Setting up Your Classroom Space 1. Pick an inspiring theme for your classroom. Themes our second grade teachers love include:
OVERVIEW This lesson uses the four modalities of reading reading, writing, listening, and speaking on a math word problem to bridge the gap between reading and math.
After a read-aloud from the book Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, students create their own word problems with answers. Students solve each other's problems. As they reread the word problems, fluency and comprehension increase. Finally, students use the skills they've learned creating word problems to complete a crossword puzzle.
Students will use what they learn about solving word problems in this fun and interactive online tool. Integrating language arts and the daily calendar. Modeling is an important form of classroom support for literacy learning.
When the teacher reads the story to students using questioning techniques, the teacher engages students and conveys a purpose for reading. Explicit modeling is achieved as the teacher shows students a way to approach the task of writing their own word problem.
Integrating language arts and math incorporates reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as students listen to the word problems during the read-aloud, share their knowledge, provide feedback to their classmates, and write their own word problems for classmates to share.
The rereading strategy helps students improve fluency as they share their knowledge and provide feedback to their peers. Children's books present interesting problems and illustrate how other children solve these problems.
Literature can provide the means to integrate math and language skills as children learn to listen, read, write, and solve the math problems.
As children read nonfiction books, they listen to the facts about a particular subject. The information is assimilated into what the children already know. Instead of reading the book from cover to cover, students read a small portion of the story, and then they investigate the subject matter presented.
As students listen to the story Math Curse they will use it as a springboard for writing their own word problems. Writing their own word problems based on the problems in Math Curse can be motivating for students as well as an excellent way for the teacher to integrate math vocabulary and reading.Second Grade Reading Games The ability to understand sentences and how they're put together will set your students up for success in reading and writing.
Give these fun second grade reading games a try. 2nd Grade Reading Games and Activities. Make reading fun with these cool and creative 2nd grade reading games and activities! 2nd graders can practice synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, story writing, and more with these innovative 2nd grade reading activities and 2nd grade reading .
Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction.
by Joan M. Kenney, Euthecia Hancewicz, Loretta Heuer, Diana Metsisto and Cynthia L. Tuttle. Table of Contents. Chapter 2.
Reading in the Mathematics Classroom. by Diana Metsisto the basic structure of mathematics problems differs from that of most informational writing. In a. Morgan theorizes that, just as children need to practice reading a lot and become fluent readers before they can analyze texts, math students need to become fluent with basic operations before they can talk about multiple methods for solving problems or arrive at deep conceptual understandings.
Instructional Unit Samples - 2nd Grade Over the fall/winter of , the content specialists in the Standards and Instructional Support office worked with educators across the state of Colorado to build instructional units based on select curriculum overview samples.
We have graphic organizers for reading, science, writing, math, and for general classroom use. You'll also find blank printable templates like graph paper, dot arrays, and other useful tools. Popular Graphic Organizer Collections.