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Lesson Plan: Migration (Writing - Grade 2)

Subject:  Writing

Grade: 2

Lesson Objective: To write a story explaining if you would like to migrate and why

Common Core StandardCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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.




  • When is a time that you gave your opinion?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Giving an opinion means telling someone how you feel about something.  We give our opinions when we are asked what we would like to eat, what we would like to play, what we would like to wear or any of the other questions that you may be asked during your day.
  • When giving an opinion, it is important to explain why you think or feel the way that you do.
  • We have been talking about migration.  You are going to write a story explaining if you would like to be an animal that migrates. 
  • Think about what you have learned about migration and why different animals migrate.
  • Sometimes, when authors are writing, they use what they know about something real to help them write their story.
  • Remember, using many details explaining what you are thinking and feeling helps the reader to be interested in your story. 
  • When you are writing about something real, you should always try to include facts that support your opinion or reason for thinking and feeling the way that you do.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share the story that you wrote?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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