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    Grade 2 Inquiry Unit

    Inside a Story — What makes a story great?

    Big Ideas
    • voice
    • perspective
    • critical literacy
    Curriculum Connections
    • visual literacy
    • critical thinking
    • oral communication
    • word work

    Use this text to launch the inquiry, activate prior knowledge of good stories, and promote curiosity and thinking about the concept. Prior to reading the story, work with students to create a 'What makes a story great?' concept map for students to assess stories they experience throughout the unit.


    Cover of My Rows and Piles of Coins Read Aloud – My Rows and Piles of Coins

    Fiction: Narrative – Picture Book
    A realistic story set in Tanzania about a boy's desire to buy a bicycle of his own, and how he tries to save enough money to buy one. Features some Swahili and Maasai words.

    Partner-Shared Reading Texts

    These Partner-Shared Reading texts can develop and extend students' understanding of voice and perspective, and help them think critically.

    Cover of A Monster Wrote Me a Letter A Monster Wrote Me a Letter
    Fiction: Narrative
    • 1 Big Book
    • 6 small book versions

    A humorous story about a mix-up that results in a visit between a boy and a monster.


    An Interview with Tololwa M. Mollel An Interview with Tololwa M. Mollel
    Non-fiction: Retell – interview
    • 1 Big Book
    • 6 small book versions

    Cover of Changes Audio CD Audio CD
    Audio CD with fluent readings of A Monster Wrote Me a Letter and An Interview with Tololwa M. Mollel.


    Cover of Inside a Story Teaching Guide Teaching Guide — print and online

    Includes support for launching the inquiry, using the Read Aloud and Partner-Shared texts to activate and build knowledge, and extending the inquiry. Options are provided for independent reading, further whole-class inquiry, and student-led inquiries.
    Inquiry tools include BLMs, organizers, RAN charts, and mini-lessons.
    Assessment tools include rubrics and checklists, along with student self-assessment tools.

    Grade 2 Inquiry Tools Guide Grade 2 Inquiry Tools Guide

    Supports teachers for all stages of the inquiry process with mini-lessons and assessment.
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Prior to reading the story, work with students to create a 'What makes a story great?' concept map for students to assess stories they experience throughout the unit.</p> <hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 0px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/my-rows-and-piles-of-coins.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of My Rows and Piles of Coins' /> Read Aloud &ndash; <span style='color: #5d1b6a; font-style: italic;'>My Rows and Piles of Coins</span></p> Fiction: Narrative &ndash; Picture Book<br />A realistic story set in Tanzania about a boy's desire to buy a bicycle of his own, and how he tries to save enough money to buy one. Features some Swahili and Maasai words.<br clear='all' /><hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 10px;'>Partner-Shared Reading Texts</p> <p style='clear: both;'>These Partner-Shared Reading texts can develop and extend students' understanding of voice and perspective, and help them think critically.</p> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/a-monster-wrote-me-a-letter.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of A Monster Wrote Me a Letter' /> <span style='font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; color: #5d1b6a;'>A Monster Wrote Me a Letter</span><br /> Fiction: Narrative<br /> <ul style='margin-left: 165px; margin-top: 0px;'> <li>1 Big Book</li> <li>6 small book versions</li> </ul> <p style='margin-left: 135px;'>A humorous story about a mix-up that results in a visit between a boy and a monster.</p> <br clear='all' /> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/an-interview-with-tololwa-m-mollel.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='An Interview with Tololwa M. Mollel' /> <span style='font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; color: #5d1b6a;'>An Interview with Tololwa M. Mollel</span><br /> Non-fiction: Retell &ndash; interview<br /> <ul style='margin-left: 165px; margin-top: 0px;'> <li>1 Big Book</li> <li>6 small book versions</li> </ul> <p style='margin-top: 30px; margin-bottom: 40px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/inside-a-story-cd.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of Changes Audio CD' /> <b>Audio CD</b><br /> Audio CD with fluent readings of <i>A Monster Wrote Me a Letter</i> and <i>An Interview with Tololwa M. Mollel</i>.</p> <hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 0px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/inside-a-story-tg.png' style='float: right; margin-left: 10px;' alt='Cover of Inside a Story Teaching Guide' /> Teaching Guide &mdash; print and online</p>Includes support for launching the inquiry, using the Read Aloud and Partner-Shared texts to activate and build knowledge, and extending the inquiry. Options are provided for independent reading, further whole-class inquiry, and student-led inquiries.<br /><b>Inquiry tools</b> include BLMs, organizers, RAN charts, and mini-lessons. <br /><b>Assessment tools</b> include rubrics and checklists, along with student self-assessment tools.<hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 0px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/gr2-inquiry-tools.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Grade 2 Inquiry Tools Guide' /> Grade 2 Inquiry Tools Guide</p> Supports teachers for all stages of the inquiry process with mini-lessons and assessment.<br clear='all' /></div>
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