Compound Words

Compound Words

Encourage your child to look for two smaller words when studying compound words.
Use letter tiles to teach students how to look for two smaller words in a compound word. This can be a great, tactile way for children to practice building and decomposing words.
Compound Words Game
Worksheet
Compound Words Game
Give your second grader some valuable practice with compound words. Formed from the words on the balloons, she'll write new words in the blank spaces.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Guess the Compound Word
Worksheet
Guess the Compound Word
Compound words are just words that are made by putting two smaller words together. With this worksheet, students will work backwards from definitions to guess the compound words and expand their vocabulary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Word Meaning
Worksheet
Compound Word Meaning
Students can practice predicting word meaning with these compound words that are likely to be less familiar to most second graders. They'll match words to definitions as they grow their vocabulary with this compound word activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #3
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #3
This colorful, ice cream cone-filled worksheet asks your second grader to mix and match words to make her own compound words!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Picnic
Worksheet
Compound Picnic
Students daydreaming of a sunny day outside? Use this worksheet to practice making compound words in a picnic context. Students will read the sentence frames, then they'll create compound words that best complete the sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Recognizing and Adding Coin Values

Recognizing and Adding Coin Values

Games like Race to $1.00 are a fun way for children to practice recognizing and totaling the value of coins.
Games like "Race to $1.00" are a fun way for students to practice recognizing and totaling the value of coins. This can be an engaging "early finisher" activity or a quick, informal comprehension check-in.
Practice Test: Money
Worksheet
Practice Test: Money
Review money topics with this nifty practice quiz covering counting coins to solving word problems.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Counting Change: How Much?
Worksheet
Counting Change: How Much?
Kids count up the coins, then circle the correct amount.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Coin Patterns #1
Worksheet
Coin Patterns #1
This worksheet does double duty—teaching about both coins and patterns! Evaluate each pattern of coins and draw which one will come next.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Counting Coins III
Worksheet
Counting Coins III
Knowing how to count coins and handle money is a practical math skill for kids. Help your child master coin counting with this worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Coin Match I
Worksheet
Coin Match I
In this second grade math worksheet, your child will find the total value of each group of coins, then draw lines connecting groups of equal value.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Identifying Coins: Couch Fishing
Game
Identifying Coins: Couch Fishing
Kids identify US coins in this interactive money math game.
1st grade
Math
Game

Dialogue, Comprehension, and Expression

Dialogue, Comprehension, and Expression

Words like "he said," "she exclaimed," and "I grumbled" can offer your child important clues about the text and what a character is thinking.
Take a snippet of dialogue from one of your class's favorite read-alouds. Write it, along with multiple dialogue tags, on sentence strips, then ask students to read these aloud in various combinations. How does this affect the expression and meaning of a story?
Writing Dialogue
Worksheet
Writing Dialogue
This worksheet is a fun-filled way to write dialogue about a familiar party staple: balloons. Your 3rd grader creates the conversations between family members.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Quotes in Writing
Worksheet
Using Quotes in Writing
This narrative writing worksheet teaches your budding author how to use quotes. Correctly using quotes in writing comes in handy for all ages.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cat Comics: Joy Ride!
Worksheet
Cat Comics: Joy Ride!
Let your fourth grader dig deep into his imagination to come up with his own adventure for A.J. and C.K., in this fill-in-the-blank comic strip.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Strip
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Strip
Fill in the speech and thought bubbles as a guy and girl talk on the phone.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Brainzy Presents: The Amazing Adventures of Floyd and Roly
Worksheet
Brainzy Presents: The Amazing Adventures of Floyd and Roly
What are Floyd and Roly talking about? Fill in the word balloons and make up your own comic!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes

Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes

Incorporate music into your child's study of figurative language! Print song lyrics and ask your child to highlight the similes and circle the metaphors as they listen along.
Incorporate music into the lesson! Print song lyrics and ask students to highlight the similes and circle the metaphors as they listen along.
Write Your Own Similes
Worksheet
Write Your Own Similes
After introducing similes, give kids a chance to be creative with this writing activity! Students will have fun comparing all kinds of things of their choosing using the prompts, and you'll love watching them use and grow their figurative language skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Own Metaphors
Worksheet
Write Your Own Metaphors
Give kids a chance to think creatively about metaphors by letting them write their own! Students will stretch their imaginations and figurative language skills as they think of ways to describe their class, bedroom, and more.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simile or Metaphor
Worksheet
Simile or Metaphor
Can you tell the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Students will seek to distinguish between—and determine the meanings of—simple similes and metaphors with this multiple choice activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Silly Similes
Worksheet
Silly Similes
Let's get as silly as a goose with these similes! Students will get creative as they finish simple similes with this introductory worksheet. After they finish, give them a chance to share their favorites with the class!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Punctuation & Prosody
Lesson plan
Punctuation & Prosody
Are your second graders struggling with reading comprehension? Help them understand how prosody can help their understanding of the text with this reading lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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