Second Grade Unit 3: Look Again! Camouflage


ELA Standards

  • Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text
    2.2 State the purpose in reading (i. e., tell what information is sought).
    2.3 Use knowledge of the author's purpose( s) to comprehend informational text.
    2.4 Ask clarifying questions about essential textual elements of exposition (e.g., why, what if, how).
    2.5 Restate facts and details in the text to clarify and organize ideas.
    2.6 Recognize cause-and-effect relationships in a text.
    2.7 Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and graphs.
    2.8 Follow two-step written instructions.

Other Standards

  • Life Science 2.0
    c. Students know many characteristics of an organism are inherited from the parents.
    Some characteristics are caused or influenced by the environment.
    d. Students know there is variation among individuals of one kind within a population.

Critical questions to ask while teaching:

  1. Why do animals need to blend in and hide?

What they will understand at the end of the unit:

  1. Animals can change there appearance to hide and blend in;
  2. Animals do this to survive either to keep from being eaten, or to be able to sneak up and eat other animals;

Essential background they will need to start this unit:



Materials to be used



Other Materials

Mizmercer's Favorite Links on 2unit3 from Diigo

Assessment Evidence


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Learning Activities

Week One