Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 2

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 2

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 2

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.

Passage Pages
Goodbye Bugs 57-58
Tiny, Black Cow 59-60
Essie and the Parrots 61-62
The Rat and the Princess 63-64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65-66
A Pilgrim Day 71-72

Key Ideas and Details

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

Passage Pages
Goodbye Bugs 57-58
Tiny, Black Cow 59-60
The Rat and the Princess 63-64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65-66
Jumping Jellyfish 67-68
A Pilgrim Day 71-72
Grandpa and the Five and Dime 73-74
Crayons 75-76
Toll House Cookies 77-78
Missing Money 81-82
Party 83-84
My Hair 89-90
Lights in the Shed 91-92
Who’s At My House? 93-94
Arnie the Ant 101-102
Talking Shampoo Bottle 103-104
Wishes 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Goodbye Bugs 57-58
Tiny, Black Cow 59-60
Essie and the Parrots 61-62
The Rat and the Princess 63-64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65-66
Jumping Jellyfish 67-68
Sam Walks on the Moon 69-70
A Pilgrim Day 71-72
Grandpa and the Five and Dime 73-74
Crayons 75-76
Toll House Cookies 77-78
Hoops 79-80
Missing Money 81-82
Party 83-84
Skiing 85-86
After School 87-88
My Hair 89-90
Lights in the Shed 91-92
Who’s At My House? 93-94
Socks 95-96
The Missing Dog 97-98
Look At Its Hair! 99-100
Arnie the Ant 101-102
Talking Shampoo Bottle 103-104
Wishes 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Goodbye Bugs 57-58
Tiny, Black Cow 59-60
The Rat and the Princess 63-64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65-66
Jumping Jellyfish 67-68
A Pilgrim Day 71-72
Grandpa and the Five and Dime 73-74
Crayons 75-76
Toll House Cookies 77-78
Missing Money 81-82
Party 83-84
After School 87-88
My Hair 89-90
Lights in the Shed 91-92
Who’s At My House? 93-94
Socks 95-96
The Missing Dog 97-98
Arnie the Ant 101-102
Talking Shampoo Bottle 103-104
Wishes 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Skiing 85-86

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.

Passage Pages
Goodbye Bugs 57-58
Tiny, Black Cow 59-60
Essie and the Parrots 61-62
The Rat and the Princess 63-64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65-66
Jumping Jellyfish 67-68
Sam Walks on the Moon 69-70
A Pilgrim Day 71-72
Grandpa and the Five and Dime 73-74
Crayons 75-76
Toll House Cookies 77-78
Hoops 79-80
Missing Money 81-82
Party 83-84
Skiing 85-86
After School 87-88
My Hair 89-90
Lights in the Shed 91-92
Who’s At My House? 93-94
Socks 95-96
The Missing Dog 97-98
Look At Its Hair! 99-100
Arnie the Ant 101-102
Talking Shampoo Bottle 103-104
Wishes 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
The Big Wave 1-2
The Biggest Country 3-4
Four Corners 5-6
Emergency Number 7-8
Floating Islands 9-10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11-12
The Smaller Lung 13-14
Koalas 15-16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17-18
A Lucky Accident 19-20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21-22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23-24
Singing Sands 25-26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27-28
One-Room Schools 29-30
Rich on Water 31-32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33-34
Googol 35-36
Funny Laws 37-38
Submarine Sleep 39-40
Forwards and Backwards 41-42
A Bank with No Money 43-44
Free in Space 45-46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47-48
A Horse for Legs 49-50
The Night the House Burned 51-52
Where Did Farini Go? 53-54
Across Antarctica 55-56

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
The Big Wave 1-2
The Biggest Country 3-4
Four Corners 5-6
Emergency Number 7-8
Floating Islands 9-10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11-12
The Smaller Lung 13-14
Koalas 15-16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17-18
A Lucky Accident 19-20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21-22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23-24
Singing Sands 25-26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27-28
One-Room Schools 29-30
Rich on Water 31-32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33-34
Googol 35-36
Funny Laws 37-38
Submarine Sleep 39-40
Forwards and Backwards 41-42
A Bank with No Money 43-44
Free in Space 45-46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47-48
A Horse for Legs 49-50
The Night the House Burned 51-52
Where Did Farini Go? 53-54
Across Antarctica 55-56

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
Floating Islands 9-10
The Smaller Lung 13-14
A Plant Like Flypaper 17-18
A Lucky Accident 19-20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21-22
Singing Sands 25-26
Rich on Water 31-32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33-34
Free in Space 45-46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47-48
The Night the House Burned 51-52

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 Big Wave 1-2
The Biggest Country 3-4
Four Corners 5-6
Emergency Number 7-8
Floating Islands 9-10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11-12
The Smaller Lung 13-14
Koalas 15-16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17-18
A Lucky Accident 19-20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21-22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23-24
Singing Sands 25-26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27-28
One-Room Schools 29-30
Rich on Water 31-32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33-34
Googol 35-36
Funny Laws 37-38
Submarine Sleep 39-40
Forwards and Backwards 41-42
A Bank with No Money 43-44
Free in Space 45-46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47-48
A Horse for Legs 49-50
The Night the House Burned 51-52
Where Did Farini Go? 53-54
Across Antarctica 55-56

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
The Big Wave 1-2
The Biggest Country 3-4
Four Corners 5-6
Emergency Number 7-8
Floating Islands 9-10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11-12
The Smaller Lung 13-14
Koalas 15-16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17-18
A Lucky Accident 19-20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21-22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23-24
Singing Sands 25-26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27-28
One-Room Schools 29-30
Rich on Water 31-32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33-34
Googol 35-36
Funny Laws 37-38
Submarine Sleep 39-40
Forwards and Backwards 41-42
A Bank with No Money 43-44
Free in Space 45-46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47-48
A Horse for Legs 49-50
The Night the House Burned 51-52
Where Did Farini Go? 53-54
Across Antarctica 55-56

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
Emergency Number 7-8
A Plant Like Flypaper 17-18
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21-22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23-24
Funny Laws 37-38
Forwards and Backwards 41-42
Free in Space 45-46
The Night the House Burned 51-52

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Passage Pages
The Big Wave 1-2
The Biggest Country 3-4
Emergency Number 7-8
The Smaller Lung 13-14
Koalas 15-16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17-18
A Lucky Accident 19-20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21-22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23-24
Singing Sands 25-26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27-28
One-Room Schools 29-30
Rich on Water 31-32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33-34
Submarine Sleep 39-40
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47-48
The Night the House Burned 51-52
Across Antarctica 55-56

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
The Big Wave 1-2
The Biggest Country 3-4
Four Corners 5-6
Emergency Number 7-8
Floating Islands 9-10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11-12
The Smaller Lung 13-14
Koalas 15-16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17-18
A Lucky Accident 19-20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21-22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23-24
Singing Sands 25-26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27-28
One-Room Schools 29-30
Rich on Water 31-32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33-34
Googol 35-36
Funny Laws 37-38
Submarine Sleep 39-40
Forwards and Backwards 41-42
A Bank with No Money 43-44
Free in Space 45-46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47-48
A Horse for Legs 49-50
The Night the House Burned 51-52
Where Did Farini Go? 53-54
Across Antarctica 55-56

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