Diphthongs: oi & oy

Diphthongs: oi & oy

Diphthongs are vowel sounds formed by the combination of two vowel sounds (e.g. oi & oy).
Play a game of "Write the Room" and have students search for diphthongs around the classroom. Instruct students to record all of the diphthongs they find in their reading journals. Allow students to search for words in their textbooks, the classroom library, on posters, and in their own journals. Compare and contrast findings!
Vowel Diphthongs: "Oy"
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Oy"
Oh boy, the joy of toys! In this activity, your child will build phonics and spelling skills as he learns about diphthongs, or vowel combinations.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Oi"
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Oi"
Help your child learn all about diphthongs, the sliding sound made by vowel combinations. This worksheet concentrates on the "Oi" sound.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Just Add 'Oil' ... or 'All'
Worksheet
Just Add 'Oil' ... or 'All'
Using context clues that your child reads in each sentence, fill in the blank and finish words using "oil" or "all."
2nd grade
Worksheet
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Worksheet
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Kids choose from the diphthongs oi, oy, ou, and ow to fill in the missing letters in the words on this second grade reading and writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
In this worksheet, kids practice decoding and understanding words with the diphthong ou.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Place Value, Counting, & Comparisons Review

Place Value, Counting, & Comparisons Review

Make sure to check in with your child's teacher periodically to see if there are any particular topics that your child should work on at home. If you have any questions about how to work on a concept, bring a notebook to your meeting with their teacher and jot down strategies the teacher uses so you can review them at home!
Promote flexible thinking by allowing students to represent place value using a variety of manipulatives. Students can represent a number using popsicle sticks, money, place value disks, drawings, etc.
Learning Place Value: Number Fun!
Worksheet
Learning Place Value: Number Fun!
In this second grade math worksheet, your child will learn about place value and practice reading and ordering whole numbers in the hundreds and thousands.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Expanded Form Turtles
Worksheet
Expanded Form Turtles
Want to give your second graders practice writing numbers in expanded form? Students will have fun filling in these turtle shells with the expanded form of three-digit numbers.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Worksheet
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Try this tens, ones, and hundreds worksheet for extra place value practice
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Number Place Values: Cupcake Match
Worksheet
Number Place Values: Cupcake Match
Each yummy cupcake in this worksheet contains a number. In this place value math worksheet, kids match each number to its written equivalent.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Place Value: Expanding Numbers
Worksheet
Place Value: Expanding Numbers
Kids practice place value by expanding numbers and smashing them back together again.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Comparing Three-Digit Numbers
Lesson plan
Comparing Three-Digit Numbers
Students will get a chance to use multiple methods to compare three-digit numbers. They will also get practice using greater than and less than symbols to show their answers.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Which Number is the Greatest?
Lesson plan
Which Number is the Greatest?
Use this lesson to support students in understanding the symbols used to record numbers. This lesson can be used alongside Comparing Three-Digit Numbers or as a standalone, scaffolded EL support lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Previewing Parts of a Book

Previewing Parts of a Book

A book walk is a strategy you can use with your child before you read together. Flip through the pages of the story slowly, and ask your child to make predictions, reflect on the text features, and make connections to the book. Book walks will help your child's reading comprehension (understanding what they read).
A book walk is an essential part of nonfiction reading. You want to convey to students that they are, in a way, doing detective work. When they preview a book, they are anticipating what they might learn and in turn improving their comprehension.
Preview with Post-Its!
Lesson plan
Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Lesson plan
Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Take the mystery out of comprehending nonfiction by becoming a text feature detective! Find clues before reading to get your brain ready to learn!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Predictions, Questions, Problems
Worksheet
Predictions, Questions, Problems
This open-ended worksheet helps second graders form predictions about books before they read them.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Previewing Using Text Features
Worksheet
Previewing Using Text Features
This worksheet guides second graders in previewing a text using the title, table of contents, and graphics.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Chameleon Table of Contents
Worksheet
Chameleon Table of Contents
Review or assess your second graders' understanding of simple non-fiction text features with this table of contents activity. Young readers will practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions about chameleons.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identify the Text Features
Game
Identify the Text Features
Text features highlight important facts in sources of information. Help kids learn to identify these features with this silly newspaper article.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Lesson plan
Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Use this lesson to help your EL students recognize and use reflexive pronouns. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Preview with Post-Its.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Unknown Words
Lesson plan
Unknown Words
Increase student comprehension by teaching your students strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for the Be a Nonfiction Detective lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Let's Make Cookies!: Level K
Story
Let's Make Cookies!: Level K
If your child has a sweet tooth, this leveled book about baking cookies will sweeten the deal when it comes to reading practice.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Publishing

Publishing

Once your child has several edited writing pieces from school or personal work that are meaningful to them, you can work together to make the pieces into a book or special folder.
Publishing should be an exciting time for your students. It should be treated as a celebration. Have a publishing party and invite family members to attend and listen to their child share their work.
Creative Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Creative Writing Prompt
Kick start your child's creativity with a fun creative writing prompt! He'll imagine and write what it'd be like to be a rock star
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing Prompt: Pet Dino
Worksheet
Creative Writing Prompt: Pet Dino
What if we could own dinosaurs as pets? Spark your child's imagination with this fun creative writing prompt, perfect for beginning writers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Superhero Writing
Worksheet
Superhero Writing
Every kid wishes he could be a superhero. With this creative writing prompt, have him think of a super power and write about how he'd use it.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Create a Story Summary Folder
Activity
Create a Story Summary Folder
Make a story summary folder with your child to keep her mind sharp and to help her develop those critical thinking skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Peacock Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Peacock Writing Prompt
Imagine what would happen if a crow wanted to be a peacock! Give your little storyteller a fun way to practice her creative writing with this prompt.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Outer Space
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Outer Space
Practice writing by using your imagination to create a story about your experience in outer space!
2nd grade
Worksheet
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