⭐These Digital Lessons in Google Slides contain five mini lessons focused on 2nd & 3rd grade connections in nonfiction skills cover an entire week of instruction and activities. Teachers can use this as a presentation for their mini lessons in school or virtually. This resource can also be used as self-guided lessons for virtual learning.
⭐In this interactive resource, students explore historical, scientific, and technical texts through a combination of anchor charts, embedded instructional videos, skill focused activities & questions, and integrated mentor text read alouds. Students can use the included Recommended Book List to access additional read aloud stories to continue to practice these important skills.
⭐This resource is aligned with RI.2.3 & RI.3.3. If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching connections in nonfiction skills.
✏️Google Slides Format – Google Slides format makes this resource flexible for any classroom or distance learning need. Easily downloads to PowerPoint format.
✏️Integrated Mentor Texts – Contains YouTube links to popular mentor texts. This resource can be used alongside the featured mentor text, any of the texts in the Recommended Book List, or a book of the teacher’s choice.
✏️Embedded Video Lessons – Embedded skill focused video lessons engage students through audio-visual presentation and make learning fun.
✏️Skill Focused Activities – Questions and activities are skill focused to allow students to master each unique reading skill and strategy.
- How to Use This Resource Guide
- Daily Teacher Instructions
- Interactive Anchor Charts
- Interactive Activities
- Skill Focused Video Lesson
- Connections Reading Exercises
- Connections in Nonfiction Review
- Recommended Book List
*Answer Key Included
Featured Mentor Texts:
“I am Harriet Tubman” by Xavier Riddle via YouTube
“Wild Dogs and Canines” via YouTube
“Max Explains Everything: Soccer Expert” by Stacy McAnulty via YouTube