Grade 2 Using a Budget to help Save Money Reading Unit

Grade 2 Using a Budget to help Save Money Reading Unit

Standards & Objectives

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Learning Objective: 

The goal of this unit is to teach second grade students to read closely and critically in order to comprehend complex informational text. In this unit, the teacher uses a variety of strategies to actively engage students in analyzing vocabulary, answering text-dependent questions, and summarizing the text. Students learn to take notes using a graphic organizer and to use those notes to develop a deeper understanding of the text and for later use in writing. Discussions and writing exercises help students to construct meaning of the texts in a way that “sticks.”

Unit Variations

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Ways to Support Struggling Readers and Writers:

This unit is designed to be taught in a whole group setting with many scaffolds and supports throughout. The reading and thinking are modeled through the asking of text dependent questions and repeated readings. The writing can be modeled by the teacher so that students can co-create or copy the writing. Teachers should have a plan for releasing more and more of the writing to students. Oral language is essential for language comprehension growth. Teachers should continuously engage students in higher levels of oral language throughout the unit. Teachers should use content specific vocabulary in conversations with students. Students should use the content specific vocabulary in collaborative conversations with the teacher and peers as they build off of comments. 

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Ways to Support Advanced Readers and Writers:

Throughout this unit, there are examples of places where more advanced students can read or write independently. Advanced students may work through the unit at a more rapid pace by combining some of the activities and eliminating the repeated readings. Advanced students could write to all three texts. A sample prompt could be: Write an essay explaining how making a budget could help you save money while you are doing your holiday shopping. Cite reasons and examples from all four texts to support your opinion.