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Science

Introduction

This book makes study of science interesting by presenting information in different styles. Some of the crafts used in this book are:

  1. Essay
  2. Narration
  3. Dialogue

Each chapter ends with an interesting project to make learning practical and meaningful for children. It consists of five areas of modern scientific study also know as the core areas of science. The science core areas covered in this book are: life sciences, technology, and physical sciences. Some of the topics included in this book are:

  1. Needs of livening things
  2. Cure for animals
  3. Matter
  4. forces
  5. Sounds
  6. Light and energy

Butterfly science syllabus book for grade two promotes scientific thinking by helping children practice the core science skills at every step. Some of the scientific skills included in this book are:

  1. Comparing
  2. Evaluating
  3. Exploring
  4. Investigating
  5. Conducting test

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

Class 2 (Science)

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.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
 

A firefly

2.Craft and Structure

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

 

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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.
 

A Firefly

 

 

6.

Craft and Structure:

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.

 

 

What is Matter?

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

Black Gold

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

 

Photons in the Jar

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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: 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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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.2
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
 

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10.

Production and Distribution of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

 

 

 

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11.Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.7
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

 

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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.8
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
 

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12.Reading: Speaking & 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.A
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
 

 

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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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 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3
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.
 

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