Build a foundation and focus on what matters most for language arts and reading readiness with Language Arts 4 Today: The Common Core Edition for second grade. This 96-page comprehensive supplement contains standards-aligned reproducible activities designed to focus on critical language arts skills and concepts that meet the Common Core State Standards. Each page includes 16 questions to be completed during a four-day period. The exercises are arranged in a continuous spiral so that concepts are repeated weekly. An assessment for the fifth day is provided for evaluating students' understanding of the language arts concepts practiced throughout the week.
Over 100 Sight Words FeaturedHelp beginning readers master over 100 sight words using the unique, hands-on approach in this resource. Step-by-step directions tell how to use the sight words on each reproducible to teach an entire lesson reinforcing sight word recognition, sentence structure, vocabulary development, and higher level comprehension skills.
Introduce children to the work of this popular author-illustrator with language-building activities like Snowy Day Word Play, Louie's Puppet Show, and Jenny's Hat Story Mat. Includes a profile of the author, before- and after-reading discussion ideas, plus hands-on activities and reproducibles that build skills across the curriculum.
Product ID: SCH0439609720
Grades: Grades K - 2
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary
File Size: 1.74 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9780545192576
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780439609722
Two master teachers share 15 ready-to-use lessons for using engaging picture books to teach literary elements such as point of view, voice, irony, theme, metaphor, simile, and more. For each literary element, you'll find a clear definition; a detailed picture book-based lesson that incorporates before-, during-, and after-reading strategies; and writing and extension activities. The carefully chosen picture books and thoughtful lessons give you an invigorating and illuminating way to teach literary elements-and promote student reading and writing.
Introduce children to the work of this popular author with learning-rich activities like Possum's Postcards, Koala Lou's Playground Olympics, and Magic Hat Math. Includes a profile of the author, before- and after-reading discussion ideas, plus hands-on activities and reproducibles that build skills across the curriculum.
Teachers can let students read their way to the 100th day! This learning-packed collection of activities uses popular picture books to teach key math skills and concepts that support the NCTM standards. Includes book summaries, discussion ideas, activities that boost vocabulary and build reading and writing skills, ideas for exploring text features and story elements, ready-to-use morning message prompts, and more. Plus, easy-to-make manipulatives, interactive reproducibles, and poetry.
Tap into children's natural interest in coin collecting with cross-curricular projects and games such as State Symbols, Coin a Phrase, and State 1/4s - designed especially for the popular state quarters program. You'll also find reproducible templates for kids to design their own state quarters, fun facts for each state, a schedule of quarters' release dates, and more.
Curl up with the book, then follow up with some incredible literature-based math activities! Written by an elementary math specialist, each featured title in this collection of motivating math activities is a springboard into learning standards-based math concepts and skills. After reading the Grapes of Math, for example, kids take part in a Counting Quickly Contest that helps them compare different counting strategies, while building automaticity. Includes math vocabulary, step-by-step lessons, extensions, reproducibles, and more.
Take kids on a dazzling trip around the world with fabulous fictional books about Australia, China, Mexico, and more! For each book, you'll find background information, reading comprehension questions, reproducible maps, skill-building activities, and writing prompts to help kids learn about the culture, customs, and geography of 20 different countries. Here's your passport to fun-filled learning - and to meeting the language arts and social studies standards!
A great way to connect your reading and science lessons! Here are lots of easy activities for using picture book favorites to teach key science topics. Features The Tiny Seed (seeds and plants), In the Small, Small Pond (habitats), A Rainbow of My Own (light and color), Where Do Puddles Go? (water cycle) and many more. Each lesson includes easy-to-understand science information, science vocabulary, management tips, book connections, web sites, assessment ideas, and connections to the National Science Standards.
12 Reproducible Read-Aloud Tales With Instant Activities That Get Kids Discussing, Writing About and Acting On the Important Lessons in These Wise and Classic Stories Invite kids to read, write, learn about story structure and discuss ethical behavior by exploring 12 delightful classic fables.
A Ready-to-Go Teaching Guide for Using This Popular Historical Fiction Series to Build Important Social Studies and Language Arts Skills and Help Kids Read Their Way Into HistoryPique interest in history with engaging activities for Dear America books.
Help students build fluency and gain confidence as readers with the timeless tales of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, Echo and Narcissus, and more. This collection of short scripts features parts that are written to accommodate readers at different proficiency levels-so everyone can participate. Includes tips for putting on the plays and related activities.
Step-by-step lessons to help you model the three types of writing students must master to meet the Common Core Standards!
Invite students to explore urban, suburban, and rural communities with this collection of fun and ready-to-go mapping activity pages. Kids will plan their own city, read a shopping mall floor map, create a grid map for a dinosaur excavation site, and much more. Reproducibles reinforce key map concepts, such as distance and scale, cardinal directions, picture and abstract symbols, coordinates, and more. A fun way to connect kids to the world!
Help students become active participants in the reading process with engaging, fill-in-the-blank, fiction and nonfiction passages. Students tap prior knowledge, use context clues, and sharpen critical thinking skills to fill in the missing words from a companion list. Includes Flesch-Kincaid readability levels to help teachers choose passages that best meet students' needs. Flexible and easy to use for independent practice, small groups, or homework. Great for assessment and test prep!
This time-saving resource provides ready-to-use readings organized around high-interest topics connected to the curriculum. The readings are specially formatted to provide practice with text marking, a proven, powerful tool for building comprehension skills, such as finding main idea and details, identifying cause and effect, and using context clues. Each lesson comes with specific instructions and tips to help teachers follow a gradual release instructional approach. Also includes a Companion Folder filled with whiteboard-ready files that provides another great way to model, practice, and apply the technique!
Step-by-step lessons to help you model the three types of writing students must master to meet the Common Core Standards: Persuasive, Informative/Expository, and Narrative!
Boost students' reading skills and get them ready for the standardized tests with this selection of mind-boggling mysteries kids will love. Each reproducible story comes with a set of 10 comprehension questions, designed to reinforce specific reading skills such as identifying the main idea, analyzing plot, distinguishing fact from opinion, and more.
Humorous takes on favorite tales that boost reading skills, build fluency and keep your class chuckling with lots of read-aloud fun.
Kids will get a kick out of solving math problems to create these colorful and amazing kaleidoscope designs. Each activity in this motivating collection starts with a math worksheet that lets kids practice skills in multiplication, division, fractions, or decimals. Then, on an accompanying page, kids use their answers to "color by numbers", creating intricate and dazzling works of art!
Reproducible Debate Sheets Complete With Background and Pro/Con Points That Get Kids Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Thinking About the Topics That Spark Their Interest.Get them reading, writing, and thinking with 50 thought-provoking topics that let students see both sides of an issue, then debate the pros and cons.
Easy-to-make, fun-to-color paper dioramas feature familiar habitats and the animals that live in them. One double-sided diorama shows the top and bottom of an ocean, while another displays a forest in spring and fall. Other dioramas compare the adaptations of big and little desert animals, reveal the animals that live above and below ground, and more. Includes background information, step-by-step instructions, and reproducible worksheets.
Instant, systematic, and engaging! These ready-to-use activity mats give young children the focused practice they need to really learn their numbers. Each mat targets a number from 1 to 30, an increment of 10 up to 100, or a key number concept. Skills include number recognition, number formation, counting, number words, comparing quantities to numbers, comparing sets, sequencing, as well as following directions. Great for independent work, centers, and homework!
In adherence with Common Core State Standards, this series tackles the critical reading skills needed to cite textual evidence to support conclusions explicitly determined from the text. Supplied within this eBook are 40 nonfiction passages with companion comprehension questions, designed to allow students to make logical references from them. Recurring practice will allow students to build a foundation of competency in several key reading skills that they will carry as lifelong strengths.
Need to meet Common Core State Standards? This unique resource from Scholastic contains dozens of activities that will help students build strong reading skills in many areas, including vocabulary, grammar, spelling, comprehension, and more. Jumpstarting their learning each morning (or any other part of the day!) will encourage kids to follow a routine in preparation for standardized tests.
Step-by-step lessons to help you model the three types of writing students must master to meet the Common Core Standards!
Fraction fireworks... decimal flowers... division twirling tops... Kids will dive into math problems to create dazzling and colorful line designs and 3-D constructions. Fun-filled reproducible worksheets let kids add, subtract, multiply, and divide 1-. 2-. and 3-digit numbers, fractions, and decimals. Leveled for different abilities.
Introduce students to the features of nonfiction text with these engaging fill-in booklets about the Thanksgiving holiday. Booklets feature engaging text, diagrams, captions, thought-provoking writing prompts, and more to help students expand vocabulary and learn about the holiday's origins, history, and traditions. Students also write and draw to personalize the booklets and demonstrate their comprehension. Includes reproducible graphic organizers to help students synthesize information and respond to what they've read.
Introduce beginning readers to important figures in our country's history and help them build fluency with these engaging plays. Rhyme, repetition, and simple, predictable language help young learners build reading confidence. Topics include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., and more. Background information and extension activities teach key concepts and vocabulary.
25 reproducible maps, featuring temperature, transportation routes, endangered species populations, and more, are paired with crossword puzzles to make map-skills review fun! As students read and analyze the map to answer the crossword clues, they build important geography skills and reinforce social studies vocabulary.
Kids will be eager to complete these math practice pages to solve the silly riddles that are guaranteed to make them giggle! Each activity sheet includes a series of math problems that offer kids plenty of practice in multiplication and division facts. Flexible and easy to use as independent work, at centers, as day starters or homework.
Liven up math lessons with this book and companion folder full of ready-to-go SMART Notebook lessons that take full advantage of the SMART Board's interactive features. The included ZIP file contains eight units on key problem-solving strategies, such as guess and check, draw a picture, look for a pattern, use logical reasoning, and more. Students can easily draw, move, highlight, and underline text right on the board. Step-by-step mini-lessons in the book correspond to the Notebook files in the folder. A surefire way to motivate and engage every student!This Optimized eBook includes a PDF file, along with included Notebook files specifically designed to be used on a SMART Board.
Learning the letters and their sounds is as easy as ABC with this big collection of alphabet activities! Easy-to-make mini-books - one for each letter, hands-on activities, and 156 colorful picture cards give kids lots of opportunities to practice letter recognition, letter-sound relationships, and letter formation skills. Lessons include easy games, crafts, snacks, literature connections, multi-sensory experiences, and more. Perfect for use with kids of all learning styles!
Identify potential reading problems quickly and accurately with these powerful assessment techniques. Developed by leading experts in reading education, these leveled passages with scoring sheets help you screen students for strengths and weaknesses in word recognition, fluency rate and expression, and comprehension. Rubrics and grade-level benchmarks make interpreting the results simple and easy. With four passages per grade and ready-to-use record-keeping forms, you can document and monitor student performance all year long. Makes individual assessment manageable and efficient, so that you can focus on what's important - teaching. Meets Reading First guidelines.
Standards-based lessons that guide students through the writing process, teach conventions, explore genres, and help second graders write effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.
What better way to learn about history than to relive it? Students assume the roles of colonists, patriots, and loyalists as they participate in a weeklong simulation that takes them through the events that led to and ended the American Revolution. Includes easy step-by-step directions, plus reproducible student worksheets, tables, maps, and rubrics - everything you need to run a successful simulation!
Teach and reinforce important basic skills! These fun activity pages support the units you are teaching. High-interest, age-appropriate, motivating and challenging. Students develop early reading and language arts skills, practice sequencing, and build reading comprehension! Includes a complete answer key.
Boost reading comprehension with these engaging, ready-to-use literature response and writing activities for historical fiction, biography, mystery, adventure, and 5 other genres. Includes reproducible activity sheets with easy-to-follow directions so kids can work independently. An instant way to enhance an independent reading program and build key reading and writing skills.
Help kids succeed in class and on tests with these fun, super-quick daily exercises that provide essential practice in test taking - and help meet the standards. All it takes is 5 minutes a day! Perfect for starting the day, engaging fast finishers, or reviewing skills.
A concise, ready-to use collection of assessments to use at the beginning of the school year. With these tests, you can determine each child's level of proficiency in reading, identify instructional needs for individuals and for the group as a whole, and have a baseline from which to measure a child's growth in reading. Covers comprehension, vocabulary, and oral reading.
12 ready-to-teach lessons motivate kids to use key math skills with real-life math projects they'll love to complete. Students compute their way to the right balance in the Checkbook Challenge, take surveys and create graphs of class favorites, follow the Stock Market to build their own portfolios, and get engaged in nine other real-world challenges. Includes step-by-step lessons, reproducible pages, leveling tips, and more!