# This Week in Second Grade

Week 22

## 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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Action #4
Worksheet
Contraction Action #4
Master contractions with this practice sheet! Your child will build their grammar and writing skills as they create and break down these contractions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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
Interactive Worksheet
Multiplying by 3
In this worksheet, chocolate chips become a visual model for children as they solve six one-digit multiplication problems.
2nd grade
Math
Interactive Worksheet
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!
2nd grade
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.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
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!
2nd grade
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.
2nd grade
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.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

## 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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cause and Effect With Caroline Carrot
Worksheet
Cause and Effect With Caroline Carrot
Children learn how to identify cause and effect with the help of a friendly root vegetable in this playful worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About Cause and Effect!
Lesson plan
Learning About Cause and Effect!
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!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

## Including Descriptions and 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.
Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Worksheet
Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Stretch your backbones and learn about the creatures that have a spine and those you don't!
2nd grade
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Your Own Definitions
Worksheet
Writing Your Own Definitions
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!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Three Types of Communities
Worksheet
Three Types of Communities
Challenge your students to demonstrate their understanding of rural, urban, and suburban communities with this vocabulary worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pledge Vocabulary Context Clues
Worksheet
Pledge Vocabulary Context Clues
Your students will use context clues and a word bank to reinforce their understanding of the vocabulary found in the Pledge of Allegiance.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Are Goods and Services?
Worksheet
What Are Goods and Services?
Here is a great opportunity to talk with your child about goods and services. She'll read the definitions and come up with a few examples of each.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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