Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing Grade 2

Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing Grade 2

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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
Camels 12
Why Three? 14
Where Camels Race 18
Robots on Camels 20
Fire Lookout 30
A Circus Wants You! 31
In a Freezer 46
The Princess 54
Milk Snakes 68
The Best Day 76
From A to B 84
A Visitor 98
Quick Thinking 103
Morning Sounds 108
Hot-Air Balloon 112
Basketball 124
Crossing Greenland 128
What Cub? 130
Raindrops 132
Eating a Watermelon 134
Seed-Spitting Contest 135
Teddy's Bears 136

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
Two Talking Camels 17
The Race Is On! 21
Pen Pal 24
The Eiffel Tower 25
Left or Right 26
Alien in the Kitchen 27
Journal 28
The Nocturnal Cat 29
Name Poems 40
The Man in the Moon 41
A Race in an Oven 47
Action! 48
Treasure Hunt! 49
Silly Days 51
Buy This House! 53
The Crocodile 55
Long Ago 58
Tomorrow 59
Student Saves the Day! 61
King Snake 67
Two-headed Snake 69
Working Dog 71
The Best Day 76
Swallowed a Fly 77
The President’s Call 78
Walking to Australia 79
The Three Stars 80
Greenland Tale 81
Zoo Order 82
Crash! 88
The Best Book 96
Goldilocks 97
The Unhappy Wolf 105
Hot-Air Balloon 112
A Lofty View 113
Knock on the Door 114
The Planets 116
Find the Treasure 117
Story Start 118
Popcorn Snack 119
Talking on the Phone 120
Thanksgiving Day 122
Llama at Work 123
Power Out! 125
Otter Log 126
Otter Pup's Log 127
Good Thoughts 129
Who Is Knocking? 131
Teddy's Letter 137
Stripes and Spots 139
The Light Bay 145
A Big Surprise 147
The Rider 151
The Club 153
Lightning 154
Fast, Fast, Fast! 155
The Hammock 156
Stay in Bed 157
Lost and Found 161
Alice’s Diary 163
A Trip Into Space 165

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
Dog on Board! 32
Elephant in Class! 33
What Is It? 45
Super Snakes 66
King Snake 67
Back Pocket 90
The Gorilla 91
The Best Water 92
Windy Days 94
The Best Book 96
A Special Person 106
The Alarm Clock 109
The Tiny Crumb 110
Hot-Air Balloon 112

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
New York on Monday 142
Book Names 143
The Baseball Player 144
The Light Bay 145
The Blue Whale 146
A Big Surprise 147
The Mosquito 148
Scooter Wheels 149
Niagara Falls 150
The Rider 151
Could You? 152
The Club 153
Lightning 154
Fast, Fast, Fast! 155
The Hammock 156
Stay in Bed 157
Cinquain 158
Zetta 159
Egg on Feet 160
Lost and Found 161
In Training 162
Alice’s Diary 163
Packing List 164
A Trip Into Space 165
Knock Knock! 166

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
Camel Trick 13
Camel Driver 16
The Room for You 35
Big or Enormous? 38
Small or Tiny? 39
Animal Sounds 42
Made of Steel 43
The Horse 44
In a Freezer 46
A Race in an Oven 47
Compass Fun 50
Have to Have It! 52
The Dog in the Tub 60
Fun with One! 64
Greenland Tale 81
The Martian’s Cake 83
From A to B 84
Where School Is 85
RSVP 86
The Frog Ball 87
The Lost Animals 93
The Opposite 95
A Lesson on Dates 100
Journal from England 101
Shark Lady 102
Talking Tails 104
The Fox and the Crow 107
The Big Find 111
Hot-Air Balloon 112
A Lofty View 113
Basketball 124
Power Out! 125
All Mixed Up 138
The Sign 140

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
It Has Seven… 15
Home Neighbors 19
What Room Is It? 34
Tall Tales 36
Tongue Twister 62
Weather Announcer 72
Tornado Warning! 73
The President’s Call 78
Grow and Shrink 99

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