Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Document-Based Questions for Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Document-Based Questions for Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking

English Language Arts

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

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! 10-12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13-15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16-18
Busy Bees 19-21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22-24
Sea Turtles 25-27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28-30
Octopus on the Loose! 31-33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34-36
First Thanksgiving 37-39
Discovery of Gravity 40-42
First Flight 43-45
Women’s Right to Vote 46-48
Birth of an Island 49-51
Gaining Equal Rights 52-54
First Moon Landing 55-57
Deserts 58-60
The Tundra 61-63
The Great Lakes 64-66
The Great Barrier Reef 67-69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70-72
The Lake on the Mountain 73-75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76-78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79-81
Deborah Sampson 82-84
George Washington 85-87
Sacagawea 88-90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91-93
Abraham Lincoln 94-96
Jackie Robinson 97-99
Cesar Chavez 100-102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103-105

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! 10-12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13-15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16-18
Busy Bees 19-21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22-24
Sea Turtles 25-27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28-30
Octopus on the Loose! 31-33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34-36
First Thanksgiving 37-39
Discovery of Gravity 40-42
First Flight 43-45
Women’s Right to Vote 46-48
Birth of an Island 49-51
Gaining Equal Rights 52-54
First Moon Landing 55-57
Deserts 58-60
The Tundra 61-63
The Great Lakes 64-66
The Great Barrier Reef 67-69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70-72
The Lake on the Mountain 73-75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76-78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79-81
Deborah Sampson 82-84
George Washington 85-87
Sacagawea 88-90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91-93
Abraham Lincoln 94-96
Jackie Robinson 97-99
Cesar Chavez 100-102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103-105

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! 10-12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13-15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16-18
Busy Bees 19-21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22-24
Sea Turtles 25-27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28-30
Octopus on the Loose! 31-33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34-36
First Thanksgiving 37-39
Discovery of Gravity 40-42
First Flight 43-45
Women’s Right to Vote 46-48
Birth of an Island 49-51
Gaining Equal Rights 52-54
First Moon Landing 55-57
Deserts 58-60
The Tundra 61-63
The Great Lakes 64-66
The Great Barrier Reef 67-69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70-72
The Lake on the Mountain 73-75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76-78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79-81
Deborah Sampson 82-84
George Washington 85-87
Sacagawea 88-90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91-93
Abraham Lincoln 94-96
Jackie Robinson 97-99
Cesar Chavez 100-102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103-105

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! 10-12
Sea Turtles 25-27
Octopus on the Loose! 31-33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34-36
Women’s Right to Vote 46-48
Birth of an Island 49-51
The Tundra 61-63
The Great Barrier Reef 67-69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70-72
Deborah Sampson 82-84
Sacagawea 88-90
Cesar Chavez 100-102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103-105

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! 10-12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13-15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16-18
Busy Bees 19-21
Sea Turtles 25-27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28-30
Octopus on the Loose! 31-33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34-36
Discovery of Gravity 40-42
Birth of an Island 49-51
Deserts 58-60
The Great Lakes 64-66
The Great Barrier Reef 67-69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70-72
The Lake on the Mountain 73-75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76-78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79-81
Jackie Robinson 97-99
Dr. Antonia Novello 103-105

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! 10-12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13-15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16-18
Busy Bees 19-21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22-24
Sea Turtles 25-27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28-30
Octopus on the Loose! 31-33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34-36
First Thanksgiving 37-39
Discovery of Gravity 40-42
First Flight 43-45
Women’s Right to Vote 46-48
Birth of an Island 49-51
Gaining Equal Rights 52-54
First Moon Landing 55-57
Deserts 58-60
The Tundra 61-63
The Great Lakes 64-66
The Great Barrier Reef 67-69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70-72
The Lake on the Mountain 73-75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76-78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79-81
Deborah Sampson 82-84
George Washington 85-87
Sacagawea 88-90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91-93
Abraham Lincoln 94-96
Jackie Robinson 97-99
Cesar Chavez 100-102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103-105

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! 10-12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13-15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16-18
Busy Bees 19-21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22-24
Sea Turtles 25-27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28-30
Octopus on the Loose! 31-33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34-36
First Thanksgiving 37-39
Discovery of Gravity 40-42
First Flight 43-45
Women’s Right to Vote 46-48
Birth of an Island 49-51
Gaining Equal Rights 52-54
First Moon Landing 55-57
Deserts 58-60
The Tundra 61-63
The Great Lakes 64-66
The Great Barrier Reef 67-69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70-72
The Lake on the Mountain 73-75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76-78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79-81
Deborah Sampson 82-84
George Washington 85-87
Sacagawea 88-90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91-93
Abraham Lincoln 94-96
Jackie Robinson 97-99
Cesar Chavez 100-102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103-105

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 22-24
First Flight 43-45
Gaining Equal Rights 52-54
The Lake on the Mountain 73-75
Sacagawea 88-90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91-93

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! 10-12
Canadian Wood Frogs 13-15
Sharks: Mighty Hunters of the Sea 16-18
Busy Bees 19-21
Puffins: Sea Parrots of the Arctic 22-24
Sea Turtles 25-27
Animals in Australia’s Northern Territory 28-30
Octopus on the Loose! 31-33
Inventing the Block and Tackle 34-36
First Thanksgiving 37-39
Discovery of Gravity 40-42
First Flight 43-45
Women’s Right to Vote 46-48
Birth of an Island 49-51
Gaining Equal Rights 52-54
First Moon Landing 55-57
Deserts 58-60
The Tundra 61-63
The Great Lakes 64-66
The Great Barrier Reef 67-69
Glaciers: Ice on the Move 70-72
The Lake on the Mountain 73-75
Mount Kilimanjaro 76-78
The Amazon Rain Forest 79-81
Deborah Sampson 82-84
George Washington 85-87
Sacagawea 88-90
Elizabeth Blackwell 91-93
Abraham Lincoln 94-96
Jackie Robinson 97-99
Cesar Chavez 100-102
Dr. Antonia Novello 103-105

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