This 1st and 2nd Grade ELA Spring 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 while incorporating the spring theme as well. This will take some of the stress off of your plate by providing you 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.
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Spring Activities Included:
Reading Literature: 4 passages
RL.1.3/RL.2.3- Character Response
RL.1.5/RL.2.5- Story Structure
RL.1.3/RL.2.3- Setting Focus
Reading Informational: 4 passages
RI.1.9/RI.2.9- Compare and Contrast
RI.1.2/RI.2.2- Main Topic
RI.1.8/RI.2.8- Author’s Purpose
RI.1.1/Rl.2.1- Ask and Answer Questions
Writing: 2 independent activities, 1 prompt, and 1 partner activity
W.1.3/W.2.3- Narrative Writing
W.1.3/W.2.3- Narrative Writing
W.1.7&8/W.2.7&8- Research Writing
W.1.7&8/W.2.7&8- Research Writing
Speaking & Listening: 2 partner activities and 1 small group activity
SL.1.1/SL.2.1- Conversation Building
SL.1.3/SL.2.3- Appropriate Responses
SL.1.5/SL.2.5- Adding Visual Drawings
Language & RF: 3 independent activities and 1 partner activity
This spring 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. All of these activities are standards-based activities. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
This 1st and 2nd Grade ELA Spring Activities purchase is for one single classroom only.
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Standards covered in this particular unit:
RL.1.3- Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
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.2.3- Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
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.1.9- Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
RI.1.2- Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.1.8- Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
RI.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.2.9- Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
RI.2.2- Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
RI.2.8- Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
RI.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a 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.1.7- Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
W.1.8- With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
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.2.7- Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
W.2.8- Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
SL.1.1- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
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.1.5- Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
SL.2.1- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
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.
SL.2.5- Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
L & RF
L.1.5.d- Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
L.1.4.b- Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
L.1.4.c- Identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking).
RF.1.4- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
L.2.5.b- Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
RF.2.3.d- Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
RF.2.4- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.