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Grade 2

Unit 1: Friendship
In this unit, students will deepen their understanding of story structure as they participate in discussions and write to describe characters’ actions as related to major events, compare and contrast the actions of characters, and describe events from the beginning, middle and end of stories.

Unit 2: Cycles in our Natural World
In this unit, students will deepen their understanding of the organization of informational text as they learn about and use various print and text features.

Unit 3: Unique
In this unit, students will be introduced to unique cultures, environments, plants, and animals from around the world, and focus on the qualities that make them unique.

Unit 4: Live and Learn
In this unit, students will read a variety of informational texts related to the big idea, Live and Learn.

Unit 4M: Mysteries
In this unit, students will be introduced to the mystery genre and will explore vocabulary specific to mysteries.

Unit 5: Let’s Make a Difference
In this unit, both the literary and informational texts will be connected as students develop an understanding of what it means to make a difference.

Unit 6: Curiosity
The first part of this unit will focus on literary texts and the author’s craft in choosing words that help to create vivid, memorable characters and events for the reader. The remainder of this unit will build upon the students’ natural curiosity and inquisitiveness.

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