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Cause and Effect for Kids
Cause and Effect for Kids
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Cause and Effect for Kids
Build comprehension skills with this reading page on cause and effect for kids.
2nd grade
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Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
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Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
This worksheet helps students analyze the ways in which stories are similar and different.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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Reading Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Understanding the relationship of cause and effect is a cornerstone of strong reading comprehension skills. Students will seek to explain why events happened in a book of their choosing in this cause and effect activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Order: Case 2
Story Order: Case 2
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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
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Character Actions
Character Actions
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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
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The Crow and the Jug
The Crow and the Jug
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The Crow and the Jug
Short stories, such as The Crow and the Jug, make great reading comprehension tools. Use this short Aesop’s fable to get your second graders thinking about central lessons and morals.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Chapter Summaries
Chapter Summaries
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Chapter Summaries
Tuck this chapter summary chart into reading workshop folders to help students keep track of longer chapter books. When they finish the book, have them look back at this to create a whole-book summary!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sequencing to Summarize
Sequencing to Summarize
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Sequencing to Summarize
Stretch student understanding of story sequencing into a summary with this graphic organizer. Students will start by jotting down quick notes to remember each part of the story, then they'll use their notes to write a complete summary of the text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Shiniest Apple: Cause & Effect
The Shiniest Apple: Cause & Effect
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The Shiniest Apple: Cause & Effect
Students will read and recall a story by answering comprehensive questions about the series of the events in the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Garden Power: Predictions
Garden Power: Predictions
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Garden Power: Predictions
Get ready to make predictions! Students read a short text independently, then draw and write about what they think will happen next.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Retelling Folktales and Fables
Retelling Folktales and Fables
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Retelling Folktales and Fables
After reading a fable or folktale, students will use this cute graphic organizer to record the most important things that happened in the beginning, middle, and end. Then they'll try their hand at identifying the moral of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Ant and the Grasshopper Story Cards
The Ant and the Grasshopper Story Cards
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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
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The Giving Tree Story
The Giving Tree Story
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The Giving Tree Story
Think about all the ways we use trees with this comprehension worksheet that explores Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
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Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Use this reading strategy to help your students along in their reading comprehension skills. Students will respond to literature with Stop & Jots, with or without sticky notes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Organize Your Questions
Organize Your Questions
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Organize Your Questions
Use this resource to help your students formulate who, what, when, where, why, and how questions when reading fiction texts.
2nd grade
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Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
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Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Then what happened? In this activity, students will choose stop and jot sticky notes from different parts of the story to practice their sequencing and summarizing skills as they respond to questions about the literature.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Changes
Character Changes
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Character Changes
Characters often change over the course of a story, and this worksheet will help young readers track and understand their development. Students can use this graphic organizer to consider various elements of a character's development throughout a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Signal the Story Structure
Signal the Story Structure
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Signal the Story Structure
Use this resource to teach your students how to use signal words as they explain the beginning, middle, and end of a fictional story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
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Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Give your students practice with Reader’s Theater in the wonderful genre of drama. They will read and practice fluency, as well as comprehension.
2nd grade
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Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
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Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
2nd grade
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Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
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Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Use this Valentine's Day reader's theater script to engage students as they practice reading fluently.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Describe a Character
Describe a Character
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Describe a Character
Young readers dip their toes into character analysis with this fun graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Read and Review: Grandpa's Boat
Read and Review: Grandpa's Boat
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Read and Review: Grandpa's Boat
What will you be doing on Saturday? Jamie will be on a fishing boat with her grandpa. Read all about her grandpa's boat and then answer the questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
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Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Your students will love reading this classic fable as they seek to determine the author’s purpose and differentiate fiction from nonfiction.
2nd grade
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Emily's Turtle
Emily's Turtle
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Emily's Turtle
This short fictional text can be used to help students determine words and phrases the author uses to help the reader figure out the central message of the story.
2nd grade
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