Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Document-Based Questions for Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Document-Based Questions for Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking

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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
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13 to 15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16 to 18
Busy Bees 19 to 21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22 to 24
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28 to 30
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
First Thanksgiving 37 to 39
Discovery of Gravity 40 to 42
First Flight 43 to 45
Women’s Right to Vote 46 to 48
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
Gaining Equal Rights 52 to 54
First Moon Landing 55 to 57
Deserts 58 to 60
The Tundra 61 to 63
The Great Lakes 64 to 66
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76 to 78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79 to 81
Deborah Sampson 82 to 84
George Washington 85 to 87
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91 to 93
Abraham Lincoln 94 to 96
Jackie Robinson 97 to 99
Cesar Chavez 100 to 102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

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
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13 to 15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16 to 18
Busy Bees 19 to 21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22 to 24
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28 to 30
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
First Thanksgiving 37 to 39
Discovery of Gravity 40 to 42
First Flight 43 to 45
Women’s Right to Vote 46 to 48
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
Gaining Equal Rights 52 to 54
First Moon Landing 55 to 57
Deserts 58 to 60
The Tundra 61 to 63
The Great Lakes 64 to 66
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76 to 78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79 to 81
Deborah Sampson 82 to 84
George Washington 85 to 87
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91 to 93
Abraham Lincoln 94 to 96
Jackie Robinson 97 to 99
Cesar Chavez 100 to 102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

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
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13 to 15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16 to 18
Busy Bees 19 to 21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22 to 24
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28 to 30
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
First Thanksgiving 37 to 39
Discovery of Gravity 40 to 42
First Flight 43 to 45
Women’s Right to Vote 46 to 48
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
Gaining Equal Rights 52 to 54
First Moon Landing 55 to 57
Deserts 58 to 60
The Tundra 61 to 63
The Great Lakes 64 to 66
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76 to 78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79 to 81
Deborah Sampson 82 to 84
George Washington 85 to 87
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91 to 93
Abraham Lincoln 94 to 96
Jackie Robinson 97 to 99
Cesar Chavez 100 to 102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

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
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
Women’s Right to Vote 46 to 48
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
The Tundra 61 to 63
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
Deborah Sampson 82 to 84
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Cesar Chavez 100 to 102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

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
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13 to 15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16 to 18
Busy Bees 19 to 21
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28 to 30
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
Discovery of Gravity 40 to 42
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
Deserts 58 to 60
The Great Lakes 64 to 66
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76 to 78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79 to 81
Jackie Robinson 97 to 99
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

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
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13 to 15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16 to 18
Busy Bees 19 to 21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22 to 24
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28 to 30
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
First Thanksgiving 37 to 39
Discovery of Gravity 40 to 42
First Flight 43 to 45
Women’s Right to Vote 46 to 48
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
Gaining Equal Rights 52 to 54
First Moon Landing 55 to 57
Deserts 58 to 60
The Tundra 61 to 63
The Great Lakes 64 to 66
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76 to 78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79 to 81
Deborah Sampson 82 to 84
George Washington 85 to 87
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91 to 93
Abraham Lincoln 94 to 96
Jackie Robinson 97 to 99
Cesar Chavez 100 to 102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Passage Pages
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13 to 15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16 to 18
Busy Bees 19 to 21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22 to 24
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28 to 30
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
First Thanksgiving 37 to 39
Discovery of Gravity 40 to 42
First Flight 43 to 45
Women’s Right to Vote 46 to 48
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
Gaining Equal Rights 52 to 54
First Moon Landing 55 to 57
Deserts 58 to 60
The Tundra 61 to 63
The Great Lakes 64 to 66
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76 to 78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79 to 81
Deborah Sampson 82 to 84
George Washington 85 to 87
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91 to 93
Abraham Lincoln 94 to 96
Jackie Robinson 97 to 99
Cesar Chavez 100 to 102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

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
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13 to 15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16 to 18
Busy Bees 19 to 21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22 to 24
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28 to 30
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
First Thanksgiving 37 to 39
Discovery of Gravity 40 to 42
First Flight 43 to 45
Women’s Right to Vote 46 to 48
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
Gaining Equal Rights 52 to 54
First Moon Landing 55 to 57
Deserts 58 to 60
The Tundra 61 to 63
The Great Lakes 64 to 66
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76 to 78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79 to 81
Deborah Sampson 82 to 84
George Washington 85 to 87
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91 to 93
Abraham Lincoln 94 to 96
Jackie Robinson 97 to 99
Cesar Chavez 100 to 102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Passage Pages
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22 to 24
First Flight 43 to 45
Gaining Equal Rights 52 to 54
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91 to 93

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
Is it a Deer? A Goat? No, It's an Antelope! 10 to 12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13 to 15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16 to 18
Busy Bees 19 to 21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22 to 24
Sea Turtles 25 to 27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28 to 30
Octopus on the Loose! 31 to 33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34 to 36
First Thanksgiving 37 to 39
Discovery of Gravity 40 to 42
First Flight 43 to 45
Women’s Right to Vote 46 to 48
Birth of an Island 49 to 51
Gaining Equal Rights 52 to 54
First Moon Landing 55 to 57
Deserts 58 to 60
The Tundra 61 to 63
The Great Lakes 64 to 66
The Great Barrier Reef 67 to 69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70 to 72
The Lake on the Mountain 73 to 75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76 to 78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79 to 81
Deborah Sampson 82 to 84
George Washington 85 to 87
Sacagawea 88 to 90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91 to 93
Abraham Lincoln 94 to 96
Jackie Robinson 97 to 99
Cesar Chavez 100 to 102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103 to 105

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