Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan Grade 2 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


Grade 2 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions, Spelling, and Fluency. This 493-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to conventions, spelling, and fluency in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

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 outcomes and indicators students in grade 2 need to learn while working with these word lists.

Included in this resource are the elaborations within the elements below:

Comprehend and Respond (CR) – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate texts.

Compose and Create (CC) - spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and other conventions related to writing.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect and set personalized goals related to writing, spelling, and reading fluency.

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 prefixes/suffixes/letter blends will be covered.

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
  • Fact versus Fantasy
  • Following Instructions by Reading Carefully
  • 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 riddles and jokes to teach language fundamentals
  • 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 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Writing. This resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to writing in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

There are 348 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the outcomes in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the goals, outcomes, and indicators are taught.

This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars/mentor texts 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.

Included in this resource are the outcomes within the goals below:

Compose and Create (CC) – write to present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of text forms.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect on writing abilities and set personalized goals related to writing.

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)
  • Personal Identity – Mapping my identity
  • Community Helpers – Writing about their roles
  • What is a message?
  • Purpose and audience of messages
  • 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?
  • Reconstructing texts – example: from news article to letter
  • 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
  • Printing practice: 16-page package
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 2 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Comprehension. This 322-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to reading comprehension in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

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

Included in this resource are the elaborations within the elements below:

Comprehend and Respond (CR) – students will listen, read, comprehend, and respond to grade-appropriate texts.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect and set personalized goals related to reading fluency and comprehension.

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
  • Monitoring understanding – does it look right, does it sound right, does it make sense?
  • Independent reading response package – booklet
  • Vocabulary to talk about texts: book, page, chapter, author, title, illustrator, headings, table of contents, etc.
  • Jokes and riddles
  • 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
  • Comparing identities – Métis child and First Nation child
  • 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 – Saskatchewan Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Oral Language. This 112-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to oral language in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 37 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 outcomes stated in the curriculum. There is at least one activity provided for each indicator 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: Story Circle
  • Activity: Grammar Police
  • Activity: Mystery Object Game
  • Activity: Story Detective
  • Activity: Pause and Reflect
  • Activity: Persuasive Stand
  • Activity: Before-During-After Chart
  • Activity: Topic Jar
  • Activity: Expression Art Gallery
  • Activity: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Review
  • Activity: Story Recap
  • Activity: Visual Aid Show and Tell
  • Activity: Vocabulary Variety Game
  • Activity: Storybook Creator
  • Activity: Descriptive Storytelling
  • Activity: Show and Tell
  • Activity: Active Listening Circles
  • Activity: Sequence Storytelling
  • Activity: Vocabulary Relay
  • Activity: Identity Circle
  • Activity: Simon Says Listening Game
  • Activity: Role Play
  • Activity: Active Listening Pairs
  • Activity: The Circle of Respectful Opinions
  • Activity: Respectful Audience Practice
  • Activity: Voice Playground
  • Activity: My Unique Snowflake
  • Activity: Audience Role-Play
  • Charades & Gestures: Message Without Words
  • Activity: Facial Expressions Circle
  • Activity: Expression Says
  • Activity: Emotions Charades
  • Activity: Emotion Walk
  • Activity: Sketch the Tale
  • Activity: Dramatizing Folktales
  • Activity: The Journey of a Thought

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 Saskatchewan Language Arts curriculum.

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