As developing writers, second graders are immersed in writing tasks. They are now able to write beyond the basic sentence, and in many different forms: stories, poems, friendly letters, how-to pieces, lists, and even recipes. As they gain more experience with these varying forms of writing, they become more effective at using good writing conventions. Students' spelling and use of punctuation marks becomes more polished in second grade, as does their understanding that writing has real-life purposes.
Here's an authentic writing task that is perfect for Earth Day, or any day! In this activity, your child's pen becomes an instrument of planetary importance. It's time to go green!