Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

The Write Stuff Grade 2

The Write Stuff 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.

Activity Page
Visiting Relatives and Wildlife 121
Review a Narrative 134
A Great Family Experience 143
The Keys to a Great Experience 151

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 Pages
Transition Words 118 to 119
Review a Narrative 134

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
Visiting Relatives and Wildlife 121
Review a Narrative 134
A Great Family Experience 143
The Keys to a Great Experience 151

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.

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Reasons for My Opinion 16
Delightful Dip 21
Review 49 to 51
Weather Information 60
Learning About the Weather 66
Putting the Parts Together 84
Facts and Details 91
Rate a Sample Essay 101

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.

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Learning About the Weather 66
Facts and Details 91

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
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
My Opinion Counts 34
What Is a Thesis Statement? 36
Review 49 to 51
Weather Information 60
The Best Topic Sentences 62
Bursting with Information 72
Putting the Parts Together 84
Rate a Sample Essay 101

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
Mysterious Fog 56
Clouds in the Sky 58
Raindrops 59
Learning About the Weather 66
Snow Day 83
Facts and Details 91
Rate a Sample Essay 101

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Activity Page
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
Reasons for My Opinion 16
My Opinion Counts 34
Review 49 to 51

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
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
Writing a Topic Sentence 13
Reasons for My Opinion 16
Connecting Reasons to an Opinion 18
Different Opinions 20
Delightful Dip 21
Read and Respond 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
What I Notice About My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Revising My Opinion Paragraph 28
My Opinion Counts 34
Planning My Essay 38
Describing My Topic 40
Explaining My Opinion 41
Our Opinions Matter 43
How to Write a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48

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
Writing Topic Sentences 63
Planning Ahead 64
Learning About the Weather 66
Supporting My Ideas 68
Making Sense Out of Information 70
Bursting with Information 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Write an Introductory Paragraph 87
Describing the Topic 89
An Organized Essay 90
Facts and Details 91
My Conclusions from the Facts 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98

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
Introduce Your Narrative 112
Thinking About Narratives 113
The Narrative Experience 114
The Whole Experience 116
The Perfect Word 117
A Path Through the Narrative 119
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Clues to My Narrative 136
Picture My Narrative 137
What People Say 139
Describing the Experience 140
Action Steps 141
A Great Family Experience 143
The Final Event 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

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
Reasons for My Opinion 16
Connecting Reasons to an Opinion 18
Read and Respond 23
What I Notice About My Writing 25
Revising My Opinion Paragraph 28
Learning from Differences 31
Learning About a Topic 37
Our Opinions Matter 43
How to Write a Concluding Paragraph 44
Opinion Essay Checklist 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Supporting My Ideas 68
Bursting with Information 72
Helping Each Other 74
What's the Difference? 81
Trading Information 86
My Conclusions from the Facts 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Final Evaluation 102 to 104
Thinking About Narratives 113
The Whole Experience 116
The Perfect Word 117
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
Peer Review 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Final Evaluation 129 to 131
Clues to My Narrative 136
What People Say 139
Describing the Experience 140
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Helping Each Other Write 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.2.6: With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Activity Pages
Final Draft 77 to 78
Concluding Paragraphs 92 to 94
Final Draft 127 to 128

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
Planning Ahead 64
Learning About the Weather 66
Facts and Details 91
My Conclusions from the Facts 93

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
Planning Ahead 64
Learning About the Weather 66
Facts and Details 91
What People Say 139
Action Steps 141
My Writing Progress 154

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
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
Topic Sentences 11 to 13
Strong Topic Sentences 12
Writing a Topic Sentence 13
Descriptive Words 15
Reasons for My Opinion 16
Connecting Reasons to an Opinion 18
Different Opinions 20
Delightful Dip 21
Read and Respond 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
What I Notice About My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Revising My Opinion Paragraph 28
Learning from Differences 31
My Opinion Counts 34
What Is a Thesis Statement? 36
Learning About a Topic 37
Planning My Essay 38
Describing My Topic 40
Explaining My Opinion 41
Our Opinions Matter 43
How to Write a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Opinion Essay Checklist 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
What's Your Choice? 51
Comparing My Scores 54
Weather Information 60
The Best Topic Sentences 62
Writing Topic Sentences 63
Planning Ahead 64
Learning About the Weather 66
Weather Words 67
Supporting My Ideas 68
Making Sense Out of Information 70
Concluding Sentences 71 to 72
Bursting with Information 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Helping Each Other 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Weather Report 78
What's the Difference? 81
Putting the Parts Together 84
Trading Information 86
Write an Introductory Paragraph 87
Describing the Topic 89
An Organized Essay 90
Facts and Details 91
Concluding Paragraphs 92 to 94
My Conclusions from the Facts 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Peer Review 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Rate a Sample Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102 to 104
Reviewing My Essay 104
Interesting Narratives 108
Bald Eagle Sighting 109
River Walk 110
Introduce Your Narrative 112
Thinking About Narratives 113
The Narrative Experience 114
The Whole Experience 116
The Perfect Word 117
Transition Words 118 to 119
A Path Through the Narrative 119
Visiting Relatives and Wildlife 121
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Examine Your Writing 128
Final Evaluation 129 to 131
A Picture of My Scores 131
Review 132 to 134
Review a Narrative 134
Clues to My Narrative 136
Picture My Narrative 137
What People Say 139
Describing the Experience 140
Action Steps 141
A Great Family Experience 143
The Final Event 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Helping Each Other Write 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
The Keys to a Great Experience 151
My Writing Progress 154

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 Pages
Topic Sentences 11 to 13
Learning About a Topic 37
Our Opinions Matter 43
Supporting My Ideas 68
Concluding Sentences 71 to 72
Bursting with Information 72
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
Clues to My Narrative 136
Picture My Narrative 137
Helping Each Other Write 146

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
Interesting Narratives 108
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
Review 132 to 134
Picture My Narrative 137
Helping Each Other Write 146

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
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
Topic Sentences 11 to 13
Strong Topic Sentences 12
Writing a Topic Sentence 13
Descriptive Words 15
Reasons for My Opinion 16
Connecting Reasons to an Opinion 18
Different Opinions 20
Delightful Dip 21
Read and Respond 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
What I Notice About My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Revising My Opinion Paragraph 28
Learning from Differences 31
My Opinion Counts 34
What Is a Thesis Statement? 36
Learning About a Topic 37
Planning My Essay 38
Describing My Topic 40
Explaining My Opinion 41
Our Opinions Matter 43
How to Write a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Opinion Essay Checklist 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
What's Your Choice? 51
Comparing My Scores 54
Weather Information 60
The Best Topic Sentences 62
Writing Topic Sentences 63
Planning Ahead 64
Learning About the Weather 66
Weather Words 67
Supporting My Ideas 68
Making Sense Out of Information 70
Concluding Sentences 71 to 72
Bursting with Information 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Helping Each Other 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Weather Report 78
What's the Difference? 81
Putting the Parts Together 84
Trading Information 86
Write an Introductory Paragraph 87
Describing the Topic 89
An Organized Essay 90
Facts and Details 91
Concluding Paragraphs 92 to 94
My Conclusions from the Facts 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Peer Review 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Rate a Sample Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102 to 104
Reviewing My Essay 104
Interesting Narratives 108
Bald Eagle Sighting 109
River Walk 110
Introduce Your Narrative 112
Thinking About Narratives 113
The Narrative Experience 114
The Whole Experience 116
The Perfect Word 117
Transition Words 118 to 119
A Path Through the Narrative 119
Visiting Relatives and Wildlife 121
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Examine Your Writing 128
Final Evaluation 129 to 131
A Picture of My Scores 131
Review 132 to 134
Clues to My Narrative 136
Picture My Narrative 137
What People Say 139
Describing the Experience 140
Action Steps 141
A Great Family Experience 143
The Final Event 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Helping Each Other Write 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
The Keys to a Great Experience 151
My Writing Progress 154

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
Picture My Narrative 137
Helping Each Other Write 146

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 2

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.2.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Page
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
Topic Sentences 11 to 13
Strong Topic Sentences 12
Writing a Topic Sentence 13
Descriptive Words 15
Reasons for My Opinion 16
Connecting Reasons to an Opinion 18
Different Opinions 20
Delightful Dip 21
Read and Respond 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
What I Notice About My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Revising My Opinion Paragraph 28
Learning from Differences 31
My Opinion Counts 34
What Is a Thesis Statement? 36
Learning About a Topic 37
Planning My Essay 38
Describing My Topic 40
Explaining My Opinion 41
Our Opinions Matter 43
How to Write a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Opinion Essay Checklist 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
What's Your Choice? 51
Comparing My Scores 54
Weather Information 60
The Best Topic Sentences 62
Writing Topic Sentences 63
Planning Ahead 64
Learning About the Weather 66
Weather Words 67
Supporting My Ideas 68
Making Sense Out of Information 70
Concluding Sentences 71 to 72
Bursting with Information 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Helping Each Other 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Weather Report 78
What's the Difference? 81
Putting the Parts Together 84
Trading Information 86
Write an Introductory Paragraph 87
Describing the Topic 89
An Organized Essay 90
Facts and Details 91
Concluding Paragraphs 92 to 94
My Conclusions from the Facts 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Peer Review 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Rate a Sample Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102 to 104
Reviewing My Essay 104
Interesting Narratives 108
Bald Eagle Sighting 109
River Walk 110
Introduce Your Narrative 112
Thinking About Narratives 113
The Narrative Experience 114
The Whole Experience 116
The Perfect Word 117
Transition Words 118 to 119
A Path Through the Narrative 119
Visiting Relatives and Wildlife 121
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Examine Your Writing 128
Final Evaluation 129 to 131
A Picture of My Scores 131
Review 132 to 134
Review a Narrative 134
Clues to My Narrative 136
Picture My Narrative 137
What People Say 139
Describing the Experience 140
Action Steps 141
A Great Family Experience 143
The Final Event 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Helping Each Other Write 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
The Keys to a Great Experience 151
My Writing Progress 154

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.2.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
Topic Sentences 11 to 13
Strong Topic Sentences 12
Writing a Topic Sentence 13
Descriptive Words 15
Reasons for My Opinion 16
Connecting Reasons to an Opinion 18
Different Opinions 20
Delightful Dip 21
Read and Respond 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
What I Notice About My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Revising My Opinion Paragraph 28
Learning from Differences 31
My Opinion Counts 34
What Is a Thesis Statement? 36
Learning About a Topic 37
Planning My Essay 38
Describing My Topic 40
Explaining My Opinion 41
Our Opinions Matter 43
How to Write a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Opinion Essay Checklist 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
What's Your Choice? 51
Comparing My Scores 54
Weather Information 60
The Best Topic Sentences 62
Writing Topic Sentences 63
Planning Ahead 64
Learning About the Weather 66
Weather Words 67
Supporting My Ideas 68
Making Sense Out of Information 70
Concluding Sentences 71 to 72
Bursting with Information 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Helping Each Other 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Weather Report 78
What's the Difference? 81
Putting the Parts Together 84
Trading Information 86
Write an Introductory Paragraph 87
Describing the Topic 89
An Organized Essay 90
Facts and Details 91
Concluding Paragraphs 92 to 94
My Conclusions from the Facts 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Peer Review 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Rate a Sample Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102 to 104
Reviewing My Essay 104
Interesting Narratives 108
Bald Eagle Sighting 109
River Walk 110
Introduce Your Narrative 112
Thinking About Narratives 113
The Narrative Experience 114
The Whole Experience 116
The Perfect Word 117
Transition Words 118 to 119
A Path Through the Narrative 119
Visiting Relatives and Wildlife 121
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Examine Your Writing 128
Final Evaluation 129 to 131
A Picture of My Scores 131
Review 132 to 134
Clues to My Narrative 136
Picture My Narrative 137
What People Say 139
Describing the Experience 140
Action Steps 141
A Great Family Experience 143
The Final Event 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Helping Each Other Write 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
The Keys to a Great Experience 151
My Writing Progress 154

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.2.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
Topic Sentences 11 to 13
Strong Topic Sentences 12
Writing a Topic Sentence 13
Descriptive Words 15
Reasons for My Opinion 16
Connecting Reasons to an Opinion 18
Different Opinions 20
Delightful Dip 21
Read and Respond 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 26
What I Notice About My Writing 25
Final Draft 27 to 28
Revising My Opinion Paragraph 28
Learning from Differences 31
My Opinion Counts 34
What Is a Thesis Statement? 36
Learning About a Topic 37
Planning My Essay 38
Describing My Topic 40
Explaining My Opinion 41
Our Opinions Matter 43
How to Write a Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Opinion Essay Checklist 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
What's Your Choice? 51
Comparing My Scores 54
Weather Information 60
The Best Topic Sentences 62
Writing Topic Sentences 63
Planning Ahead 64
Learning About the Weather 66
Weather Words 67
Supporting My Ideas 68
Making Sense Out of Information 70
Concluding Sentences 71 to 72
Bursting with Information 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Helping Each Other 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Weather Report 78
What's the Difference? 81
Putting the Parts Together 84
Trading Information 86
Write an Introductory Paragraph 87
Describing the Topic 89
An Organized Essay 90
Facts and Details 91
Concluding Paragraphs 92 to 94
My Conclusions from the Facts 93
My Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Peer Review 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Rate a Sample Essay 101
Final Evaluation 102 to 104
Reviewing My Essay 104
Interesting Narratives 108
Bald Eagle Sighting 109
River Walk 110
Introduce Your Narrative 112
Thinking About Narratives 113
The Narrative Experience 114
The Whole Experience 116
The Perfect Word 117
Transition Words 118 to 119
A Path Through the Narrative 119
Visiting Relatives and Wildlife 121
Strong Concluding Sentences 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Peer Review 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Examine Your Writing 128
Final Evaluation 129 to 131
A Picture of My Scores 131
Review 132 to 134
Review a Narrative 134
Clues to My Narrative 136
Picture My Narrative 137
What People Say 139
Describing the Experience 140
Action Steps 141
A Great Family Experience 143
The Final Event 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Helping Each Other Write 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
The Keys to a Great Experience 151
My Writing Progress 154

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.2.5: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Page
Study an Opinion Paragraph 10
Descriptive Words 15
Read and Respond 23
Describing My Topic 40
Weather Words 67
Describing the Topic 89
An Organized Essay 90
Introduce Your Narrative 112
The Whole Experience 116
Peer Review 124
Describing the Experience 140

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.2.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

Activity Page
Descriptive Words 15
Reasons for My Opinion 16
Connecting Reasons to an Opinion 18
Describing My Topic 40
Explaining My Opinion 41
Weather Words 67
Supporting My Ideas 68
Trading Information 86
Describing the Topic 89
An Organized Essay 90
Facts and Details 91
Final Evaluation 102 to 104
Introduce Your Narrative 112
The Narrative Experience 114
The Whole Experience 116
The Perfect Word 117
A Path Through the Narrative 119
What People Say 139
Describing the Experience 140

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.2.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

Activity Page
Descriptive Words 15
Describing My Topic 40
Mysterious Fog 56
When the Wind Blows 57
Clouds in the Sky 58
Weather Words 67
Facts and Details 91
The Perfect Word 117
Action Steps 141

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