Literacy sTArs Curriculum (Grades 2-3)

Welcome to our Literacy sTArs Activity Book Curriculum (grades 2-3). Each lesson has been developed by teachers and tested in the classroom to ensure the lessons are enjoyable and focus on developing essential skills for reading and writing about fiction and non-fiction texts. The skills and activities are strategically sequenced so that your students build confidence as young readers and writers. As students practice the skills in Literacy sTArs Activity Book, they will engage in higher level thinking and collaborative activities that teach them to talk about the texts they are reading.

The lessons are designed to follow the skills and activities in the Literacy sTArs Activity Book. The Zoom presentation offers visual support, so as students complete the tasks in their books, you can project instructions, offer additional language support, pace the lesson with a built in digital timer, or call on random students to share ideas with the Collaborate tool.

You can choose to follow every activity in the digital lesson plan or select specific things to do. Since the Experiences in the Activity Books have more activities than the digital lesson plans, you can add in activities or find more to do in the Skill Library.


Click on a lesson below and you will be taken to a lesson summary page. Here, you can download and print the summary lesson and presentation slides or click on the Zoom icon and watch the page transform into an interactive student presentation. The presentation deck will walk you through the lesson.

If you want to add, remove, or adjust content in the lesson, simply click "Add to My Lessons Plans" on the summary page and click edit. You can change anything in the lesson. To find your lesson again, go to Lesson Plans and select "My Lessons" in the lower navigation.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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