Text-Based Writing, Grade 2

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Ideal for preparing your second-grade students for state writing assessments and meeting new standards, this series offers scaffolded text-based writing practice with essential nonfiction writing forms, such as:
· Compare and contrast
· Sequence
· Explanatory
· Informative
· Cause and effect
· Opinion

The 15 units provide activities that prepare students to complete text-dependent writing prompts.

Each unit begins with a unit focus and lesson checklist to guide students through the learning path, which includes:
· a picture dictionary with content vocabulary words to help students connect words with meanings
· close reading of a leveled nonfiction article
· text-dependent comprehension questions to support understanding
· a graphic organizer to help students organize information from the article and plan their writing
· a text-dependent writing prompt

Teachers will appreciate these additional resources and features!
· Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help teachers encourage learning at home.
· Common Core State Standards correlations are located on each unit for easy reference.
· The reading level is provided to help identify appropriate texts.
· The suggested learning path helps teachers pace the lesson, and makes scaffolding easy!

The leveled nonfiction reading selections include:
· Biographies
· Geography articles
· Health articles
· Science articles
· Social studies articles