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2nd Grade Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
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2-PS1: Matter and Its Interactions2-PS1-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. "Rhoda's Rock Hunt"
--Molly Beth Griffin
CCSS Reading for Literature #1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. #3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. #7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Speaking and Listening: #4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Writing: #3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a senses of closure.
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2-PS1-2: Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
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2-PS1-3: Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.
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2-PS1-4: Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.
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2-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics2-LS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow. "Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine"
--Allison Wortche, ill: Patrice Barton
CCSS Reading for Literature #1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. #3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. #5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Writing #2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Speaking & Listening #4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
"If You Plant a Seed"
--Kadir Nelson
CCSS: Reading for Literature #2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. #5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. #7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Writing: #3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. #5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing. #7: Participate in shared research and writing projects.
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2-LS2-2: Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
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2-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity2-LS4-1: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Maybe a stretch, but: "The Zoo"
--Suzy Lee
(this story sets the stage for a discussion between natural habitats and habitats found in zoos. It would be good for an intro book, for further investigation and/or to accompany a field trip)
CCSS Reading Standards for Literature #6: Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud. #7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting , or plot.
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2-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe2-ESS1-1: Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
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2-ESS1: Earth's Systems2-ESS2-1: Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.
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2-ESS2-2: Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.
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2-ESS2-3: Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.
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K-2-ETS1: Engineering DesignK-2-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool."Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you See?"
--Bill Martin Jr (connection to animals, endangered species, zoos, local shelters)
CCSS Reading Foundational Skills #1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. #2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds. #3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Speaking & Listening #1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
"The Most Magnificent Thing"
--Ashley Spires (author & illustrator)
CCSS (selecting first grade, but can be connected to K and 2), Writing #3: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure. #7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., "how-to" books)
Speaking & Listening #1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Reading #7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, settings, or events.
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K-2-ETS1-2: Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem. "The Missing Maple Syrup Sap Mystery"
--Gail Gibbons
CCSS Reading for Literature #3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Writing #8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Speaking & Listening #4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
"The Most Magnificent Thing"
--Ashley Spires (author & illustrator)
CCSS (selecting first grade, but can be connected to K and 2), Writing #3: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure. #7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., "how-to" books)
Speaking & Listening #1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Reading #7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, settings, or events.
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K-2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. "The Most Magnificent Thing"
--Ashley Spires (author & illustrator)
CCSS (selecting first grade, but can be connected to K and 2), Writing #3: Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure. #7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., "how-to" books)
Speaking & Listening #1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Reading #7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, settings, or events.
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