Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Use comparative and superlative adjectives when talking to your child about math.
Incorporate measurement and data math activities when teaching comparative and superlative adjectives. Students can gather data, then use comparative and superlative adjectives to discuss the patterns they notice.
Musical Superlatives
Worksheet
Musical Superlatives
Some common superlatives are tough and some are easy! This recital-themed worksheet combines both and can be used as an introductory activity or as an assessment.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sneaky Superlatives
Worksheet
Sneaky Superlatives
Does your child say “gooder”? Assess understanding of comparatives and superlatives with these common adjectives. See if they can find the rule-breakers!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Superlative Patterns
Worksheet
Superlative Patterns
You’ve already introduced simple superlatives, now help your students see which words follow different patterns. Filling out this chart will help reinforce the rules, plus students will have a handy reference guide when they're done.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Show Me the Adjectives!
Lesson plan
Show Me the Adjectives!
Help your students develop their creative writing skills with this lesson, which features the Adjective-Adjective-Noun strategy. Young writers will be inspired to show, not tell.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Prove It!
Lesson plan
Prove It!
Let’s compare! Help kids learn about comparative and superlative adjectives through this hands-on lesson. Students will use real-world items and drawings to compare objects using a variety of adjectives.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Recording Measurements in Tables and Summarizing Data Sets

Recording Measurements in Tables and Summarizing Data Sets

If your child has trouble measuring physical objects, have them trace the object on a piece of paper first, then measuring the outline.
Encourage students who have trouble measuring objects to first draw a line the length of the object, then use a ruler to measure the line.
Measure Length: Cat!
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Measure Length: Cat!
This fluffy feline is here to help your child master his measuring skills. Whip out the ruler and measure the different parts of this kitty.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure Length: Shark!
Worksheet
Measure Length: Shark!
Help a little mathematician learn about measurements with this fun, shark infested math worksheet!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure Length: Bat!
Worksheet
Measure Length: Bat!
This flying bat makes a fantastic math learning exercise! Pull out your ruler measure his wingspan, his ears and his body.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure Length: Squirrel!
Worksheet
Measure Length: Squirrel!
How long is this little squirrel's tail? Pop out the ruler and measure this feisty furball before he runs away!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure Length: Giraffe!
Worksheet
Measure Length: Giraffe!
How tall is this giraffe? Pick up a ruler and help your child measure Geoffry the Giraffe in inches. He'll even get a little intro to fractions.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Measure Buildings with Super Floyd
Game
Measure Buildings with Super Floyd
Kids must use a ruler to identify buildings and help Super Floyd save the day.
2nd grade
Math
Game
Measuring Feet… in Feet!
Lesson plan
Measuring Feet… in Feet!
How big is a foot? Students find out to explore how to measure in feet by comparing their own feet to rulers. Then they set off to measure the length and width of the classroom!
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Using Writing to Solve Reading Problems

Using Writing to Solve Reading Problems

Keep a pad of sticky notes and a pencil near your child's reading station. They can use them to jot notes, mark passages they have questions about, and keep their place.
Have students create a "Reading Emergency Kit" (a pencil and a small stack of sticky notes) to help them with common reading problems in longer books. Students can use the sticky notes to help them keep track of characters and important events, as well as to record how events fit together within the larger narrative.
Chapter Questions
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Chapter Questions
Looking for a way to help kids keep track of the longer books they’re reading? Tuck this sheet into their reading folders! After completing each chapter students will use the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions to summarize their reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper Story Cards
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper Story Cards
The Ant and the Grasshopper story cards help your visual learner understand what happens in the classic fable. Kids arrange picture cards to tell the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Order: Case 2
Worksheet
Story Order: Case 2
Help the Smith family summarize their family vacation with a main idea, details, and a conclusion. Kids will work on reading comprehension and summarizing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Butterfly
Worksheet
Character Butterfly
Have students consider a character’s attributes and actions with this cute and memorable organizer! After reading a book, students will draw a picture and describe the characters. Then they'll summarize the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Actions
Worksheet
Character Actions
Have students think about each character’s journey with this character-specific beginning, middle, and end story map. Students can complete maps for different characters, then compare and contrast!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Flightless Birds Reading Comprehension
Game
Flightless Birds Reading Comprehension
Kids show off their reading comprehension skills with this quiz, written to recall details from the informational text Flightless Birds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Capture That Reader!
Lesson plan
Capture That Reader!
Everyone loves an intriguing introduction! Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing new and improved introductions to well-loved fictional stories in this fun writing lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Story Hooks
Lesson plan
Story Hooks
Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Editing Poetry

Editing Poetry

Punctuation can offer readers clues about how a poem should be read. Have your child read one of their own poems aloud, paying attention to places where they pause or change their tone of voice.
Because poems are often meant to be read aloud, a poem's punctuation, grammar, word choice, and spelling are chosen with intention. Encourage students to find words in their own poems that don't seem right, then spell them two or three different ways, circling the best attempt. After that, students can consult dictionaries or texts to identify the correct spelling. (A fun way to familiarize students with dictionaries is with dictionary scavenger hunts!)
Revising Spelling
Worksheet
Revising Spelling
What do your students do after they circle tricky words in their writing? Help them keep track of the revision process with this handy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
Practice your dictionary skills with a fun activity, where your little one can alphabetize a group of words that start with the same letter.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills
Dictionary skills are an important part of learning to read and write. Help your little learner understand the different parts of a dictionary entry.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dictionary Detective
Worksheet
Dictionary Detective
Use this resource to give your students practice using a dictionary’s guide words to correctly locate a word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Lesson plan
Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Do your students struggle with word choices? In this lesson, students will learn strategies for choosing vivid words for their poetry. Although the “persona poem” is used as a model, any type of poetry can be used!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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