ELA Lesson Plans #2


Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

The previous week's lessons in reading focused on procedures, routines and teaching students the importance of asking and answering questions about key details in a text.  You can find ELA Lesson Plans #1 here.  By the end of the week students should be able to ask questions before, during and after reading so that they understand what the text is all about and why.  This week students will continue to ask and answer important questions in order to gain knowledge of details and be able to retell key details in their own words. It's important to gradually grow these reading skills and strategies so that students can start to summarize this information next week and eventually synthesize the information. Regardless of the student's reading level, they should be able to master all skills and strategies when given differentiated text.

During independent time students will build their stamina in independent reading and gain confidence in using skills and strategies in shared reading independently with self selected text.  The other portion of the independent block should be used to teach procedures and routines for independent work such as workstations.  When choosing workstations I use the five core components of reading:  comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, phonics and phonemes.  Each component will be represented in the work stations.  Students can also learn dictionary skills during independent time so that they can work independently to grow their vocabulary, check spelling and grow in grammar knowledge.

The following lesson plan templates are from A Modern Teacher .
Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

During the previous week students learning focused on the hows and whys of writing.  They were able to complete a narrative piece so that teachers could assess where each child has the most potential to grow their writing.  Now teachers can model the basic conventions of writing starting with capital letters, punctuation and using nouns properly so that students can look at their writing and make corrections.  As students gain more knowledge of the process and procedures, the writing block will increase in time.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


ELA Lesson Plans #1


Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Hi everyone! I've decided to share my lesson plan outlines with everyone each week or at least as often as I can.  If you aren't signed up for my newsletter, please sign up now.  I'll send the lesson plans and free resources out each month for you to have.  If my newsletter opt-in doesn't pop up for you, just email me and I'll add you to the list.  My hope is that we can collaborate and make the best learning experience possible for students.  You will definitely find lesson ideas and outlines in these series of posts.  You will not find detailed plans in these posts, but you will find links to my detailed units in my TPT store.  The following lesson plan templates are from A Modern Teacher.

Just like every teacher at back to school time I'm spinning my wheels and working through my exhaustion to get my plans up, going and best suited for students.  Please be patient with me.  Below you will find a very rough draft of my yearly plans.  As the next month goes by I will be updating these outlines and replacing them.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.
The first two weeks of my lesson plans are short.  My main focus is building a classroom culture with students and going over procedures with students that will set them up for success.  In my lesson outlines you will see T for teacher and Ss for students.

 Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

The first week of writing is most successful when procedures are created to set students up for success.  My main focus is on teaching students proper penmanship and a love for writing.  Youtube has a ton of videos that you can use to walk students through handwriting instruction.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the 2nd grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson plans will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my elementary classroom.  Your second grade students will the love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Clean and Protect Your Classroom Carpet



Almost every classroom teacher knows the woes of keeping their rugs looking decent.  The rug in the picture above is 4 years old.  One of the ways that I keep my rug stain free is to clean it yearly with my household steam cleaner and spray Scotchgard on it afterward.  I recommend spraying the stain protector just before you leave for the weekend because it is very pungent.

Follow these simple steps:
1.  Vacuum your carpet.
2.  Spray your spots or stains with stain remover and follow directions for recommended soaking time.
3.  Clean the rug with a carpet cleaner.  If you don't have one many grocery stores rent them out.
4.  Once the carpet is completely dry follow the directions for spraying Scotchgard on it.
5.  Let the rug air out over the weekend.

Here's some random information answering questions from social media.  If you are dying to know where the rug is from - it's from Ikea.  The bright circles are sit spots which velcro to this rug with no problem.  "Does it repel lice?"  According to the manufacturer it does not repel lice.  I've seen quite a bit of natural products that help deter lice.  I would keep my students from laying on the carpet to help with the little critters.  Feel free to leave any questions that you may have below.