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Word Wall Activity List
Second graders perform a variety of activities with a dynamic, ever-changing classroom word wall as outlined in these lessons. They become less dependent on the word wall as the school year progresses.
Silent "e" - Two Syllable Words
Silent e's can be tricky- clear up confusion using this practice guide, featuring 20 commonly used words. Although directions aren't explicit, it seems students practice spelling the words, and then quiz themselves. Have them fold over the words, and verbally administer the spelling test. Once done, they can check their answers. Incorrect words are re-written in the "Words to Learn" column. Page 25 has students practice the words by finding misspellings in a short paragraph.
Spelling: Accept / Except
Ten sentences provide practice in using accept or except correctly. Good for use after you review the meanings of these two commonly confused words. Online, the key is visible from the same page as the exercise. When you print it, though, the key is on page two.
February and Other Words with Tricky Spellings
In this February and other words with tricky spellings worksheet, students use scrambled letters, definitions and a dictionary to identify 65 words with tricky spellings, then write them. A list of more irregular words is included.
Spelling Practice: Similar Words
How many commonly confused words do your learners know? Use this either before or after a unit on similar words. Words like affect and effect, its and it's, whose and who's, etc. are included in this 10-question quiz.
The details in the new Common Core standard for producing informative/explanatory texts is different from what you have in your current curriculum, and now you are confused on what to do. Keep calm and carry on, because not only does this resource break the standard down, it includes a script that explains how learners can develop their idea for their research down into manageable parts. It also creates a writing assignment that fits the Common Core standard. The script details a paper on gangs, but it can easily be modified for another topic.
Word Walls for Primary Grades
Every elementary classroom should have a word wall! It reinforces new vocabulary words and their correct spelling! The teacher is given a daily word wall routine that has learners read, chant, and write words. Rhyme and vocabulary activities provide further practice for your youngsters.
Class Vacation Book
Students, utilizing technology and its avenues, create, produce and publish a variety of works. They generate a bubble map to brainstorm words that describe a specific vacation spot as well as create a pattern book with graphics about their summer vacation. In addition, they present their creations to their classmates for review and evaluation.
Spelling: A Quick Sponge Activity
Pupils use their high-use spelling words to complete a sponge activity. In this quick spelling challenge, students select the activity of their choice to complete by the end of the week on their own time. The activities require their teacher to provide them with a list of high-use spelling words.
Dolch Sight Word Booklet
First and second graders expand their vocabulary by reading a word recognition booklet. In this English vocabulary lesson, learners utilize a booklet of 220 basic sight words which they read over everyday and are quizzed on the spelling or definition. They complete a recognition test once a week to keep their skill set sharp.
Here's an exercise designed for the Common Core Literacy Standard L.11-12.6 that asks learners to demonstrate their ability to put together all they have learned about language. The first activity is based on a passage from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, no small challenge for even college-level readers. The second involves an abstract from a US Forest Service document. After working together on these documents, class members can demonstrate what they know by responding to a short quiz.
Despite English grammar rules, in the e-world the plural of mouse is mouses. lol. Standard American English is constantly evolving. Introduce your class members to a variety of terms that describe different usage changes (economy, analogy, language contact, medium of communication, cultural environment). Readers then identify the kind of change that produced a particular word. For example, “LOL” (laugh out loud) was invented in the medium of electronic communication. The attached quizzes could be used to assess understanding or to launch discussions of language change.
Your assessment is to figure out if I am being figurative or connotative with this statement: This is a great resource. Can’t do it? Then you had better review how to break down Common Core skill RL.11-12.4. In simple language that you can transfer to your students, an explanation is provided on what the skill does. The multiple-choice quiz provides a nice format on how to assess the skill, and it is easily modified for increased difficulty.
Spelling Exercise: -ible and -able Part 2
To review the correct usage of these two commonly confused endings, learners fill in blanks at the end of partial words set in the context of seven sentences. Example: "It's always valu___ to have a friend who is depend____." I'd also have the class make a chart with two columns to sort and provide more visual support. Answers are attached. They're visible onscreen with the exercise but when you print it out, they appear on a separate page.
New! Vocabulary Study: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Come, see, conquer the language in Julius Caesar with a resource that lists the SAT words that appear in Shakespeare’s play. Templates provide definitions and derivations, as well as famous lines. The packet also includes an AP style writing prompt. A must-have resource for friends, drama geeks, and instructors.
Being a Discerning Asian and Global Citizen
Twenty-four pages of exercises provide practice and assessments of grammar skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and more! Instructions are clear, and the resource is carefully constructed with answer keys for each section. Additionally, it is designed with a focus on cultural diversity and understanding. Consider using this incrementally, or as an easy lesson for a planned absence.
New! Daily Lesson Plan for a Struggling Reader
Strategy-based programs that are executed with consistency are the best for achieving growth in any learner with a learning disability. Here is a seven-step lesson plan that is highly structured and is intended to help learners with significant struggles in reading. It includes with brain integration exercises, decoding practice, dictation, sight words, prereading, and oral reading, and finishes off with comprehension training. Any pre-service teacher or new special educator would be pleased to use a plan as well-developed and thoughtfully designed as this one.
Chapter 4: Writing Letters: Some Basics for Communicating with Audiences Worldwide
Display the fact that the art of writing is not dead with a presentation that provides essential information on what goes into the five most common types of business letters. Included are the standards for the formats, content, appearance, and structures of each type of letter. Also provided are ideas, content, and guidelines for writing to international coworkers. This is vital information that future adults need to communicate effectively as professionals.
The Letterbox Lesson
Students analyze phoneme sequence in a word. They spell words using phoneme analysis and read new words using phoneme analysis.
Sing Your Way Through Phonics
Students recognize and spell sets of words with/shun/suffixes. They become familiar with common t-i-o-n, s-i-o-n, s-s-i-o-n, and c-i-a-n words. Students listen as the teacher say, "I'm going to say several different words that all have something in common when you hear them. See if you can tell what is the same for each word in the group: vacation, pension, Can you hear anything similar about these words: nation, mission, comprehension, musician?"