Chapter 6: Taking Care of Ourselves

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.
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.

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.
RI.2.8. Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
RI.2.10. By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

W.2.1. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

The final chapter for 2nd grade is called Taking Care of Ourselves.  The essential question is "Why should we support our opinions with reason?" Students will not only learn more about their bodies and what it takes to keep it healthy, but also the reasons why this is important.  This is an integrated unit.  To study this topic, students will read both fiction and informational books about the topic.  

Students will also study reflexive pronouns.    

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Students will study food in paintings by artists such as Willem Claesz Heda.  Here is one of his paintings.

Writing, reading, and science are integrated when students learn about the body's systems.

This is just a small glimpse of chapter six.  I recommend you getting your own copy, if haven't already done so.  You can purchase a copy of this book by clicking on the picture below:

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This is a book study blog hop.  Each day a different blogger will share their insights about the book.  You can find out more about this book at the following blogs:

2nd Grade Overview:  Yvonne @ Sassy in Second
2nd Grade - Chapter #1:  A Season for Chapters:  Jennifer @ Best Practices 4 Teaching
2nd Grade - Chapter #2:  Me
2nd Grade - Chapter #3:  Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends:  Sally @ Elementary Matters
2nd Grade - Chapter #4:  A Long Journey to Freedom:  Mandy @ Mandy's Tips for Teachers
2nd Grade - Chapter #5:  Hand-Me-Down-Tales from Around the World: Yvonne @ Sassy in Second
2nd Grade - Chapter #6:  Taking Care of Ourselves - Me
Pacing Guide:  Jennifer @ Best Practices 4 Teaching

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