Miss Tamorina's Media Center Classes
Boyle Road Elementary
Port Jefferson Station, New York


The second grade classes at Boyle Road Elementary School enjoyed learning about apples.  In addition to the online activities here at Apple Bytes, students wrote stories, poems, read stories and ate apples! We read Down the Road by Alice Schertle and created our own illustrations.   Students explored fiction and non-fiction books in the context of this apple learning experience. Below is a sample of some of our work.

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Apple Bytes

Non-Fiction Books are books that are true and have real facts.

The title of the non-fiction book that I read today is:

The Life and Times of the Apple

Here are 3 interesting facts that I learned from reading this non-fiction book.

1.  There are more than 7,000 kinds of apples

2.  In late summer and early autumn the apples are ripe and ready to pick.

3.  A seedling apple tree has just two leaves.

Here is a picture of a real apple.

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*This worksheet was created to reinforce the concept of fiction and non-fiction books.  The words in red were written by students.

Down the Road by Alice Schertle

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Our study of Non-Fiction and Fiction books supports the following NYS Learning Standard:
English Language Arts
Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for critical analysis and evaluation

I assessed students' understanding by playing a fiction and non-fiction game.  Students were to put books in their proper categories.

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