Common Core Alignment:.

RI.2.1:

Reading Informational

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.

RI.2.6:

Reading Informational

Craft and Structure

Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

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.

W.2.7:

Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

W.2.8:

Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.