Unit 5 Module B

Pioneering New Ideas and New Worlds

2nd grade / ELA    

Unit 5 Module B Description:

Students will glean information about similar topics from both literary and informational texts. Students will create sequenced narratives that include details and a conclusion. Learners will explain how people’s journeys have helped our country grow.

Target Standards:

Reading Literature and Informational Text:

RL.2.1 and RI.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.



W.2.3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


Foundational Skills:

RF.2.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

RF.2.3.d: Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.

RF.2.3.e: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

RF.2.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

L.2.4.b: Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word.

Enduring Understandings:


  • Different types of texts can be used to learn about similar topics.
  • A narrative has well-sequenced events, details, and a conclusion.
  • People’s journeys to settle in new places helped our country grow.

Essential Questions:


·         How can readers use both literary and informational texts to learn about similar topics?

·         How do writers use details to describe characters and events?