Special Sneak Preview and Johnny Appleseed Giveaway

A little project I have finished is a Johnny Appleseed packet!  


Many of you know that Johnny Appleseed's birthday is September 26th- that is this Wednesday!  We study the seasons in second grade in Georgia and I find that Johnny Appleseed ties in nicely.

 I wanted to hit a few Common Core Standards- especially writing routinely  with short and long term research projects.  We have to do two short term research projects this quarter and so far I have done a big fat 0. So Johnny to the rescue!

This is a one day lesson for reading and writing. I tried to pack in many standards into the lessons:

  • RL.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • RL.2.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
  • RI.2.1. 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. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
  • W.2.2. 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. 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. Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question
In reading student will ask and answer questions about Johnny Appleseed with Steven Kellogg's book and collect interesting facts on a graphic organizer.  In writing student will read an online article to find the big idea and why Johnny Appleseed is famous.  After reading and discuss both sources students will use information gathered from the sources to write and publish an informational paragraph about Johnny Appleseed AND an adorable page peek-over craft.





This 19 page packet has everything you need for the lesson, including:

•Second Grade Common Core Standards addressed in these lessons
•Explicit reading and writing lesson plans that include a hook, teaching point, and summary
•Printable pieces for an anchor chart
•Brainstorm web
•Final Draft paper for publishing
•Johnny Appleseed “peek over” craft

It is NOT quite ready to be posted on Teachers Pay Teachers.   I want to take a photograph of the anchor chart and the anchor chart is at school.  Whoops. I will be posting it for $3 tomorrow evening.

BUT I am giving away two free copies to readers.  Just leave a comment below! I will randomly choose a winner tomorrow!

Psssttt.... I am also giving away this packet on my Facebook page to two random people that comment on the thread if you want to up your odds!  May the odds ever be in your favor!


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29 comments

  1. Love teaching about Johnny Appleseed! Great way to integrate a lot of the content areas!

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  2. Great unit! Just in time for his birthday celebration!

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  3. I am a loyal blog follower and have been trying to learn so much. This looks wonderful and I love the cute crafty too! My little special needs students would love to create a peak over Johnny craft. I would love to have one to use with my students. Thank you for the chance to win one.

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  4. We've never taught Johnny Appleseed before so this resource will come in really handy! Can't wait to get our apple focus on in class here the Northwest (we just grow the most amazing apples)!

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  5. Oh how I could use this!!! I am new to 2nd grade this year and this unit is perfect!!! Thank you for creating this and for the chance to win one :-)
    Karen
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  6. This looks great! I am going to be teaching a 1/2 combo for reading starting TOMORROW and I was planning on doing something JA next week!
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  7. This looks good. I love doing Johnny Appleseed with my second graders
    Emily
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  8. This looks great!

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  9. Too cute!! Fingers are crossed!! :o)

    Cindy
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  10. I love it!! This would be great for our Apple Day on Friday! Fingers crossed too. :)
    Lisa
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  11. Such a cute idea! I LOVE it! Integrating both reading and writing into a lesson is wonderful!!

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  12. What a cute Johnny Appleseed unit!

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  13. Your new unit looks juicy! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    Ѽ Lori
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  14. Thanks for giving some of your creativity to us less creative folks! I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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  15. Awesome job! This looks fantastic :)

    Kate
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  16. I would love to use this to celebrate his birthday this week!! Cute activity :)

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  17. This looks great. I just found you site last week and love it!

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  18. This looks wonderful! I am looking forward to seeing it all!!

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  19. This would be perfect! =) Especially seeing as Johnny's hometown is only a couple towns away from where we are! =)

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  20. I love primary for this reason! Getting to celebrate such fun stuff! girlforgod27@aol.com

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  21. Generosity during the harvest season, awesome!! I'd love to get to see what you've done with this! I'm an elementary librarian in Maryland. Thanks for your consideration.

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  22. You've done a great job integrating things!

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  23. This looks great! It is perfect for my second graders!
    Meaghan
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  24. This is wonderful!
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  25. I love this packet. I follow your blog everyday.

    Thanks for the great ideas!!

    Tracey V.
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  26. I love teaching about Johnny Appleseed and would really like to win you packet. Thanks for all of your great ideas.

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  27. This unit looks great!
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