Exemplar Text Supports Grade Band 2-3

Grade Band 2-3

Amos & Boris by William Steig
All About Blue Whales. A book describing blue whales.
Friends. A list of ways friends help each other.
I May Be Small. A book showing how size does not effect a person.
The Land. A book describing the characteristics of land.
Ocean Animals. A book of animals that live in the ocean, with repeating sentences.
Sea Voyage. A list of items to take on a long sea voyage.
Whales. A book about whale characteristics and what they eat.
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Wild Island
Angry. A list of different ways to say a person is angry.
Elmer Elevator. A book describing the character Elmer Elevator.
Jungle Animals. A list of animals that appear in My Father's Dragon.
Maps. A list of different types of maps.
My Father's Dragon. A retelling of the story My Father's Dragon.
We're Going to Rescue a Dragon. A list of items needed in order to rescue dragons.
Elmer and the Dragon
Elmer and the Dragon. A retelling of the story Elmer and the Dragon.
Freedom. A book about things people have the freedom to do.
Friends. A list of ways friends help each other.
Storms. A book of different types of storms.
Teamwork. A book about finding success using teamwork.
The Dragons of Blueland
The Dragons of Blueland. A retelling of the story The Dragons of Blueland.
Dragons are Cool. A book with examples of dragons.
Exercise. A list of activities a person could do for exercise.
Real or Fiction Pets. A book comparing actual pets to animals that cannot be pets.
Trains. A list of items that trains can carry.
The Lighthouse Family: The Storm by Cynthia Rylant
Adventure. A book of short phrases capturing the idea of adventure.
Family. A book about the characteristics of different families.
Lighthouses. A book about lighthouses and what they are used for.
Sea Voyage. A list of items to take on a long sea voyage.
The Storm. A retelling of the book The Lighthouse Family: The Storm.
Poppleton In Winter by Cynthia Rylant
The Bust
The Bust. A retelling of the story "The Bust" from Poppleton in Winter.
Making Art. A list of different materials used to make art.
Over Winter Break. A book desribing the different things individuals did over winter break.
Poppleton. A book about Poppleton the pig.
Winter Fun. All of the fun things that people can do in winter months.
Icicles
Friends. A list of ways friends help each other.
Icicles. A retelling of the story "Icicles" from Poppleton in Winter.
Poppleton. A book about Poppleton the pig.
Snow. A list of objects and animals on which snow falls.
Winter. A book of winter scenes.
Tar Heel Reader Poppleton in Winter: Icicles Collection
The Sleigh Ride
Birthdays. A list of the characteristics of birthdays.
Jingle Bells. A book set to the lyrics of Jingle Bells.
Poppleton. A book about Poppleton the pig.
The Sleigh Ride. A retelling of the story "The Sleigh Ride" from Poppleton in Winter.
Surprise Party. A story about throwing a surprise birthday party.
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Home. A list of different things a home can be for people.
Homesteaders. A book about homesteaders and how they lived.
Sarah, Plain and Tall. A retelling of the book Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Sarah, Plain and Tall Vocabulary. Vocabulary from the book Sarah, Plain and Tall, with definitions.
Then and Now. A book comparing a boy's life to the life of his grandfather.
Writing a Letter. A list of items needed to write a letter.
The Stories Juilan Tells by Ann Cameron
Because of Figs
My Baby brother. A list of reasons why a person should like little brothers.
Because of Figs. A retelling of the story Because of Figs.
Brothers. A book about the bond between brothers.
Figs. A list of the characteristics of figs.
Plants. A book about plants, what they need to grow, and how they are helpful.
Plants. A book about plants and reasons to enjoy them.
Catalog Cats
Catalog Cats. A retelling of the story Catalog Cats.
Cats. A book about cats and the things they can do or be.
Dreams. A book about dreams.
Fun Cats. A descriptive book about cats.
In Trouble. A list of things people do that get them in trouble.
Gloria, Who Might Be My Best Friend
Girls and Boys. A book about girl and boy stereotypes.
Gloria, Who Might Be My Best Friend. A retelling of the story Gloria, Who Might Be My Best Friend
I Wish… A book of items the author wishes for.
Julian's Father. A book describing Julian's father from The Stories Julian Tells.
Kites. A list of different types of kites.
My Very Strange Teeth
Brushing Your Teeth. A book explaining how to brush your teeth.
I Lost My Tooth. The story of a student losing a tooth at school.
Julian's Father. A book describing Julian's father from The Stories Julian Tells.
My Very Strange Teeth. A retelling of the story My Very Strange Teeth.
Patience. A list of items people need to be patient for.
Our Garden
Growing a Garden. A list of fruits and vegetables that are grown in gardens.
Our Garden. A retelling of the story Our Garden from The Stories Julian Tells.
Stories. A book about fiction stories.
Story Telling. A list of different ways to tell stories.
What Did They Plant? A list of vegetables that were planted in the story Our Garden.
Pudding Like a Night on the Sea
In Trouble. A list of things people do that get them in trouble.
Lemon Pudding. A list of ingredients needed to make lemon pudding.
Pudding Like a Night on the Sea. A retelling of Pudding Like a Night on the Sea from The Stories Julian Tells.
Similes. A book with examples of similes.
Who Cooks at Your House? A list of people who prepare meals.
Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Growing a Garden. A list of fruits and vegetables that are grown in gardens.
Root Vegetables. A list of foods that grow underground.
To Grow a Sunflower. A book of the items needed to grow a sunflower.
Vegetable Garden. Uses phrases from the book Tops & Bottoms to explain how to grow a garden.
What Grows in the Garden? A list of vegetables from the book, Tops & Bottoms, that grow in gardens.