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Second Grade Reading and Writing Calendar

September/October
Great Readers See Themselves as Readers

Shared: Unit One
Books are Valuable Treasures Worth Reading.

Unit One
Launching the Writing Workshop/Descriptive Paragraph/Descriptive Poem

TC Unit One
Writing Stories Under Mentor Authors

October/November
Great Readers Make Sense of Text

Shared: Unit Two
Readers examine their own predictions and explore their natural curiosity to become more active readers.

Unit Two
Personal Narrative/Class News Story/Writing to a Prompt

Writing and Revising Realistic Fiction

November/December
Great Readers Use What They Know

Shared:  Unit Three
Readers make connections, activate background knowledge, build vocabulary, and make inferences.

Unit Three
Letter to an Author, Response Journals, Summary

Informational Writing

January/February
Great Readers Understand How Stories Work

Shared:  Unit Four
Readers use their knowledge of story grammar, literary devices, and text features to find more reasons to read.

Units Four and Five
Realistic Short Story/Folktale and Fable/Writing for Tests

Opinion Writing: Writing About Reading

January/February
Great Readers Read to Learn

Shared:  Unit Five
Readers know how to set a purpose for reading and identify text features and structures for nonfiction books.

Unit Five
All About Books/Informative Report/Compare and Contrast

Poetry: Powerful Thoughts in Tiny Packages

February/March
Great Readers Monitor and Organize Ideas and Information

Shared:  Unit Six
Readers know how to monitor and organize ideas presented in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Unit Six
Writing to Explain and Learn/Observation Logs/How-To/Informative and
Explanatory Writing

Writing Adaptations of Familiar Fairy Tales and Folk Tales, and Perhaps Writing Original Fantasy Stories as Well

April/May
Great Readers Think Critically About

Shared:  Unit Seven
Readers use a variety of cognitive skills to evaluate fiction and nonfiction.

Unit Seven
Persuasive Writing/Opinion Statement/
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Informational

May/June
Great Readers Think Critically About Books

Readers use a variety of cognitive skills to evaluate fiction and nonfiction.

Informational Writing

Informational Writing About Science