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Scope & Sequence - Writing & Thinking for Grade 2

1. WRITING A CLASS MENU

(Exposition)

A Group Unit


Writing Objective: Writing an Exposition: informing others about ourselves by writing a class menu of favorite foods

Thinking Objective: Categorizing foods into groups and developing descriptive vocabulary

Performance Rubric: Demonstrates familiarity with the elements of the writing process

 

2. WRITING ABOUT MY HOME

(Exposition)


Writing Objective: Writing an exposition: informing others about special things, places, and people at home

Thinking Objective: Analyzing what makes people, places, and things special

Performance Rubric: Describes special people, places, things in home; Gives reasons why special

 

3. DESCRIBING A FAMILY MEMBER

(Descriptive Exposition)

Writing Objective: Writing a narrative: persuading others with story dialogue

Thinking Objective: Analyzing character motivation and expressing it in written dialogue

Performance Rubric: Includes physical description; Provides information about character, behavior; Offers support for generalizations; Tells or gives examples of what is special

 

4. WRITING DIALOGUE

(Narrative)

Writing Objective: Writing an exposition: informing others about a family member

Thinking Objective: Categorizing information for explaining the importance of a family relationship

Performance Rubric: Makes request, including two supporting reasons; Describes other character’s reaction to both request and reasons; Includes problem resolution; Presents conversation in dialogue form

 

5. STORY WRITING

(Narrative)

Writing Objective: Writing a narrative: explaining a conflict, its solution and a character’s feelings

Thinking Objective: Analyzing a problem and devising a solution

Performance Rubric: Clearly describes problem an solution; Describes character’s feelings toward both

 

6. PROBLEM SOLVING

(Exposition)

Writing Objective: Writing an exposition: informing others about how to solve problems of prehistoric people

Thinking Objective: Hypothesizing solutions to problems

Performance Rubric: Includes creative or logical solution; Uses objects in picture to solve problem; Supports solution with details; Uses clear language; Presents complete, logically sequenced directions