Compound Words

Compound Words

Read "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" by Judith and Ronald Barrett with your child. The book offers many great examples of compound words.
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" by Judith and Ronald Barrett is a great text to use as you practice identifying compound words. Use examples from the book to determine the meanings of unfamiliar compound words with your students.
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #6
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #6
Using the word bank, can your second grader choose the compound word--among other regular words--that best completes each sentence?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #7
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #7
Is your second grader having grammar troubles? Clear things up--at least when it comes to compound words--with this word puzzle!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #8
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #8
Want to give your second grader practice identifying compound words? This colorful, fill-in-the-blank worksheet's sure to do the trick.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #9
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #9
If your second grader's slipping in spelling, get her to complete this worksheet by brainstorming the missing half of each compound word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #10
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #10
Challenge your second grader to add up the picture clues to create his own compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Word Fish
Game
Compound Word Fish
Compound words are made up of two separate words. Kids create compound words to feed Roly in this matching game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Color the Compound Words
Worksheet
Color the Compound Words
Locate and color the compound words to reveal a hidden picture.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Three Legged Compound Word Race
Activity
Three Legged Compound Word Race
Help your second grader understand compound words by doing this fast, goofy three legged race.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Compound Word Art
Activity
Compound Word Art
If your child enjoys drawing, here's a fun way to learn about compound words that uses art as a visual aid.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity

Money Math: Make or Break $1

Money Math: Make or Break $1

Bring math practice into your real life by letting your child help figure out how many bills and coins you need to pay for purchases at the store.
Provide a number bond template to help students who are struggling with part-whole relationships. This will support them in setting up equations from word problems.
Making Change at the Toy Store
Worksheet
Making Change at the Toy Store
On this second grade math worksheet, kids solve money word problems about making change on a fun trip to the toy store.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Money Word Problems
Worksheet
Math Money Word Problems
Money math is an important part of everyday life. Help your little one learn to add and subtract money sums with these word problems.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Make Change: Pet Store
Worksheet
Make Change: Pet Store
Help your smart shopper learn to add and subtract change with this money math worksheet! She'll add up prices and subtract to make change for each purchase.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Spending Money Word Problems
Worksheet
Spending Money Word Problems
Sin-Ku had 94¢ and bought a cookie for 75¢ from the bake sale. How much money did he have left? This worksheet encourages students to use the part-part-whole concept (number bonds) to solve subtraction word problems about money.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Adding Money Word Problems
Worksheet
Adding Money Word Problems
Tristan had 74¢ and Juniper gave him a quarter. How much does he have now? Kids will practice identifying coins and using the part-part-whole concept (number bonds) to solve money word problems in this two-digit addition worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Money Math: Piggy Bank
Game
Money Math: Piggy Bank
Kids practice counting up coins and adding money to this virtual piggy bank.
2nd grade
Math
Game
Show Me the Money: Understanding Value
Lesson plan
Show Me the Money: Understanding Value
In this lesson, your students will learn how to buy items and use money to purchase items in the real world. You will set up a store for the students to learn about money.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Purchasing Items and Making Change
Lesson plan
Purchasing Items and Making Change
This lesson provides students with instruction in strategies based on number sense. Use this lesson alongside Show Me the Money: Understanding Value or as a stand-alone lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Making Change Reflection
Worksheet
Making Change Reflection
Introduce this graphic organizer as a way to help students use different strategies to determine how much change customers should get back after making their purchases.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet

Figurative Language and Comprehension

Figurative Language and Comprehension

Authors use figurative language to show when something is significant or has special meaning. When reading with your child, draw their attention to examples of figurative language.
Lay the foundation for close reading skills by alerting students as to how authors use figurative language to communicate significance and meaning. Why might an author use specific language in texts, and what is its impact on the reader?
What is a Metaphor?
Worksheet
What is a Metaphor?
Using figurative language is a great way to boost your child's writing skills and creativity. With the help of this worksheet, she'll be a metaphor master.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphor and Simile Search
Worksheet
Metaphor and Simile Search
Get students thinking figuratively by having them connect their understanding of metaphors and similes to the books they read in class. Students will seek out a metaphor or simile in their reading, consider the quote's context, then explain what they thin
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Metaphors
Worksheet
Writing Metaphors
Make writing magical with metaphors! Beginning writers can practice creating their own metaphors with this sheet as a guide.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Twisted Ankle
Worksheet
The Twisted Ankle
Similes are all around us—sometimes you just need a little context to know how to decipher them! This lighthearted story about a twisted ankle contains two hidden similes. Can your students find them?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphors in Context
Worksheet
Metaphors in Context
Use this activity to help students find and decipher metaphors in the context of short passages. Students will read the passages, record what is being compared in each, and then seek to explain the metaphors' meanings in their own words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
“Oh, My Word!” with Amelia Bedelia
Lesson plan
“Oh, My Word!” with Amelia Bedelia
Let Amelia Bedelia introduce figurative language in this fun and interactive lesson that includes a game, group work and a chance for students to shine as idiom authors!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Figurative Language
Lesson plan
Figurative Language
Figurative language is so tricky, especially for English Learners! Use this lesson to introduce the concept with a focus on similes and metaphors.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Summertime Blues: Level M
Story
Summertime Blues: Level M
Made for advancing readers, this story about a summer day uses multiple sentences per page and new vocabulary to keep your child on a path to reading success.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Descriptive Language

Descriptive Language

Help your child prepare to learn about descriptive language by reviewing the five senses.
As you begin a lesson about descriptive language, review the five senses with students. Help students brainstorm a word bank of sensory language. Then, provide students with a five senses graphic organizer as a planning strategy for descriptive writing.
Say It with Details
Worksheet
Say It with Details
Looking for a worksheet to help your child with adjectives? This printable will work detail into her writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Smell Adjectives
Worksheet
Smell Adjectives
Expand your vocabulary with descriptive adjectives to express how things smell.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Brainstorm Descriptive Words
Worksheet
Brainstorm Descriptive Words
Jumpstart creativity in writing workshop with this brainstorming organizer for sensory words. Students will stretch their imagination and their vocabulary as they come up with specific adjectives and descriptive details in this sensory language activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Complimentary Adjectives
Worksheet
Complimentary Adjectives
Stay positive with an exercise on complimentary adjectives. Your child can build your kid's vocabulary as he fills in the blanks to make these sentences shine.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sight Adjectives
Worksheet
Sight Adjectives
Practice writing adjectives all about what you can see.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sense of Smell Activity
Activity
Sense of Smell Activity
Help your child get to know the least-appreciated of the five senses, the sense of smell, with a smelling station.
3rd grade
Science
Activity
Sensory Words
Worksheet
Sensory Words
Sort sensory words into categories for each sense.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Sense of Sensory Details
Worksheet
Making Sense of Sensory Details
Learning to use sensory words effectively is such an important skill for a budding writer. n this activity, students will use sensory adjectives from a word bank to breathe life into ordinary sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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