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"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
Worksheet
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
Give your second graders some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the timeless story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Students will read this classic fable and then answer questions about setting, characters, genre, and cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Own Ending
Write Your Own Ending
Lesson Plan
Write Your Own Ending
Get your students’ creative juices flowing with this fun creative writing lesson! Students will read a fun story and then write their own ending.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Valentine Medley
Valentine Medley
Workbook
Valentine Medley
Kids can write, graph and read their way through Valentine's Day with a sweet mix of history, writing and math! Kids will explore both the mythical and practical side of this day.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Tortoise and the Hare Fable
The Tortoise and the Hare Fable
Worksheet
The Tortoise and the Hare Fable
Help your early reader get to know a classic Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. He'll make a prediction about what will happen, and identify the moral.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Haiku Syllables
Haiku Syllables
Lesson Plan
Haiku Syllables
Have your students stretch their creativity with this lesson that teaches them about haikus and has them practice their syllable counting.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Conclude a Story
Conclude a Story
Lesson Plan
Conclude a Story
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Lesson Plan
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
ELs will get a chance to practice their listening and reading comprehension skills as they answer questions about the key details in a read-aloud text. Use as a stand-alone or pre-lesson for the Questions for Comprehension lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Tall Tales
Tall Tales
Workbook
Tall Tales
Can you read 100 books in a day? Run a mile in 30 seconds? Kids can compare fact and fiction with Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and others to learn about story structure, character analysis and hyperbole.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
Activity
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Character Changes Order
Character Changes Order
Worksheet
Character Changes Order
Use this worksheet to practice sequencing a character’s feelings using transition words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Drawing Conclusions
Drawing Conclusions
Worksheet
Drawing Conclusions
Time to play detective! Can you describe what happened int his scene, just by looking at the picture? Practice making inferences by looking at context.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub Plans for Second Grade
Lesson Plan
Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub plans just got a whole lot easier! In this second grade, week-long sub packet, subs can supercharge learning with "All About Me" themed lessons and activities. The “All About Me” theme is the perfect opportunity to reinforce foundational skills like understanding character traits, taking and interpreting meaningful data, and writing from the heart.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Hook the Reader: The Tortoise and the Hare
Hook the Reader: The Tortoise and the Hare
Worksheet
Hook the Reader: The Tortoise and the Hare
After reading the classic Aesop fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare," students will use their imaginations to compose their own introductions using one of the most common story hooks (fact, question, description, statement, or sound).
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compose a Haiku
Compose a Haiku
Worksheet
Compose a Haiku
Find out if you've got a little haiku master on your hands with our haiku worksheet. A simple poetry form, a haiku is perfect for beginning writers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
Worksheet
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
A strong ending is a key part of creative writing! Have your second graders flex their fiction comprehension muscles with this activity. Students will consider problem, solution, characters, and detail as they answer questions after reading a short story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Lesson Plan
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Out for the day? That's no problem with this classroom packet. With this daily sub plan, you will soon be ready to have a substitute in the classroom. Your substitute teacher can keep your students learning in your absence by using these robust lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Lesson Plan
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Best Friends Forever Literary Response
Best Friends Forever Literary Response
Worksheet
Best Friends Forever Literary Response
Your students will practice fiction comprehension while they read this short story about best friends and then make connections and predictions based on the reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Visualize and Summarize
Visualize and Summarize
Worksheet
Visualize and Summarize
Do your students have difficulty making mental pictures or writing summaries? Help them practice both skills with this reading comprehension worksheet in which students choose a scene from their book to illustrate and summarize.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Response
Weekly Reading Response
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Response
Use this worksheet to have students write or draw about their reading each day.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write Your Own Summer Limerick
Write Your Own Summer Limerick
Worksheet
Write Your Own Summer Limerick
This poetry worksheet is sure to get your child's creative juices flowing! Students will seek to write their own limerick by filling in blank spaces for nouns, adjectives, and adverbs. Then they'll add an illustration to complete their poem!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Search: Poetry
Word Search: Poetry
Worksheet
Word Search: Poetry
Get familiar with different kinds of poetry with this poetry word search. This poetry word search has your kid honing his spelling and observation skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Lesson Plan
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Out for the day? Use this daily sub plan to make sure your class is ready to continue learning! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan