No Series: Informational Texts (Uncut)

ELA.RI.2.1

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RI:  Reading Standards for Informational Text K-\x80\x935
  • 2:  2nd Grade
  • 1: 
    Ask and answer such questions as who, what,
    where, when, why, and how to demonstrate
    understanding of key details in a text.

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ELA.RI.2.5

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RI:  Reading Standards for Informational Text K-\x80\x935
  • 2:  2nd Grade
  • 5: 
    Know and use various text features (e.g.,
    captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries,
    indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key
    facts or information in a text efficiently.

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ELA.SL.2.1a

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • SL:  Speaking and Listening Standards K-\x80\x935
  • 2:  2nd Grade
  • 1a: 
    Participate in collaborative conversations with
    diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts
    with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

    a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g.,
    gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to
    others with care, speaking one at a time about
    the topics and texts under discussion).


    b. Build on others'\x80\x99 talk in conversations by linking
    their comments to the remarks of others.

    c. Ask for clarification and further explanation
    as needed about the topics and texts under
    discussion.

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Informational Texts (Uncut)

Lesson Objective: This is 43 minutes of authentic teaching, unedited, and without teacher narration.
Grade 2 / ELA / Questioning
ELA.RI.2.1 | ELA.RI.2.5 | ELA.SL.2.1a

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This 44-minute Uncut Classroom footage was used to create:

Informational Texts: Reading for Inquiry

What You'll See:

  • Learning targets
  • Question starters
  • Collaborative work
  • Student presentations
  • Scaffolding

Discussion and Supporting Materials

3 Comments

  • Private message to Chirag Rana

I loved how the teacher encouraged her students to ask various questions that they may have had, and not to feel discouraged about because it allows for them to be comfortable with her. I also really liked that she started off the class with a read aloud about the objective of the lessson that they would be covering for the day, and then be able to echo those objectives to another classmate because it would help them gain a clearly understanding of what to  do. I even liked how she would push her students to guide their classmates in the readings if they were feeling lost. 

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  • Private message to Lan Pham

The teacher starts the lesson in a great way. All the students read the learning objectives, then each of them has to talk about what they will learn and will do in this lesson with their partner. This makes sure every student knows exactly what they will learn and what they have to work on before starting the lesson.

The teacher applies the scaffolding strategy to help students understanding the informational text. Students have opportunities to discuss and use the context clues to decode the words in the text. 

I love the way the students collaborate and work together, raise questions while reading, and discuss. It is an effective learning method that they create both oral questions and written ones. With this kind of practice, the teacher helps students monitor understanding while reading and build their critical thinking skills for deep understanding.  Moreover, the teacher moves around the class to support and encourage the groups in raising questions and discussion.

 

 

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  • Private message to Brianna Dusek

Loved how the teacher validated every students questions and encouraged them to ask freely. The teacher created an environment for how she moves through her thoughts process to show the students how to model the same thing. Teacher uses vocab words and reiterates the words through constant explanations. The teacher uses the other students to help their friends in their learning. 

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