Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 2

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 2

English Language Arts

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 Pages
The Farm Trip 13-16
Teeth for Tex Rex 17-18
The Tree House 25-28
My Favorite Shirt 29-30
I Jump Out of Bed 39-42
My Favorite Places 49-50
The Man and the Singing Bird 51-54
The Lion and the Dolphin 55-56
The Chatting Elf 57-60
Boys 65-68
Dogs 69-70
My Street 77-80
Letter to Jack 81-82
One to Five 91-94
The Sandman 95-96
Jack and the Beanstalk 107-108
My Dog, Barkly 109-112

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.

Activity Pages
The Tree House 25-28
My Favorite Shirt 29-30
The Man and the Singing Bird 51-54
The Lion and the Dolphin 55-56
The Chatting Elf 57-60
Boys 65-68
My Street 77-80
The Sandman 95-96
Jack and the Beanstalk 107-108
My Dog, Barkly 109-112

Key Ideas and Details

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

Activity Pages
The Tree House 25-28
My Favorite Shirt 29-30
The Man and the Singing Bird 51-54
The Lion and the Dolphin 55-56
The Chatting Elf 57-60
Boys 65-68
My Street 77-80
Jack and the Beanstalk 107-108
My Dog, Barkly 109-112

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
The Tree House 25-28
My Favorite Shirt 29-30
I Jump Out of Bed 39-42
My Favorite Places 49-50
The Chatting Elf 57-60
Boys 65-68
The Sandman 95-96
Jack and the Beanstalk 107-108
My Dog, Barkly 109-112

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
I Jump Out of Bed 39-42
Dogs 69-70
One to Five 91-94
Jack and the Beanstalk 107-108

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
Jack and the Beanstalk 107-108

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
The Tree House 25-28
My Favorite Shirt 29-30
The Lion and the Dolphin 55-56
Boys 65-68
The Sandman 95-96

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
The Farm Trip 13-16
Teeth for Tex Rex 17-18
The Tree House 25-28
My Favorite Shirt 29-30
I Jump Out of Bed 39-42
My Favorite Places 49-50
The Man and the Singing Bird 51-54
The Lion and the Dolphin 55-56
The Chatting Elf 57-60
Boys 65-68
Dogs 69-70
My Street 77-80
Letter to Jack 81-82
One to Five 91-94
The Sandman 95-96
Jack and the Beanstalk 107-108
My Dog, Barkly 109-112

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.

Passage Pages
Teddy Bears 19-22
Fruit Roll 23-24
Helping at Home 31-34
How to Make Fairy Bread 43-44
My Family 45-48
Strange Plants 71-74
Dentists 75-76
Make Fabulous Fruit Salad 83-86
Houses 97-100
Showbags 101-102
How Jellyfish Look After Themselves 103-106

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
Fruit Roll 23-24
How to Make Fairy Bread 43-44
My Family 45-48
Make Fabulous Fruit Salad 83-86

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
Helping at Home 31-34
Strange Plants 71-74
Dentists 75-76
Houses 97-100
Showbags 101-102
How Jellyfish Look After Themselves 103-106

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
Teddy Bears 19-22
Fruit Roll 23-24
My Family 45-48
Make Fabulous Fruit Salad 83-86
Houses 97-100
Showbags 101-102

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
Teddy Bears 19-22
Fruit Roll 23-24
Helping at Home 31-34
My Family 45-48
Strange Plants 71-74
Make Fabulous Fruit Salad 83-86
Houses 97-100
Showbags 101-102
How Jellyfish Look After Themselves 103-106

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
Teddy Bears 19-22
Fruit Roll 23-24
Helping at Home 31-34
How to Make Fairy Bread 43-44
Strange Plants 71-74
Dentists 75-76
Make Fabulous Fruit Salad 83-86
Houses 97-100
Showbags 101-102
How Jellyfish Look After Themselves 103-106

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.

Passage Pages
Teddy Bears 19-22
Fruit Roll 23-24
My Family 45-48

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Passage Pages
Teddy Bears 19-22
Helping at Home 31-34
Strange Plants 71-74
Dentists 75-76
Houses 97-100
Showbags 101-102
How Jellyfish Look After Themselves 103-106

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
Teddy Bears 19-22
Fruit Roll 23-24
Helping at Home 31-34
How to Make Fairy Bread 43-44
My Family 45-48
Strange Plants 71-74
Dentists 75-76
Make Fabulous Fruit Salad 83-86
Houses 97-100
Showbags 101-102
How Jellyfish Look After Themselves 103-106

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