R-Influenced Vowels: - ir, er, or

R-Influenced Vowels: - ir, er, or

See if your child can spot objects in the room that have R-influenced vowels in their names.
Have students "read the room" and look for objects or books that contain R-influenced vowels in their names.
Missing Bossy R Sounds
Worksheet
Missing Bossy R Sounds
That letter R can sure be bossy! Give your kids some extra practice with r-controlled vowels by having them identify the correct spelling-sound correspondences of these common words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hunting for -er, -ir, -ur Family
Worksheet
Hunting for -er, -ir, -ur Family
Use this recording sheet to teach and reinforce the r-controlled vowel combinations that say, "er" by challenging kids to read the room!
2nd grade
Worksheet
The -er, -ir, -ur Family Poem
Worksheet
The -er, -ir, -ur Family Poem
Use this poem to teach your students about r-controlled vowel combinations that say, Ãerà in a fun and entertaining way!
2nd grade
Worksheet
Bossy R Swirling Desserts
Worksheet
Bossy R Swirling Desserts
This worksheet teaches blossoming readers all about the "bossy R" sound.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Lesson plan
Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Poetry? Scavenger hunts? Use this lesson to teach your students about the R-controlled vowels that say “er” using both! Your students will be reading those pesky er/ir/ur words in no time!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Bossy R Words Spelling
Game
Bossy R Words Spelling
Bossy R words feature r-controlled vowel sounds. Help kids learn how to properly sound out and spell these words in this interactive game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game

Two-Step Word Problems within 100

Two-Step Word Problems within 100

If your child is struggling with word problems, have him highlight the important information in the prompt. This can help him focus on writing out the appropriate number sentence.
Have students highlight the important information in word problems. For students who are struggling with the various computation methods, encourage them to focus on understanding the word problem and provide manipulatives for them to use.
Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Worksheet
Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Kids practice two-digit addition and subtraction as they work, and are sure to work up an appetite in the process.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtraction Word Problems
Worksheet
Subtraction Word Problems
If your child is facing some bad weather in the math department, give him some practice in addition and subtraction with these weather word problems.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Monster Subtraction Word Problems
Worksheet
Monster Subtraction Word Problems
If math is becoming a monstrous subject for your child, give him some practice with these addition and subtraction word problems.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Word Problems: Subtraction
Worksheet
Word Problems: Subtraction
Practice two-digit subtraction problems with a few of your favorite animal friends.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Sweet Subtraction Word Problems
Worksheet
Sweet Subtraction Word Problems
Satisfy your subtraction sweet tooth with these fun word problems! Careful, some of them also require addition.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Play Subtraction "War"
Activity
Play Subtraction "War"
Play this "subtraction war" card game with your second grader and watch his math facts mastery leap forward!
2nd grade
Math
Activity
Solving Word Problems
Lesson plan
Solving Word Problems
Word problems getting you down? Then spread the word on a lesson that will help students decide when to add or subtract, as they identify clue words that aid in solving word problems.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Comparing & Contrasting Nonfiction Texts

Comparing & Contrasting Nonfiction Texts

Encourage your child to "stop and jot" thoughts on a post-it while reading. This will allow him to have ideas to refer to when writing or sharing thoughts on a text.
Encourage students to "stop and jot" their thoughts on a post-it during their independent reading time. This will allow them to have ideas to refer to when sharing with a reading partner.
Fruity Compare & Contrast
Worksheet
Fruity Compare & Contrast
Want to get your kids thinking critically about what they're reading? This fruit-themed Venn diagram alternative will help students to compare and contrast two topics or books during or after reading nonfiction texts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
In this worksheet, students will read two different passages about the platypus. Kids will compare and contrast the passages, and identify the main ideas.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Rural and Urban
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Rural and Urban
Families in the United States live in all different settings. Kids think about the similarities and differences between rural and urban life on this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
With and Without a Picture: Narwhal
Worksheet
With and Without a Picture: Narwhal
The narwhal is one unusual animal! Your child will learn about this horned sea creature through text and pictures.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Let's Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text!
Lesson plan
Let's Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text!
This lesson provides students with the opportunity to compare and contrast two athletes who have been instrumental in changing the world of women's sports!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Multiple-Meaning Words
Lesson plan
Multiple-Meaning Words
This lesson will help students understand multiple-meaning words through the use of artistic and theatrical representation! Use as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for Let's Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Texts!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Biographies & Information Writing

Biographies & Information Writing

Your child will likely encounter a lot of new words in biographies. Be available to define words or make sure your child has a dictionary handy when he's reading.
Create an anchor chart with key vocabulary words frequently used in biographies. Keywords could include: challenge, inspiration, influenced, etc.
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
Sally Ride
Worksheet
Sally Ride
Kids who love space can learn all about the heroic Sally Ride, the first American woman to venture into space.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Learn more about author, activist and poet Maya Angelou with this Historical Heroes printable - a great addition to celebrating Black History Month.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: John Coltrane
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: John Coltrane
Get to know John Coltrane, a jazz legend, with this music history worksheet! Read his mini-biography and answer some trivia.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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