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Introduction

Butterfly book two is the only syllabus book in Pakistan that promotes life skills. Each chapter is carefully designed to enhance one skill at a time. The skills children learn through this book are:

  1. Self esteem
  2. Concern for others
  3. Problem solving
  4. Sharing
  5. Decision making
  6. Self motivation

All these life skills are developed through some very inspiring materials that come from Quran and the stories of real life heroes.

Butterfly and friends is the only grade two English syllabus book in Pakistan that meets international standards of education and incorporates Muslim values as well. Its the only grade two English language book that is based on four language crafts. The crafts included in this book are:

  1. Poem
  2. Essay
  3. Story
  4. Diary

Each chapter of the book covers one craft. Children first read a craft and then practice writing the same craft with the help of activities and worksheets provided at the end of that chapter.

This book covers all the concepts of grammar that children must know at this stage. Some of the grammar concepts that children get to practice in this book are: punctuation, tenses, contraction and adjectives. The book helps children practice all four areas of language development (listening, speaking, reading and writing.)

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

English Class 2

Students should be able to

S.No.TargetsChapters
 

1.

Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.2
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determines their central message, lesson, or moral.
 

Prophet Suleiman

Hazrat Uzair

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Prophet Sulieman

Hazrat Uzair

 

2.

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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.

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
 

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3.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

 

 

 

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4.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.10
By the end of the year read and comprehends 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5.Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
 

Prophet Sulieman

Hazrat Uzair

 

6.

Craft and Structure:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topics or subject area.

 

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.5
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
 

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7.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.7
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

 

 

 

Push the Button

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.8
Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
 

Prophet Sulieman

Hazrat Uzair

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.9
Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
 

Prophet Sulieman

Hazrat Uzair

 

8.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.10

By the end of year read and comprehends 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9.

Reading: Foundational Skills

Phonics and Word Recognition:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.A
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.

 

 

Endro and The Lion

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.D
Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
 

Crow and Dove

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.E
Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
 

Let’s Go Apple Pickin’

 

10.

Fluency:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4.A
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4.B
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4.C
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
 

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11.

Writing:

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12.Production and Distribution of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

 

 

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13.

Speaking and Listening:

Comprehension and Collaboration:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1.B
Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1.C
Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.2
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
 

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14.

Language:

Conventions of Standard English:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.B
Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).
 

Endro and The Lion

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.D
Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, and told).
 

Endro and The Lion

 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.E
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
 

Subhan Allah

 

15.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4
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.

 

 

 

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4.B
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4.D
Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).
 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.5.A
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
 

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