Our Year-Packs are carefully designed to provide a range of genres that develop increased competency in reading and writing over time.
Make Blackbird & Co. Integrated Literature+Writing Discovery Guides part of your core curriculum and watch a language arts tradition take root and bloom in the hearts and minds of your students!
Level 2D includes the following titles:
- Fish in a Tree
- Flora & Ulysses
- From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
- Inside Out and Back Again
- Love Ruby Lavender
- Pablo and Birdy
Integrated Literature & Writing Discovery Guides
Level 2 Literature and Writing Discovery Guides are recommended for elementary (grades 3-5) students who are in the process of acquiring the proficiency necessary to confidently read and to respond to a complex piece of literature. Each guide is designed to be completed in five weeks, which allows students to comfortably work through six units in a typical school year.
Not sure what level to choose? View our placement guidelines here.
Each week for four weeks, students will:
- Learn to take notes on characters, settings, and plot
- Study vocabulary
- Answer comprehension questions
- Write a short personal response
- Have opportunity to discuss topics related to the story
On the fifth week students are given a selection of hands-on projects to complete.
Take a look at our student project gallery for inspiration! Take me there »