Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 2

Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts 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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - What's in the Box? 10-13
Unit 8 - A New World 45-48
Unit 10 - Winter Fun 55-58
Unit 15 - Ann's Pets 80-83
Unit 18 - The Accident 95-98

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 Pages
Unit 1 - What's in the Box? 10-13
Unit 2 - Counting Down the Days 15-18
Unit 3 - Up in the Sky 20-23
Unit 4 - Vacation Cruise 25-28
Unit 5 - The School Project 30-33
Unit 6 - Robot Pet 35-38
Unit 7 - Dinosaurs Roar 40-43
Unit 8 - A New World 45-48
Unit 9 - Below the Sea 50-53
Unit 10 - Winter Fun 55-58
Unit 11 - The Playful Giants 60-63
Unit 12 - A Magical Place 65-68
Unit 13 - Opening Night 70-73
Unit 14 - What Goes Up Must Come Down 75-78
Unit 15 - Ann's Pets 80-83
Unit 16 - Boy in the Suit 85-88
Unit 17 - Open Wide! 90-93
Unit 18 - The Accident 95-98
Unit 19 - Creepy Crawly 100-103
Unit 20 - The Bravest of All 105-108
Unit 21 - A Family Feast 110-113
Unit 22 - Don't Rock the Boat 115-118
Unit 23 - Taking a Closer Look 120-123
Unit 24 - A Night to Remember 125-128
Unit 25 - The Best Book Ever 130-133
Unit 26 - Pigs with a Purpose 135-138

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 Pages
Unit 3 - Up in the Sky 20-23

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
Unit 1 - What's in the Box? 10-13
Unit 2 - Counting Down the Days 15-18
Unit 3 - Up in the Sky 20-23
Unit 4 - Vacation Cruise 25-28
Unit 5 - The School Project 30-33
Unit 6 - Robot Pet 35-38
Unit 7 - Dinosaurs Roar 40-43
Unit 8 - A New World 45-48
Unit 9 - Below the Sea 50-53
Unit 10 - Winter Fun 55-58
Unit 11 - The Playful Giants 60-63
Unit 12 - A Magical Place 65-68
Unit 13 - Opening Night 70-73
Unit 14 - What Goes Up Must Come Down 75-78
Unit 15 - Ann's Pets 80-83
Unit 16 - Boy in the Suit 85-88
Unit 17 - Open Wide! 90-93
Unit 18 - The Accident 95-98
Unit 19 - Creepy Crawly 100-103
Unit 20 - The Bravest of All 105-108
Unit 21 - A Family Feast 110-113
Unit 22 - Don't Rock the Boat 115-118
Unit 23 - Taking a Closer Look 120-123
Unit 24 - A Night to Remember 125-128
Unit 25 - The Best Book Ever 130-133
Unit 26 - Pigs with a Purpose 135-138

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - What's in the Box? 10-13
Unit 2 - Counting Down the Days 15-18
Unit 3 - Up in the Sky 20-23
Unit 4 - Vacation Cruise 25-28
Unit 5 - The School Project 30-33
Unit 6 - Robot Pet 35-38
Unit 7 - Dinosaurs Roar 40-43
Unit 8 - A New World 45-48
Unit 9 - Below the Sea 50-53
Unit 10 - Winter Fun 55-58
Unit 11 - The Playful Giants 60-63
Unit 12 - A Magical Place 65-68
Unit 13 - Opening Night 70-73
Unit 14 - What Goes Up Must Come Down 75-78
Unit 15 - Ann's Pets 80-83
Unit 16 - Boy in the Suit 85-88
Unit 17 - Open Wide! 90-93
Unit 18 - The Accident 95-98
Unit 19 - Creepy Crawly 100-103
Unit 20 - The Bravest of All 105-108
Unit 21 - A Family Feast 110-113
Unit 22 - Don't Rock the Boat 115-118
Unit 23 - Taking a Closer Look 120-123
Unit 24 - A Night to Remember 125-128
Unit 25 - The Best Book Ever 130-133
Unit 26 - Pigs with a Purpose 135-138

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - The Perfect Pet? 11-13
Unit 2 - Clowns 16-18
Unit 3 - What's in the Sky? 21-23
Unit 4 - The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle 26-28
Unit 5 - Castles 31-33
Unit 6 - Robots 36-38
Unit 7 - Animatronics 41-43
Unit 8 - Ellis Island 46-48
Unit 9 - Jellyfish 51-53
Unit 10 - The First Month 56-58
Unit 11 - The Mighty Elephant 61-63
Unit 12 - A Man with a Dream 66-68
Unit 13 - Are the Aliens Here? 71-73
Unit 14 - The History of Kites 76-78
Unit 15 - Making Peter Rabbit 81-83
Unit 16 - Bears 86-88
Unit 17 - Getting the Perfect Smile 91-93
Unit 18 - Bones: Just Doing Their Job 96-98
Unit 19 - Tarantulas 101-103
Unit 20 - Dragons 106-108
Unit 21 - Giving Thanks 111-113
Unit 22 - Out on the Open Waters 116-118
Unit 23 - Microscopes 121-123
Unit 24 - The History of the Olympic Games 126-128
Unit 25 - A Wonderful Writer 131-133
Unit 26 - Pigs for Pets? 136-138

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 Pages
Unit 7 - Animatronics 41-43

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 Pages
Unit 3 - What's in the Sky? 21-23
Unit 4 - The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle 26-28
Unit 7 - Animatronics 41-43
Unit 8 - Ellis Island 46-48
Unit 10 - The First Month 56-58
Unit 11 - The Mighty Elephant 61-63
Unit 19 - Creepy Crawly 100-103
Unit 21 - Giving Thanks 111-113

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - What's in the Box? 10-13
Unit 1 - The Perfect Pet? 11-13
Unit 2 - Counting Down the Days 15-18
Unit 2 - Clowns 16-18
Unit 3 - Up in the Sky 20-23
Unit 3 - What's in the Sky? 21-23
Unit 4 - Vacation Cruise 25-28
Unit 4 - The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle 26-28
Unit 5 - The School Project 30-33
Unit 5 - Castles 31-33
Unit 6 - Robot Pet 35-38
Unit 6 - Robots 36-38
Unit 7 - Dinosaurs Roar 40-43
Unit 7 - Animatronics 41-43
Unit 8 - A New World 45-48
Unit 8 - Ellis Island 46-48
Unit 9 - Below the Sea 50-53
Unit 9 - Jellyfish 51-53
Unit 10 - Winter Fun 55-58
Unit 10 - The First Month 56-58
Unit 11 - The Playful Giants 60-63
Unit 11 - The Mighty Elephant 61-63
Unit 12 - A Magical Place 65-68
Unit 12 - A Man with a Dream 66-68
Unit 13 - Opening Night 70-73
Unit 13 - Are the Aliens Here? 71-73
Unit 14 - What Goes Up Must Come Down 75-78
Unit 14 - The History of Kites 76-78
Unit 15 - Ann's Pets 80-83
Unit 15 - Making Peter Rabbit 81-83
Unit 16 - Boy in the Suit 85-88
Unit 16 - Bears 86-88
Unit 17 - Open Wide! 90-93
Unit 17 - Getting the Perfect Smile 91-93
Unit 18 - The Accident 95-98
Unit 18 - Bones: Just Doing Their Job 96-98
Unit 19 - Creepy Crawly 100-103
Unit 19 - Tarantulas 101-103
Unit 20 - The Bravest of All 105-108
Unit 20 - Dragons 106-108
Unit 21 - A Family Feast 110-113
Unit 21 - Giving Thanks 111-113
Unit 22 - Don't Rock the Boat 115-118
Unit 22 - Out on the Open Waters 116-118
Unit 23 - Taking a Closer Look 120-123
Unit 23 - Microscopes 121-123
Unit 24 - A Night to Remember 125-128
Unit 24 - The History of the Olympic Games 126-128
Unit 25 - The Best Book Ever 130-133
Unit 25 - A Wonderful Writer 131-133
Unit 26 - Pigs with a Purpose 135-138
Unit 26 - Pigs for Pets? 136-138

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 Pages
Unit 18 - Bones: Just Doing Their Job 96-98
Unit 19 - Tarantulas 101-103
Unit 23 - Microscopes 121-123

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - The Perfect Pet? 11-13
Unit 2 - Clowns 16-18
Unit 3 - What's in the Sky? 21-23
Unit 4 - The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle 26-28
Unit 5 - Castles 31-33
Unit 6 - Robots 36-38
Unit 7 - Animatronics 41-43
Unit 8 - Ellis Island 46-48
Unit 9 - Jellyfish 51-53
Unit 10 - The First Month 56-58
Unit 11 - The Mighty Elephant 61-63
Unit 12 - A Man with a Dream 66-68
Unit 13 - Are the Aliens Here? 71-73
Unit 14 - The History of Kites 76-78
Unit 15 - Making Peter Rabbit 81-83
Unit 16 - Bears 86-88
Unit 17 - Getting the Perfect Smile 91-93
Unit 18 - Bones: Just Doing Their Job 96-98
Unit 19 - Tarantulas 101-103
Unit 20 - Dragons 106-108
Unit 21 - Giving Thanks 111-113
Unit 22 - Out on the Open Waters 116-118
Unit 23 - Microscopes 121-123
Unit 24 - The History of the Olympic Games 126-128
Unit 25 - A Wonderful Writer 131-133
Unit 26 - Pigs for Pets? 136-138

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 2

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
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114

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
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119

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
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59

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
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

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