R-Influenced Vowels: ar & or

R-Influenced Vowels: ar & or

Note that some vowels sound different when paired with the letter R.
When introducing this spelling pattern, include words with and without R-controlled vowels so students can practice recognizing the R-controlled sounds (e.g., cart, cat).
Phonics Fun: Ar and Or Words
Worksheet
Phonics Fun: Ar and Or Words
Focusing on the letter blends ar and or, this worksheet helps build your child's repertoire of letter and sound combinations.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
R-Controlled Vowels
Worksheet
R-Controlled Vowels
R-controlled vowels can be tricky, but they provide a great way to help kids expand their phonics skills!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"R" Controlled Syllables
Worksheet
"R" Controlled Syllables
Sometimes the letter "R" can be a bit bossy. Find out how with cut-and-paste worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Bossy R Sort
Worksheet
Bossy R Sort
In this "bossy r" word sort, second graders are tasked with cutting out each word and pasting it in the box with the correct bossy r sound.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R Story
Worksheet
Bird, Star, and the Bossy R Story
This worksheet helps kids practice their understanding of the bossy r.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Subtraction

Subtraction with Up to Two Decompositions

Encourage your child to use counters or drawings to solve tricky subtraction problems.
Encourage flexible thinking by offering different manipulatives to model subtraction problems. Students can use place value disks, base-ten blocks, or drawings.
Snowy Day Subtraction
Worksheet
Snowy Day Subtraction
Subtraction with two-digit numbers may seem complicated, but some practice on this winter-themed worksheet will make your kids pros in no time! After completing the 12 numerical problems, students will flex their new skills by solving a word problem.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
3-Digit Subtraction Coloring
Worksheet
3-Digit Subtraction Coloring
On this second grade math worksheet, kids go from egg to egg solving subtraction problems with three-digit numbers.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtraction with Regrouping: Octopus Math
Worksheet
Subtraction with Regrouping: Octopus Math
Kids help Olga the Octopus on this second grade math worksheet by solving subtraction problems with two-digit numbers using regrouping.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Triple Digits! 3-Digit Addition & Subtraction
Worksheet
Triple Digits! 3-Digit Addition & Subtraction
Give this worksheet a spin, and you'll be on your way to three-digit addition and subtraction success.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Word Problem Fun: 3-Digit Subtraction at the Game
Worksheet
Word Problem Fun: 3-Digit Subtraction at the Game
Kids stretch their regrouping skills as they solve three-digit subtraction word problems.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Facts Secret Codes
Activity
Math Facts Secret Codes
For most second graders, a good secret code is just about irresistible. Here's one that builds math facts while you're at it!
2nd grade
Math
Activity
Double Trouble: Subtraction Practice
Lesson plan
Double Trouble: Subtraction Practice
Double-digit trouble? No problem! Your students will practice their decomposing and regrouping skills in this lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Nonfiction

Nonfiction

If your child seems to get excited about a social studies or science topic at school, encourage him to choose a book on that same topic.
Nonfiction reading work can easily be integrated with other subject areas. Incorporate texts that relate to other topics of study and utilize online resources to expand your library.
Nonfiction Feature Match
Worksheet
Nonfiction Feature Match
Reading nonfiction can be tricky, whether read individually or as a group. Young readers will be asked to match common text features to the correct illustrated features in this tree-themed activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Types of Clouds
Worksheet
Types of Clouds
Here's a beautiful science page to help your child learn the different types of clouds.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Dessert Index Search
Worksheet
Dessert Index Search
Review or assess your second graders' understanding of simple nonfiction text features with this delicious index activity. Young readers will practice using an cookbook index to locate information about tasty desserts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vinnie's Volcano Vocabulary
Worksheet
Vinnie's Volcano Vocabulary
Get this earth science worksheet that will challenge your child's knowledge of volcanoes and teach him some new vocabulary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fun with Transportation
Worksheet
Fun with Transportation
Have fun with transportation with this worksheet featuring a sailboat, a train, a plane and more!
2nd grade
Worksheet
Table of Contents Treasure Hunt
Activity
Table of Contents Treasure Hunt
Send your child on a table of contents treasure hunt to help build basic research skills! Navigating a book is a skill that is sure to come in handy later on.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
How Many Features?
Lesson plan
How Many Features?
What’s the deal with all of those text features? Use this handy lesson plan to help your second graders answer that very question.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Nonfiction Text Features
Lesson plan
Nonfiction Text Features
Students will be able to use and identify nonfiction text features. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the How Many Features? lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Informational Writing

Informational Writing

Have your child brainstorm one thing he wants to teach the rest of the family. Then, have him write down instructions and share with the rest of the family.
Use students' interests to help guide informational writing instruction. Students can research topics they are passionate about and write an informational text to teach others.
Fossil Worksheet for Kids: Dig It! #1
Worksheet
Fossil Worksheet for Kids: Dig It! #1
These "Dig It!" worksheets not only teach about life on earth, they teach the scientific method as well.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
George Washington: You Tell the Story
Worksheet
George Washington: You Tell the Story
Write about the life of George Washington in a standardized academic format.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Air as a Resource
Worksheet
Air as a Resource
Is air a natural resource? You bet! Air as a resource carries oxygen, which we need. Read and write about ways air quality can be affected.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Example of Mineral Resources
Worksheet
Example of Mineral Resources
Here are four examples of mineral resources for kids to think about, plus a short explanation of what a mineral resource is.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Preservation of Natural Resources Brainstorm
Worksheet
Preservation of Natural Resources Brainstorm
Preservation of natural resources happens in lots of ways, big and small. When you don't want something to run out too quickly, what can you do to help?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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