Monday, July 30, 2012

Recommended Common Core Literature for 2nd Grade

Here are a few read alouds that were recommended in the Common Core Curriculum Map book that I have been writing about all summer!  Unit 2 in this book for second grade is 'The Old West' if you are like me, you are sitting here wondering why Little Red Riding Hood and the Princess and the Pea are recommended.  Well, that is because this unit centers on the thoughts that the gist of a  story can remain the same, however, the setting, or even an item focused on in the problem, can change.  I have mentioned before that I LOVE teaching my Cinderella unit and hate to see it go down to first grade.  But, I am excited to take a look at these other fairy tales and the tall tales that are an important part of Unit 2.  I can't wait to find another version of Little Red Riding Hood and the Princess and the Pea to teach with the originals! far as the toughest cowboy down remains to be seen as to what he will bring me in the way of teaching.

If you have any ideas for other versions of Little Red and the Pea Princess up there, let me know their titles!  Also, if you know anything about our cowboy up there <boy, he sure does look tough!!!--hope he isn't tough to teach!!>  please leave me a comment.

I am sad to say that summer is winding down for me.  I go back to work on Aug. 2, the coming days you will see a mad dash of titles, covers, and links for the rest of the recommended books for 2nd grade.  I kept thinking I would get to them....but time has caught up with me...and I am only on Unit 2!  I need to finish this one and get straight into the others!!  Until then!


Kim Laird said...

Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell is a cute one :)

Shannon Kirby said...

Thanks for sharing. I would love to know your thoughts on the basal. Do you implement this into your classroom at all?? I'm really trying to figure out what I want to do this next year.

thanks for your help.
Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

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