Open Court Theme:

Grade 2 - Unit 2 - Kindness

Available Resources for Kindness Unit:

Additional Literature Recommendations

Blog (tips for teaching the Open Court Reading Program)

Grammar, Usage, Mechanics


Challenge Activity/Who Am I? Riddle by Susan Obuchi

Common Core

Comprehension Activities:

Mushroom in the Rain Comp Questions by Hollie Lusk

Paper Crane Sequencing Activity by Amber McCarthy

Concept Question Board

Decodable Book Activities

Discussion Board (ask a question, network with other OCR teachers)

Favorite Unit Books/Videos

General Open Court Resources (not grade level specific)

Homework Sheets

Independent Work Time

Integrating Technology/Online Games

Lesson Plans


Literacy Coaches



Parent Resources

Picture Files:

Printable Vocabulary Picture File by Christina Lassalle
Picture File by Barbara Shuwarger


Reader's Theater

Mushroom in the Rain
More Reader's Theater

Related Open Court Units:

Third Grade: Friendship

Recommended Literature

Response to Intervention (RTI) Resources


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Sight Words


Reading Remedies for iPod/iPad

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad

Spelling Activities

Study Guides by Tammy Quinn

Unit Opener Activities

Vocabulary Activities

Word Knowledge Boards

Word Searches

Writing Activities

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