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Baseline Assessment

Theme: Communities
Module A
Enduring Understanding:
Readers: Understand relationships between characters through the events and challenges
in a story. RL.2.6
Writers: Understand that details and signal words help readers sequence events in a story.
W.2.3
Learners: Will explore content to understand that relationships matter to a community.
Essential Question:
Readers: How does connecting with the characters help readers connect to a
story? RL.2.6
Writers: How do writers create characters that readers can relate to? W.2.3
Module B
Enduring Understanding:
Readers: Understand the main topic in a text, and find supporting facts to prove it. RI.2.1
Writers: Understand that facts and definitions develop points and help readers
understand what the author wants to explain, answer, or describe. W.2.2
Learners: Will explore content to understand that people in communities have different
experiences based on where they live.
Essential Question:

Readers: How do readers compare and contrast two facts on the same topic?
RI.2.9
Writers: How do writers use explanatory details to develop points? W.2.2

Unit 1

ELA

SS

SCI

Math

Word Study

Module AUnderstanding
Communities

How are
communities
the same and
different?

What
materials
make up the
Earth?

CH 1- Number
Sense and Place
Value

Command of
Adjectives

Sept/Oct
Charlottes Web
Snowshoe Hares
Winter Home
Module BOn the Farm

KINDS OF
COMUNNITIES
2.1a, 2.1b,
2.1c, 2.1d

PS 2.1d,
3.1b,c, e, d
LE 1.1d

Adverbs
CH 2- Numbers
to 1000

Contractions
Fundation
Unit 1
Unit 2
Estrellita (DL)

The House on Maple


Street

Theme: Making Decisions


Module A
Enduring Understanding:
Readers: Understand that knowing the structure of a story helps them comprehend the
text. RL.2.5
Writers: Understand that use of details, descriptive language, and dialogue enhances
writing. W.2.3
Learners: Will explore content to understand that people make decisions based on their
needs and wants.
Essential Question:
Readers: How do readers identify beginnings and endings? R.I.2.5
Writers: How does using details describing actions, thoughts, and feelings make
stories more interesting? W.2.3
Module B
Enduring Understanding:
Readers: Understand that questions help clarify and extend ideas. RI.2.1
Writers: Understand that authors use details and facts to support an opinion. W.2.1
Learners: Will explore content to understand that people make decisions based on their
needs, wants, and available of resources.

Essential Question:
Readers: Why does asking questions about a text help readers understand it
better? RI.2.1
Writers: How do writers support opinions through reasons and explanations?
W.2.1

Unit 2

ELA

SS

SCI

Math

Word Study

Module AMaking Decisions


Novembe
r

Alexander, Who
Used to Be Rich Last
Sunday
A Chair for My
Mother
Module BDo I Need It? Or Do I
Want It?
I Wanna Iguana

Theme: Building Ideas


Module A

What is
government
and why do
people need
laws?
2.8
Communities
face different
challenges in
meeting their
needs and
wants.
(Standard 4)

What causes
objects to
move?

CH 3
Basic Facts and
Relationships

Capitalization

CH 4
2-Digit Addition

Temporal Words

Grammer

Linking Words
Fundation
Unit 3
Unit 4
Estrellita (DL)

Enduring Understanding:
Readers: Understand the role text features and text structures play in reading
informational texts. RL.2.5
Writers: Understand that incorporating multiple resources make research-based writing
stronger. W.2.7
Learners: Will explore content to understand that researchers build ideas from multiple
texts.
Essential Question:
Readers: How do readers get information from text features and use text
features to locate information? R.I.2.5
Writers: How do writers gather idea from different sources? W.2.7
Module B
Enduring Understanding:
Readers: Understand the value of biographical narrative as a lens into learning about
historical events and time periods. RI.2.6
Writers: Understand that facts and definitions help develop points in writing. W.2.2
Learners: Will explore content to understand that turning an idea into action requires
determination and hard work.
Essential Question:
Readers: What can we learn from reading about peoples lives? RI.2.6
Writers: How do writers use both facts and story elements to tell a larger story
about someones life? W.2.2

Unit 3

ELA

SS

Building Ideas

What is
government
and why do
people need
laws?

Module ADec/Jan
Theodore Roosevelt:
The Adventurous
President
Marching With Aunt
Susan
Module BThe Man Who Made
Parks
City Green

Principles of
Democracy
2.3a, 2.3b
Election
Process 2.3c,
2.4a, 2.4b
How and why
do
communities
change over
time?
Changes over
time 2.6a,
2.6b

SCI
How are
plants alike
and different?

Math

Word Study

CH 5
2-Digit
Subtraction

Signal Words

CH 6
3-Digit Addition
and Subtraction

Explicit
Adjectives
Fundation
Unit 5
Unit 6
Estrellita (DL)

Theme: Facing Challenges and Change


Module A
Enduring Understanding:
Readers: Understand that characters face challenges in stories. RL.2.3
Writers: Understand that a characters action, thoughts, and feelings are revealed through
details. W.2.3
Learners: Will explore content to understand that facing challenges leads to change.
Essential Question:
Readers: How do characters respond to events and challenges? R.I.2.3
Writers: How do writers show change through temporal words and details to
describe actions, thoughts and feelings? W.2.3
Module B
Enduring Understanding:
Readers: Understand ideas and information are connected in informational texts. RI.2.3
Writers: Understand that informational writing is supported by facts and definitions.
W.2.2
Learners: Will explore content to understand that change can happen quickly and create
challenges.
Essential Question:
Readers: How are ideas, events, and information presented in a text? RI.2.5

Writers: How do writers develop ideas with facts and definitions? W.2.2

Unit 4

Dec/Jan

ELA

SS

SCI

Math

Word Study

Facing Challenges
and Change

How does
geography
influence
where people
live and why?

What
materials
make up the
Earth?

CH 7
Money and Time

Adjectives
Adverbs
Temporal Words

Module AThe Earth Dragon


Awakes
Seek the Sun

Geographic
Features 2.5a,
2.5d

CH 8
Length and
Customary Units

Fundation
Unit 7
Unit 8
Estrellita (DL)

Module BPlanet Earth


Danger!
Earthquakes

Readygen Units

Unit 1:
Narrative
Understanding
Communities

Unit 2:
Narrative
Making Decisions

Touchstone Text
Module A
Text: Trouble at the
Sandbox- Narrative
Supporting Text:
Snowshoe Hares Winter
Home

Other texts

Vocabulary
Module A:
Spade
Shrugged
mumbled

Module B
Text: Friend Around the
WordInformative/Explanatory
Supporting Text: The
House on Maple Street

Module B:
Caribou

Module A
Text: Alexander, Who Used
to be Rich Last SundayNarrative
Supporting Text: A Chair
for my Mother-

Module A:
Fined
Vanish
Bargain

Module B
Text: Money Matters!

Module B:
Compassionate

Writers Genre
Launching Writers
Workshop
Narrative

Narrative

Opinion
Supporting Text: I Wanna
Iguana-

Unit 3:
Narrative/
Informative
Facing Challenges,
and Change

Module A
Text: The Earth Dragon
Awakes- Narrative
Supporting Text: Seek the
Sun
Module B
Text: Disaster Alert!Informative
Supporting Text: Danger!
Earthquakes

Unit 4:
Opinion/
Informative
Changing the World

Module A:
Essential

Informative

Module B:
Dissolve
Grind

Module A
Text: 68 Ways to Save the
Planet Before BedtimeOpinion
Supporting Text: On
Meadowview Street

Module A:
Litter
Persuade
Sponsored

Module B
Text: Change MakersInformative
Supporting Text: City
Green

Module B:
Undoubtedly

Opinion

Protocols:
Discussion
1. Merry Go round Fish Bowl
2. Accountable Talk w/ sentence starters and sentence stems

Academic Word List:


6-8 words per unit age appropriately