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Second Grade Literacy Resources

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Unit One:
A Season for Chapters

In this first six-week unit of second grade, students focus on the beauty of language—in chapter books, informational texts, and poetry—all related to the four seasons.

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Unit Two:
The Wild West

In this second six-week unit of second grade, students read literature set in the “Wild West”: chapter books, informational texts, songs, tall tales, and fairy tales.

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Unit Three:
Building Bridges With Unlikely Friends

In this third six-week unit of second grade, students explore literal and figurative language through the theme of building bridges.

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Unit Four:
A Long Journey to Freedom

In this fourth six-week unit of second grade, students read informational text and fictionalized accounts of the African-American journey to freedom.

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Unit Five:
Hand-Me-Down Tales from Around the World

In this fifth six-week unit of second grade, students practice opinion and narrative writing as they read the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson and a wide variety of legends, folktales, and informational books from around the world.

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Unit Six:
Taking Care of Ourselves

In this sixth six-week unit of second grade, students will enjoy a wide range of reading and practice informative/explanatory writing while studying human body systems.