Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Let's Get This Day Started: Writing and Language Skills Grade 2

Let's Get This Day Started: Writing and Language Skills 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.

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Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100

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.

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Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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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Verbs: Irregular Past Tense 11-13
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61

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.

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Parts of Speech 23-25
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

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Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

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Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.2.9: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

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Formal and Informal English 65-67

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.

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Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76

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.

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Adverbs 20-22
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88

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.

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Adverbs 20-22
Sentences: Simple and Compound 29-31
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in Letters 38-40
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Types of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative 47-49
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100

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.

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Parts of Speech 23-25
Capital Letters 32-34
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76

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.

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Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Verbs: Helping 14-16
Adverbs 20-22
Sentences: Complete and Incomplete 26-28
Commas in a Series 35-37
Commas in Letters 38-40
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

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Pronouns: Subject and Reflexive 8-10
Adverbs 20-22
Sentences: Complete and Incomplete 26-28
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in a Series 35-37
Apostrophes: Contractions 44-46
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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).

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Verbs: Irregular Past Tense 11-13
Adverbs 20-22
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in a Series 35-37
Commas in Letters 38-40
Apostrophes: Contractions 44-46
Types of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative 47-49
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 2

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.

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Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Adjectives 17-19
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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.

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Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Reflexive 8-10
Verbs: Irregular Past Tense 11-13
Verbs: Helping 14-16
Adjectives 17-19
Adverbs 20-22
Parts of Speech 23-25
Sentences: Complete and Incomplete 26-28
Sentences: Simple and Compound 29-31
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in a Series 35-37
Commas in Letters 38-40
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Apostrophes: Contractions 44-46
Types of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative 47-49
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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
Commas in a Series 35-37
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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.

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Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Reflexive 8-10
Verbs: Irregular Past Tense 11-13
Verbs: Helping 14-16
Adjectives 17-19
Adverbs 20-22
Parts of Speech 23-25
Sentences: Complete and Incomplete 26-28
Sentences: Simple and Compound 29-31
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in a Series 35-37
Commas in Letters 38-40
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Apostrophes: Contractions 44-46
Types of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative 47-49
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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.

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Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Adverbs 20-22
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.2.5: Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

Activity Pages
Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Adjectives 17-19
Adverbs 20-22
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 2

Conventions of Standard English

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

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Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Reflexive 8-10
Verbs: Irregular Past Tense 11-13
Verbs: Helping 14-16
Adjectives 17-19
Adverbs 20-22
Parts of Speech 23-25
Sentences: Complete and Incomplete 26-28
Sentences: Simple and Compound 29-31
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in a Series 35-37
Commas in Letters 38-40
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Apostrophes: Contractions 44-46
Types of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative 47-49
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

Conventions of Standard English

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

Activity Pages
Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Reflexive 8-10
Verbs: Irregular Past Tense 11-13
Verbs: Helping 14-16
Adjectives 17-19
Adverbs 20-22
Parts of Speech 23-25
Sentences: Complete and Incomplete 26-28
Sentences: Simple and Compound 29-31
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in a Series 35-37
Commas in Letters 38-40
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Apostrophes: Contractions 44-46
Types of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative 47-49
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

Knowledge of Language

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

Activity Pages
Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Reflexive 8-10
Verbs: Irregular Past Tense 11-13
Verbs: Helping 14-16
Adjectives 17-19
Adverbs 20-22
Parts of Speech 23-25
Sentences: Complete and Incomplete 26-28
Sentences: Simple and Compound 29-31
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in a Series 35-37
Commas in Letters 38-40
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Apostrophes: Contractions 44-46
Types of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative 47-49
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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 Pages
Nouns: Irregular Plural and Collective 5-7
Pronouns: Subject and Reflexive 8-10
Verbs: Irregular Past Tense 11-13
Verbs: Helping 14-16
Adjectives 17-19
Adverbs 20-22
Parts of Speech 23-25
Sentences: Complete and Incomplete 26-28
Sentences: Simple and Compound 29-31
Capital Letters 32-34
Commas in a Series 35-37
Commas in Letters 38-40
Apostrophes: Possessives 41-43
Apostrophes: Contractions 44-46
Types of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative 47-49
Types of Sentences: Imperative and Exclamatory 50-52
Sentence Word Order 53-55
Types of Writing: Opinion 56-58
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Types of Writing: Narrative 62-64
Formal and Informal English 65-67
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Symbolism 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 89-91
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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 Pages
Types of Writing: Informative 59-61
Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

Activity Pages
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 68-70
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Similes 92-94
Figurative Language: Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Imagery 98-100
Figurative Language: Analogies 101-103
Figurative Language: Poetic Language 104-106

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