American Foods 78
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
Oceans 90
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds 95
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
The Dreidel 111
The Kinara 123

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.1.2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Activity Page
What to Eat on New Year's Day 7
Flag Facts 63
Oceans 90

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.1.4: Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

Activity Page
Helping Out 13
Animal Fact File 18
How Do You Eat? 35
A Gift for Mom 57
Fruit of the Palm Tree 73

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.1.6: Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

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How Do You Eat? 35
The Red Packet 37 to 38
The Necktie 68
All-American Foods 78
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
The Dreidel 111
Reindeer 117 to 118

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.1.5: Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

Activity Pages
Reindeer 117 to 118

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.1.8: Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Activity Page
Helping Out 13

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.1.7: Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

Activity Page
Mount Rushmore 29
The Necktie 68
All-American Foods 78
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
The Dreidel 111
Reindeer 117 to 118

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.1.10: With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Activity Page
The Parade 6
What to Eat on New Year's Day 7
Setting Goals 8
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
The Lot 11 to 12
Helping Out 13
Giving Back 14
Helping Others 15
The Shy Groundhog 17
Animal Fact File 18
Show What You Know 19
A Groundhog Is Also a Woodchuck 20
Hello, Valentine! 22 to 23
The Heart 24
I Love You This Much! 25
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve 26
Thank You, Presidents! 28
Mount Rushmore 29
If I Were President ... 30
Recite a Poem 31
How the Years Got Their Names 33 to 34
How Do You Eat? 35
Are You Lucky? 36
The Red Packet 37 to 38
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
One Potato, Two Potato 41
Three Wishes 42
Irish Folk Music and Instruments 43
M and M's Bat House 45
Great Things About Earth 46
Why I Love Earth 47
My Favorite Place 48
The Piñata 50 to 51
Tacos 52
Tacos for Two 53
The Piñata Song 54
Happy Mother's Day 56
A Gift for Mom 57
My Mom 58
Name Those Moms 59
The Picnic 61 to 62
Flag Facts 63
Summer Begins! 64
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
The Best Dad Ever! 67
The Necktie 68
My Dad 69
Dad Tales 70
Hodja Tales 72
Fruit of the Palm Tree 73
Being the Best I Can Be 74
Under a Crescent Moon 75
Going to See the Fireworks 77
All-American Foods 78
Free People 79
Magic Flag 80
Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day 82
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
When I Grow up, I Want to Be ... 85
Job Interview 86
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
Oceans 90
Three Questions for Chris 91
Name Your Fleet 92
Halloween for Dogs 94
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds 95
Dressing Up 96
Pumpkin-Seed Name 97
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
Thank You, Veterans 102
Branches of the Armed Forces 103
Nana's Pumpkin Pie 105
One Wild Turkey! 106
Thanksgiving-Day Feast 107
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108
How Do You Spell …? 110
The Dreidel 111
Giving to Others 112
Making a Menorah 113
One Last Thing 115 to 116
Reindeer 117 to 118
My Favorite Toy 119
Making a Tree Ornament 120
The Photo Album 122
The Kinara 123
Unity 124
Making a Kinara 125

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 1

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.1.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Activity Page
Setting Goals 8
Giving Back 14
If I Were President ... 30
Three Wishes 42
Why I Love Earth 47
My Favorite Place 48
My Mom 58
Summer Begins! 64
My Dad 69
Being the Best I Can Be 74
Free People 79
When I Grow up, I Want to Be ... 85
Dressing Up 96
Thank You, Veterans 102
Thanksgiving-Day Feast 107
My Favorite Toy 119
Unity 124

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.1.3: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Activity Page
The Shy Groundhog 17
Are You Lucky? 36
Tacos for Two 53

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Activity Page
Show What You Know 19
I Love You This Much! 25
Flag Facts 63
Three Questions for Chris 91
Giving to Others 112

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.1.5: With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

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My Favorite Place 48

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Activity Page
Setting Goals 8
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
Why I Love Earth 47
Tacos for Two 53
Being the Best I Can Be 74
Free People 79
When I Grow up, I Want to Be ... 85

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 1

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Activity Page
Helping Others 15
Name Those Moms 59
Magic Flag 80
Job Interview 86

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.1.3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

Activity Page
Helping Others 15
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
Under a Crescent Moon 75
Job Interview 86
Pumpkin-Seed Name 97
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108
Making a Menorah 113
Making a Tree Ornament 120
Making a Kinara 125

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.1.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

Activity Page
Irish Folk Music and Instruments 43
The Piñata Song 54
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
Under a Crescent Moon 75
Pumpkin-Seed Name 97
Branches of the Armed Forces 103

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.1.6: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

Activity Page
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
A Groundhog Is Also a Woodchuck 20
Recite a Poem 31
My Favorite Place 48
Name Those Moms 59
Dad Tales 70
Magic Flag 80
Job Interview 86

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.1.4: Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

Activity Page
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
Helping Others 15
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve 26
My Favorite Place 48
Dad Tales 70
Magic Flag 80
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.1.5: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

Activity Page
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve 26
Name Your Fleet 92
Branches of the Armed Forces 103
One Wild Turkey! 106
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108
My Favorite Toy 119

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 2

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.

Activity Page
The Parade 6
The Shy Groundhog 17
Hello, Valentine! 22 to 23
How the Years Got Their Names 33 to 34
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
M and M's Bat House 45
The Piñata 50 to 51
The Picnic 61 to 62
The Best Dad Ever! 67
Hodja Tales 72
Going to See the Fireworks 77
Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day 82
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
Halloween for Dogs 94
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
Nana's Pumpkin Pie 105
How Do You Spell …? 110
One Last Thing 115 to 116
The Photo Album 122

Key Ideas and Details

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

Activity Page
The Parade 6
The Shy Groundhog 17
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
The Piñata 50 to 51
The Picnic 61 to 62
The Best Dad Ever! 67
Hodja Tales 72
Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day 82
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
Nana's Pumpkin Pie 105
One Last Thing 115 to 116
The Photo Album 122

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.

Activity Page
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
The Picnic 61 to 62
Hodja Tales 72

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.2.5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

Activity Page
The Parade 6
The Lot 11 to 12
The Shy Groundhog 17
How the Years Got Their Names 33 to 34
Hodja Tales 72
Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day 82
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
The Photo Album 122

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.2.4: Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Activity Page
Happy Mother's Day 56
The Best Dad Ever! 67
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
How Do You Spell …? 110
The Photo Album 122

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.2.6: Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

Activity Page
Going to See the Fireworks 77

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.

Activity Pages
The Lot 11 to 12
Thank You, Presidents! 28
How the Years Got Their Names 33 to 34
How to Spot a Leprechaun 40
M and M's Bat House 45
The Piñata 50 to 51
Happy Mother's Day 56
The Picnic 61 to 62
The Best Dad Ever! 67
Take-Your-Child-to-Work Day 82
A Mouse's Favorite Day 88 to 89
Halloween for Dogs 94
Nana's Pumpkin Pie 105
How Do You Spell …? 110
One Last Thing 115 to 116

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 2

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.

Activity Page
What to Eat on New Year's Day 7
Helping Out 13
The Heart 24
Mount Rushmore 29
How Do You Eat? 35
A Gift for Mom 57
Fruit of the Palm Tree 73
All-American Foods 78
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
Oceans 90
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds 95
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
Reindeer 117 to 118

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.

Activity Page
What to Eat on New Year's Day 7
Animal Fact File 18
The Heart 24
Thank You, Presidents! 28
The Red Packet 37 to 38
One Potato, Two Potato 41
Great Things About Earth 46
Tacos 52
A Gift for Mom 57
Flag Facts 63
Fruit of the Palm Tree 73
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
Oceans 90
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds 95
Pumpkin-Seed Name 97
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
One Wild Turkey! 106
The Dreidel 111
Making a Menorah 113
Making a Tree Ornament 120
The Kinara 123
Making a Kinara 125

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.

Activity Page
What to Eat on New Year's Day 7
Helping Out 13
Animal Fact File 18
The Heart 24
Mount Rushmore 29
How Do You Eat? 35
The Red Packet 37 to 38
One Potato, Two Potato 41
Great Things About Earth 46
Tacos 52
A Gift for Mom 57
Flag Facts 63
The Necktie 68
Fruit of the Palm Tree 73
Under a Crescent Moon 75
All-American Foods 78
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
Oceans 90
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds 95
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
One Wild Turkey! 106
The Dreidel 111
Making a Menorah 113
Reindeer 117 to 118
Making a Tree Ornament 120
The Kinara 123
Making a Kinara 125

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.

Activity Page
Helping Out 13
Animal Fact File 18
Mount Rushmore 29
How Do You Eat? 35
A Gift for Mom 57
Fruit of the Palm Tree 73
Under a Crescent Moon 75
All-American Foods 78
Jobs You See Every Day 83 to 84
Oceans 90
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
One Wild Turkey! 106
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108
The Dreidel 111
Making a Menorah 113
Reindeer 117 to 118
The Kinara 123

Craft and Structure

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

Activity Page
Helping Out 13
A Gift for Mom 57
Flag Facts 63
Pumpkin-Seed Name 97
The Kinara 123

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.

Activity Page
One Potato, Two Potato 41
Great Things About Earth 46
Oceans 90
Branches of the Armed Forces 103
Reindeer 117 to 118

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Activity Page
Animal Fact File 18
All-American Foods 78
Oceans 90
Uniforms of the Armed Forces 101
The Kinara 123

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.

Activity Page
Tacos 52
The Necktie 68
All-American Foods 78
Branches of the Armed Forces 103
One Wild Turkey! 106
The Dreidel 111
Making a Menorah 113
Reindeer 117 to 118

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 2

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.2.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Activity Page
Giving Back 14
I Love You This Much! 25
If I Were President ... 30
Why I Love Earth 47
My Favorite Place 48
My Mom 58
Summer Begins! 64
My Dad 69
Being the Best I Can Be 74
Free People 79
When I Grow up, I Want to Be ... 85
Dressing Up 96
Thank You, Veterans 102
Thanksgiving-Day Feast 107
Giving to Others 112
My Favorite Toy 119

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.2.3: Write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Activity Page
Helping Others 15
The Shy Groundhog 17
Are You Lucky? 36
Three Wishes 42
Tacos for Two 53
My Mom 58
Summer Begins! 64
The Necktie 68
Being the Best I Can Be 74
When I Grow up, I Want to Be ... 85
Thank You, Veterans 102
Thanksgiving-Day Feast 107
Giving to Others 112
Unity 124

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Activity Page
Show What You Know 19
Flag Facts 63
My Dad 69
Three Questions for Chris 91

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.2.5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

Activity Page
I Love You This Much! 25
If I Were President ... 30
Are You Lucky? 36
Three Wishes 42
Why I Love Earth 47
Tacos for Two 53
My Mom 58
Flag Facts 63
Summer Begins! 64
My Dad 69
Being the Best I Can Be 74
Free People 79
When I Grow up, I Want to Be ... 85
Three Questions for Chris 91
Dressing Up 96
Thank You, Veterans 102
Thanksgiving-Day Feast 107
Giving to Others 112
My Favorite Toy 119
Unity 124

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Activity Page
Setting Goals 8
Helping Others 15
The Shy Groundhog 17
Show What You Know 19
If I Were President ... 30
Are You Lucky? 36
Why I Love Earth 47
My Favorite Place 48
Tacos for Two 53
Happy Mother's Day 56
My Mom 58
Flag Facts 63
Summer Begins! 64
My Dad 69
Being the Best I Can Be 74
When I Grow up, I Want to Be ... 85
Three Questions for Chris 91
Thank You, Veterans 102
Thanksgiving-Day Feast 107
Giving to Others 112
My Favorite Toy 119
Unity 124

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

Activity Page
Show What You Know 19

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 2

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Activity Page
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
Helping Others 15
Irish Folk Music and Instruments 43
Name Those Moms 59
Magic Flag 80
Job Interview 86
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.2.3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

Activity Page
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
Helping Others 15
My Favorite Place 48
The Piñata Song 54
Name Those Moms 59
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
Dad Tales 70
Magic Flag 80
Job Interview 86
Pumpkin-Seed Name 97
Making a Tree Ornament 120

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.2.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

Activity Page
A Groundhog Is Also a Woodchuck 20
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve 26
Recite a Poem 31
Irish Folk Music and Instruments 43
The Piñata Song 54
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
Magic Flag 80
Pumpkin-Seed Name 97
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108
Making a Kinara 125

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.2.5: Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

Activity Page
The Parade 6
Helping Others 15
The Necktie 68
Name Your Fleet 92
Halloween for Dogs 94
Branches of the Armed Forces 103
Thanksgiving-Day Parade Float 108
My Favorite Toy 119
Making a Tree Ornament 120

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.2.4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

Activity Page
The Parade 6
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
Helping Others 15
Recite a Poem 31
My Favorite Place 48
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
The Necktie 68
Dad Tales 70
Magic Flag 80

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.2.6: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

Activity Page
Setting Goals 8
Looking Forward to New Year's Day 9
Helping Others 15
A Groundhog Is Also a Woodchuck 20
My Favorite Place 48
Name Those Moms 59
Tell a Memorial Day Story 65
Dad Tales 70
Job Interview 86
Sue's Big Surprise 99 to 100

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