Contractions with "are" & "will"

Contractions with "are" & "will"

Point out contractions that you see or hear in day-to-day life. See if your child can determine what each contraction is short for.
Help students understand the meaning behind the word "contraction" by stretching a rubberband. When you stretch it, you say that the rubberband "expands" and when you let it go, it "contracts" or gets smaller. Make the connection to making words smaller using contractions.
Contraction Matching Game
Worksheet
Contraction Matching Game
Is your kid having trouble with contractions? Try out this simple memory matching game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Action
Worksheet
Contraction Action
Kids write the two words that make up each contraction on this second grade reading and writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Attraction
Worksheet
Contraction Attraction
On this second grade reading and writing worksheet, kids complete sentences by replacing two words with a matching contraction from the word box.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adding Up Contractions
Worksheet
Adding Up Contractions
Need a little extra contraction practice? You've come to the right place! Kids can work on combining two words to make one in this contraction activity. This can also be used as an assessment!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Awesome Apostrophes
Worksheet
Awesome Apostrophes
Kids will decide where to put apostrophes in contractions with this rainbow-themed activity. Students will be given a pair of words and the corresponding contraction, but they'll be responsible for filling in the missing apostrophe. They'll be contraction
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Visual Models & Equal Groups in Addition

Visual Models & Equal Groups in Addition

Use manipulatives such as pieces of cereal to break several pieces up into equal groups of 2, 3, 4, and more.
Have students show equal groups by grouping themselves in groups of 3, 4, or more, to incorporate movement into your lesson.
Equal Groups Smoothies
Worksheet
Equal Groups Smoothies
This fruit-themed activity will help your students connect repeated addition for 5's and 6's in order to see how multiplication works. It serves as a great visual for budding mathematicians, and kids will love adding up the different groups of fruit!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Intro to Multiplication: Multiplication Three Ways
Worksheet
Intro to Multiplication: Multiplication Three Ways
Help your child grasp multiplication by connecting it to concepts she already understands.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Intro to Multiplication: Repeated Groups
Worksheet
Intro to Multiplication: Repeated Groups
Introduce your second grader to multiplication with this worksheet that asks her to match multiplication expressions with addition problems.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication: Add & Multiply Acorns
Worksheet
Multiplication: Add & Multiply Acorns
These acorns are not just falling ... they're multiplying! Kids will complete the addition and multiplication number sentence represented by the acorn pictures.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Carnival Toss Multiples #1
Worksheet
Carnival Toss Multiples #1
Aim for multiples of six on this worksheet with a carnival toss theme. To keep track, write the numbers at the bottom of the page.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Play Terrific Tens Go Fish!
Activity
Play Terrific Tens Go Fish!
Make practicing addition facts more fun and teach your child some helpful strategies with this spin off of the traditional "Go Fish" game.
2nd grade
Math
Activity

Nonfiction Topics & Main Ideas

Nonfiction Topics & Main Ideas

If your child has trouble identifying main ideas, remind him that text features such as the table of contents can give us clues.
Students may resort to listing details when retelling a topic. Remind students to use features to help determine importance. For example, a table of contents can help students see what the main ideas in the text are.
Dorothea Lange and the FSA Photographers
Worksheet
Dorothea Lange and the FSA Photographers
Take some time this March to learn about Dorothea Lange and other female FSA photographers who created some of the most famous photographs ever taken.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mexican Music Facts
Worksheet
Mexican Music Facts
Feel inspired to move to the beat with our reading comprehension exercise about Mexican music. Kids answer questions about the article in this writing worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
This main idea worksheet guides your child through reading comprehension practice. Download today to get started!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Table of Contents Clues
Worksheet
Table of Contents Clues
Use this ocean-themed worksheet to measure your students' understanding of simple nonfiction text features. Your little bookworm will practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions about the whole book.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Captain Kidd
Worksheet
Captain Kidd
This quick story of Captain Kidd brings pirates and reading on an adventure for your kids!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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
Create a Nonfiction Text Summary
Lesson plan
Create a Nonfiction Text Summary
Give your students a chance to hone their reading comprehension skills by creating nonfiction text summaries in this introductory lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Lesson plan
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to write effective nonfiction text summaries. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Create a Non-fiction Text Summary lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Writing Lab Reports

Writing Lab Reports

Remind your child that scientists write down their hypotheses and conclusions. Writing the conclusion of a lab report is not just about reporting data. Scientists also write about why they think their experiment turned out the way it did.
Remind students that scientists write down their hypotheses and conclusions. Writing the conclusion of a lab report is not just about reporting data. Scientists also write about why they think their experiment turned out the way it did.
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
Fossils Worksheets: Dig It! #2
Worksheet
Fossils Worksheets: Dig It! #2
Use this fossils worksheet to help a child learn about life on earth. Your child will learn about evolution and extinction, and also form a hypothesis.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Dig It! #3
Worksheet
Dig It! #3
Fossils can tell us about life on earth, but they can also teach kids the scientific method.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Dig It! #4
Worksheet
Dig It! #4
Fossils have a lot to teach us about life on earth, but they can also be used to help teach kids the scientific method.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Fossil Lesson: Dig It! #5
Worksheet
Fossil Lesson: Dig It! #5
Kids will learn about fossils in this worksheet. Help your child learn about the scientific method by getting him to examine a fossilized dinosaur skeleton.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
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