Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 2

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 2

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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.

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

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 to 58
Tiny, Black Cow 59 to 60
Essie and the Parrots 61 to 62
The Rat and the Princess 63 to 64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65 to 66
A Pilgrim Day 71 to 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 to 58
Tiny, Black Cow 59 to 60
The Rat and the Princess 63 to 64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65 to 66
Jumping Jellyfish 67 to 68
A Pilgrim Day 71 to 72
Grandpa and the Five and Dime 73 to 74
Crayons 75 to 76
Toll House Cookies 77 to 78
Missing Money 81 to 82
Party 83 to 84
My Hair 89 to 90
Lights in the Shed 91 to 92
Who’s At My House? 93 to 94
Arnie the Ant 101 to 102
Talking Shampoo Bottle 103 to 104
Wishes 105 to 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 to 58
Tiny, Black Cow 59 to 60
The Rat and the Princess 63 to 64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65 to 66
Jumping Jellyfish 67 to 68
A Pilgrim Day 71 to 72
Grandpa and the Five and Dime 73 to 74
Crayons 75 to 76
Toll House Cookies 77 to 78
Missing Money 81 to 82
Party 83 to 84
After School 87 to 88
My Hair 89 to 90
Lights in the Shed 91 to 92
Who’s At My House? 93 to 94
Socks 95 to 96
The Missing Dog 97 to 98
Arnie the Ant 101 to 102
Talking Shampoo Bottle 103 to 104
Wishes 105 to 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 to 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 to 58
Tiny, Black Cow 59 to 60
Essie and the Parrots 61 to 62
The Rat and the Princess 63 to 64
Slow Worm and the Quail 65 to 66
Jumping Jellyfish 67 to 68
Sam Walks on the Moon 69 to 70
A Pilgrim Day 71 to 72
Grandpa and the Five and Dime 73 to 74
Crayons 75 to 76
Toll House Cookies 77 to 78
Hoops 79 to 80
Missing Money 81 to 82
Party 83 to 84
Skiing 85 to 86
After School 87 to 88
My Hair 89 to 90
Lights in the Shed 91 to 92
Who’s At My House? 93 to 94
Socks 95 to 96
The Missing Dog 97 to 98
Look At Its Hair! 99 to 100
Arnie the Ant 101 to 102
Talking Shampoo Bottle 103 to 104
Wishes 105 to 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 to 2
The Biggest Country 3 to 4
Four Corners 5 to 6
Emergency Number 7 to 8
Floating Islands 9 to 10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11 to 12
The Smaller Lung 13 to 14
Koalas 15 to 16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17 to 18
A Lucky Accident 19 to 20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21 to 22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23 to 24
Singing Sands 25 to 26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27 to 28
One-Room Schools 29 to 30
Rich on Water 31 to 32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33 to 34
Googol 35 to 36
Funny Laws 37 to 38
Submarine Sleep 39 to 40
Forwards and Backwards 41 to 42
A Bank with No Money 43 to 44
Free in Space 45 to 46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47 to 48
A Horse for Legs 49 to 50
The Night the House Burned 51 to 52
Where Did Farini Go? 53 to 54
Across Antarctica 55 to 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 to 2
The Biggest Country 3 to 4
Four Corners 5 to 6
Emergency Number 7 to 8
Floating Islands 9 to 10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11 to 12
The Smaller Lung 13 to 14
Koalas 15 to 16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17 to 18
A Lucky Accident 19 to 20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21 to 22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23 to 24
Singing Sands 25 to 26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27 to 28
One-Room Schools 29 to 30
Rich on Water 31 to 32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33 to 34
Googol 35 to 36
Funny Laws 37 to 38
Submarine Sleep 39 to 40
Forwards and Backwards 41 to 42
A Bank with No Money 43 to 44
Free in Space 45 to 46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47 to 48
A Horse for Legs 49 to 50
The Night the House Burned 51 to 52
Where Did Farini Go? 53 to 54
Across Antarctica 55 to 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 to 10
The Smaller Lung 13 to 14
A Plant Like Flypaper 17 to 18
A Lucky Accident 19 to 20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21 to 22
Singing Sands 25 to 26
Rich on Water 31 to 32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33 to 34
Free in Space 45 to 46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47 to 48
The Night the House Burned 51 to 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 to 2
The Biggest Country 3 to 4
Four Corners 5 to 6
Emergency Number 7 to 8
Floating Islands 9 to 10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11 to 12
The Smaller Lung 13 to 14
Koalas 15 to 16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17 to 18
A Lucky Accident 19 to 20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21 to 22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23 to 24
Singing Sands 25 to 26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27 to 28
One-Room Schools 29 to 30
Rich on Water 31 to 32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33 to 34
Googol 35 to 36
Funny Laws 37 to 38
Submarine Sleep 39 to 40
Forwards and Backwards 41 to 42
A Bank with No Money 43 to 44
Free in Space 45 to 46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47 to 48
A Horse for Legs 49 to 50
The Night the House Burned 51 to 52
Where Did Farini Go? 53 to 54
Across Antarctica 55 to 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 to 2
The Biggest Country 3 to 4
Four Corners 5 to 6
Emergency Number 7 to 8
Floating Islands 9 to 10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11 to 12
The Smaller Lung 13 to 14
Koalas 15 to 16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17 to 18
A Lucky Accident 19 to 20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21 to 22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23 to 24
Singing Sands 25 to 26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27 to 28
One-Room Schools 29 to 30
Rich on Water 31 to 32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33 to 34
Googol 35 to 36
Funny Laws 37 to 38
Submarine Sleep 39 to 40
Forwards and Backwards 41 to 42
A Bank with No Money 43 to 44
Free in Space 45 to 46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47 to 48
A Horse for Legs 49 to 50
The Night the House Burned 51 to 52
Where Did Farini Go? 53 to 54
Across Antarctica 55 to 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 to 8
A Plant Like Flypaper 17 to 18
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21 to 22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23 to 24
Funny Laws 37 to 38
Forwards and Backwards 41 to 42
Free in Space 45 to 46
The Night the House Burned 51 to 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 to 2
The Biggest Country 3 to 4
Emergency Number 7 to 8
The Smaller Lung 13 to 14
Koalas 15 to 16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17 to 18
A Lucky Accident 19 to 20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21 to 22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23 to 24
Singing Sands 25 to 26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27 to 28
One-Room Schools 29 to 30
Rich on Water 31 to 32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33 to 34
Submarine Sleep 39 to 40
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47 to 48
The Night the House Burned 51 to 52
Across Antarctica 55 to 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 to 2
The Biggest Country 3 to 4
Four Corners 5 to 6
Emergency Number 7 to 8
Floating Islands 9 to 10
A Long Walk on a Long Wall 11 to 12
The Smaller Lung 13 to 14
Koalas 15 to 16
A Plant Like Flypaper 17 to 18
A Lucky Accident 19 to 20
A Pretzel Bone Knot 21 to 22
How a Pot Kept Trials Short 23 to 24
Singing Sands 25 to 26
Cobwebs and Soldiers 27 to 28
One-Room Schools 29 to 30
Rich on Water 31 to 32
The Elephant on the Bridge 33 to 34
Googol 35 to 36
Funny Laws 37 to 38
Submarine Sleep 39 to 40
Forwards and Backwards 41 to 42
A Bank with No Money 43 to 44
Free in Space 45 to 46
How the Band-Aid® Came About 47 to 48
A Horse for Legs 49 to 50
The Night the House Burned 51 to 52
Where Did Farini Go? 53 to 54
Across Antarctica 55 to 56

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