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Grandfather's Journey (2nd Grade)
Grandfather's Journey (2nd Grade)
Grandfather's Journey (2nd Grade)
Grandfather's Journey (2nd Grade)
Grandfather's Journey (2nd Grade)

Grandfather's Journey (2nd Grade)

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Grandfather's Journey, the story of an immigrant family, tracks the mixture of emotions and adventures that come when moving a life from one country to another. A boy recounts his grandfather’s life and how it mirrors his own, emphasizing the profound feeling of always longing for what you do not have. This module takes students on a journey through vocabulary, portraits, texts, and art-making.

Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After-Reading lesson entitled Simile Self-Portrait for you to preview. Each lesson is formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver. 

This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:

  • A Place I’ve Been
  • Word Match Game
  • Family Portraits
  • Vocabulary Acquisition
  • Guided Discovery “Text-to-Self Connections”
  • Application
  • Thought Bubble
  • Simile Self-Portrait
  • Other Adventures
  • Japanese Block Printing
  • Writing About Family Portraits

At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.

Standards Matrix

For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module. 

Key Vocabulary

Journey, Astonished, Bewildered, Endless, Marveled, Longed, Surrounded, Exchanged, Homesickness, Simile, Explored

Note: This module is part of 2nd Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.