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2nd grade
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The Fox and the Crow
The Fox and the Crow
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The Fox and the Crow
Stories are a fantastic way to teach kids important life lessons. This reading comprehension worksheet uses the classic Aesop’s fable—The Fox and the Crow—to get your students thinking about the central lesson of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"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
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Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
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Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Elements Map
Story Elements Map
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Story Elements Map
This story map will help organize students' retelling of stories while reinforcing the concepts of sequencing, main idea, character traits, and setting.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Crow and the Jug
The Crow and the Jug
Worksheet
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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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
Character Reactions
Character Reactions
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Character Reactions
It's important for students to understand how characters and the storyline are interconnected. Help your students break down individual character responses to major story events with this graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Use this winter-themed Reader’s Theater script to engage your readers as they practice reading fluently. Then challenge them with reading comprehension questions about the characters and events.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
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Cause & Effect: What's the Cause?
Help your child become a more thoughtful reader and improve his reading comprehension by focusing on cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Bank: Emotion Charades
Word Bank: Emotion Charades
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Word Bank: Emotion Charades
Build your students' emotional literacy with this handy emotion word bank! This resource provides students with visuals and a variety of emotion synonyms to increase their understanding of character traits in fictional text.
2nd grade
Social emotional
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
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Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Students will use this graphic organizer to compare and contrast two fiction stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
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Character Traits: The Princess and the Pea
Your students will use an abridged version of "The Princess and the Pea" to practice analyzing and expressing character traits with the help of a word bank.
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
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
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"The Three Little Pigs" Character Study
Give your young readers some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the beloved story of The Three Little Pigs! Students will consider protagonists, antagonists, and character dynamics with this version of the classic story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Describe a Character
Describe a Character
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Describe a Character
It's what's on the inside that counts! Your young reader can describe her favorite character, making sure to separate physical and personal traits.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Map a Story
Vocabulary Cards: Map a Story
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Vocabulary Cards: Map a Story
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Map a Story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Changes
Character Changes
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Story Slide
Story Slide
Worksheet
Story Slide
This fun worksheet serves as a great visual for your kids to organize their thoughts around the elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them fill out this handy slide graphic organizer with plot, protagonist, and antagonist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Inferring with Quotes
Inferring with Quotes
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Inferring with Quotes
Good readers make inferences using story details and their own background knowledge to figure out information that isn't provided by the author. Help your students practice making inferences using quotes from their reading with this graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Characters' Points of View
Characters' Points of View
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Characters' Points of View
It can be tricky to sort out different perspectives in a complex book! Use this activity to help your learner think about how two different characters feel about the same event or challenge.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Feelings Map
Feelings Map
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Feelings Map
One way to bring books to life for students is to have them empathize with one of the characters. This fun worksheet engages students in analyzing how a character’s feelings change over the course of the beginning, middle, and end of the book.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Roadmap
Story Roadmap
Worksheet
Story Roadmap
Let your students show you the way through a story of their choice using this fun road map! Your students will get to flex their reading comprehension muscles as they write about various story elements, including main characters, setting, and plot.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Elements of Fairy Tales
Glossary: Elements of Fairy Tales
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Glossary: Elements of Fairy Tales
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Elements of Fairy Tales.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Trading Card
Character Trading Card
Worksheet
Character Trading Card
Why do athletes get their own cards but not book characters? Change all that with this fun, reusable worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet