Learning Library

# This Week in Second Grade

Week 20

## Contractions: is, have, not

Explain to your child that the apostrophe takes the place of omitted letters in contractions.
Students will have a better understanding of how to correctly use contractions when you introduce the apostrophe and explain its function. Discuss how the apostrophe always takes the place of omitted letters in contractions.
Contraction Action #3
Worksheet
Contraction Action #3
Get rid of the grammar grumbles, and practice some contraction action! Your student can practice breaking down and creating contractions.
Worksheet
Contraction Action #4
Worksheet
Contraction Action #4
Master contractions with this practice sheet! Your child will build his grammar and writing skills as he creates and breaks down these contractions.
Worksheet
Contraction Action #5
Worksheet
Contraction Action #5
Beginning writers can get to know some common contractions with this practice worksheet, where they can break down and create contractions.
Worksheet
Contraction Action #6
Worksheet
Contraction Action #6
Get a grasp on contractions with this helpful practice sheet! Your child will be building useful grammar and punctuation skills as he goes.
Worksheet
Contraction Action #7
Worksheet
Contraction Action #7
Help build fundamental grammar skills, and practice some contraction action! Your student will create and break down some common contractions.
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Contractions 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Contractions 1
Practice makes perfect, and these exercises that focus on contractions with apostrophes give your student the ability to work independently while still providing helpful hints when needed.
Exercise

## Decomposing Arrays & Repeated Addition

An array is a collection of objects arranged into rows and columns.
Possible extension activities can include games that involve students creating arrays of different numbers of objects. Students could play a memory game with an array of cards and have to keep track of where a card is by noting which column and row a card is in.
Multiplying by 3
Worksheet
Multiplying by 3
Practice multiplying by 3 with this sweet, cookie-themed worksheet. Multiplication is a lot more fun when ice cream is involved!
Math
Worksheet
Close Call: An Addition Card Game
Activity
Close Call: An Addition Card Game
Create addition problems using critical thinking skills in this fun second grade math card game.
Math
Activity
Working with Arrays
Worksheet
Working with Arrays
Lay the foundation for multiplication by having your second grade students work with the 5 x 5 array model!
Math
Worksheet
Hooray for Arrays: What Do You Say, Let's Make an Array!
Worksheet
Hooray for Arrays: What Do You Say, Let's Make an Array!
Practice coloring in the arrays provided after reviewing what each factor in the multiplication sentence represents.
Math
Worksheet
Up, Up, and Array
Lesson plan
Up, Up, and Array
In this lesson, your students will use repeated addition to find the total number of objects in arrays. This lesson will help your students build upon the skills needed to learn multiplication.
Math
Lesson plan
How Many Are There?
Lesson plan
How Many Are There?
Lay the foundation for multiplication by introducing your second graders to the concepts of skip counting and repeated addition. This lesson can be used alongside Up, Up, and Array, or separately to reinforce these important skills.
Math
Lesson plan
How Many Are There?
Worksheet
How Many Are There?
Lay the foundation for multiplication by introducing your second graders to the concept of arrays. You can use this worksheet as a scavenger hunt, center activity, or an opportunity to engage students in individual learning!
Math
Worksheet

## Examining Cause & Effect in Stories

Try to point out cause and effect in your everyday life (e.g. I went for a run ---> so I got really hot and thirsty).
Cause and effect can be easily integrated with social-emotional learning, science and history lessons. Help students make the connections with role-playing activities and scenario discussions.
Priya and the Penny
Worksheet
Priya and the Penny
Give your second graders' logical thinking skills and reading comprehension a healthy boost with a lesson in cause and effect. Students will practice determining cause and effect with this short, funny story about a wishing fountain.
Worksheet
Identifying Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Identifying Cause and Effect
Give your second grader's logical thinking skills and reading comprehension a healthy boost with a lesson in cause and effect.
Worksheet
Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
Worksheet
Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
Worksheet
Lesson plan
Help your students understand what cause and effect looks like in everyday situations! This hands-on, engaging lesson plan allows students to examine cause and effect in their own lives as well as fictional text!
Lesson plan
Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Lesson plan
Creating Cause and Effect Skits
Help your ELs look deeply at cause and effect at the sentence level. Using skits to reinforce comprehension, this lesson can be used as a support lesson for Learning About Cause and Effect! or a stand alone activity.
Lesson plan
Worksheet
Understanding the relationship of cause and effect is a cornerstone of strong reading comprehension skills. Students will seek to explain why events happened in a book of their choosing in this cause and effect activity.
Worksheet
The Shiniest Apple: Cause & Effect
Worksheet
The Shiniest Apple: Cause & Effect
Students will read and recall a story by answering comprehensive questions about the series of the events in the story.
Worksheet
Making New Friends: Level M
Story
Making New Friends: Level M
If you're looking for perfect practice for your advancing reader, this story has it all: strong characters, conflict, and a happy ending!
Story

## Information Writing: Including Definitions

Talk through tricky definitions before your child writes them down. This will help your child gain confidence in recording word meanings in their own words.
Have students practice defining common objects found in the classroom (chair, staple, rug, etc). Students can pick one definition to share with the class.
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.
Worksheet
Recreational Resources
Worksheet
Recreational Resources
Have any good ideas for recreational resources? The term "recreational resources" has to do with the activities we do for enjoyment and the places that we go.
Worksheet
Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Worksheet
Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Stretch your backbones and learn about the creatures that have a spine and those you don't!
Science
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.
Worksheet
Worksheet
In this activity, students will organize their thoughts, then write their own definitions for two common classroom objects. When they finish, have them share their work aloud so students can see the variations around the room!
Worksheet
Vocabulary Think & Seek
Worksheet
Vocabulary Think & Seek
Give your young readers some practice using context clues and dictionaries to expand their vocabulary with this reading activity. As students read, they will consider the meaning of tricky words, then write down their definitions using a dictionary.
Worksheet
Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.

Create new collection

0

### New Collection>

0 items

What could we do to improve Education.com?