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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources

Grade 2, Theme 1: Silly Stories

 

Teacher Read Aloud: Daddy, Could I Have an Elephant?

Teacher Read Aloud presentation: Daddy, Could I Have an Elephant? aligned to Common Core Standards

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

 

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Julius

Build Background presentation: Julius aligned to Common Core Standards

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

Houghton Mifflin Reading Web Resources Houghton Mifflin Second Grade Theme 1 Web Resources

The Joy of Pigs: Watch video clip about pigs from PBS Nature site (requires Real Player).

Farms - Pigs: Information and facts about pigs.

Jazz: An interactive site from PBS Kids about jazz and famous jazz musicians.

Angela Johnson: Information about the author of "Julius" from Eduplace.

eWord Game: An interactive word game to reinforce the Key Vocabulary for "Julius."

Synonym Sam's Lab: Activity from Between the Lions at PBS Kids about synonyms.

Elephant Lives with Family: A short YouTube.com video from Uzoo about an elephant who lived with a family.

Julius Quiz: A Quia quiz on the story "Julius."

Houghton Mifflin Reading Audio and Video Resources Houghton Mifflin Sixth Grade Theme 1 Video Resources

Discovery Education Streaming: Search for:

Hogs

Pigs (clip on Farm Animals: A First Look, segment on Pigs)

Synonyms (songs on Similar Synonyms and Jazz Up: Synonym Shoo Bop)

Learn 360: Search for:

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash (clip on Pigs as Pets)

Perfect the Pig (clip on Happy Just Being a Pig)

Synonyms (songs on Similar Synonyms and Shake Something)

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Houghton Mifflin Reading: Reading Houghton Mifflin Second Grade Theme 1 Reading Resources

Preparing to Read/Key Vocabulary Graphic Organizer Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Comprehension Skill Lesson: Noting Details, page 51 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Classroom Management Handbook, page CM 1-5, #1: Alaskan Animals

Alaska: Information about Alaska and the animals that live there from Enchanted Learning.

Classroom Management Handbook, page CM 1-8, #10: Postcard from Grandfather

Information and images of Alaska that students can download and use on their postcards using the site Alaska Kids: Official site from Alaska for kids.

Students can use postcard templates from a word processing program to create their postcards about traveling in Alaska.  Add images from Internet to the picture side of the card.