Common Core Alignment:.

RL.2.1:

Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

RL.2.5:

Reading Literature

Craft and Structure

Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

W.2.2:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

L.2.4a:

Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.