Second grade writers often need extra support with the rules of capitalization, puncuation, apostrophes, and proper nouns. The exercises in this guided lesson cover these four key grammar rules, and provide kids with targeted exercises to help them practice writing with correct grammar usage. To help gain even more practice with new writing skills, download and print the capitalization and punctuation worksheets suggested as part of this lesson.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Action Contraction Contractions are made when two words are combined into one new word, with an apostrophe replacing missing letters. It can be tricky to remember where the apostrophe goes, so practice is important. Introduce kids to the concept and common contractions with this silly song.
Sentence Builder: Proper Nouns Proper nouns—such as Penelope, Spain, and Kwanzaa—always start with a capital letter. Give your second grader plenty of practice recognizing and capitalizing proper nouns in this interactive grammar game. Kids will read along with a sentence and then choose the correct version of the proper noun to fill in the blank. Your young sentence builder will gain essential reading and writing skills as they build layer after layer of Floyd’s wall.
Apostrophe Drop If your second grader is dreaming of summer days at the ballpark, this game is a clever way to combine America's pastime and apostrophes! Kid can catch fly punctuation in Apostrophe Drop, which challenges second and third graders to line up the contraction in their baseball glove so that the apostrophe will fall in the proper place.
The Thanksgiving Turkey Arnold the turkey has just received a very important invitation from the President, and needs to make it to the White House in time for Thanksgiving! Kids get exposure to a wide range of proper nouns in this whimsical story, helping them remember how to properly capitalize different words in their writing.
The Thanksgiving Turkey Quiz In The Thanksgiving Turkey, Arnold goes on a cross-country adventure to the White House, with lots of fun on the way. Kids strengthen reading comprehension knowledge and capitalization skills with this follow-up interactive quiz. Perfect for learning how to recall details from a text, this game was built with every kind of learner in mind.

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