Exemplar Text Supports Grade Band 2-3

Grade Band 2-3

Amos & Boris by William Steig
All about blue whales book coverAll About Blue Whales. A book describing blue whales.
Friends book coverFriends. A list of ways friends help each other.
I may be small book coverI May Be Small. A book showing how size does not effect a person.
The land book coverThe Land. A book describing the characteristics of land.
Ocean animals book coverOcean Animals. A book of animals that live in the ocean, with repeating sentences.
Sea voyage book coverSea Voyage. A list of items to take on a long sea voyage.
Whales book coverWhales. A book about whale characteristics and what they eat.
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Wild Island
Angry book coverAngry. A list of different ways to say a person is angry.
Elmer elevator book coverElmer Elevator. A book describing the character Elmer Elevator.
jungle animals book coverJungle Animals. A list of animals that appear in My Father's Dragon.
maps book coverMaps. A list of different types of maps.
my father's dragon book coverMy Father's Dragon. A retelling of the story My Father's Dragon.
We're going to rescue a dragon book coverWe're Going to Rescue a Dragon. A list of items needed in order to rescue dragons.
Elmer and the Dragon
Elmer and the dragon book coverElmer and the Dragon. A retelling of the story Elmer and the Dragon.
freedom book coverFreedom. A book about things people have the freedom to do.
friends book coverFriends. A list of ways friends help each other.
storms book coverStorms. A book of different types of storms.
teamwork book coverTeamwork. A book about finding success using teamwork.
The Dragons of Blueland
dragons of blueland book coverThe Dragons of Blueland. A retelling of the story The Dragons of Blueland.
dragons are cool book coverDragons are Cool. A book with examples of dragons.
Exercise book coverExercise. A list of activities a person could do for exercise.
Real or fiction pets book coverReal or Fiction Pets. A book comparing actual pets to animals that cannot be pets.
Trains book coverTrains. A list of items that trains can carry.
The Lighthouse Family: The Storm by Cynthia Rylant
Adventure book coverAdventure. A book of short phrases capturing the idea of adventure.
Family book coverFamily. A book about the characteristics of different families.
Lighthouses book coverLighthouses. A book about lighthouses and what they are used for.
Sea voyage book coverSea Voyage. A list of items to take on a long sea voyage.
The storm book coverThe Storm. A retelling of the book The Lighthouse Family: The Storm.
Poppleton In Winter by Cynthia Rylant
The Bust
the bust book coverThe Bust. A retelling of the story "The Bust" from Poppleton in Winter.
making art book coverMaking Art. A list of different materials used to make art.
over winter break book coverOver Winter Break. A book desribing the different things individuals did over winter break.
poppleton book coverPoppleton. A book about Poppleton the pig.
winter fun book coverWinter Fun. All of the fun things that people can do in winter months.
Icicles
friends book coverFriends. A list of ways friends help each other.
icicles book coverIcicles. A retelling of the story "Icicles" from Poppleton in Winter.
poppleton book coverPoppleton. A book about Poppleton the pig.
snow book coverSnow. A list of objects and animals on which snow falls.
winter book coverWinter. A book of winter scenes.
THR CollectionTar Heel Reader Poppleton in Winter: Icicles Collection
The Sleigh Ride
birthdays book coverBirthdays. A list of the characteristics of birthdays.
jingle bells book coverJingle Bells. A book set to the lyrics of Jingle Bells.
poppleton book coverPoppleton. A book about Poppleton the pig.
sleigh ride book coverThe Sleigh Ride. A retelling of the story "The Sleigh Ride" from Poppleton in Winter.
surprise party book coverSurprise Party. A story about throwing a surprise birthday party.
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Home book coverHome. A list of different things a home can be for people.
Homesteaders book coverHomesteaders. A book about homesteaders and how they lived.
Sarah, plain and tall book coverSarah, Plain and Tall. A retelling of the book Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Sarah, plain and tall book coverSarah, Plain and Tall Vocabulary. Vocabulary from the book Sarah, Plain and Tall, with definitions.
Then and now book coverThen and Now. A book comparing a boy's life to the life of his grandfather.
Writing a letter book coverWriting a Letter. A list of items needed to write a letter.
The Stories Juilan Tells by Ann Cameron
Because of Figs
My baby brother book coverMy Baby brother. A list of reasons why a person should like little brothers.
Because of figs book coverBecause of Figs. A retelling of the story Because of Figs.
Brothers book coverBrothers. A book about the bond between brothers.
Figs book coverFigs. A list of the characteristics of figs.
Plants book coverPlants. A book about plants, what they need to grow, and how they are helpful.
Plants book coverPlants. A book about plants and reasons to enjoy them.
Catalog Cats
Catalog cats book coverCatalog Cats. A retelling of the story Catalog Cats.
CatsCats. A book about cats and the things they can do or be.
Dreams book coverDreams. A book about dreams.
Fun cats book coverFun Cats. A descriptive book about cats.
In trouble book coverIn Trouble. A list of things people do that get them in trouble.
Gloria, Who Might Be My Best Friend
Girls and boys book coverGirls and Boys. A book about girl and boy stereotypes.
Gloria who might be my best friend book coverGloria, Who Might Be My Best Friend. A retelling of the story Gloria, Who Might Be My Best Friend
I wish book coverI Wish… A book of items the author wishes for.
Julian's fatherJulian's Father. A book describing Julian's father from The Stories Julian Tells.
Kites book coverKites. A list of different types of kites.
My Very Strange Teeth
Brushing your teeth book coverBrushing Your Teeth. A book explaining how to brush your teeth.
I lost my tooth book coverI Lost My Tooth. The story of a student losing a tooth at school.
Julian's father book coverJulian's Father. A book describing Julian's father from The Stories Julian Tells.
My very strange teeth book coverMy Very Strange Teeth. A retelling of the story My Very Strange Teeth.
Patience book coverPatience. A list of items people need to be patient for.
Our Garden
Growing a garden book coverGrowing a Garden. A list of fruits and vegetables that are grown in gardens.
Our garden book coverOur Garden. A retelling of the story Our Garden from The Stories Julian Tells.
Stories book coverStories. A book about fiction stories.
Storytelling book coverStory Telling. A list of different ways to tell stories.
What did they plant book coverWhat Did They Plant? A list of vegetables that were planted in the story Our Garden.
Pudding Like a Night on the Sea
In trouble book coverIn Trouble. A list of things people do that get them in trouble.
Lemon pudding book coverLemon Pudding. A list of ingredients needed to make lemon pudding.
Pudding like a night on the sea book coverPudding Like a Night on the Sea. A retelling of Pudding Like a Night on the Sea from The Stories Julian Tells.
Smilies Book CoverSimiles. A book with examples of similes.
Who cooks at your houseWho Cooks at Your House? A list of people who prepare meals.
Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Growing a garden book coverGrowing a Garden. A list of fruits and vegetables that are grown in gardens.
Root vegetables book coverRoot Vegetables. A list of foods that grow underground.
To grow a sunflower book coverTo Grow a Sunflower. A book of the items needed to grow a sunflower.
Vegetable garden book coverVegetable Garden. Uses phrases from the book Tops & Bottoms to explain how to grow a garden.
What grows in the garden book coverWhat Grows in the Garden? A list of vegetables from the book, Tops & Bottoms, that grow in gardens.