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Leo Lionni and Writing in 2nd Grade

Leo Lionni and Writing in 2nd Grade
Mrs. Christina Phelps, 2nd Grade Teacher
Elementary students at The Woods Academy work on their writing skills.

In the month of October, second grade studied the author Leo Lionni. We read Fish is Fish, Swimmy, Color of His Own, just to name a few. After reading Color of His Own, we used key sequential words such as, first, then, next, and finally to retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Students utilized a graphic organizer to identify the events and details in the story. We then created a flipbook based on the main character, the chameleon.

The Woods Academy 2nd grade students work on writing.

Studies show educators who implement the above key sequential words in comprehension activities have a higher outcome of students recalling specific details from a story.

Elementary students at private school The Woods Academy work on writing.


As we continue our author study, Second grade is looking forward to reading many more Leo Lionni books!

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