2nd Grade English Language Arts

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Unit 1: Cinderella Around the World

Book: Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci (Aladdin, 2002)
Book: Cinderella by Marcia Brown (Aladdin, 1997)
Book: Cinderella: An Islamic Tale by Fawzia Gilani (The Islamic Foundation, 2011)
Book: The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo (HarperCollins, 1992)
Book: Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie (Puffin Books, 1998)
Book: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe (Puffin Books, 2008)
Book: The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin (Puffin Books, 1998)
Book: The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci (Dial Books for Young Readers, 1989)
Book: What is Culture? by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2009)
Assessment Text: “The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story” by Mindy Dwyer (Little Bigfoot)

Alternate Unit 3: Lessons from Anansi the Spider

Book: The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1992)
Assessment Text: “Anansi's Party Time” by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by Janet Stevens (‎ Holiday House)

Unit 3: Belonging and Friendship: Pinky and Rex

Book: Pinky and Rex by James Howe (Simon Spotlight, 1996)
Book: Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe (Simon Spotlight, 1996)
Book: Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee by James Howe (Simon Spotlight, 1999)
Book: Pinky and Rex and the School Play by James Howe (Simon Spotlight, 2016)
Assessment Text: “Pinky and Rex and the New Baby” by James Howe and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Simon Spotlight)

Unit 5: Finding Your Power: Freddie Ramos

Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules (Albert Whitman & Company, 2011)
Book: Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Springs Into Action by Jacqueline Jules (Albert Whitman & Company, 2011)
Assessment Text: “Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue” by Jacqueline Jones and illustrated by Miguel Benitez (Albert Whitman & Company (March 1, 2012))

Alternate Unit 5: Learning From Mistakes: Keena Ford

Book: Freckle Juice by Judy Blume (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014)
Book: Keena Ford (series) by Melissa Thomson (Puffin Books, 2009)
Assessment Text: “Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up” by Melissa Thomson (Puffin Books)

Alternate Unit 5: Solving Mysteries: The Fenway Foul-up

Book: Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-Up by David A. Kelly (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2011)
Assessment Text: “The Pinstripe Ghost” by David A. Kelly and illustrated by Mark Meyers (Random House Books for Young Readers)

Science and Social Studies

Unit 2: Exploring Habitats

Book: A Desert Habitat by Bobbie Kalman and Kelley Macaulay (Crabtree Pub Co. 2006)
Book: A Forest Habitat (Introducing Habitats) by Bobbie Kalman and Kelley Macaulay (Crabtree Pub Co. 2006)
Book: A Rainforest Habitat by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Pub Co. 2006)
Book: Water Habitats by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Pub Co. 2006)
Assessment Text: “A Wetland Habitat” by Molly Aloian; Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company;)

Alternate Unit 2: Awesome Insects

Book: Insect Bodies by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Pub Co. 2005)
Book: Insect Life Cycles by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005)
Book: Insectlopedia by Douglas Florian (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2002)
Book: Helpful and Harmful Insects by Bobbie Kalman and Molly Aloian (Crabtree Pub Co. 2005)
Book: Ants by Melissa Stewart (National Geographic Kids, 2010)
Book: Bees by Laura Marsh (National Geographic Kids, 2016)
Book: Ladybug (Grow With Me) by Kate Briggs (Creative Paperbacks)
Assessment Text: “The Life Cycle of an Ant” by Hadley Dyer; Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Pub Co)

Unit 4: Stories of Immigration

Book: Coming to America: The Story of Immigration by Betsy Maestro (Scholastic Press, 1996)
Book: Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams (Lee & Low Books, 2005)
Book: Islandborn by Junot Díaz (Dial Books, 2018)
Book: My Diary from Here to There by Amada Irma Pérez (Children's Book Press, 2009)
Book: The Storyteller's Candle by Lucia Gonzalez (Lee & Low Books Inc., 2012)
Book: Xochitl and the Flowers by Jorge Argueta (Children's Book Press, 2008)
Book: Ellis Island (National Geographic Readers) by Elizabeth Carney (National Geographic Kids, 2016)
Book: Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story by Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019)
Book: Landed by Milly Lee (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 2006)
Book: La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa/My Journey with Papa by Deborah Mills, Alfredo Alva, and Claudia Navarro (Barefoot Books, 2018)
Book: The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story by Aya Khalil (Tillbury House, 2020)
Assessment Text: “Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist” by Julie Leung and illustrated by Chris Sasaki (‎ Schwartz & Wade)

Alternate Unit 4: People Who Changed the World

Book: Honda: The Boy who Dreamed of Cars by Mark Weston (Lee & Low Books, 2014)
Book: How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018)
Book: Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom by Teresa Robeson (Sterling Children's Books; Illustrated edition, 2019)
Book: Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner by Janice N. Harrington (Calkins Creek; Illustrated edition, 2019)
Book: Sharuko: Peruvian Archeologist by Monica Brown (Lee & Low Books; Bilingual edition, 2020)
Book: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012)
Book: National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama by Caroline Crosson Gilpin (National Geographic Kids; Illustrated edition, 2014)
Book: Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009)
Book: National Geographic Readers: Sonia Sotomayor by Barbara Kramer (National Geographic Kids; Illustrated edition, 2016)
Book: Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words by Karen Leggett Abouraya (StarWalk Kids Media, 2014)
Book: Malala Yousafzai: Champion for Education by Jodie Shepherd (Children's Press; Illustrated edition, 2016)
Book: The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter (Schwartz & Wade, 2011)
Book: Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; Illustrated edition, 2010)
Book: Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch and Teresa Martinez (Charlesbridge; Illustrated edition, 2019)
Book: Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Eric-Shabazz Larkin (Readers to Eaters, 2013)
Assessment Text: “Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parad” by Melissa Sweet (Clarion Books)

Unit 6: Inside the Human Body

Book: First Human Body Encyclopedia (DK Children 2005)

Alternate Unit 6: Exploring Ancient Greece

Book: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2004)

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