Playing with Long Vowels

Long Vowel Review

Play a word hunt game over breakfast, while walking to school, or just during some downtime with your child. Search for objects in the room that have a long vowel sound, like baby, cheese, and ice cream.
Hit the ground running with a review of all the long vowel sounds! You can play word hunt games with students by asking them to find objects in the classroom that have a long vowel sound.
Reading Readiness: Long A Vowels
Worksheet
Reading Readiness: Long A Vowels
Enlist this colorful worksheet that dives into long "A" sounds to get him ready to read!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel E
Worksheet
Long Vowel E
This bright worksheet introduces your second grader to the long vowel sound "e." It's sure to entertain as it educates!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel O
Worksheet
Long Vowel O
Bright colors and adorable images give this reading worksheet some gusto! It's an enjoyable way to give your second grader practice with long vowel "o" sounds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long Vowel I
Worksheet
Long Vowel I
Show your second grader how to dive into some phonics fun! Have him circle each image that is represented by a word with a long vowel "i" sound.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Readiness: Long Vowels
Worksheet
Reading Readiness: Long Vowels
In this 2nd grade reading worksheet, kids get to practice identifying words with long vowel sounds and writing them out.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Fun with Adding & Subtracting Within 100

Adding & Subtracting Within 100

Try hanging a hundreds chart in your home, on the bulletin board, on the refrigerator, or in your child's room. Having numbers available in this format helps students see how different numbers fit together to make one hundred.
Making a ten to add within 100 is an effective strategy for second graders to master. Scaffold your questioning for problems such as 39+5 by asking students how many more does 9 need to make a ten. Students should learn that they can break up the second addend to pull the amount needed to make 39 become 40.
2 Math Minutes: Addition
Worksheet
2 Math Minutes: Addition
Math minutes are an exciting, fast-paced way to get in lots of arithmetic practice. Race against the clock to solve these addition problems in two minutes.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Mad Minute Math: Subtraction
Worksheet
Mad Minute Math: Subtraction
Give math skills a workout with this race against the clock! This mad minute math worksheet of subtraction problems should be worked on for just one minute.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Faster, Faster: Two-Digit Addition #1
Worksheet
Faster, Faster: Two-Digit Addition #1
Does your second grader get a rush from race cars? If so, this speedy addition worksheet is for him!
2nd grade
Worksheet
Faster, Faster: Two-Digit Addition #13
Worksheet
Faster, Faster: Two-Digit Addition #13
Your second grader won't mind practicing addition when it involves this colorful worksheet with a fun race car theme.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Color by Number: Practice Two-Digit Subtraction 1
Worksheet
Color by Number: Practice Two-Digit Subtraction 1
Is your child tired of the usual math worksheets? Modeled after classic color by number pages, this subtraction worksheet makes finding the difference fun!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
2-Digit Addition Game Show
Game
2-Digit Addition Game Show
Addition experts, come on down! Practice quick-thinking two-digit addition in this educational game that tests off-the-cuff adding skills.
2nd grade
Math
Game
Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers
Lesson plan
Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers
Do your students ever want to just hurry and finish their homework? Your students can use the number line jumping strategy to quickly add two-digit numbers and show their understanding of place value and expanded form in the process.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Exploring Number Forms
Lesson plan
Exploring Number Forms
Help students discover how to show numbers in different ways while providing ample opportunities for students to contribute to conversations. Use as a pre-lesson to Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers or as a stand-alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Identifying the Mood of a Story

Tracking Mood Changes Throughout a Story

As you read books aloud at home, ask your child how the character is feeling. Look for clues in the text or in pictures to guide your child.
Model identifying and tracking mood changes throughout a story with some of your favorite read aloud texts. You can even incorporate visuals by graphing the changes in moods for each of the characters.
The Velveteen Rabbit: Part 1
Worksheet
The Velveteen Rabbit: Part 1
Enjoy a heartwarming, childhood classic, The Velveteen Rabbit! Your little one will love coloring these storybook pages as she reads.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Velveteen Rabbit: Part 2
Worksheet
The Velveteen Rabbit: Part 2
Find out what happens to the Velveteen Rabbit in part two of this beautiful storybook coloring series.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Lesson plan
Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Your students will have loads of fun discovering new words and using them describe the feelings of different characters. Featuring No, David! by David Shannon, this lesson will help kids practice reading and writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Emotion Charades
Lesson plan
Emotion Charades
Help your ELs practice identifying how their peers are feeling to develop emotions vocabulary and support comprehension. It can be used as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Feelings Map
Worksheet
Feelings Map
One way to bring books to life for students is to have them empathize with one of the characters. This fun worksheet engages students in analyzing how a character’s feelings change over the course of the beginning, middle, and end of the book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Elaborating on My Feelings
Lesson plan
Elaborating on My Feelings
Identifying and describing their feelings is an important part of the way children develop social skills. This lesson teaches your students how to identify feelings, and then elaborate on them by speaking and writing in complete sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Character Reactions
Worksheet
Character Reactions
It's important for students to understand how characters and the storyline are interconnected. Help your students break down individual character responses to major story events with this graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling's New Friend
Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling's New Friend
Everyone's heard the story of the ugly duckling, but have you met his new friend, the beastly bird? Help students learn about the importance of transition words when telling a story with this fun tale of outcasts who become fast friends!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Bike: Level I
Story
My Bike: Level I
Ready for a ride? In this leveled book, kids follow the narrator on a bike ride around her town.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Have Fun Interviewing Family and Friends

Classmate Interviews

For a fun unique way to practice handwriting, encourage your child to interview friends and family members and then writing down their answers.
Classmate interviews are a fun way for students to practice their writing skills in addition to getting to know their peers. Be sure to brainstorm and provide sentence starters and a word bank for struggling writers!
Birthday Interview Questions
Worksheet
Birthday Interview Questions
Make birthdays extra-special with this mini interview for your child!
Kindergarten
Worksheet
All About Me!
Worksheet
All About Me!
Let's get to know you! Have your beginning writer complete this activity all about her, a great way to build confidence in herself and in her writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alike and Different
Worksheet
Alike and Different
You have a lot in common with all the other humans on this planet. You all have noses and arms and fingernails, but what makes you different?
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Questionnaire
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Questionnaire
Your students will get to practice their writing and oral reading skills while learning more about their classmates with this fun questionnaire.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Writing
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Writing
Having interviewed their classmates, students will practice their expository writing skills describing what they learned in complete sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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