Essential Question: What makes a community?
Text: Classroom dictionaries and online dictionary (WordSmyth)
Standards: L.2.4, SL.2.1, SL.2.2
Explore definitions to generalize the meaning of the word community.
Lesson Plan 01
Text: The Life and Times of the Ant by Charles Micucci
Standards: RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, L.2.4, SL.2.1
Learn about the ant community.
Lesson Seed 01
Text: The Ants Go Marching edited by Ann Owen
Standards: RF.2.4, RL.2.1, RL.2.4, SL.2.1, W.2.3
Compare song details to informational text about the same topic.
Lesson Seed 02
Text: Honeybees by Deborah Heiligman
Standards: RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, L.2.4, SL.2.1
Learn about the honeybee community.
Lesson Seed 03
Texts: Insect Community Report
Standards: RI.2.1, RI.2.9, SL.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.7
Participate in a shared writing to compare ant and honeybee communities.
Lesson Seed 04
Text: TheGreat Fuzz Frenzy by Susan Stevens Crummel and Janet Stevens
Standards: RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, SL.2.2. W.2.3
Closely read text to respond to text-dependent questions.
Lesson Plan 02
Text: The , Great Fuzz Frenzy by Susan Stevens Crummel and Janet Stevens
Standards: RL.2.1, L.2.4, W.2.2, SL.2.6
Closely read text to explore vocabulary.
Lesson Seed 05
Text: A Colony of Prairie Dogs by Richard and Louise Spilsbury
Standards: RI.2.1, RI.2.5, RI.2.7, W.2.8.
Interpret text and text features to learn about prairie dog communities.
Lesson Seed 06
Text: A Colony of Prairie Dogs and
The Great Fuzz Frenzy
Standards: RI.2.6, RI.2.9, W.2.2
Determine how a prairie dog community in a story is like a real community of prairie dogs.
Lesson Seed 07
Text: Digital and print resources for animals that live in communities
Standards: RI.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.7, W.2.8, L.2.1
Research the community life of a chosen animal and compose a brief, informational report.
Lesson Seed 08
Text: Dolphins and Sharks by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Standards: RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.5, R.I.2.10, W.2.8, L.2.1
Use text features to locate and note information about dolphin communities.
Lesson Plan 03
Text: Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
Standards: RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.4
Use story details to analyze characterization.
Analyze important events in the plot.
Analyze events leading to the resolution.
Text: Dolphins and Sharks by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
Standards: RL.2.1, R.I.2.1, RI.2.9, R.I.2.10, RL.2.10, SL.2.1, W.2.6, W.2.8
Compose an email to the author to recommend the addition of a fact-based event.
Text: On The Town by Judith Caseley
Standards: RL.2.1, RL.2.7, SL.2.2, SL.2.4
Using the text as a vehicle to discuss characteristics of a community.
Lesson Plan 04
Exploring our community. Compare/Contrast the text with our own community.
Text: Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
Standards: RL.2.1, RL.2.2
Exploring our place in the world.
Lesson Seed 09
Multi-Media Productions of
Types of Communities
RI.2.1, RI.2.9, W.2.2, SL.2.2
Exploring the types of communities such as rural, suburban, and urban.
Lesson Seed 10
Comparing and contrasting the types of communities such as rural, suburban, and urban.
Text:Grandpa’s Teeth by Rod Clement
Standards: RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, L.2.4, W.2.1
Closely attend to details in the text and illustrations to determine how a community problem is solved.
Lesson Seed 11
Text:Dear Mr. Rosenwald by Carol Boston Weatherford
Standards: RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, W.2.6
Closely attend to text details to determine how a community responds to a problem.
Lesson Seed 12
Text: Town Mouse and Country Mouse by Jan Brett
Standards: RL.2.1, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, W.2.1, W.2.7, SL.2.2, SL.2.3
Compare and Contrast characters and setting.
Lesson Seed 13
Texts: What is a Community? A-Z by Bobbie Kalman
Standards: RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.9, SL.2.1, W.2.8.
Use text features (bold print and table of contents to efficiently locate key information.
Lesson Seed 14
Text: What Is a Community? A to Z by Bobbie Kalman
Standards: RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.2.9, SL.2.1, W.2.8.
Take and analyze notes about communities to identify main idea(s) and key details.
Lesson Seed 15
ABC Fact Book (Informational Writing)
Standards: W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.2.7, SL.2.1
Lesson Plan 05
ABC Fact Book
Standards: W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.2.7, SL.2.1, L.2.2