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Second Grade English Language Arts Resources

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Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
The Electric Company media and resources entertain and engage children ages 5–9 while teaching four crucial areas of literacy that are challenging for struggling readers: Decoding, Vocabulary, Comprehension of Connected Text, and reading Motivation. Here you’ll find full episodes, clips, games and activity sheets to excite even the most reluctant readers.
Skill: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Georgia Standard: Reading Foundational - Phonics and Word Recognition - ELAGSE2RF2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Students will read and listen to Aunt Pearlie Sue’s animated Gullah version of the traditional folktale "What a Friend." Often, stories teach a moral or explain the origin of something in nature. In “What a Friend” snail learns valuable lessons about true friendship.
Skill: Recount or describe key ideas or details from written texts read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSE2SL2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Molly and Trini discover that it's important to question the reliability of informational texts, in this animated 11-minute story from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™. (Move the cursor over the video progress bar to locate it at 14:00.) After being sprayed by a mink, they consult a variety of sources to find out how to get rid of the smell, but only a true expert provides the right remedy to help them.
Skill: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSE2SL3
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: E-Book
In this online book from the International Children's Digital Library, Finbo the whale is sad when he finds he cannot play hide and seek with his friends because he is too big to hide. His mother tells him not to be ashamed of his differences. Finbo and his friends soon learn to appreciate Finbo's size when they get into danger and Finbo saves the day.
Skill: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Georgia Standard: Language - Knowledge of Language - ELAGSE2L3
 
Source: PBS Kids Video
Resource Type: Video
The series follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina and their friend Brad. In each episode, the three face a problem and must turn to the Secret Museum to help them solve it. The Secret Museum allows the three friends to travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures when they were kids.
Skill: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Georgia Standard: Language - Vocabulary Acquisition and Use - ELAGSE2L4
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Becky Botsford is an average fifth-grader who, when duty calls, is transformed into WordGirl. WordGirl flies to the rescue when there is trouble in The City, and this superheroine uses vocabulary to defeat outlaws. In this episode, WordGirl is working to defeat the quirky and notorious Supervillain Chuck Sandwich Guy.
Skill: Use words and phrases acquired from conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.
Georgia Standard: Language - Vocabulary Acquisition and Use - ELAGSE2L6
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Venture into the private studios of music producers Peter Cottontale and Thelonius Martin to see how they work. Music is scientific: sound is produced when something vibrates, and those vibrations are brought to the ear as sound waves. Learn about the science of sound and discover how good vibes can move you and your kids.
Skill: Use words and phrases acquired from conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.
Georgia Standard: Language - Vocabulary Acquisition and Use - ELAGSE2L7
 
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting
Resource Type: Activity
GPB's PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages Georgia kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade to submit original, illustrated stories for great prizes and a chance to be featured on the GPB website. Deadline is April 10, 2020.
Georgia Standard: Writing