LAFS.2.RL.2.4

Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 2
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
5010043: Language Arts - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
7710013: Access Language Arts - Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5011020: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.2.RL.2.AP.4a: Identify the literary devices (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) in a story, poem or song.
LAFS.2.RL.2.AP.4b: Describe how the literary devices (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply meaning in a story, poem or song.

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Lesson Plans

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: A Close Reading:

Introduce your primary students to close readings by sharing a rhythmic story of the African plains, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema. This story is filled with rich academic vocabulary and rhyming patterns that allow students to interact with context clues and textual evidence to produce a beautiful retelling. Students will enjoy the multi-tiered activities and extensions that will keep their interest throughout the entire lesson.

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All about Alliteration:

In this lesson, students will become familiar with alliteration. Students will have an opportunity to listen to and read alliterated sentences and short stories. Students will create alliterated sentences with a partner and again independently. Students will also work through the different stages of the writing process as they pre-write, write, edit, revise, and publish to contribute to a class book.

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