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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources

Grade 2, Theme 1: Silly Stories

Teacher Read Aloud: Lemonade Stand

Teacher Read Aloud Presentation: Lemonade Stand aligned to Common Core Standards

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

 

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Mrs. Brown Went to Town

Build Background Presentation: Mrs. Brown Went to Town 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

Farm Animals Around the World: Site for young children about farm animals from Enchanted Learning; click on links for specific animals to learn more about them.

All About Farm Animals: A site from Kiddyhouse.com with activities and resources for students and teachers.

Farm Animals Unit: From ABCTeach, a collection of resources to support a unit on farm animals.

Down on the Farm: Songs, poems, and activities about farms from Kinderkorner.

On the Farm: Songs and poems from CanTeach.com.

Wong Herbert Yee: Information about the author of "Mrs. Brown Went to Town" from Eduplace.

eWord Game: An interactive word game to reinforce the Key Vocabulary for "Mrs. Brown Went to Town."

Mrs. Brown Went to Town: An interactive vocabulary activity from Quia.

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

Discovery Education Streaming: Search for:

Let’s Explore: Around the Farm (clip on What Does a Farmer Do?)

Animal Alphabet (clip on Y), Animal ABC's (clip on Y)

Riddles (clip on Radical Riddles)

Farms and Animals (clip on Elementary Spanish: Grades 01-02, Unit 9, several segments on Farm Animal Names and Sounds in Spanish )

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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

Genre Lesson, Fantasy, page 91 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Comprehension Skill Lesson, Fantasy and Realism, page 97 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Comprehension Skill Lesson, Cause and Effect, page 101 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Information & Study Skills: Locating Information, page 111E-F:

Using Internet to locate information to answer questions about farms and farm animals; teachers can show one specific site such as the Enchanted Learning site or how to search Yahoo! Kids for information about farms and farm animals

Farm Animals Around the World: Site for young children about farm animals from Enchanted Learning; click on links for specific animals to learn more about them.

Yahoo! Kids: A free children’s search tool.

Classroom Management Handbook, page CM 1-12, #8: Farm Life

Farm Animals Around the World: Site for young children about farm animals from Enchanted Learning; click on links for specific animals to learn more about them.

Challenge Handbook, page CH 1-5, #1: Silly Animal Rhymes

Students can publish silly animal rhymes using illustrated word processing software (StoryBook Weaver Deluxe, SunBuddy Writer, etc.).

Challenge Handbook, page CH 1-6, #3: What Comes Next?

Students can use graphic design programs, such as KidPix, to create patterns using stamps or icons so that others in class can make predictions about what comes next.

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

Expanding Your Vocabulary, Words for Things on a Farm, page 111J Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

 

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