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SL.2.6 Lesson Plans and Units


1. Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends - This second grade unit 3 map integrates Common Core Standard SL.2.6 via an activity labeled “informational reading/expository writing under “Sample Activities and Assessments” section. Examples of resources, activities, assessments and ideas for interdisciplinary connections to art, music, geography, and science are also provided. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

2. Taking Care of Ourselves - This second grade unit 6 map, Taking Care of Ourselves, integrates SL.2.6 into the unit via an activity labeled “language activity” under the “Sample Activities and Assessments” section. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

3.  Jazzy Sentences - This lesson is an interesting activity to help students jazz up or make their sentences more interesting by adding adjectives, adverbs, more vibrant verbs, and descriptive nouns. Although a grade 3-4 writing lesson, it can be adapted to 2nd grade and to support coherent sentence development when speaking. (Source: LEARN NC, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education)

4. Sentence Carousel - This grade 3-4 lesson is designed to help students develop more descriptive sentences in their writing. This lesson can be adapted to speaking and to 2nd grade. (Source: LEARN NC, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education)

5. Identifying Different Kinds of Sentences - The Peacock’s Feathers - Students in grades K-8 study sentence structure in this Public Broadcasting System’s “Using Different Kinds of Sentences: The Peacock’s Feathers”. Students watch a video segment about peacocks. Then, using a chart, they identify sentence types within a short paragraph and complete a sentence transformation worksheet. (Source: PBS learning Media, PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation)

6. Sentence Quest: Using Parts of Speech to Write Descriptive Sentences-In this series of lessons, students create lists of nouns and verbs from their speaking vocabularies after listening to read-aloud stories about nouns and verbs. Students also learn the function and examples of adjectives. They select words from these lists to write on color-coded index cards based on their function and use the cards to learn about and create complete sentences. Finally, students utilize question words and descriptive words, to expand sentences in collaborative group activities. This sentence expansion activity, may also lead to use of pronouns, conjunctions, and adverbs. Suggestions for assessment and website links are also provided. (addresses L. 2. 1 e-f). (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)