BC Grade 2 Language Arts ELA - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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FULL YEAR BUNDLE - Teaching made easy! This NO PREP bundle includes everything you need to teach the BC Grade 2 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


 Grade 2 – British Columbia Language Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions and Reading Strategies. This resource covers all learning standards and elaborations related to conventions and reading strategies in the British Columbia Curriculum (ELA). The 486 pages teach the Big Ideas, learning standards, and elaborations found in the curriculum.

 Included in this unit are 30 weeks of ELA instruction, with weekly word lists that explicitly teach consonant clusters as well as vowel teams. Along with these Science of Reading principles, we have weaved in the learning standards students in grade 2 need to learn while working with these word lists.

 Included in this resource are the learning standards below:

Conventions – common practices in punctuation and in capitalization

 Reading Strategies – using illustrations and prior knowledge to predict meaning; rereading; retelling in own words; locating the main idea and details; using knowledge of language patterns and phonics to decode words; identifying familiar and “sight” words; monitoring

 Sentence Structure – the structure of compound sentences

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week, and what letter blends/vowel sounds will be focused on.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Base Words
  • Common Suffixes (e.g., -ing, -ed, -er)
  • Common Prefixes (e.g., un-, re-, dis-)
  • Compound Words
  • Position-based Tendencies (E.G., I Before E, Q And Then U)
  • Bossy E (Magic E) Concept – CVCe Spelling Pattern
  • Spelling Patterns – CVCe, VCC, VVC
  • Soft And Hard Sounds – C And G
  • Different Letter Sound: Y As A Vowel Or Consonant
  • Blending Sounds In Words That Have Up To 6 Phonemes
  • Manipulating Sounds – Regular/Irregular Words (Short/Long Vowel Sounds, Silent Letters, Irregular Blends)
  • Adding Phonemes, Deleting Phonemes, Substituting Phonemes To Change Words, Including Blends
  • Word Families & Rhyming Words
  • Commonly Misspelled Words
  • Antonyms And Synonyms
  • Homophones And Homographs
  • Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, And Repetition
  • Reading Accuracy: Words & Sentences
  • Pacing In Paragraph Reading & Reading Punctuation
  • Strategies For Expressive Reading Aloud
  • Types Of Sentences - Interrogative, Imperative, Declarative, And Exclamatory
  • Using Different Punctuation
  • Parts Of Speech Overview (E.G., Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Prepositions)
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Personal Pronouns: Usage And Examples
  • Decoding Reading Strategies: Breaking Words Into Chunks, Visualizing, and Using Context
  • Reading Strategy: Retell Activities
  • Reading Strategies: Sight Words and Monitoring Spelling/Reading (does it look right, sound right, make sense?)
  • Using Dictionaries to Learn Word Meanings
  • Compound Sentences & Conjunctions (FANBOYS)
  • Capitalization Rules (E.G., Start Of A Sentence, Proper Nouns)
  • Punctuation Rules (E.G., Apostrophes, Commas In Lists, Quotation Marks)
  • Fluency Readings For Each Week To Reinforce Word List Vocabulary
  • Weekly Quizzes (30 Different Assessments)
  • Answer Pages For All Activities

 Grade 2 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Writing. This resource covers all learning standards and elaborations related to writing in the British Columbia (BC) Language Curriculum (ELA).

 There are 357 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the learning standards in the British Columbia Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the Big Ideas, learning standards and elaborations are taught.

 This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars for students to use to formulate success criteria so they can improve their writing quality. Moreover, we’ve scaffolded the skills involved with producing quality writing to ensure all students can progress.

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Types of text forms – when to use each one (narratives, letters/emails, procedural writing, reports, etc.)
  • Experiment – writing with planning time versus writing without planning time (no brainstorming)
  • What is a message?
  • Writing simple sentences and compound sentences
  • Personal voice in writing
  • How to write descriptive sentences
  • Activity – nature walk descriptions
  • Writing activity – my dream playground
  • How to write a paragraph – topic sentence (hook), body, conclusion
  • Formal versus informal letter writing – voice in our writing
  • Purpose and audience in letter writing – effect on our voice
  • Writing personal narratives
  • Setting and character development
  • Narratives with a beginning, middle, and ending
  • Publishing personal narratives
  • Analyzing quality stories – building success criteria
  • Activity – Story Swap Revision Party
  • Opinion writing – being persuasive
  • Fact or fiction – which is more persuasive?
  • Researching – finding facts to support our opinion
  • Research activity – completing a weather report
  • Research – animal fact sheet
  • Interviews – creating a family tree by interviewing family members
  • Research – questioning: asking community members questions
  • Procedural writing – instructions
  • Writing instructions for simple tasks
  • Sequencing the order of instructions
  • Writing and publishing instructions
  • Report writing – a quick guide
  • Activity – Idea Factory
  • Writing reports – using the facts provided to organize a report
  • How to research effectively
  • Activity – Online Treasure Hunt
  • Types of poems – Haiku, Limerick, Rhyming, and Acrostic Poetry
  • Illustrating a poetry children’s book
  • Writing book reviews
  • Summarizing books for our book reviews
  • Success criteria for all writing assignments – used for student self-assessments
  • Printing practice: 16-page package
  • Metacognitive activities – writing goals chart, reflection journal, what I have learned web
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 2 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Comprehension, Story, and Text Forms. This resource covers all learning standards, elaborations, and Big Ideas related to reading strategies, comprehension, text forms, and stories in the grade 2 British Columbia Language (ELA) curriculum. There are 301 pages for students to master the skills they need to meet the requirements of the curriculum.

 We’ve included a variety of activities, including independent reading responses, group activities, assignments, experiments, exemplars, and hands-on activities to keep your students engaged.

 Included in this resource are the learning standards below:

Story/Text: elements of story, functions and genres, text features, and literary elements and devices.

 Reading Strategies: using illustrations and prior knowledge to predict meaning; rereading; retelling in own words; locating the main idea and details; using knowledge of language patterns and phonics to decode words; identifying familiar and “sight” words; monitoring (look right, sound right, make sense)

 Metacognitive Strategies: goal setting, self-evaluating, and reflections

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week/block.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • What are text forms?
  • Before reading: comprehension strategies – activating prior knowledge and reasons for reading
  • During reading: comprehension strategies – questioning, making connections, inferences, predictions, visualizing
  • After reading: comprehension strategies – summarizing, making inferences, visualizing
  • Vocabulary to talk about texts: book, page, chapter, author, title, illustrator, headings, table of contents, etc.
  • Letter writing – emails, formal and informal letters, writing with voice
  • Cohesive ties – using linking words (conjunctions, pronouns, and transition words) in letter writing
  • Narratives – use of literary devices: similes and consonance
  • Perspective in narratives – first-person and third-person
  • Narratives – sequencing multiple plots in a story and explaining cause and effect
  • Folk tales and legends – heroes and heroines
  • Story structure – characters, setting, plot, and events
  • Reading strategies – chunk words, stretch words, and re-read texts
  • Cross-curricular connections – science and social studies (water, growth of animals, changing families, etc.)
  • Persuasive writing – using critical thinking skills to determine bias
  • Using facts or opinions in persuasive writing
  • Finding implicit and explicit evidence in persuasive texts
  • Making inferences about persuasive texts
  • What is procedural writing?
  • Text features and text patterns of procedural writing – instruction booklets, how-to-guides
  • Sequencing the steps in a how-to-guide
  • Using graphics to enhance procedural texts
  • Indigenous connection: how-to-guides for drawing Totem Poles, Igloos
  • Text features in reports – index, glossary, timelines, headings, table of contents, charts, icons, etc.
  • Reports on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Use of infographics, timelines, maps, diagrams, and pictures in reports
  • Literary devices used in poetry – similes and consonance
  • Acrostic poems
  • Assignment – examining poems written by Indigenous authors
  • Reading different styles (voices) in book reviews
  • Text features in comics, infographics, memes, and maps
  • How images, graphics, and visuals contribute to biographies
  • Text features in biographies – using a table of contents, icons, and indexes to understand a biography
  • Biographies – Albert Einstein, Terry Fox, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking: Table of Contents, Glossary
  • Identifying familiar and “sight” words
  • Metacognitive activities: reading goals, using reading strategies reflections, tracking reading times
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 2 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Oral Language. This resource covers all learning standards, elaborations and Big Ideas related to the Oral Language section of the Language curriculum (ELA). The 94-page unit includes lesson plans for the teacher, prompts for the students, planning pages, and reflection questions for students to consolidate their understanding.

 Included in this unit are 31 activities that are interactive and engaging for grade 2 students. As students complete the activities, they will build on their oral communication skills, obtaining the learning standards stated in the curriculum. There are several activities provided for each learning standard listed in the curriculum.

 We are proud to include everything you need to complete these activities. For example, if an activity asks for a story to be read, we provide the story. We’ve also included all emotions, story starters, expressions, and plays (reader’s theatre) you need.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Activity: Listening to Elders
  • Activity: Grammar Police
  • Activity: Mystery Object Game
  • Activity: Story Detective
  • Activity: Before-During-After Chart
  • Activity: Pause and Reflect
  • Activity: Persuasive Stand
  • Activity: Expression Art Gallery
  • Activity: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Review
  • Activity: Story Circle
  • Activity: Story Recap
  • Activity: Topic Jar
  • Activity: Visual Aid Show and Tell
  • Activity: Vocabulary Variety Game
  • Activity: Storybook Creator
  • Activity: Descriptive Storytelling
  • Activity: Show and Tell
  • Activity: Simon Says Listening Game
  • Activity: Active Listening Circles
  • Activity: Active Listening Pairs
  • Activity: Sequence Storytelling
  • Activity: Vocabulary Relay
  • Activity: Role Play
  • Activity: Audience Role-Play
  • Activity: Respectful Audience Practice
  • Charades & Gestures: Message Without Words
  • Activity: Facial Expressions Circle
  • Activity: Expression Says
  • Activity: Emotions Charades
  • Activity: Voice Playground
  • Activity: Emotion Walk

 This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has everything you need to feel confident that you are covering the BC Language Arts curriculum.

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