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Open Court 2000 - Second Grade

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.

Sharing Stories

Sharing Web Links | Books to Read | Across the Curriculum | Back to the Top

Sharing Stories - Web Links - Mother Goose rhymes - includes stories to know about Jack - 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 - Stories and journals for pre-k to 2nd - 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.

Website for Authors & Illustrators

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

Sharing Stories - Other Books to Read

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

Sharing Stories - Across the Curriculum

"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

Braille Institute



Kindness Web Links | Books to Read | Across the Curriculum | Teacher's Links | Back to the Top

"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better." -Dr. Suess' The Lorax

Kindness - Web Links - 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

Kindness - Other Books to Read

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

Kindness - Across the Curriculum

"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.

Kindness - Teacher Links

"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 Kindness Page -Kindness page -Art activities - Kindness to animals

Indiana Clearinghouse for Citizenship and Character Education

Ocean Theme - - Ocean Theme pages

Sea World.Org Teacher Guides - Whale, marine, arctic animal lessons, includes directions for making origami whale hats

Look Again - Camouflage

Look Again Web Links | Books to Read | Teacher's Links | Back to the Top

Look Again - Web Links

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