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RL.2.1 & RL.3.1 Ask and Answer Questions in Literature

Understanding the Ask and Answer Questions Standards The 2nd and 3rd grade RL.2.1 / RL.3.1 standards are closely aligned. Both standards require students to determine what the text says explicitly to understand the key details within the text. The only major difference between these two standards is that the 6 Ws are used as the types of questions in the 2nd-grade standard, whereas the 3rd-grade standard does not expressly refer

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Modeling Common Core Reading Standards

Teaching Common Core Reading Passages

How I Teach Common Core Reading Standards  Many teachers and students cringe when it comes to Common Core reading passages. When thinking about them, their minds immediately go to boring standards based test prep. I’m here to tell you, teaching and learning about Common Core reading passages and answering standards-based questions does not have to be tedious or boring. It can actually be fun and fulfilling! Keep reading to learn

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2nd Grade Measurement

Measurement is a big topic for second grade. There is a lot that goes into teaching the Common Core measurement standards, and tons of engaging and interactive activities you can use. Here are some helpful tips for teaching your 2nd graders. What First Graders Need to Know Students should enter the 2nd grade with the following skills: Order 3 objects by length. (ex. The book is the longest, the paper

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Teaching 2nd Grade Word Problems

Word problems is one of the biggest units I taught in 2nd grade. Word problems are a key skill and should be taught and reviewed throughout the entire year. What First Graders Should Know Students entering the 2nd grade should have the following skills: Solve word problems up to 20 using addition and subtraction; Types of word problems: adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns

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RL.2.1 & RL.3.1 Ask and Answer Questions in Literature

Understanding the Ask and Answer Questions Standards The 2nd and 3rd grade RL.2.1 / RL.3.1 standards are closely aligned. Both standards require students to determine what the text says explicitly to understand the key details within the text. The only major difference between these two standards is that the 6 Ws are used as the types of questions in the 2nd-grade standard, whereas the 3rd-grade standard does not expressly refer

read more »
Modeling Common Core Reading Standards

Teaching Common Core Reading Passages

How I Teach Common Core Reading Standards  Many teachers and students cringe when it comes to Common Core reading passages. When thinking about them, their minds immediately go to boring standards based test prep. I’m here to tell you, teaching and learning about Common Core reading passages and answering standards-based questions does not have to be tedious or boring. It can actually be fun and fulfilling! Keep reading to learn

read more »

2nd Grade Measurement

Measurement is a big topic for second grade. There is a lot that goes into teaching the Common Core measurement standards, and tons of engaging and interactive activities you can use. Here are some helpful tips for teaching your 2nd graders. What First Graders Need to Know Students should enter the 2nd grade with the following skills: Order 3 objects by length. (ex. The book is the longest, the paper

read more »

Teaching 2nd Grade Word Problems

Word problems is one of the biggest units I taught in 2nd grade. Word problems are a key skill and should be taught and reviewed throughout the entire year. What First Graders Should Know Students entering the 2nd grade should have the following skills: Solve word problems up to 20 using addition and subtraction; Types of word problems: adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns

read more »
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