This lesson shows a second grade class undertaking a close reading of “The Wonders of Nature” by Cheryl Ryan. Students identify, underline and discuss evidence from the text and draw inferences from evidence. The text is a Level 0 reader, available at www.readinga-z.com . Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, SL.2.1
Finding Evidence: The Wonders of Nature
Grade Level Grades K-2
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Common Core State Standards
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
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.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
An excellent resource for teacher training on informational text.