Diphthongs: ow & ou

Diphthongs: ow & ou

Diphthongs make up approximately 10% of single syllable words. It is important to be mindful that diphthongs can vary greatly due to different accents and dialects.
Diphthongs make up approximately 10% of single syllable words. It is important to be mindful that diphthongs can vary greatly due to different accents and dialects.
Vowel Diphthongs: "Ow"
Worksheet
Vowel Diphthongs: "Ow"
How now brown cow? Learn about the vowel diphthong "ow" with a fun activity! Your child will practice phonics and spelling.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"Ow" Sounds Phonics: A Cow in the House!
Worksheet
"Ow" Sounds Phonics: A Cow in the House!
Searching for a worksheet to help your kid gain practice spelling? This printable will give him experience spelling words with -ou and -ow.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
'Til the Cows Come Home: Phonics Practice
Worksheet
'Til the Cows Come Home: Phonics Practice
This worksheet will help your first grader with his reading skills by focusing on the -ow sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ow
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ow
Help your second grader master sounding out and reading "ow" words like cow and towel.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ou and Ow
Worksheet
Ou and Ow
Vowel blends can be tricky for beginning spellers! Sort out your "ou" and "ow" sounds by filling in the blanks to finish these words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Pairs Cat Food Spelling
Game
Vowel Pairs Cat Food Spelling
How fast can you make vowel pair words and feed Roly? Kids race against the clock to spell as many words as possible in this fast-paced game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Composing & Decomposing 10

Composing & Decomposing 10

If your child is struggling with this concept, feel free to use manipulatives, or small objects to help with counting, until he feels more comfortable.
Be sure to review the various strategies for composing and decomposing 10 before introducing the vertical algorithm for addition and subtraction problems. If students are struggling with the vertical algorithm, continue to have them use manipulatives to represent numbers.
Bubble Subtraction
Worksheet
Bubble Subtraction
On this worksheet, kids solve each two-digit subtraction problem, then color in the bubble next to the correct answer.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Flamingo Fun: Practice Two-Digit Subtraction
Worksheet
Flamingo Fun: Practice Two-Digit Subtraction
Subtraction by borrowing can seem complicated, but with a help from this cheerful flamingo-filled worksheet, your child will be a borrowing pro in no time!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Two-Digit Subtraction with Borrowing
Worksheet
Two-Digit Subtraction with Borrowing
This worksheet will give your second grader the practice he needs to master two-digit subtraction with borrowing.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Double Digit Subtraction: Giraffe Jam!
Worksheet
Double Digit Subtraction: Giraffe Jam!
Give your second grader valuable at-home math practice with this worksheet that offers practice in double digit subtraction with borrowing and word problems.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Critter Subtraction Fun #23
Worksheet
Critter Subtraction Fun #23
Kids help Wally the Koala Bear practice two-digit subtraction in this 2nd grade math worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Add and Subtract Within 1000
Game
Add and Subtract Within 1000
Kids practice addition and subtraction with manipulatives in this silly shopping game.
2nd grade
Math
Game

Learning Nonfiction Vocabulary

Learning Nonfiction Vocabulary

Emphasize to your child that learning the lingo, or specific vocabulary relevant to his topic of study, is a way to become an expert. Each topic has many words that are unique and help lend a deeper understanding of the material being read.
Emphasize to students that learning the lingo, or specific vocabulary relevant to their topic of study, is a way to become an expert. Each topic has many words that are unique and help them find a deeper understanding of the material they are reading.
Tree Parts
Worksheet
Tree Parts
This tree anatomy worksheet will give your little naturalist a better understanding of the parts that make up a tree.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Catfish Facts
Worksheet
Catfish Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool catfish facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find Your Way Around a Map
Worksheet
Find Your Way Around a Map
This simple geography sheet is lots of fun and a great way to introduce your kid to reading maps
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Computer Parts
Worksheet
Computer Parts
Is your kid computer savvy? Test his knowledge of basic computer parts with this fun match-up activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Crab Facts
Worksheet
Crab Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool crab facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
Lesson plan
Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will provide students with an opportunity to become more comfortable with identifying and defining academic vocabulary words in a nonfiction text about a chicken's life cycle to support comprehension.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
Lesson plan
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
This lesson will help students explore using a dictionary to figure out tricky words with suffixes. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Note Taking Skills

Note Taking Skills

Break up note taking by having your child write down something he learned plus a question he has about his reading.
Scaffold notetaking by asking students to write three things they learned and two questions they have about the text that they read, then draw one symbol or picture of an image that stuck out in their mind.
Note-Taking Sheet
Worksheet
Note-Taking Sheet
Writing nonfiction can be a daunting task for newbies, but this note-taking sheet contains helpful prompts that keep your young writer on track.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Connection Bridge Note-taking
Worksheet
Connection Bridge Note-taking
Students will get to track their own learning on a topic using this graphic organizer. First they'll write down thoughts and questions they have about a topic. After reading, they'll record their new thoughts and consider how their responses have changed.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
To Do List
Worksheet
To Do List
Get ready for the back to school season with a printable to-do list full of fall colors, a great start to an organized school year!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Homework Planner
Worksheet
Homework Planner
With back to school right around the corner, your busy kid is probably going to have a lot on his plate. Help organize everything with this weekly planner!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fill in the Shape Notetaking
Lesson plan
Fill in the Shape Notetaking
Notetaking doesn’t just have to fit in a square! In this lesson, students will use different shapes to help them take notes and remember what they should be paying attention for as they read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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