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ELA Grade 2 Required and Recommended Texts

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Module 1

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.

Text Quantity ISBNs
The Important Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
1 per classroom
ISBN: 9780064432276
The Dot
by Peter H. Reynolds
6 per classroom
ISBN: 9780763619619
The Invisible Boy
by Trudy Ludwig
6 per classroom
ISBN: 9781582464503
Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools around the World
by Susan Hughes
6 per classroom
ISBN: 9781926818863

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
School Days around the World
by Margriet Ruurs
Informational 680
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan
by Jeanette Winter
Informational 630
Where Are You Going, Manyoni?
by Elizabeth Stock
Literature 570
This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World
by Edith Baer
Informational 360
This Is My Home, This Is My School
by Jonathan Bean
The Way to School
by Rosemary McCarney
The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can
by Tererai Trent
Literature 770
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Literature 870
School in Many Cultures
by Heather Adamson
Informational 220
School Days Around the World
by Catherine Chambers
Recess at 20 Below
by Cindy Aillaud
Informational 900
Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education
by Liz Suneby
Literature 680
My School In The Rain Forest: How Children Attend School Around The World
by Margriet Ruurs
Informational 960
Listen To The Wind : The Story Of Dr. Greg And Three Cups Of Tea
by Greg Mortenson
Informational 740
It's Back To School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around The World
by Ellen Jackson
Crow Boy
by Taro Yashima
Literature 760
Beatrice's Dream: A Story of Kibera Slum
by Karen Lynn Williams
Readers Theater Script: Tent School
by EL Education
Readers Theater Script: Rainforest School
by EL Education
Readers Theater Script: Boat School
by EL Education
What Does School Mean to You?
by EL Education
Literature 750
The Magic Bow
by EL Education
Literature 870

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