SL.2.1 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1

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

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
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Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Help your class grasp the concept of "main idea" with this fun, hands-on lesson. Students will dive into mystery bags full of supportive detail clues to determine the main idea of each bag.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Super Sequencing!
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Super Sequencing!
Teach your students about sequencing with this creative language arts lesson. After putting events in order and drawing their own stories, kids will be pros at using the words "first," "next," "then," and "last."
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Asking and Answering Questions
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Asking and Answering Questions
This lesson helps students learn about asking and answering questions about a text. It also exposes them to valuable lessons about trying to figure out their dreams and not giving up along the way.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Ask Me How
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Ask Me How
How? In this lesson, your students will become familiar with using this question word to investigate how things work.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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We've Got the Dirt!
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We've Got the Dirt!
Help your students learn about earth with this lesson that teaches them about the most basic component-dirt!
Year 3
Science
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Silly Sentences
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Silly Sentences
Help your students learn how the various parts of speech work together to lengthen and enrich simple sentences. In this lesson, young writers will enjoy constructing wacky sentences with different parts of speech.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Water Soluble Science
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Water Soluble Science
Your students will enjoy this hands on lesson where they make simple solutions and mixtures. They will have an opportunity to predict and observe solids that dissolve in water.
Year 2
Science
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My Community and I
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My Community and I
In this lesson, students will develop an understanding of communities and will learn how to locate their communities on a map.
Year 3
Social studies
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Preview with Post-Its!
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Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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How to Find the Main Idea
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How to Find the Main Idea
Get ready to develop important comprehension skills! Students will read different informational passages and learn to identify the main idea. They will then use their knowledge of main ideas to write their own informational passages.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Prove It!
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Prove It!
Let’s compare! Help kids learn about comparative and superlative adjectives through this hands-on lesson. Students will use real-world items and drawings to compare objects using a variety of adjectives.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Rhyme or Rime?
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Rhyme or Rime?
What’s the difference between rhymes and rimes? Your students will become masters at using and explaining onset, rhyme, and rime after this lesson.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Cooperative Commerce and Geography
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Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Show students what buying and selling looked like before credit cards! This lesson explores commerce with the book *Ox-Man Cart* and a United States regional food production map. Students will answer questions and draw conclusions.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Create Your Own Story
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Create Your Own Story
Provide your ELs with extra practise using transition words to create a story. This activity can be used as a stand alone or a support lesson.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Reading Inventories
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Reading Inventories
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Main Topic
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Main Topic
It's time to dig into some nonfiction books! In this lesson, students will practise identifying the main topic of nonfiction texts. This lesson can be used alone or with the How to Find the Main Idea lesson plan.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Learning How to practise Gratitude
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Learning How to practise Gratitude
It all starts with gratitude. In this lesson, students will reflect on what they are grateful for and create a gratitude card and web of gratitude.
Year 3
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Many Measurement Tools
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Many Measurement Tools
This support lesson provides students the opportunity to use two different tools to measure the length of familiar objects while introducing content specific vocabulary words. Use alone or alongside the lesson How Big is the Playground?
Year 3
Maths
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Exploring Capacity
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Exploring Capacity
Use this lesson to introduce the concepts of capacity and volume with young learners. This hands on lesson can be used as a scaffolded pre-lesson to Capacity Comparison.
Year 3
Maths
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Understanding Place Value
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Understanding Place Value
Use this lesson to familiarize students with the place value of each digit within a three-digit number, along with practising the written form of three-digit numbers. Use prior to teaching Place Value Hop or as a stand alone activity.
Year 3
Maths
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Showing Numbers in Different Ways
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Showing Numbers in Different Ways
Use this hands-on lesson to encourage collaboration amongst students as they review base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson to Base Ten Block Party or as a stand-alone activity.
Year 3
Maths
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Writing Three-Digit Number Names
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Writing Three-Digit Number Names
Use this lesson to support students in learning how to write three-digit numbers as number names. This scaffolded EL lesson can be used alone or as a pre-lesson for All About Three-Digit Numbers.
Year 3
Maths
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Money Values
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Money Values
Use this scaffolded EL lesson to teach students about money and the bills we use to pay for things. Use alongside Base Ten Money: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones or alone as an independent lesson.
Year 3
Maths
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Comparing Values
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Comparing Values
Help students use two strategies that will help them figure out which three-digit number is greater than, less than, or equal to another three-digit number. Use on its own or with Let's Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers.
Year 3
Maths
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Which Number is the Greatest?
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Which Number is the Greatest?
Use this lesson to support students in understanding the symbols used to record numbers. This lesson can be used alongside Comparing Three-Digit Numbers or as a standalone, scaffolded EL support lesson.
Year 3
Maths
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Multiples of 10
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Multiples of 10
Help students gain confidence in recognizing multiples of 10 as they critique a flawed response. Use as a stand-alone scaffolded EL support lesson or prior to teaching Big Spenders.
Year 3
Maths
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More, Less, or the Same?
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More, Less, or the Same?
Help students learn the academic vocabulary and symbols used to record the results of comparing two three-digit numbers. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity or prior to Greater Than, Less Than: Comparing Three-Digit Numbers.
Year 3
Maths
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Decomposing and Adding Place Values
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Decomposing and Adding Place Values
Use this scaffolded EL support lesson to help students learn the strategy of decomposing three-digit numbers to add their place values. This lesson can be used alone or prior to teaching Composing and Decomposing to students.
Year 3
Maths
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Exploring Number Forms
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Exploring Number Forms
Help students discover how to show numbers in different ways while providing ample opportunities for students to contribute to conversations. Use as a pre-lesson to Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers or as a stand-alone lesson.
Year 3
Maths
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Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
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Regrouping with Base-Ten Blocks
Dive deep into using base-ten blocks to solve two-digit subtraction problems with regrouping. This lesson can be used independently or in conjuction with the lesson Double Trouble: Subtraction practise.
Year 3
Maths
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