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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Common Core Standards for 2nd Grade (RL 2.4)


Describe how words and phrases (e.g. regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.



Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more riders on his boat until the inevitable occurs.


The Big Fat Cow that goes Kapow by Andy Griffiths

In these ten easy-to-read stories there is a mixed-up cow that says "miaow," a mole called Noel who plays rock 'n' roll in a hole, and a boy named Mike who rides a bike with a very big spike!


Round is a Tortilla: a book of shapes by Roseanne Thong

In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas.


The Napping House by Audrey Wood

In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea atop a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite. 



The Handiest Things in the World by Andrew Clements

Celebrates in verse, accompanied by photographs, the many things hands can do.


Winter Trees by Carole Gerber

A boy and his dog walk through a wintry forest and identify seven common trees.


My Parents Think I’m Sleeping by Jack Prelutsky

Prelutsky turns his rollicking poetry talents to the problems and thoughts of bedtime. The poems capture the frustration of trying to go to sleep before you're tired.


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
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