Informational Texts: Reading for Inquiry

Grade 2 / ELA / Questioning
CCSS: ELA.RI.2.1 ELA.RI.2.5 ELA.SL.2.1a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text K-€“5

2

2nd Grade

1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text K-€“5

2

2nd Grade

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.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards K-€“5

2

2nd Grade

1a

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

b. Build on others'€™ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

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Length

8 minutes

Objective

Ask and answer questions to understand key details in informational texts

Questions to Consider

  • How does Ms. Gavin help her students own the learning goal of the lesson?
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  • How does this lesson build students' academic language?

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  • Informational Text Unit.PDF

  • EQuIP Review Feedback.PDF

  • EQuIP Rubric: K-2 ELA Literacy.PDF

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Informational Texts: Reading for Inquiry

Grade 2 / ELA / Questioning

Informational Texts: Reading for Inquiry