ELA.2.R.2.1

Explain how text features—including titles, headings, captions, graphs, maps, glossaries, and/or illustrations—contribute to the meaning of texts.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 2
Strand: Reading
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010043: Language Arts - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7710013: Access Language Arts - Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5011020: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010024: Basic Skills in Reading 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)
5010102: Introduction to Debate Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010013: English for Speakers of Other Languages Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.2.R.2.AP.1: Show how text features—including titles, headings, graphs, maps and/or illustrations—contribute to the meaning of texts.

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Lesson Plans

Choosing a Host City for the Olympic Games:

In this model eliciting activity, students are asked to help the International Olympic Committee rank prospective host cities for upcoming Summer Olympic Games. Students are provided with data about a list of applicant cities and then must rank the cities and write a proposal to the IOC explaining their rankings. At the end of the MEA, the students will write an opinion piece for the International Olympic Committee that tells their final decision about which city should be the next host of the Summer Olympic Games.

Type: Lesson Plan

United States Symbols: U.S. Capitol Scratch Coding:

This lesson is Part 2 in a 2-part Integrated Civics Unit. Students will use their expository writing from United States Symbols: The U.S. Capitol Part 1 to plan, write, and publish a Scratch coding program.  With support from the teacher and peers, students will use one sprite, images, narration, and backdrops to explain why the U.S. Capitol is a symbol that represents the United States. 

 

Type: Lesson Plan

Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Book Look:

In this activity, students will locate specific text features in an informational text.

Type: Student Center Activity

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Choosing a Host City for the Olympic Games:

In this model eliciting activity, students are asked to help the International Olympic Committee rank prospective host cities for upcoming Summer Olympic Games. Students are provided with data about a list of applicant cities and then must rank the cities and write a proposal to the IOC explaining their rankings. At the end of the MEA, the students will write an opinion piece for the International Olympic Committee that tells their final decision about which city should be the next host of the Summer Olympic Games.

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