This 1st and 2nd Grade Winter ELA Activities unit 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 winter 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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1st and 2nd Grade Winter ELA Activities Includes:
Reading Literature: 4 passages
RL.1.6/RL.2.6- Point of View
RL.1.1/RL.2.1- Ask and Answer Poetry
RL.1.2/RL.2.2- Retelling a Story
Reading Informational: 4 passages
RI.1.7/RI.2.7- Images in a Text
RI.1.1/RI.2.1- Ask and Answer Questions
RI.1.4/Rl.2.4- Unknown Words
RI.1.2/Rl.2.2- Main Topic
Writing: 2 partner activities, 1 small group activity, and 1independent activity
W.1.2/W.2.2- Informative Practice Writing
W.1.2/W.2.2- Informative Writing
W.1.5&6/W.2.5&6- Editing and Publishing
W.1.5&6/W.2.5&6- Editing and Publishing
Speaking & Listening: 2 partner activities and 1 small group activity
SL.1.3/SL.2.3- Strong Responses
SL.1.2/SL.2.2- Read Aloud Questions
SL.1.6/SL.2.6- Producing Complete Sentences
Language & RF: 3 partner activities and 1 whole group activity
This winter 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!
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Standards covered in this particular unit:
RL.1.6- Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
RL.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2- Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
RL.1.7- Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
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.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL.2.2- Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
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.
RI.1.7- Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
RI.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details 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.1.2- Identify the main topic and retell key details of 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.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details 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.2.2- Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
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.1.6- With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
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.
W.2.6- With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
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.1.2- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
SL.1.6- Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
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.2.2- Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
SL.2.6- Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 2 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
RF & L
L.1.1.g- Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because).
L.1.1.i- Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).
RF.1.3.d- Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
RF.1.3.e- Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
RF.2.3.c- Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
L.1.1.d- Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything).
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