1st and 2nd Grade ELA Valentine's Day Activities

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This 1st and 2nd Grade ELA Valentine’s Day 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 Valentine’s Day 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.
 
Please check out the preview to get a clearer idea of all that you’re getting!
 
1st and 2nd Grade ELA Valentine’s Day Activities Include:
Reading Literature: 4 passages
  • RL.1.7/RL.2.7- Illustrations
  • RL.1.6/RL.2.6- Point of View
  • RL.1.4/RL.2.4- Unknown Words
  • RL.1.9/RL.2.9- Compare and Contrast
Reading Informational: 4 passages
  • RI.1.3/RI.2.3- Connections
  • RI.1.7/RI.2.7- Images
  • RI.1.9/Rl.2.9- Compare and Contrast
  • RI.1.8/Rl.2.8- Author’s Point and Reasons
Writing: 2 small group activities, 1 prompt, and 1 independent activity
  • W.1.3/W.2.3- Narrative Practice- Introductions
  • W.1.3/W.2.3- Narrative Writing
  • W.1.2/W.2.2- Informative Practice
  • W.1.5/W.2.5- Peer Editing Practice
Speaking & Listening: 2 small group activities and 1 independent activity
  • SL.1.1/SL.2.1- Collaborative Conversations
  • SL.1.3/SL.2.3- Respectful Responses
  • SL.1.5/SL.2.5- Adding Drawings to Add Detail
Language & RF: 3 partner activities and 1 whole group activity
  • L.1.2.c/L.2.2.b- Commas
  • L.1.4.a/L.2.4.a- Context Clues
  • L.1.5.a/b- Sorting Words
  • L.1.1.e/L.2.1.d- Verbs
This Valentine’s Day 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 Valentine’s Day Activities purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses for a discount through the TeachersPayTeachers tool. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at jessica.L.tobin@gmail.com.
 

Standards covered in this particular unit:

RL

RL.1.7- Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
RL.1.6- Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
RL.1.4- Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
RL.1.9- Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
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.2.6- Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
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.2.9- Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

RI

RI.1.3- Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
RI.1.7- Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
RI.1.9- Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
RI.1.8- Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in 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.2.7- Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
RI.2.9- Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
RI.2.8- Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

W

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.1.5- With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
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.
W.2.5- With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

SL

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.2.5- 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.1.2.c- Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
L.1.4.a- Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.1.5.a- Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
L.1.1.e- Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
L.2.2.b- Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
L.2.4.a- Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.2.1.d- Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).

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