Long & Short U

Long & Short U

Play sorting games with your child to help reinforce the differences between short and long vowels. Make the learning stick by using real objects (e.g. toy unicorn, toy duck).
After teaching both the long and short sounds for a vowel, have students play a few games asking them to differentiate between the two. Students can play a memory game or do a classic word sort. This is also a great opportunity for students to create a game of their own!
Short U Long U Worksheet
Worksheet
Short U Long U Worksheet
Short u long u worksheets help kids practice their phonics skills. This exercise uses fun images to teach kids about all the sounds the letter u makes.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel "U"
Worksheet
Long Vowel "U"
Can you tell which words have a long "U" sound? Here's a helpful clue: the long "U" vowels make the sound of the letter "U"!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short "U" Sounds Color Puzzle
Worksheet
Short "U" Sounds Color Puzzle
Be on the lookout for words with the short letter U sound in this worksheet. This short U puzzle is fun for kids who like color-by-number worksheets and games.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "U"
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "U"
Get on board with word families by practicing word families with a short u sound, as in -un or -ut.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Heads Up!
Lesson plan
Heads Up!
A fun twist to charades. Students act out and guess different words while identifying the long and short vowel sounds inside each of them.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Finding 1, 10, & 100 More or Less

Finding 1, 10, & 100 More or Less

Print out a hundreds chart to help your child visualize 10 more and 10 less.
When students are asked to move ten less than a number and change the hundreds place, scaffold by asking students how many tens are in the original number. For example, when asking what is 10 less than 408 ask students how many tens are in 408 (40). This will help them change the hundreds place mentally.
Counting Numbers 150-200
Worksheet
Counting Numbers 150-200
This colorful worksheet asks your second grader to number each pretty pink flower that is empty with numbers from 150 to 200.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Counting Numbers 100-150
Worksheet
Counting Numbers 100-150
Put your second grader's number skills to the test! This charming worksheet asks him to fill in the numbers missing on the balloons--from 100 to 150.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
101 and Out!
Worksheet
101 and Out!
This printable game, called 101 and Out!, is a great way for kids to practice their place value skills by using a hundreds chart.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Hundreds & Tens
Worksheet
Hundreds & Tens
How many tens make up the number 400? How many hundreds? Your second graders will deepen their understanding of the relationship between hundreds and tens with this practice activity.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Hundreds Chart Review: 1-120
Worksheet
Hundreds Chart Review: 1-120
How high can you count? Second graders will strengthen their understanding of ones and tens with this hundreds chart. Students will fill in the missing numbers up to 120 and then answer questions using the chart.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Ski Race: Addition to 30
Game
Ski Race: Addition to 30
Kids practice mentally adding sums up to 30 in this fast-paced addition race.
2nd grade
Math
Game
Big Spenders
Lesson plan
Big Spenders
Get ready to do some shopping! In this lesson, students will learn about subtracting 100 from multiples of 100 when making big purchases.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Multiples of 10
Lesson plan
Multiples of 10
Help students gain confidence in recognizing multiples of 10 as they critique a flawed response. Use as a stand-alone scaffolded EL support lesson or prior to teaching Big Spenders.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Monitoring Learning While Reading

Monitoring Learning While Reading

Help your child appreciate the gift of learning by treating books as special gifts in the home. Create a book corner in your home with a comfy chair, small bookshelf or basket to hold a variety of nonfiction and fiction books, and a notebook and pencils for your child to sketch pictures of their favorite part of the story and/or write down interesting facts they learned.
Reinforce the idea that reading nonfiction gives you the "gift of knowledge," wrap a new nonfiction text that you will add to your classroom library in wrapping paper. Students will love unwrapping the text and discovering what is inside. This will increase engagement and foster the mindset that every book is an opportunity to learn and grow.
Flightless Birds Reading Comprehension
Game
Flightless Birds Reading Comprehension
Kids show off their reading comprehension skills with this quiz, written to recall details from the informational text Flightless Birds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Lesson plan
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
This lesson provides teachers with an opportunity to teach students about reading stamina and assess student comprehension during independent reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Lesson plan
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Norman the Caterpillar
Story
Norman the Caterpillar
Norman doesn't like change, but learns that it is often for the best. Teach kids this important lesson (and irregular verbs) with this sweet interactive story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Flightless Birds
Story
Flightless Birds
What do ostriches and penguins have in common? In this text, kids compare and contrast facts about these two kinds of flightless birds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Giant Pandas Story
Story
Giant Pandas Story
Practice reading fluency and nonfiction comprehension in this short story full of facts about giant pandas.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Story
I Love Running: Level L
Story
I Love Running: Level L
Made for kids who have a little bit of a head start, get your child off to the races reading in this leveled book all about running.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Emily's Turtle
Worksheet
Emily's Turtle
This short fictional text can be used to help students determine words and phrases the author uses to help the reader figure out the central message of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Revising & Editing

Revising & Editing

Revising is the process of writing and re-writing text. Editing involves correcting text for grammar and style.
Students should understand the difference between revising and editing at this point in the year. Give students checklists to help them check their own writing as well as their peers' to see what changes are needed to make their stories stronger.
Capitalization Rules: Proper Nouns
Worksheet
Capitalization Rules: Proper Nouns
Review capitalization rules with your second grader by helping her correct the capitalization in a story about Kate and her pet skunk, Stinky.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Rainy Day
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Rainy Day
These sentences about rainy day fun have errors. Kids rewrite the sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation on this second grade writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Baking a Cake
Worksheet
Fix the Sentences: Baking a Cake
These sentences about baking a cake have errors. Kids rewrite the sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation on this second grade writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Proofreading for Punctuation
Worksheet
Proofreading for Punctuation
Put your second grader's punctuation skills to the test and challenge her to correct the story by adding all of the missing punctuation marks.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Capitalization Rules: Sentences
Worksheet
Capitalization Rules: Sentences
Help your second grader get a handle on the rules of capitalization by correcting the capitalization in a short paragraph.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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