Second grade reading comprehension lessons for Wordy Birdy. These 2nd grade ideas for a close read are easy to prepare. Student writing response pages and discussion stems are included.
Let me start by saying, Wordy Birdy is GREAT! The bright and vivid illustrations along with the lesson about being a good listener make this book a sure favorite. Check out some fun and engaging second grade reading comprehension lessons found in our Engaging Readers Second Grade.
Wordy Birdy Second Grade Reading Comprehension Lessons
After reading Wordy Birdy, lead students in a discussion about the problem that Wordy Birdy had in the story. Brainstorm with students to come up with a variety of ways the problem could have been solved. As a class, complete an interactive writing to form a message about the problem and solution in the story being sure to include the topic sentence, three supporting details, and a conclusion sentence. Are you unsure about interactive writing? Have no fear, we’ve created a video with some tips.
After modeling, students complete their own response.
Read the story a second time. Your focus today is on retelling. You can complete the retell as a class and then have students create a retell strip of their own.
Students make connections to the story. I can imagine that A LOT of our sweeties can relate to Wordy Birdy. This can make for a great discussion.
This book has such a great lesson! This is the perfect time to teach students that books are often times written with a theme.
Time for opinion writing! Students love writing their favorite part of the story. In second grade, we do expect supporting details and often teach this throughout the year. This opinion writing is just one more way to extend that practice.
Also, don’t forget about the self-check at the bottom of the student response sheets. This allows students to be mindful of their writing and help them to self-check their mechanics.
Of course, we have a craft! Students had fun creating their own version of Wordy Birdy.
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