Category Archives: English Language Arts

Poetry Walk

Second grade students brought some love and color to our school hallway during this snowy week by sharing poems they wrote.  Parents, teachers and students left complimentary post-it notes for the poets’ hard work and the hallway ended up looking like a cheerful … Continue reading

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Big Thoughts In Small Packages

During writing workshop students in second grade are experimenting with a different way to express their thinking- through poetry!  During this writing unit students are working together to deepen their understanding of poetry by studying mentor poems and writing/editing/rewriting lots and lots … Continue reading

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Learning Targets and Success Criteria

Here are our grade 2 learning targets and success criteria for the week of January 30th…

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Learning Targets and Success Criteria

Here are our grade 2 learning targets and success criteria for the week of December 19th…

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Perspective

We have been talking about PERSPECTIVE in second grade.  In geography, students learned to draw and read maps created from a bird’s-eye-view perspective.  In reading workshop, we shared the book The Pain and the Great One and talked about how two … Continue reading

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Learning Targets and Success Criteria

In second grade we have a white board in the back of our classroom that gets updated every week or so.  It highlights a current grade 2 math learning target and literacy learning target (“What are we learning?”), as well as the … Continue reading

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Writing Nonfiction

We started a new unit of study in writing workshop this week- writing nonfiction!  During this unit students will have the opportunity to write lots of informational books about things they know well (our class goal is for each student … Continue reading

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