Grade 2: Listening & Learning Domain 3 Anthology "The Ancient Greek Civilization"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for The Ancient Greek Civilization contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 3, including an alignment chart for the domain to the Common Core State Standards; an introduction to the domain including necessary background information for teachers, a list of domain components, a core vocabulary list for the domain, and planning aids and resources; 12 lessons including objectives, read-alouds, discussion questions, and extension activities; a Pausing Point; a domain review; a domain assessment; culminating activities; and teacher resources. By the end of this domain, students will be able to:

1. Identify the area of ancient Greece on a map;
2. Locate Crete, the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea on a map;
3. Describe the terrain of ancient Greece and how it affected development;
4. Define the term civilization;
5. Define the term city-state;
6. Explain that the ancient Greeks worshipped many gods and goddesses;
7. Identify Mount Olympus as the place the ancient Greeks believed was the home of the gods;
8. Identify ancient Greece as the site of the original Olympic Games;
9. Describe the Olympic Games of ancient Greece;
10. Describe how the contributions of ancient Greek civilization have influenced the present;
11. Describe the city-state Sparta and the Spartan way of life;
12. Explain that Athens is named after the goddess Athena;
13. Describe the city-state Athens;
14. Describe how Athenians worshipped Athena;
15. Explain what the Parthenon was;
16. Define the term democracy;
17. Identify Athens as the birthplace of democracy;
18. Explain how Athenian boys and girls were educated;
19. Explain that women did not have as many rights as men in Greek society;
20. Compare/contrast life in Sparta and Athens;
21. Explain the significance of the battles of Marathon and Thermopylae;
22. Identify Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle as famous philosophers of ancient Greece;
23. Describe the accomplishments of Alexander the Great;
24. Recount fiction read-alouds, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine the central message, lesson, or moral;
25. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
26. Answer questions that require making interpretations, judgments, or giving opinions about what is heard in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, including answering why questions that require recognizing cause/effect relationships;
27. Determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases in nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;
28. Interpret information from diagrams, charts, timelines, graphs, or other organizers associated with a nonfiction/informational read-aloud and explain how these graphics clarify the meaning of the read-aloud;
29. Describe how reasons or facts support specific points the author makes in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
30. Compare and contrast (orally or in writing) similarities and differences within a single fiction read-aloud or between two or more nonfiction/informational read-alouds;
31. Listen to and demonstrate understanding of nonfiction/informational read-alouds of appropriate complexity for grades 2–4;
32. Plan, draft, and edit opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section;
33. Plan, draft, and edit a narrative retelling of a fiction read-aloud, including a title, setting, characters, and well-elaborated events of the story in proper sequence, including details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, using temporal words to signal event order, and providing a sense of closure;
34. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing;
35. Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., after listening to several read-alouds, produce a report on a single topic);
36. Make personal connections (orally or in writing) to events or experiences in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud, and/or make connections among several read-alouds;
37. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;
38. Use agreed-upon rules for group discussion (e.g., look at and listen to the speaker, raise hand to speak, take turns, say “excuse me” or “please,” etc.);
39. Carry on and participate in a conversation over at least six turns, staying on topic, and linking their comments to the remarks of others, with either an adult or another child of the same age;
40. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
41. Retell (orally or in writing) important facts and information from a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
42. Summarize (orally or in writing) text content and/or oral information presented by others;
43. Ask questions to clarify directions, exercises, classroom routines, and/or what a speaker says about a topic to gather additional information or deepen understanding of a topic or issue;
44. Recount a personal experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences;
45. Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings;
46. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification;
47. Use word parts to determine meanings of unknown words in fiction or nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;
48. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy);
49. Provide synonyms and antonyms of selected core vocabulary words;
50. Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases in fiction or nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;
51. Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurt) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny);
52. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases;
53. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy);
54. Prior to listening to a read-aloud, identify orally what they know and have learned about a given topic; and
55. Prior to listening to a read-aloud, orally predict what will happen based on images or text heard and then compare the actual outcome to the prediction.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central...
RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding...
RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

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