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  1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Book Pack, Grade 2
    Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Book Pack, Grade 2
    Susan S. Simpson
    Common Sense Press / 1998 / Trade Paperback
    $67.89 Retail: $88.00 Save 23% ($20.11)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews

Build language arts skills through the wonders of "living" literature! Keep skills within the context of literature, giving children a better understanding of how these concepts actually work, and reinforcing their correct usage. Designed for second-grade students, this program package includes the student activity book, the teacher's guide, and six student readers. Organized around the readers, the teacher's guide features step-by-step instructions for each day, an end-unit assessment, teacher notes, and answers to the student book in the margins. The student book (non-reproducible) contains the exercises, copywork, enrichment & independent work, additional literature passages, and hands-on activities designed to complement the lessons given in the teacher's guide.

Additional Read-Aloud Books Needed for this Curriculum:

  • A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry / ISBN: 9780064431477
  • Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik / ISBN: 9780064440042
  • The Fire Cat by Esther Averill / ISBN: 9780064440387
  • The Bravest Dog Ever by Natalie Standiford / ISBN: 9780394896953
  • Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall / ISBN: 9780140504415
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman / ISBN: 9780140501735
  • Little Island by Golden MacDonald / ISBN: 9780400408307
  • Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson / ISBN: 9780689716089
  • Harry, the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion / ISBN: 9780064430098
  • Abraham Lincoln by the D'Aulaires

    Note:For a printable list of what books are needed for this curriculum, please see the "More Information" (PDF) link above.

    Please see the Scope & Sequence (PDF) link above for the elements covered in the 2nd grade text for the primary subject headings of grammar, punctuation, spelling, writing, and thinking skills.

    This kit includes the following required resources for this curriculum:

    • LLATL Grade 2 Teacher Book

    • LLATL Grade 2 Activity Book
    • Famous People Reader
    • All Around the Farm Reader
    • Forest Fables Reader
    • In, Out, and About Catfish Pond Reader
    • Underwater Friends Reader
    • Up, Down, and Around the Rain Tree Reader

    1. Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 2, Red Teacher
      Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 2, Red Teacher
      Susan S. Simpson, Debbie Strayer
      Common Sense Press / 1977 / Trade Paperback
      $20.89 Retail: $27.00 Save 23% ($6.11)
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW92820

    This teacher's guide is the heart of the Learning Language Arts Through Literature 2nd Grade program, and must be used with the required readers available in the LLATL Red Kit, Grade 2. Organized around the readers, the teacher's guide features step-by-step instructions for each day, an end-unit assessment, teacher notes, and answers to the student book in the margins. 230 pages, softcover.

      Required Books

      1. A Tree is Nice
        A Tree is Nice
        Janice May Udry
        HarperCollins / Trade Paperback
        $5.99 Retail: $7.99 Save 25% ($2.00)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW431479

      Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1957 Caldecott Medal winner.

      1. Little Bear, An I Can Read Book, Softcover
        Little Bear, An I Can Read Book, Softcover
        Else Holmelund Minarik
        HarperCollins / 1978 / Trade Paperback
        $2.99 Retail: $3.95 Save 24% ($0.96)
        5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW40044

      Meet Little Bear, a friend to millions of children. And meet Mother Bear, who is there whenever Little Bear needs her. When it is cold and snowy outside, she finds just the right outfit for Little Bear to play in. When he goes to the moon, she has a hot lunch waiting for him on his return. At night she helps him get to sleep. And, of course, she never forgets his birthday. Recommended for ages 4 to 6.

      1. The Fire Cat
        The Fire Cat
        Esther Averill
        HarperCollins / Trade Paperback
        $2.99 Retail: $3.99 Save 25% ($1.00)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW440389

      Living at Hook & Ladder Co. 7 is hard work. But when Pickles is adopted by the people at the firehouse, this little cat makes big plans: to be the best fire cat ever. Preschool to Grade 1 reading level.

      1. The Bravest Dog Ever
        The Bravest Dog Ever
        Natalie Standiford
        Random House / Trade Paperback
        $3.49 Retail: $4.99 Save 30% ($1.50)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW896955

      It is one of the worst storms ever--the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope. Can Balto find his way through the terrible storm? Find out in this exciting true story! Recommended for ages 6 to 9, grades 1 to 3.

      1. Ox-Cart Man
        Ox-Cart Man
        Donald Hall
        Puffin Books / Trade Paperback
        $5.99 Retail: $7.99 Save 25% ($2.00)

      Life on the farm from year to year. The farmer packs the ox cart with all the goods that were grown, and made by his family to be sold at the market. He kisses his family good-bye and takes the full ox cart to market to sell all his goods, only to begin the process all over again for the next year. Recommended for ages 3 to 8. The 1980 Caldecott Medal winner.

      1. Corduroy
        Corduroy
        Don Freeman
        Puffin Books / Trade Paperback
        $4.79 Retail: $6.99 Save 31% ($2.20)
        5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW501738

      Corduroy is in for a Big adventure! Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time. As soon as Lisa sees him, she knows he's the bear she's always wanted - even though he's a little shopworn. Corduroy knows that with a bit of work, he can tidy himself up - so it's off through the store in search of a new button! Recommended for ages 3 to 8.

      1. Billy and Blaze: A Boy and His Horse
        Billy and Blaze: A Boy and His Horse
        C.W. Anderson
        Aladdin / 1992 / Trade Paperback
        $5.99 Retail: $7.99 Save 25% ($2.00)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW716087

      Billy was a little boy who loved horses more than anything else in the world. Imagine how happy he was when he got his very own pony for his birthday! From that day on, Billy was seldom seen without his new friend, Blaze. Riding through fields and woods, Billy and Blaze learned to trust and understand one another and to jump over fences and fallen trees with ease. They were a great team, but were they good enough to win the gleaming silver cup at the Maon Horse Show? Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

      1. Harry the Dirty Dog
        Harry the Dirty Dog
        Gene Zion
        HarperCollins / Trade Paperback
        $4.79 Retail: $7.99 Save 40% ($3.20)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW43009X

      Harry is a little white dog with black spots who loves everything...except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, and soon he is so dirty he has changed into a black dog with white spots. Now Harry is really in trouble. Even his own family doesn't recognize him.

      1. Abraham Lincoln
        Abraham Lincoln
        Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
        Beautiful Feet Books / Trade Paperback
        $14.49 Retail: $17.95 Save 19% ($3.46)
        5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW3103234

      From everyone's favorite authors-the d'Aulaires- this celebration of Abraham Lincoln's life is here just in time for the year of his 200th birthday. Recreated with the vivid colors originally intended, this edition was published from the original 1940 printing. Exemplifying Lincoln as the archetypal American hero, this biography follows Honest Abe from his youth in the wilderness of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, to his days practicing law, running for office, and eventually becoming president of the United States. Softcover.

      1. The Little Island
        The Little Island
        Golden MacDonald
        Dragonfly Books / Trade Paperback
        $7.19 Retail: $7.99 Save 10% ($0.80)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW50830X