The first Common Core unit in second grade studies the different seasons. As the students are reading and discussing a variety of texts focused on the seasons, the students are required to identify the main idea of a passage as well as provide details that support the main idea
Not only are students practicing finding the main idea, Common Core recommends the use of many performance tasks, especially projects to assess students’ understanding of the research process.
The students will research information on the different seasons. Using the information contained in the packet as well as research at home, the students will create a brochure of their season. In this brochure, they will provide pictures, characteristics, seasonal activities and the resources they need to find the information. It cannot just come from your head!
This allows a fun, creative but researched based summative assessment to the first Common Core unit focusing on the “Season of Chapters.”
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