This is a free sampler of 2nd Grade Fluency Homework. It contains 5 weeks of homework. There are 10 pages included in the sampler. There is an example of 5 levels of passages included in our Second Grade Fluency Homework.
Teaching about theme - some great ideas here. I don't like the one word "themes" on the one anchor chart since they don't correspond to the definition of theme ("the message, moral or lesson..."), but there are some excellent ideas for teaching theme and assessing it here.
Teaching about character traits in reading can be challenging but fun! One of the hardest parts for kids, is that in most pieces of literature, the character traits are somewhat abstract. The author doesn't directly tell the reader what the character is like, which forces kids to have to learn...
Compare/Contrast City/ Country Second Grade- Social Studies- Geography Strand- Human Systems- Cultures develop in unique ways, in part through the influence of they physical environment/ interactions among cultures lead to sharing ways of life. This activity relates to social studies because it helps the students learn how cultures (city/country) are different but still meet their needs. The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Retelling of Aesop's Fable- By Jason Strange