Reading Return to Unit List
, Book 2
Grade 2  
Unit 2: What's New
The Wednesday Surprise
by Eve Bunting

Internet Connection Activity
Deserts     Cross Curricular
Mojave National Preserve Kid's Web Page
Connect to this link:

  1. Read the picture book by clicking each page.

  2. At the end, click Home. Then click Desert Plants & Animals.

  3. Click Wildflowers. Look at the pictures.

  4. Go back and click Joshua Tree. Look at the pictures.

  5. Go back and click a few animals to see what they look like.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Connect to this link:

  1. Click on Fun Facts then Fun Facts about Desert Critters.

  2. Read about the different desert animals by clicking on their names.

  3. Draw one of the desert critters below. Write two facts about the critter.

Internet Connection Activity
Holidays    Find Out More
Children's Day
Connect to this link:'s+Day

  1. Click each Children's Day.

  2. Read each story about this holiday.

  3. Is it the same in each country?

American Holidays
Connect to this link:

  1. Click on By Country. Scroll down and click on United States.

  2. What is your favorite holiday? Click on its name to read about it.

  3. When is your favorite holiday?

  4. What happens on this holiday?

  5. Why is it your favorite holiday?

  6. Draw a picture of you on your favorite holiday.

Internet Connection Activity
Achievements    Leveled Books
Connect to this link:

  1. Read about Sir Francis Drake.

  2. Click Next.

  3. Read about more achievements by famous people.

Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee
Connect to this link:

  1. Click on About Us. Scroll down and read History .

  2. Click on Click Here to learn about spelling bee winners. Is there a winner from your state?

  3. Write down your favorite word on a notecard. Test a friend on it. Can they spell it right?