Compound Words

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 child.
"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.
Choose the Compound Word #1
Choose the Compound Word #1
Worksheet
Choose the Compound Word #1
Learners will hone their grammar and vocabulary skills as they identify the compound word in each of 10 problems.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Compound Words #7
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
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
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 them 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
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 their own compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Word Art
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

Money Math

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
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
Make Change: Pet Store
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
Money Math Word Problems
Money Math Word Problems
Worksheet
Money Math Word Problems
Children will practice everyday math in this word problems worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Show Me the Money: Understanding Value
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
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
Money Math: Piggy Bank
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

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?
Metaphors in Context
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
Making Metaphors
Making Metaphors
Worksheet
Making Metaphors
Metaphors are imaginative ways to describe something by comparing that thing to something else. With this worksheet, students will write a metaphor for each pair of given words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Twisted Ankle
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
“Oh, My Word!” with Amelia Bedelia
“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
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
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.
Writing With Your Senses: Brainstorm Descriptive Words
Writing With Your Senses: Brainstorm Descriptive Words
Worksheet
Writing With Your Senses: Brainstorm Descriptive Words
Young writers will describe a location using their sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch in this grammar and mechanics worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sensory Words
Sensory Words
Worksheet
Sensory Words
Sort sensory words into categories for each sense.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adding Adjectives: Sense of Sight
Adding Adjectives: Sense of Sight
Worksheet
Adding Adjectives: Sense of Sight
In this playful grammar worksheet, children are invited to think about how they would describe something that they can see.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Smell Adjectives
Smell Adjectives
Worksheet
Smell Adjectives
Expand your vocabulary with descriptive adjectives to express how things smell.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Say It with Details
Say It with Details
Worksheet
Say It with Details
Young writers practice bringing sentences to life with this creative grammar and parts of speech worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Sense of Sensory Details
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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