# This Week in Year two

Week 33

## Compound Words

Compound words are two words put together to make a new word. For example, cup plus cake equals cupcake, and base plus ball equals baseball. Ask your child to brainstorm compound words, and keep a running list this week!
Introduce compound words by explaining that compound words are two words put together to make a new word with a new meaning. Hold up pictures of different parts of compound words and see if the class can guess the compound word. For example, cup plus cake makes cupcake.
Worksheet
Using a picture as a clue, kids put two words together to make a compound word for each item on this year three reading worksheet.
Year 3
Worksheet
Compound Words: One Word from Two
Worksheet
Compound Words: One Word from Two
This worksheet will teach your child how to scrunch two words together to get one compound word.
Year 2
Worksheet
Compound Word Coloring
Worksheet
Compound Word Coloring
This worksheet will help children identify compound words, by asking them to colour-code the words on the page.
Year 2
Worksheet
Compound Words Quiz
Worksheet
Compound Words Quiz
Does your little reader know how to identify a compound word? Give her a challenge with this fill-in-the-bubble style quiz.
Year 2
Worksheet
Putting Words Together
Worksheet
Putting Words Together
In this worksheet, your child will explore this definition, by putting pairs of words together to make common compound words.
Year 2
Worksheet
Compound Word Fish
Game
Compound Word Fish
Compound words are made up of two separate words. Kids create compound words to feed Roly in this matching game.
Year 3
Game

As your child starts to tackle bigger sums, such as 13+15, teach them to draw a quick tens and ones picture to help them add these numbers more easily.
As students begin to tackle bigger sums, such as 13+15, teach them to draw a quick tens and ones picture to help them add these numbers more easily.
Worksheet
Dive into addition with the single digits in this worksheet, featuring an ocean floor background.
Year one
Maths
Worksheet
Worksheet
Give your budding mathematician a fun way to practise double-digit addition. He'll be reviewing his maths facts as he solves each equation.
Year 2
Worksheet
Worksheet
In this draw and add challenge worksheet, children draw pictures of the items they are adding in order to visualize their work.
Year 2
Maths
Worksheet
Game
Kids sharpen mental addition skills with this silly construction maths game.
Year 2
Maths
Game
Maths Mind Magic
Lesson plan
Maths Mind Magic
Every student can be a magician after this lesson in mentally adding and subtracting by 10. No previous magic training required!
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
Lesson plan
Get ready to break the piggy bank! Students will use dimes and pennies in this hands-on lesson to solve for 10 more or 10 less than a given number. This EL lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **maths Mind Magic.**
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan

## Making Inferences about Characters and Stories

Whether getting to know new characters or reading familiar stories, point out a book's life lessons. Think aloud as you read: What is the character learning here? What does he or she realise?
Become a Character Detective
Worksheet
Become a Character Detective
Help students practise close reading with this character detective worksheet.
Year 2
Worksheet
What Will Happen Next?
Worksheet
What Will Happen Next?
Year 2
Worksheet
Making Inferences
Worksheet
Making Inferences
Year 2
Worksheet
How to Analyze a Character
Lesson plan
How to Analyze a Character
Your students become masters at character analysis as they learn how to describe fictional characters by identifying traits and providing concrete evidence to support their thinking.
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Lesson plan
Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Your students will love learning all about the playful characters in a classic read-aloud text while digging into what makes characters unique. Use as a stand-alone or support lesson for the How to Analyze a Character lesson plan.
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
The Missing Dragon: Level I
Story
The Missing Dragon: Level I
Help children practise reading as Ben searches for the dragon in this levelled book.
Year 2
Story
Making New Friends: Level J
Story
Making New Friends: Level J
In this story about making new friends (and keeping the old), kids can learn about how fun it is to make new friends, and get some practise reading, too.
Year 2
Story

## Opinion Writing

Kids love to write reviews and opinion pieces! Before they put their thoughts to paper, take the time to brainstorm topics to write about. Chart your child's ideas!
Students love to write reviews and opinion pieces! Before they put their thoughts to paper, take the time to brainstorm topics to write about. Chart your students' ideas!
Worksheet
Students opine about their favorite animals and give reasons for their picks in this worksheet.
Year 2
Worksheet
Pizza, Pizza…Come and Get It!
Worksheet
Pizza, Pizza…Come and Get It!
Help students grasp opinion writing and practise providing evidence with this worksheet.
Year 2
Worksheet
What's the Fact, Jack? Facts and Opinions
Lesson plan
What's the Fact, Jack? Facts and Opinions
Do your students know the difference between a fact and an opinion? In this lesson, your class gets the practise they need to sort fact from opinion.
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
Do year two Opinions Matter?
Lesson plan
Do year two Opinions Matter?
Do your students respect their peers' opinions? This lesson teaches first graders that their opinions matter by encouraging them to write out opinions and back them up with reasons.
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
It’s My Opinion
Lesson plan
It’s My Opinion
Forming and sharing opinions is a vital part of self-expression. Use the following lesson to help your students write opinions and support them with three convincing reasons.
Year 2
Maths
Lesson plan
I Hate Spiders: Level H
Story
I Hate Spiders: Level H
In this interactive text, new readers can learn the science about all the good things spiders do for nature and practise reading, too.
Year 2
Story
Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.