This 1st & 2nd Grade ELA Fall Activities pack is filled with ELA activities for 1st and 2nd graders. There are themed activities for each of the six Common Core Standards domains (RL, RI, L, SL, RF, and W). Your students will practice their ELA standards. Consequently, they will incorporate the fall theme as well. Additionally, this will take some of the stress off of your plate. You’ll be provided with standards-based and Common Core-aligned seasonal activities!
Each domain will have 3-4 activities or passages. The domains are Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Foundational Skills. There will be a mix of hands-on partner, whole group, and independent activities.
Autumn Activities Included in 1st & 2nd Grade ELA Fall Activities:
Reading Literature: 4 passages plus 1 practice activity
Practice Activity: RL.1.1/RL.2.1- Asking Questions
RL.1.1/RL.2.1- Ask and Answer Questions
RL.1.7/RL.2.7- Illustrations in a Text
RL.1.4/Rl.2.4- Unknown Words
RL.1.5/Rl.2.5- Fiction Vs. Nonfiction
Reading Informational: 4 passages plus 1 practice activity
Practice Activity: RI.1.3/RI.2.3- Connections in Scientific Ideas
RI.1.3/RI.2.3- Connections in a Technical Process
RI.1.4/RI.2.4- Unknown Words
RI.1.5/RI.2.5- Text Features
RI.1.2/RI.2.2- Main Topic and Key Detail
Writing: 2 partner & 2 independent activities
W.1.3/W.2.3- Partner Narrative Activity
W.1.3/W.2.3- Independent Narrative Writing
W.1.2/W.2.2- Partner Informative Activity
W.1.2/W.2.2- Independent Informative Writing
Speaking & Listening: 2 partner activities and 1 small group activity
SL.1.2/SL.2.2- Read-Aloud on Media
SL.1.3/SL.2.3- Asking Further Questions
Sl.1.3/SL.2.3- Assigned Roles in Conversations
Language & RF: 2 partner activities and 2 independent activities
RF.1.3.c/RF.2.3.b- Vowel Teams
L.1.1.f/L.2.1.e- Adjective Descriptions
This Fall set is part of a growing bundle. Want all future themes?
This resource is an add-on to the ELA units I have created for Common Core. So, all of these activities are standards-based activities. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
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Standards covered in this particular unit:
RL.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.7- Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
RL.1.4- Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
RL.1.5- Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
RL.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL.2.7- Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
RL.2.4- Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
RL.2.5- Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
RI.1.3- Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
RI.1.4- Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
RI.1.5- Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
RI.1.2- Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.2.3- Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
RI.2.4- Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
RI.2.5- Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
RI.2.2- Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
W.1.3- Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
W.1.2- Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
W.2.3- Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
W.2.2- Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
SL.1.2- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
SL.1.3- Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
SL.2.2- Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
SL.2.3- Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
L.1.1.d- Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything).
L.1.1.f- Use frequently occurring adjectives.
RF.1.3.c- Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
RF.1.4- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
L.2.1.c- Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
L.2.1.e- Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
RF.2.3.b- Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
RF.2.4- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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