exercises
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
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.
Proper nouns, which are used to refer to a particular place, person, or holiday, always start with a capital letter. Kids use their grammar knowledge to correctly build sentences with proper nouns in this interactive grammar game. Each correct answer helps Floyd build another layer of his wall.
Take me out to the ball game! Creating a contraction from two separate words can be a tricky skill to master. Help kids practice making common contractions in an engaging way with this interactive grammar game. In it, they must use their baseball mitt to "catch" apostrophes in just the right spot.
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.
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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