Informational: Growth Cycle of Pumpkins2nd Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: ELA, Informational
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
CCSS: RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, W.2.2, RF.2.3
Skills: Key Ideas & Details, Sequencing, Multiple Meaning Words, Homophones
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper (1 piece per student), lined paper (2 pieces per student), pencils, crayons, document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required: copies of the informational text, "Growth Cycle of Pumpkins" (1 copy per student) Optional: color copies of "Multiple Meaning Words" sheets (1 copy for teacher)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (25-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using the informational text, “Growth Cycle of Pumpkins”. Your students will enjoy a read aloud, practice identifying key ideas & details, sequencing, and multiple meaning words/homophones.
- Segment 1: students will answer questions such as what, where, when, and how to demonstrate key details in the text.
- Segment 2: students will develop a graphic organizer to record key information and show the sequence of stages in the growth of a pumpkin.
- Segment 3: students will identify multiple meaning words and select the correct meaning based on a text.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.