Mr. Barwick's 2nd Grade


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I Can Statements

  • I can analyze the meaning of what I read.

  • I can summarize what I read for deeper meaning.

  • I can identify ways in which communities are the same and different.

  • I can read a map.

  • I can identify rural, suburban and urban communities.

  • I can explain what makes a community.

  • I can add and subtract basic math facts.

  • I can identify greater than and less than numbers.

  • I can read a text and answer questions about what we have read.

Performance Task(s)

Description of Aligned Student Work/Assessments- what students will individually produce and will be graded.

ELA and Social Studies

Students will read Arizona Communities as an introduction to Chapter 1: What makes a Community? Students will read lesson one. Once students have completed the assigned reading they will fill in the details to support the main idea on page 17. Students will provide examples describing their community on page 19. Page 21 will wrap up Lesson 1 with two questions that support the main idea of the text. The last question incorporates writing, as it asks for students to list 3 jobs and explain how they make our community a better place.

Students will read the article Maple City News. Then students will answer the comprehension questions.

Students will read Where Communities Are Located? Students look at a map and draw a line to show how the bus gets to the library. Students will explain how to use a grid to find a place on a map on page 25. Page 26 asks for students to circle a city in the Southern Hemisphere and underline a city in the Eastern Hemisphere. Students will use the map on page 27 to measure the distance between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Students will complete a lesson review on page 29. This review continues into pages 30 and 31, which focus mainly on mapping skills.

Students will read Lesson 3: Types of Communities. Students will write about what they may see in a rural community on page 33. Students will also list two facts that suppory the main idea provided on page 35. Students will underline the words that show how the population in each type of community is different in the chart shown on page 36. Page 37 is a review of Lesson 3, which needs to be completed at the end of the lesson.

An assessment is provided on pages 38 through 40. Students must complete this assessment, as this will count as an ELA and Social Studies assessment grade.


Students will complete a daily math review. These lessons will review addittion and subtraction facts, identifying basic shapes, using base ten blocks to add and subtraction, place value, less than and greater than, and basic monetary values.


Students will complete a daily phonics review. Week one will include a review of the long o sound. Week 2 will include a review of the long a sound.

This Week's Learning Packet:

Scan Mar 19, 2020.pdf
Math Scan.pdf
Word Work Scan