This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
Suffixes can do some amazing things. They can turn "power" into "powerful," "big" into "bigger," and "fear" into "fearless." This hands-on lesson allows young writers to build their own words using different root words and suffixes.
As your students have learned, different spellings can sometimes make the same sound, such as the au/aw or ou/ow vowel teams. Assess your students' abilities to distinguish between differently spelled aw/ow sounds with this end-of-year phonics check-in.
Different spellings can sometimes make the same sound, such as the "au" and "aw" vowel teams. Can your second graders differentiate between words with and without the “aw” sound? Find out with this word sorting activity!