Week 34- 6.2: “New Hope”

News & Calendar:

  • Log your reading days from last week at RTSUtah.com or the planner if you don’t have access to internet.
  • You now have an EXTRA incentive to log your reading each week: earning our “Win-it-in-a-Minute” Activity that will coming up toward the end of May! In 2nd grade, students can earn to attend 3 ways: reaching benchmark or having at least 20% growth on the DIBELS reading test, Good behavior in class (according to ClassDojo or behavior contracts), and COMPLETING/ LOGGING Reading Homework.  If you do all 3 things you get to go to the activity for the entire 30 minutes!  We can’t wait to see who gets to go!


Main Objectives for this week:6.2-New Hope

Students will be able to…

… read and comprehend this week’s selection, “New Hope,” focusing on the strategy “Summarizing.”

… learn and use these new vocabulary words: brisk, doe, shed, recycling, fabric, citizens, and adopted.

… review plural words, antonyms, synonyms, compound words, & contractions.

… review sentences: fragment, run-on, and complete.  Complete sentences can be declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.

… read and retell the decodable story #46: “Little Havana in Miami.”

… read and practice this week’s poem: “Rain Song”

Objectives from our “Imagine It!” Program:

Reading Literature:

I can ask and answer questions to show I understand important details in a story.

I can identify and describe the structure of a story.

I can comprehend literature by summarizing and making connections while I read.


Reading Foundational Skills:

I can read the prefixes dis-, un-, mis-, and mid- independently and in front of base/root words.

I can read words with silent consonants both independently and in text.

I can read irregularly spelled words both in isolation, and in text.

To comprehend, I can identify the purpose of a text and check my understanding as I read.

I can read text with purpose and understanding.

I can fluently read on-level text focusing on pace.

I can use context clues to help me figure out word meaning.



I can write a narrative using the writing process.

I can improve my writing by revising and editing spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

I can ask questions about topics I want to investigate.


Speaking and Listening:

I can follow rules for participating in discussions including listening, asking appropriate questions, building upon others comments, and staying on topic.

I can add drawings or other visual displays to my writing to make it more understanding.

I can tell a story or recount an experience with relevant facts and details.



I can spell words with silent letters.

I can identify and use context clues to find the meanings of unknown or multiple meaning words.

I can figure out the meaning of a word by knowing the meaning of parts of the word.

I can use context, affixes, root words, or compound words to clarify the meaning of unknown words.

I can understand word relationships to build vocabulary.

I can discover and use new words and phrases acquired through reading, listening, and conversation.



  1. half
  2. listen
  3. rhino
  4. would
  5. could
  6. castle
  7. rustle
  8. answer
  9. island
  10. scene
  11. whistle
  12. doubt
  13. chaos
  14. depot
  15. Wednesday


Spelling Homework this week: .

Monday– “Copy 3x”= copy the words you missed on the pretest 3 times
Tuesday & Wednesday– Choose any two other ways to study your words, including any of the following:
“Triple Color Words”= write words in pencil, then trace over top using 3 different colors
5 Sentences”= write 5 Sentences with at least 1 spelling word in each sentence
“Snap-Clap”= spell the word out loud while clapping for the consonants, & snapping for the vowels 
Thursday Test!

Common Core Standards we are focusing on that match this week’s objectives:

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. (T124, T135-T137)

RL 2.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. (T122-T125, T134-T137)

RF 2.3.d: Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes. (T146-T147)

RF 2.3.f: Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words. (T110-T111, T112-T113)

RF 2.4.a: Read on-level text with purpose and understanding. (T115, T163)

RF 2.4.b: Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. (T139)

RF 2.4.c: Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary. (T116-T117)

W 2.5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing. (T168-T169)

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). (T126-T127)

SL 2.1.a: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and text under discussion). (T138)

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. (T176)

L 2.2.d: Demonstrate Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage – badge, boy – boil). (T155)

L 2.4.a: Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. (T116-T117)

L 2.4.b: Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a know word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell). (T146-T147, T159)

L 2.5.a: Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy). (T116-T117)

L 2.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy). (T116-T117, T138, T140-T141)


Mystery Question!

Your student will receive a Skyhawk HERO Ticket if he or she can answer the “Mystery Question” in his or her planner or on a piece of paper sometime before Friday:

This week our concept word next week is “value.”  What is something that you value (something you consider important)?

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