Second Grade
Common Core-
Language Arts

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Miscellaneous

 

  1. Sight Words ( video plays twice 5 min.

  2. Sight Words (Months, Days of the week etc.

  3. Language Arts 1st Grade Activities-Download activities for Students to work at home. 4 Star

  4. Teachers Tool box -More Sight Word websites

  5. Education Place Pre-K–8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support

  6. Kids Port- Great site to assist in all areas

  7. Spelling City  Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    -  contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. -  uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence -  a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention -  teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    -  students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    -  teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    -  the forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas  
    4 Star

 

Reading for Literature

 

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

1.       Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  1. Stories Online - online reading resource links - uses Guided Reading levels as an indicator .
  2. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture.
  3. Children's Storybooks -You will find stories for young Children, Older Children and Young Adults 4 Star
  4. Flashlight Readers-Play cool games and activities that take you into your favorite books
  5. Reading Comprehension stories - interactive quizzes online for 2 stories
  6. Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts (Author - Lois Davis)
  7. Topsy-Turvy Tales - from the Elementary Library
  8. Stories from Around the World-You will discover from this site will allow you to determine Age, Country and type of story from around the world.
  9. Animated Fables-Choose a fable from Aesop's Fables.
  10. Club Penguin Fables-Fairy Fables
  11. Famous American Folktales-Click here to find a list of folktales.
  12. Long Long Time Ago-A list of folktales, myths, fables, fairytales, etc.

2.       Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

3.       Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Craft and Structure

 

 

4.       Describe how words & phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm & meaning in a story, poem, or song.

  1. Merpy.com Stories - animated stories to be read online
  2. Books for Young Children -These books are on line. They are fun to read and some very good stories.
  3. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  4. Poetry Idea Engine-Get your poetry juices flowing with the Poetry Idea Engine. Created with GoCyberCamp, this activity will allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more!

     

5.       Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

6.       Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

7.       Use information gained from the illustrations & words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

  1. Book Pals Don't just read a story; hear it read to you by actress and actors from the screen actors guild. On line streaming video with many special affects. This is a fantastic website for kids of all ages. 4 Star
  2. Character Scrapbook-Use this readers response activity to analyze the characters in any book.  Print and collect your scrapbook pages.

 

8.       (Not applicable to literature)

9.       Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 

10.    By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

Reading for Informational Text

 

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

1.       Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  1. I CAN READ -This is an outstanding website. The narrator will read the sentence and then ask a question about each sentence. Then asks the student to find the word 4 Star
  2. Sebastian Swan-Informational text
  3. How Animals Meet Their Needs-Learn about different animals and their needs.
  4. Animals-Click on the animals to learn some facts!

 

2.       Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within texts.

3.       Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text

Craft and Structure

 

 

4.       Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topics or subject area.

  1. Discussing Non-Fiction-Learn about non-fiction texts.

5.       Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

6.       Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

7.       Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to & clarify text.

  1. Compare and Contrast-An explanation of compare and contrast.
  2. Compare and Contrast with Sequencing-The stories are read aloud.

8.       Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

9.       Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 

10.    By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

Reading Strand: Foundational Skill

 

Phonics and Word Recognition

 

 

3.       Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. The Syllable Factory - break words up into "chunks"
  2. Syllabication Rules - print these as large flash cards
  3. Reference Skills: Syllabication - printables from EdHelper
  4. Sandcastle Quiz - Build a sandcastle and get to know the common spelling patterns for the following vowels; ow/ou, oy/oi, ar/a/al, oo/u, air/are/ear, or/ore/oar/war, aw/au/augh/al, ir/ur/er, ear/eer/ere, or all phonemes.
  5. Smart Board Lesson -by Becky Sivula SB
  6. Magic Pencil - see, and hear, an animation of the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa.
  7. Snap It - How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Your chance to beat the clock and collect the snaps. When you see a pair click Snap! But don't get Snap happy - if you get it wrong, you lose a point
  8. Vowel Digraphs - Identify the vowel digraph in each word.
  9. Vowel Digraphs - select correct digraph to match picture
  10. Vowel Practice - print worksheets to practice the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa
  11. More Vowel Practice - activity sheets to print for your students to practice following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir,
  12. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word. ear, and all phonemes.!
  13. Long Vowel Words - Find the short and long vowel words that match the pictures
  14. Long Vowel Sounds a, i, o - Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.
  15. Long Vowel Sounds e, u - Identify the long vowel sounds in each word.
  16. Long Vowels - Show what you know about the different long vowel sounds.
  17. ADDING "BOSSY e" -Created by Tanja E Markle
  18. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy A You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  19. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy B You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  20. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy C You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  21. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy D You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  22. No Excuse words 1 - 2 Easy E You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will use an ant farm to guide them. SB
  23. Animation Words You will view words that must be matched with the correct animation. Different concept! SB
  24. No Excuse words 1 -2 Medium You will find a unique lesson here using smart board technology. This lesson will allow your students to learn no excuse words and have fun doing so. Students will be working using an ant farm with smart board. SB
  25. Star Words - This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words
  26. Samson - Sight words that will articulate to your students. 4 Star
  27. Crossword Puzzles for Young Children - Each week a new puzzle with Dolch words. Clues and hints included. Excellent first start for children learning to work crossword puzzles!

  28. What's the Word - Build vocabulary by matching words with pictures.

  29. High Frequency Words - 6 activities using sight words. Drag correct word in blank to complete the sentences.

  30. Sight Words - Dolch Words, if you don't know the word, move your mouse over it and it will tell you what it is. Practice the words, then take the quiz.

  31. Spelling City Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    - contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. - uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence - a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention - teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    - students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    - teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    - the forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas
    4 Star
  32. Circus Builder - gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word. Outstanding 4 Star
  33. Look, Cover & Spell - This spelling site has 30 pre-built lists of words, but you can create your own list. Double-click any word on the list and type a word appropriate for your grade level. Your student gets to see the word, then it is covered and they must type the correct spelling.
  34. Prefixes - quiz
  35. Suffixes - quiz
  36. A... Suffix and Baseword Match
    B... Suffixes- less, ness, ly, ful
    C... Suffix Quiz 1
    D... Suffix Quiz 2
    E... Suffix Quiz 3

    Prefix

    You will find listed below many outstanding sites to help in learning prefixes 4 Star
    A... Race to the Ramses
    B... Crystal Castle - im, in
    C... Prefix Millionaire
    D... Prefix Crossword
    E... Building Prefixes
    F... Prefix Quiz 1
    G... Prefix Quiz 2
    H... Prefix Quiz 3
    I... Prefix Towers
    J... Jigwords

     

 

a.        Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.

b.       Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.

c.        Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.

d.       Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.

e.       Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

f.         Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

Fluency

 

 

4.       Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read along Stories You will find Stories that will be read to young children 3 Star

a.        Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

b.       Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

c.        Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Writing Strand

 

Text Types and Purposes

 

 

1.       Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion & reasons, & provide a concluding statement or section.

  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!
  2. Prompts with Pictures - Select from the story elements

2.       Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

3.       Write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Production and Distribution of Writing

 

4.       (Begins in grade 3)

  1. Build a Sentence -Words are presented to you out of order. You must place them in order and complete the puzzle. 4 Star
  2. Writing runway -Outstanding site for teachers to work with. The adult enters the target sentence. Read the sentence with the children and then press the blue button. The students then must place the sentence in order on the runway. 4 Star
  3. Build a Sentence -Words are presented to you out of order. You must place them in order and complete the puzzle. 4 Star
  4. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.
  5. Scholastic Story Starter-Generate and create a story starter.
  6. Story Jumper-Create your own story and publish it.

 

5.       With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

6.       With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

 

7.       Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

 

8.       Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

9.       (Begins in grade 4)

Range of Writing

 

 

10.    (Begins in grade 3)

 

Speaking and Listening Strand

 

Comprehension and Collaboration

 

 

1.       Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

 

a.        Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

b.       Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

c.        Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

2.       Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

3.       Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

4.       Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

  1. Listening Memory Game-Match the Emotions.  This game is tricky: to make a match, you much match the emotion behind the words—even if the words themselves are different.
  2. Fill in the Blanks-complete the sentences.

 

5.       Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

6.       Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 2 Language standards 1 and 3 on pages 26 and 27 for specific expectations.)

Language Strand

 

Conventions of Standard English

 

 

1.       Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  1. Syllabication Rules - print these as large flash cards
  2. Irregular Plurals - Match the related words, singular to plural
  3. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  4. Plural Nouns - add s or es
  5. Magical Capitals-Help the fairy capitalize the sentence.  Click on the letters that should be capitalized.
  6. Capitalization- Mr. Anker tests capitalization
  7. Punctuation Pals Storybook-listen to a story about punctuation marks. (can be read to you)
  8. Punctuation Pals Game-put the punctuation marks where they belong. (can be read to you)Punctuation Playground-The sentences are missing punctuation marks.  Click the sentence to make corrections.
  9. Punctuation-Choose the correct punctuation and splat it into the gaps in the sentence
  10. Word Master-Use the clues from the sentence to fill in the missing word from the sentence.
  11. Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study Analogies
  12. Synonyms
  13. Antonyms
  14.  Homophones
  15. Vocabulary
  16. Reading Comp
  17.  Language Arts
  18. Spelling
  19. A... Synonym Toast -Synonyms - Game 1
  20. B... Super Synonyms -Synonyms - Game 2
  21. C... Synonym Challenge- Synonyms - Game 3
  22. E... Thesaurus Tangle -Synonyms - Game 5
  23. G... Rocket to the Moon- Synonyms - Game 7
  24. H... Synonym Jig Words -Synonyms - Game 8
  25. I... Synonym Match- Synonyms - Game 9
  26. J... Synonym Match 2 -Synonyms - Game 10
  27. M... Word Trap 1 -Synonym Columns 3
  28. N... Word Trap 2 -Synonym Columns 4
  29. O... Synonym Quiz- Synonym Columns 5
  30. P... Synonym Fill-ins- Synonym Hangman
  31. Q... Synonyms Double Rhyme  
  32. Beginner Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  33. Intermediate Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  34. Advanced Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

 

  1. Root Words - root quiz
  2. Creating Words -This site will allow you to take a word and create new words from it. 4 Star
  3. Topic Specific Hangman-
  4. Topic Specific Vocabulary Quizzes
  5. Punctuation - find the correct punctuation mark to end the sentence
  6. Find the correct sentence - choose sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation
  7. Special Names - find the correct capitalization of proper nouns
  8. Nouns -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language. SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  9. Adjectives-Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  10. Verbs -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of the English language. SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  11. Multiple Meaning Words - Write or tell two sentences for each word below. Be sure to use the word as a noun in one sentence and as a verb in the other sentence. Click on a word to check your answers.
  12. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  13. Parts of a Sentence - select naming part or telling part (subject/predicate)

 

 

 

a.        Use collective nouns (e.g., Group)

b.       Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).

c.        Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

d.       Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).

e.       Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

f.         Produce, expand and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).

2.       Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

a.        Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.

b.       Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.

c.        Use apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occuring possessives.

d.       Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage àbadge; boy à boil).

e.       Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

3.       Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening.

a.        Compare formal an informal uses of English

4.       Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

a.        Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b.       Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).

c.        Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).

d.       Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly, bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).

e.       Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

5.       Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

a.        Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe words that are spicy or juicy)

b.       Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).

6.  Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).