ELL Literacy with NASA: Rocks In Space
Grade Level: Second Grade
Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students
will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and concepts of
unknown text. 4. Students will compare/contrast rocks.
CDE Language Arts: Reading 1.0: Word Analysis: Vocabulary and Concept
Development:?1.8 Use knowledge of individual words in unknown compound words to
predict their meaning.?1.10 Identify simple multiple-meaning words.
CDE Science: Earth Sciences: 3a: Earth is made of materials that have distinct
properties and provide resources for human activities. As a basis for
understanding this concept: Students know how to compare the physical properties
of different kinds of rocks and know that rock is composed of different
combinations of minerals.
CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Reading (Word Analysis and Fluency): Recognize and
produce English phonemes that are like phonemes students hear and produce in
their primary language. Recognize and produce English phonemes that are not like
phonemes students hear and produce in their primary language. Produce most
English phonemes while beginning to read aloud. Produce simple vocabulary (e.g.,
single words or very short phrases) to communicate basic needs in social and
academic settings (e.g., locations, greetings, classroom objects). Demonstrate
comprehension of simple vocabulary with an appropriate action. Retell stories
using simple words, phrases, and sentences.
BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance.
Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Students should create visual images in order
to support their understanding. 2. Allow for one-on-one instruction as well as
group collaboration. 3. Model good English and habits. 4. Teacher/Students can
bring rocks to class to share with group. 5. Teacher must model fluent reading
of thetext. 6. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content.
Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric
building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php