Grade 2: Listening & Learning Domain 4 Anthology "Greek Myths"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Greek Myths contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 4, including an alignment chart for the domain to the Common Core State Standards; an introduction to the domain including necessary background information for teachers, a list of domain components, a core vocabulary list for the domain, and planning aids and resources; 10 lessons including objectives, read-alouds, discussion questions, and extension activities; a Pausing Point; a domain review; a domain assessment; culminating activities; and teacher resources. By the end of this domain, students will be able to:

1. Explain that the ancient Greeks worshipped many gods and goddesses;

2. Explain that the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece were believed to be immortal and to have supernatural powers, unlike humans;

3. Identify the twelve main gods and goddesses in Greek mythology;

4. Identify Mount Olympus as the place believed by the ancient Greeks to be the home of the gods;

5. Identify Greek myths as a type of fiction;

6. Demonstrate familiarity with particular Greek myths;

7. Identify the elements of character, setting, plot, and supernatural beings and events in particular Greek myths;

8. Identify common characteristics of Greek myths (i.e., they try to explain mysteries of nature and humankind, include supernatural beings or events, give insight into the ancient Greek culture);

9. Describe some of the many different types of mythical creatures and characters in Greek myths, such as Atlas, Pan, Cerberus, Pegasus, and centaurs;

10. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a fiction read-aloud;

11. Answer questions that require making interpretations, judgments, or giving opinions about what is heard in a fiction read-aloud, including answering why questions that require recognizing cause/effect relationships;

12. Recount fiction read-alouds, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine the central message, lesson, or moral;

13. Describe how characters in a fiction read-aloud respond to major events and challenges;

14. Describe the following story elements: characters, setting, and plot, including how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action;

15. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a read-aloud to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot;

16. Compare and contrast (orally or in writing) similarities and differences within a single fiction read-aloud or between two or more fiction read-alouds;

17. Interpret information from diagrams, charts, timelines, graphs, or other organizers associated with a nonfiction/informational read-aloud and explain how these graphics clarify the meaning of the read-aloud;

18. Plan, draft, and edit a narrative retelling of a fiction read-aloud, including a title, setting, characters, and well-elaborated events of the story in proper sequence, including details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, using temporal words to signal event order, and providing a sense of closure;

19. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing;

20. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers;

21. Make personal connections (orally or in writing) to events or experiences in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud and/or make connections among several read-alouds;

22. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;

23. Use agreed-upon rules for group discussion (e.g., look at and listen to the speaker, raise hand to speak, take turns, say “excuse me” or “please,” etc.);

24. Carry on and participate in a conversation over at least six turns, staying on topic, linking their comments to the remarks of others, with either an adult or another child of the same age;

25. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;

26. Retell (orally or in writing) important facts and information from a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;

27. Summarize (orally or in writing) text content and/or oral information presented by others;

28. Ask questions to clarify directions, exercises, classroom routines, and/or what a speaker says about a topic to gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue;

29. Recount a personal experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences;

30. 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;

31. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification;

32. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy);

33. Provide synonyms and antonyms of selected core vocabulary words;

34. Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases in fiction or nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;

35. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases;

36. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy);

37. Prior to listening to a read-aloud, identify (orally or in writing) what they know and have learned that may be related to the specific story or topic to be read aloud;

38. Share writing with others;

39. Identify and express physical sensations, mental states, and emotions of self and others;

40. Make predictions (orally or in writing) prior to and during a read-aloud, based on title, pictures, and/or text heard thus far, and then compare the actual outcomes to predictions;

41. Create, tell, and/or draw and write an original story with characters, a beginning, a middle, and an end; and

42. Use adjectives correctly in oral language.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding...
RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central...
RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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