This page contains extra resources for students and teachers that go along with the first five units of the Open Court Reading Program for the second grade (2000 edition). You can use the buttons above or scroll down to jump to a unit.
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byGosh.com - Mother Goose rhymes - includes stories to know about Jack
Miscositas.com - Multicultural Stories in English, Spanish, and French.
International Children's Digital Library - Read free children's books online.
Los Angeles Public Library - Kids Page
PBS Kids - Story Page
PBS Kids - Between the Lions Stories
Starfall.com - Stories and journals for pre-k to 2nd
Bookadventure.com - Make your own reading list and answer quizzes.
Storyplace - Digital Library in English and Spanish
Colorin Colorado! - It's from a verse that children and adults say after reading a good story together: "¡Y colorín, colorado, este cuento se ha acabado!" ("Colorín colorado, and that is the end of the story!"). Bi-lingual site provides information, activities, and advice on helping children learn to read and succeed.
Bookpals - Storyline - Streaming videos of actors reading popular children's books.
Children's Author's & Illustrators on the Web
Jose Aruego - Filipino-American illustrator and author of Mushroom in the Rain, Leo the Late Bloomer, and more.
Jan Brett - Coloring pages, activities, and classroom helpers.
Dav Pilkey - Lots of fun stuff from The Hallo-Wiener to Captain Underpants.
Patricia Polacco - author of The Keeping Quilt and Thank You, Mr. Falker
Tomie de Paola - author of Strega Nona, The Popcorn Book, Bill and Pete, and many more
Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel
The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
Author: A True Story by Helen Lester
Dear Peter Rabbit by Alma Flor Ada
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
Thank You, Mr., Falker by Patricia Polacco
"Hello" in Cherokee. Pronunciation: (Oh-see-YOH)
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum - Web site for the Tennessee museum.
Children's Songs in Cherokee Langauge - Cherokee Nation Official Web site.
Figs - Grown in California web site
Dole 5 A Day - Dole web site promoting fruit
Working with Maps - US Geological Society
U.S. Census Bureau - Info about our states
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"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better." -Dr. Suess' The Lorax
Moozie.com - Meet Moozie the Cow at the Children's Kindness Network
Whale Vocalizations - listen to whale sounds
Care for Animals - American Vet Association site
Letter template - Download the template and write a friendly letter in Microsoft Word.
CareBears - official web site
Soulgraffiti - Kindness stories and quotes
Corduroy Writes a Letter by Allsion Inches
The First Teddy Bear by Helen Kay
A Teddy Bear for President Roosevelt by Connie and Peter Roop
Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
A Symphony of Whales by Peter Sylvada
I Know a Lady by Charlotte Zolotow
Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story by Tomie De Paola
Naya: The Inuit Cinderella by Brittany Marceau-Chenkie
"Man does not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." -Chief Seattle, 1854
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - wealth of whale info
The Ocean Alliance - more whale info
Sea World Fun Zone - coloring books and activities for kids
Water Cycle - EPA explains the process
US Geological Society - info about the arctic, ecosystems, rocks and fossils
*Thanks to Ms. Sierra for some of the kindness sites listed above.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Bonnie Jean Wasmund
Children's Kindness Network - Teacher Activities
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation - Lesson Plans
HumanityQuest.com Kindness Page -Kindness page
HumanityQuest.com -Art activities
Teachkind.org - Kindness to animals
Indiana Clearinghouse for Citizenship and Character Education
Ocean Theme - LearningPage.com - Ocean Theme pages
Sea World.Org Teacher Guides - Whale, marine, arctic animal lessons, includes directions for making origami whale hats
Look Again - Camouflage
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Aquarium of the Pacific - Weird, Wild & Wonderful Camouflage
Exploratorium - Disappearing Act
Camouflage Changers - Sacramento Zoo
Animal Camouflage - How Stuff Works
Cool Camouflage - All Info About Science
Walking Stick Page - from Ewing Young Elementary in Oregon
Butterfly Camouflage and Mimicry - Chicago Field Museum
Frogs – Hide & Seek - All About Frogs
Frogs: Color & Camouflage - San Francisco Exploratorium
Hide & Seek Sea - Read info on stone fish, sea dragons, decorator crabs
Leafy Sea Dragon - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Octopus Camouflage - Undersea Explorer Australian Octopus
Camouflage Coloring Pages – Enchanted Learning.com