Grade 2 literacy in social studies: Where is home?

This Common Core-aligned task is embedded in a unit that supports students with reading and writing informational texts. In this initial unit that parallels the NYC Social Studies scope and sequence for Grade 2, students will be immersed in informational texts about urban, suburban, and rural communities through read-alouds and shared, guided, and independent reading & writing. Students will participate in the creation of a whole class essay about one community. Guided practice will support students to then write independently on one of the two remaining communities. The unit lasts for four weeks with the culminating task occurring in the final week.

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