Vocabulary development helps second graders advance their reading and writing skills. This guided lesson uses exercises and techniques targeted to building vocabulary. Kids will be tasked with using descriptive adjectives, distinguishing between similar verbs and adjectives, and using context clues to determine the meaning of a word phrase. For more vocabulary boosters, check out the worksheets that align with this lesson.
Compound words are just words that are made by putting two smaller words together. With this worksheet, students will work backwards from definitions to guess the compound words and expand their vocabulary.
Students can practice predicting word meaning with these compound words that are likely to be less familiar to most second graders. They'll match words to definitions as they grow their vocabulary with this compound word activity.
Students daydreaming of a sunny day outside? Use this worksheet to practice making compound words in a picnic context. Students will read the sentence frames, then they'll create compound words that best complete the sentences.