Hard and Soft C and G

Hard and Soft C and G

Make sure your child practices reading both aloud to others and silently to themselves.
Have your class make anchor charts for your classroom as a shared writing activity. Students can brainstorm ways to explain and display various spelling patterns and strategies on posters. These kid-friendly strategies will benefit future students as well!
Hard or Soft G Sort
Worksheet
Hard or Soft G Sort
The letter G is one of those tricky consonants that can make different sounds (as in girl or gym). That can be confusing for young readers! Help them sort out hard and soft consonant patterns with this helpful practice worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hard and Soft "C" Words
Worksheet
Hard and Soft "C" Words
Help your early reader tackle hard and soft Cc with this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hard and Soft G
Worksheet
Hard and Soft G
On this second grade reading worksheet, kids sort initial consonant sounds into two groups: hard "g" as in goose, and soft "g" as in giraffe.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Consonants: Hard or Soft?
Worksheet
Consonants: Hard or Soft?
Use this read-and-match worksheet with your students to practice reading the hard and soft sounds of G and C.
2nd grade
Worksheet
The Two Sounds of C and G
Lesson plan
The Two Sounds of C and G
Does that pesky letter G say /g/ or /j/? How about the sneaky letter C, does it say /k/ or /s/? Use this lesson to teach your students how to tell the difference between the hard and soft sounds of consonants.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

A.M. and P.M.

Telling Time to Five Minutes

Place an analog clock in your child's room. This will give them extra practice reading the time.
Print out a clock face without the hour and minute hands and insert it into a sheet protector. Students can use this template to draw different times using a whiteboard marker. Support students as they practice their telling-time skills by showing them a time spelled out or written in digital form and having them draw it using their clock template.
Clock Work #1
Worksheet
Clock Work #1
Tick-tock, it's time to learn about clocks! Here's a fun activity that lets your second grader practice telling time.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Clock Work #2
Worksheet
Clock Work #2
Have a good time with time in this clock worksheet. Kids will learn how to tell time and draw their own hands on clock faces in this time telling worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Clock Work #3
Worksheet
Clock Work #3
What time is it? Time for learning! Assist your little one in reading these analog clocks, a handy skill he'll use every day.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Clock Match: Time to 5 Minutes
Game
Clock Match: Time to 5 Minutes
Kids must match digital and analog clocks that show the same time.
2nd grade
Math
Game
What Time is It?
Worksheet
What Time is It?
In this clock practice worksheet, your child will practice telling time by drawing the hands on clocks, then adding up the total amount of time passed.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Time 2 Tell Time 10
Worksheet
Time 2 Tell Time 10
Provide your second grader with a little at-home time telling practice with this adorable worksheet!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time
Lesson plan
Time to Tell Time: Showing and Writing Time
Becoming fluent in reading analog and digital clocks can be very “time” consuming. This interactive lesson will engage young learners while reinforcing an important skill.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson plan

Reading for Stamina

Reading for Stamina

Incorporate math practice into reading time! Ask your child to read for a set period, such as 30 minutes, timing themselves with an analog clock.
Integrate math into Reader's Workshop! Ask student to use what they know about telling time and elapsed time to track the length of the reading period. Write the starting time on the board; when Reader's Workshop is finished, students can calculate how much time they spent reading using the classroom's analog or digital clock.
Seal Facts
Worksheet
Seal Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool seal facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Piano Facts
Worksheet
Piano Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool piano facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
John Henry Tall Tale
Worksheet
John Henry Tall Tale
Meet the legendary John Henry, a famous character from a classic tall tale! Learn the difference between fact and fiction with this fun reading sheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Log
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Log
Reading has so many benefits for kids, such as improving vocabulary and language skills and helping to develop imagination and concentration. Reading logs are a great way for you and your students to keep track of their reading throughout the week!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Madam C.J. Walker
Worksheet
Madam C.J. Walker
Learn more about this amazing woman, and get some practice finding the main idea in a nonfiction passage, with this Madam C.J. Walker biography.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learn to Compare and Contrast
Lesson plan
Learn to Compare and Contrast
Your students will learn academic vocabulary and use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two short stories. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Comic Book Writing

Comic Book Writing

Comics and graphic novels can be a great way to get your child interested in reading and writing.
Comics and graphic novels are an excellent way to increase student engagement around reading and writing, and to support students who are struggling with these skills.
Make Your Own Comic Book #1
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #1
Kapow! Wham! Creative writing can be daunting for some kids, but it doesn't have to be! Help excite and inspire your reluctant writers with this fun comic book template.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #2
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #2
Take the intimidation out of narrative writing with this exciting alternative! Budding writers and artists alike will love the chance to get creative with this comic book template.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #3
Worksheet
Make Your Own Comic Book #3
Looking for an alternative activity to ignite the imaginations of your reluctant writers? Use this fun comic book template to introduce creative writing to your students. Novice writers and artists alike will delight in the chance to create their own comi
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comic Book Writing: Superhero Showdown
Worksheet
Comic Book Writing: Superhero Showdown
What's going on in this superhero comic strip? The adventures are up to your fifth grader, as he fills in captions and word bubbles with comic book writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spark a Story
Activity
Spark a Story
This activity will help generate ideas for your child to write about...without the moans and groans!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
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
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