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W.2.3 Lesson and Unit Plans

 


1. Teaching About Story Structure Using Fairy Tales starts with prewriting questions and a storyboard. Then, students construct original stories, progressing from shared writing to guided writing; independent writing is also encouraged. This lesson includes 2 printables. (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)

2. Three-Meal Weather is a lesson inspired by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, in which the writer will compose a piece of writing that describes (with great adjectives) an entire day of raining food. (Source: Writing Fix)

3. From Fact to Fiction: Drawing and Writing Stories- an interdisciplinary lesson/unit, includes reading about frogs and toads, doing research and using an interactive Venn diagram to compare the two, then writing a fictional narrative. Technology integration ideas are included. (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)

4. A Long Journey to Freedom is a fourth six-week unit for 2nd grade in which students learn about the African-American journey to freedom. The unit includes a narrative “from the box” in the style of Henry’s Freedom Box. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

5. Hand-Me-Down Tales From Around the World is a fifth six-week unit for 2nd grade in which students write an imaginary narrative telling about a time they passed through a mysterious door and ended up in a different country. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

6. Here is the unit, Telling a Story About Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies, engages families, too! from the Read Write Think website. This lesson plan will assist in teaching students to develop ideas collaboratively, planning writing projects before executing them, and learning to compose sentences related to a specific topic are important skills for students to master. (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)

7. Launching Family Message Journals is a lesson on how to implement Family Message Journals from ReadWriteThink.org. (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)

8. Completing the Circle: The Craft of Circular Plot Structure is a 5 day lesson plan in which students explore circle plot structures in reading and writing. This lesson includes both a printable and online version of a circle plot graphic organizer, a printable self-assessment, and a printable assessment form for teachers. (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)

9. Terrible, Horrible Days is a lesson on the Focus Trait of Voice, based upon the mentor text: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. (Source: Writing Fix)

10. Antonyms & Onomatopoeia is a lesson on the Focus Trait of Word Choice, based upon the mentor text: I Stink, by Kate & Jim McMullen. There are printable graphic organizers included. (Source: Writing Fix)

11. Onomatopoeia Adventures is a lesson on the Focus Trait of Word Choice, based upon the mentor text: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams. There is a printable fill-in the blank graphic organizer included. (Source: Writing Fix)

 
12.Second Grade Writing Lesson/Narrative Prompt #1 In this lesson, students will write a personal narrative about a time they surprised themselves or someone else. The page includes student exemplars and comments. (Source: Utah Education Network)

13. Second Grade Writing Lesson/Narrative Prompt #2 In this lesson, students will write a personal narrative about their best day of school. The page includes student exemplars and comments. (Source: Utah Education Network)

14. There Was an Old Lady is a lesson that includes writing new endings and new versions of the zany tale. Interdisciplinary links include reading fluency and edible estimation and weight for math. (Source: Scholastic)