Sharks Read-Aloud 2nd Grade

This lesson uses the book National Geographic Kids: Sharks. It covers both Common Core Vocabulary Standards as well as Life Science Standards. VegasPBS#-RDLA172.16

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  • Science
  • NVACS English Language Arts

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  • 2nd Grade


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  • L.2.4 - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
  • L.2.4e - Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
  • L.2.6 - Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
  • (2)4.1 - Investigate and describe how animals have offspring that are the same kind of animal, and that differences exist among individuals of the same kinds of animals.
  • (2)4.5 - Investigate and describe how animals use plants and other animals for food.
  • (2)4.6 - Explain that habitats include food, water, shelter, and space.
  • (2)4.7 - Explain how particular features of plants and animals help them live in different kinds of habitats, and that some plants and animals are extinct.
  • (2)4.8 - Identify and sort animals by observable characteristics and/or behaviors.

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