2nd grade

Collection by Elizabeth Johnston • Last updated 2 weeks ago

338 
Pins
 • 
248 
Followers
Elizabeth Johnston
2 writing
2nd science projects
2rd grade reading
2 read alouds
Time
2nd grade centers
2nd grade edibles
2nd Grade Math
Other Pins

2 writing

Wondering which picture books to use to introduce the 6 Traits? Kristina Smekens made a list of her favorites grouped by trait for primary and upper grades.

Download Kristina's Favorite Picture Books for Teaching the 6 Traits

Many teachers choose to introduce each of the 6 Traits by reading a text that exemplifies the trait. Students see the trait in action within such mentor text. Picture books are perfect. The text is short (important for a mini-lesson) and engaging.

Word Practice Tic Tac Toe! Students choose 3 tasks in a row to practice each word they are working on. Use for sight words, spelling words, or vocabulary. Primary Paradise blog has this FREE printable. Thanks!

Word Work and Writing Centers: Easy, Cheap, and Engaging

Use these easy, cheap, and engaging diy word work and writing centers in your classroom. You will love how versatile and your students will love how fun!

6 Trait Writing Crate.  Teaches the 6 Traits of Writing with picture books and lesson plans included!

The Teacher Store

Shop the Scholastic Teachers Store for books, lesson plans, guides, classroom supplies and more. Shop by grade, subject or format to ensure your students have the resources they need!

Anchor Chart - Writing

Anchor Chart - Writing

6 Traits of Writing | Kristina's Favorite Picture Books for Teaching the 6 Traits

Download Kristina's Favorite Picture Books for Teaching the 6 Traits

Many teachers choose to introduce each of the 6 Traits by reading a text that exemplifies the trait. Students see the trait in action within such mentor text. Picture books are perfect. The text is short (important for a mini-lesson) and engaging.

The one trait rubric: if you teach each writing trait individually, why not assess individually? Make it so much easier and faster to grade and helps kids focus on specific areas of improvement, too.

Hosted Site Search & Discovery for Companies of All Sizes

Algolia helps businesses across industries quickly create relevant, scalable, and lightning fast Search and Discovery experiences.

First grade writing rubric (great!) from Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Ideas for your primary classroom

The 6 Traits of Writing Printable Rubric - helps your kids learn how to make their writing better bit by bit.

Writer's Workshop Curriculum Guide - Layers of Learning

The basics of what a writer's workshop involves, plus ideas for how to make it happen.

This website includes lessons with specific books for teaching the 6 + 1 writing traits.

6 Traits and Primary Writers...our print guide and webpage

This website includes lessons with specific books for teaching the 6 + 1 writing traits.

This is one of my favorite writing lessons on idea development.  I am always amazed at the students' creativity with this lesson.

a 6-Trait Writing Lesson that uses Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

This is one of my favorite writing lessons on idea development. I am always amazed at the students' creativity with this lesson.

FREEBIE! This is one of my all-time favorite quick writing strategies. It can be used with any topic and can serve as a pre or post assessment. Just select a topic and grab a nonfiction text from your school library. Ask your students to draw a picture of the topic before you read the text, then read the text and have them draw a second picture. (Image only)

FREEBIE! This is one of my all-time favorite quick writing strategies. It can be used with any topic and can serve as a pre or post assessment. Just select a topic and grab a nonfiction text from your school library. Ask your students to draw a picture of the topic before you read the text, then read the text and have them draw a second picture. (Image only)

This book would be a great introduction to writing workshop or read-aloud for personal narrative.

Teaching Voice & Freebie Printable!

A blog for elementary school writing teachers!

One of my favorite writing lessons.  Teach to write with details and even how to write a good paragraph!

a 6-Trait Writing Lesson that uses The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

One of my favorite writing lessons. Teach to write with details and even how to write a good paragraph!

Awesome Apps for the Six Traits of Writing - WeAreTeachers

Awesome Apps for the Six Traits of Writing - WeAreTeachers

Ideas Story Wheel ($2.99) Story Wheel is a digital storytelling app for the iPad and iPhone. The first student (or the whole class) chooses an image by spinning the story wheel, then responds to the image and records 30 seconds […]

Links to The Clever Teacher website. For finding the perfect book. Comprehension Strategies: Connecting, Inferring, Predicting, Questioning, Summarizing, Visualizing/Imaging. Genre Studies: Narrative, Informational, Poetry, Folktales, Fairy Tales, Mysteries. Word Study. Author Studies. 6 + 1 Traits: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Presentation. Units of Study-Lucy Calkins: Letter Writing, Diaries & Journals; Literary Essays, etc. And many more...

Links to The Clever Teacher website. For finding the perfect book. Comprehension Strategies: Connecting, Inferring, Predicting, Questioning, Summarizing, Visualizing/Imaging. Genre Studies: Narrative, Informational, Poetry, Folktales, Fairy Tales, Mysteries. Word Study. Author Studies. 6 + 1 Traits: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Presentation. Units of Study-Lucy Calkins: Letter Writing, Diaries & Journals; Literary Essays, etc. And many more...

6 traits list. This would be an awesome list or poster to put in the classroom for students to look at all the time. This way, hopefully they always know what is expected of their writing.

6 traits list. This would be an awesome list or poster to put in the classroom for students to look at all the time. This way, hopefully they always know what is expected of their writing.

WritingFix: a 6-Trait Writing Lesson that uses The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka

a 6-Trait Writing Lesson that uses The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka

Bluehost - Top rated web hosting provider - Free 1 click installs For blogs, shopping carts, and more. Get a free domain name, real NON-outsourced 24/7 support, and superior speed. web hosting provider php hosting cheap web hosting, Web hosting, domain names, front page hosting, email hosting. We offer affordable hosting, web hosting provider business web hosting, ecommerce hosting, unix hosting. Phone support available, Free Domain, and Free Setup.

2nd science projects

20 awesome Fall science experiments for kids- such neat ideas!

Fall Science for Kids

A collection of fun & creative autumn science experiments for kids! (25+ EDUCATIONAL IDEAS!)

They Might Be Giants "Solids, Liquids, Gases" ~ Notice how the tempo changes in the song when they sing about the different states of matter!

Solid Liquid Gas - They Might Be Giants - official video

video, sharing, camera phone, video phone, free, upload

states of matter - use this idea to teach kids about solids, liquids, and gases

Solids, Liquids, and Gases - Layers of Learning

Explain to kids the microscopic properties that give solids, liquids, and gases their characteristics with these easy demonstrations.

*Grade 2 Common Core Non Fiction Reading Groups - Student Jobmarks, Projects/Templates and Elements/Standards Posters for 2.CCSS.RI. Five different non-fiction topics - Animals, Outer Space, Weather, Human Body and Biographies. $

Grade 2 Common Core Non Fiction Reading Groups

Would you like a fresh approach to your daily 2nd Grade reading groups? Do your students love non-fiction as much as mine? Would you like to show the integration of the Common Core Standards for Informational Text in your teaching of the Elements of Non-fiction? Try having small group Booktalks usi...

Nice blog post with science foldables dealing with changing states of matter

A Teacher's Idea

A Teacher's Idea provides teaching tips, time-saving resources and creative clip art sets for teachers and teachers who create.

I was looking for a FUN, INTERACTIVE and EDUCATIONAL way to enhance my science unit on weather, so I created this Weather Interactive Notebook. I'm...

Interactive Science Notebook- Weather

I was looking for a FUN, INTERACTIVE and EDUCATIONAL way to enhance my science unit on weather, so I created this Weather Interactive Notebook. I'm so glad I did, because it has been a HUGE success in my classroom! With this download, you will get: *student interactive printables *teacher and stud...

2rd grade reading

Sight Word Game (BANG)

In kindergarten the ladybug is learning sight words. Every time she finds one in a book she gets so excited. It's like a game for her. S...

The BEST sight word cards EVER. Made for ADD, Special Ed, and any other child.

Snap Words

I have a student in my room who is really struggling to learn sight words… NY sight words. It was January and she knew none. I mean, how is that even possible? I knew she knew some, but I cou…

This pack includes everything you'll need to do a 20 minute guided reading group! It takes you through what you need to do before meeting with a group (making groups, scheduling, materials, etc), what to do and say during the guided reading group (including how long to do each part), and all the hand out's and monitoring tools you'll need!

Guided Reading Basics { A how-to for 20 min. groups! }

This pack includes everything you'll need to do a 20 minute guided reading group! It takes you through what you need to do before meeting with a group (making groups, scheduling, materials, etc), what to do and say during the guided reading group (including how long to do each part), and all the han...

In this huge list are 50+ texts {including poetry, picture books, and more} that you can use when modeling comprehension strategies to your readers.

50+ Books for Modeling Comprehension Strategies

In this huge list are 50+ texts {including poetry, picture books, and more} that you can use when modeling comprehension strategies to your readers.

WHO OWNS THIS BAG INFERENCE ACTIVITY FOR GRADES 2, 3, 4 {LITERACY STATION} - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Who Owns This Bag Inference Activity for Grades 2, 3, 4 {Literacy Station}

Making inferences can be a challenge for students, but when you put a twist on it, they don't have a clue that's what they're doing! Use this activity to get students to put background knowledge and clues together to make inferences. It can be printed back to back for a lengthy assignment or one-sid...

Website that has lots of different ideas for teaching grammar in the classroom. It's a collection of different blogs, pins and websites. #grammartime

Website that has lots of different ideas for teaching grammar in the classroom. It's a collection of different blogs, pins and websites. #grammartime

FREE!!! A 'Secret Stories' anchor mini-pack for teaching Reading & Writing with the Brain-In-Mind!!  (Follow for notification all FREE DOWNLOAD WINDOWS on TpT of initial postings!)

Secret Stories® Phonics Posters for Reading / Free "Appetizer" Pack

This FREE Secret Stories® Phonics Posters "Appetizer" Pack will give you a small taste of what's in the complete Secret Stories® Class Kit, which includes the book, posters and musical "blending brainteasers" download. See just how easy teaching reading can be when kids know phonics "Secrets!" No m...

Let's Rhyme!

Let’s Rhyme!

Another week down! Can you believe we are already half way through September?! We are about to head into my favorite time of year.... ful...

2010-2011 classroom photos 008

Salsa Words and Boggle posters

Two Thanksgiving themed activity sheets provide students with practice using the reading and writing skill of identifying the 5Ws - who, what, when, where, and why. One activity is about things that we are thankful, using the 5Ws. The second activity is about Thanksgiving family get-togethers, using the 5Ws and one H (how).  FREE

Classroom in the Middle

Browse over 120 educational resources created by Classroom in the Middle in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

free graphic organizer

Fourth and Ten

free graphic organizer

5 Reader’s Theater Myths Debunked (and Tips to Make it Work in YOUR Class!)

5 Reader’s Theater Myths Debunked (and Tips to Make it Work in YOUR Class!)

If you've ever considered adding reader's theater to your reading block but thought it would be too much work, check out this guest post from Sarah Wiggins!

Dye's Delights in Teaching: TACO Story....What a cute idea for students to show story elements!

TACO Story

This is a blog about elementary education and technology in the classroom.

Reading Center activities that are low-maintenance, and can be paired with almost any text. Read more here...

How to Make Guided Reading Stress-Free | One Stop Teacher Shop

Make guided reading time effective and stress-free. Read about my solution to making guided reading groups and independent reading time rigorous.

The ultimate "SECRET" Cheat-Sheet for Reading & Writing!! .....Follow for cute & 'too-neat-to-keep' teaching tools & other fun stuff :)

Porta-Pic Student Packs - The Secret Stories

"Backdoor to the Brain" Teaching Tools for Tricky Letter Sounds & Phonics Patterns!

Secret Stories ‘OUS’ Whenever three friends play together, one always seems to get ‘left-out.’ And when these three play- it’s always ‘poor little o’ that never gets to join in the fun! That’s why, when ‘o, u & s’ get together… “It’s just…………… “US!” Examples: ridiculous, strenuous, joyous

About Katie Garner: Keynote Education Speaker & Literacy Expert | The Secret Stories

Learn more about Katie Garner, M.Ed., an internationally recognized literacy consultant, keynote speaker & author of Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind.

Tales of a Teacherista:   Blending-Up the "Secret Stories!"

Blender Book Search

This week I taught a lesson about blends. I decided to make a large blender on posterboard as a visual for my kids. I printed out various ...

CommonLit | Search

View the CommonLit collection and filter by grade level, theme, genre, literacy device and common core standard.

Primary mentor text suggested book list for comparing two texts on the same character or event by a different author- fractured fairy tales and…

Primary Mentor Texts for Common Core Literature Standards - Elementary Nest

Find an extensive list of primary Mentor Texts for Common Core Literature Standards to help compliment your lessons in the classroom.

Find the Evidence with these Text Detectives pages- LOVE that kids get to color-code! Now available for almost every month (with the rest coming soon!)

Super Sleuth Blog Hunt- Stop # 10

3rd grade teacher blog- New teacher tips, lesson ideas for K-4, & freebies for elementary teachers, like a customizable lesson plan template!

Folks, I'm not getting any kickbacks from endorsing The Secret Stories by Katie Garner but honestly, there is nothing out there that works as simple and as cheap as this reading system! Put all the red & yellow posters on the wall and you share a "secret story" with your child when you see one of the letter combinations in whatever book you happen to be reading to them. I shared my copy with a public school teacher and she says that she can't teach without it now. An added benefit......your…

From Apathy to EngagementI— Targeting Phonics Instruction to the Affective "Feeling" Domain

The brain is a "pattern-making" machine, constantly seeking out patterns and creating new ones. The Measure of Intelligence ...

FREE labels for Close Reading Highlighters! - Such a motivating way for students to really express their thinking!

Close Reading Highlighter Labels

My students LOVE to use highlighters when we read closely. They are more engaged with the text simply because they are excited to use a different colored highlighter. Don't you love their enthusiasm at this age? :) I love that each color is for a different purpose necessary with Close Reading:...

12 Incredible Resources for Struggling Readers - This Reading Mama

12 Incredible Resources for Struggling Readers

If you teach a struggling reader, these 12 incredible resources for struggling readers are here to encourage you through practical tips and activities.

2 read alouds

Have a "book-nic" instead of a picnic at the end of the year! Serve foods that go along with certain Children's books.

A Children's Book Birthday Party

I honestly believe I have been planning EA's first birthday since the day she was born. I know I have had a Pinterest board about it for at...

There are a number of benefits to reading aloud to your children (plus, it's just fun!). I started compiling a list of my and my Facebook followers' favorite read-aloud books. Here’s my list of great books for K-2nd grade.

Great Read Alouds for K-2nd Grade {+ Printable!}

Tricia Goyer shares a list of her favorite read alouds for kids in kindergarten to second grade

The Boxcar Children love to eat--and cook! No matter how busy they are with their latest adventure, they take time out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This cookbook includes many of their home-style favorites. The cookbook also contains quotes from the mysteries which inspired the recipes so readers can have fun cross-checking the cookbook with the stories.

This item is unavailable

The Boxcar Children love to eat--and cook! No matter how busy they are with their latest adventure, they take time out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This cookbook includes many of their home-style favorites. The cookbook also contains quotes from the mysteries which inspired the recipes so readers can have fun cross-checking the cookbook with the stories.

9 Guaranteed Ways to Get Your Children Excited About Read-Alouds -- love the ideas and tips in this post!

How to Get Your Children Excited About Read-Alouds | Money Saving Mom®

Intentional finance. Intentional family. Intentional business.

Best first novels to read aloud with your kids

Read-Aloud Revival - Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie

Add New Row Edit ElementClone ElementAdvanced Element OptionsMoveRemove Element — SPACER — [vertical_spacing height=”350″] Add Element Add New Row Edit ElementClone ElementAdvanced Element OptionsMoveRemove Element [images style=”0″ image=”http%3A%2F%2Famongstlovelythings.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F06%2Fbooks400.jpg” width=”400″ align=”center” top_margin=”0″ full_width=”Y”] Add Element Edit ElementClone ElementAdvanced Element OptionsMoveRemove Element [text_block…

Climb Aboard! Boxcar Children Lesson Plan: Fun Activities, Plus Journaling and Sequencing Events

Climb Aboard! Boxcar Children Lesson Plan: Fun Activities, Plus Journaling and Sequencing Events

Can four children survive in an abandoned boxcar in the woods? The Boxcar Children activities will have your students journaling, sequencing the events of the book and making their own boxcars! Get instructions on different exercises to make this series even more enjoyable.

Don't travel a swashbuckling adventure without this colorful literary unit to guide you with questions and activities to go along with Mary Pope Osbourne's Magic Treehouse adventure, Pirates Past Noon. I've even included enough fun transitions to keep attention without losing class time with too much splash.

Magic Tree House Activities Pirates Past Noon

Are you looking for help in teaching Pirates Past Noon from The Magic Tree House series? This comprehensive bundle will make teaching the book easy for you and fun for your students. Don't travel a swashbuckling adventure without this colorful literary unit to guide you with questions and activities...

Some of my favorite memories with my children are those made at the end of the each day, snuggling beside them to read a story.  I have always been a pretty avid reader and lover of great books and I'

My Favorite Books to Read Aloud to Boys (Nine & Sixteen)

My Favorite Books to Read Aloud to Boys, a lifestyle post from the blog Nine & Sixteen on Bloglovin’

Time

a fun and engaging way to teach time telling!

a fun and engaging way to teach time telling!

Freebie Clock Craft!

It's About Time!

Last weekend I went to the Indiana blogger meet-up at French Lick. I was able to visit old friends and make new friends! It was a lot of fu...

Pinterest Inspired: I saw this idea and HAD TO HAVE one...so I pulled out my Cricut & this is what I came up with.

Flower Clock Number Labels

I loved this idea! And created it in my classroom this past year. The assistance it provided my students in learning the analog clock was amazing! I hope you can use it. Included in download: Printable petals, leaves and stem to create your own flower wall clock. ***PLEASE NOTE*** The dimension...

Telling Time – Body Clock This is a fun activity to consolidate telling time concepts!

Telling the time - Body Clocks

Get kids moving whilst learning to tell the time - easy no prep activity to help children with telling the time using body clocks

Great for visual learners!

MATH Resources

A Teacher's Idea provides teaching tips, time-saving resources and creative clip art sets for teachers and teachers who create.

If you're looking for telling time activities, you'll love these 3 free games. Just print and play!

Telling time games for K-2 - The Measured Mom

Looking for time games that will help your child in K-2 learn to tell time to the hour, half hour, and more? Download this pack of 3 free games!

2nd grade centers

See more

2nd grade edibles

See more

2nd Grade Math

See more

Other Pins

This is such a great back to school idea for the elementary classroom! Each student could even be given their puzzle piece on the first day of school as a filler activity when the teacher has to do so many housekeeping activities! You could do this with your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students!

Back to School Ideas for the Elementary Classroom - Hojo's Teaching

Learn "Back to School Ideas" for the Elementary Classroom. Want even more great back to school ideas? Check out this blog!! Click & get freebies!!

Who's Who and Who's New: Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School

Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School

The first day of school is full of so many things: anticipation, wide-eyes, school supplies, new faces, maybe a few butterflies. And I...

Get your students ready for second grade by sending home these summer calendars! There are 62 activities to keep students thinking about Grade 2 all summer long.

Summer Activity Calendars (Second Grade)

Get your students ready for second grade by sending home these summer activity calendars! There are 62 activities to keep students thinking about Grade 2 topics throughout the summer. They will become familiar with literacy and math topics before they are introduced. Some take 2 minutes, others m...

This website gives you step by step instructions and examples of what to do during your "meet the teacher" night and what forms you need parents to fill out. It will make your first day go so much smoother to already have all of these things done and out of the way. 6374

The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world

marching through a primary world

Amy Lemons - Amy Lemons provides teaching tips and resources for teachers of elementary school students with access to a free resource library.

Amy Lemons provides teaching tips and resources for teachers of elementary school students with access to a free resource library.

Lesson plans for the first day of school including resources/read alouds perfect for 1st-3rd grade

The ONE Activity I Am Adding to my First Day Plans This Year

The first day of school is a whirlwind. We think about and have likely lost sleep over planning the details of what we will say and do. T...

Back to School Books: new finds and old favorites from growingbookbybook.com @growingbbb

Get kids ready for the first day of school!

The first day of school can be full of emotions. Help kids get ready with these first day of school books.

Back To School Activities For Second Grade

These back to school activities for second graders will help your students begin the year motivated and ready to learn! This resource includes fun and engaging lessons for the classroom and provide a great way to get to know your students. This back to school activity pack will help you save time d...

Make sure to think about these 5 things when you are setting up your classroom!

5 Things To Consider When Setting Up Your Classroom (K-2) - Learning at the Primary Pond

Setting up your classroom doesn't have to be stressful! It can be a whole lot of fun. Follow these 5 tips to ensure that your classroom setup works for you!

This activity pack is filled with things to do during the first few weeks of 2nd grade to get your students excited about the school year. It was ...

First Day of School Activities Second Grade and Jitter Juice

*****This pack was updated on July 29, 2012! If you already own this pack, be sure to download the newest version!!!!!*****This activity pack is filled with things to do during the first few weeks of 2nd grade to get your students excited about the school year. It was created after several 2nd gra...

The first grade narrator of this book has been lots of things: Hungry. Four years old. Crazy bored. Soaking wet. Pretty regular kid . . . until he makes a mistake so big that hes sure he will never be

Music, Media, Games

Under Construction

Free counting coins clip cards and great books for learning about coins and money.

Free Counting Money Clip Cards for Coins - Life Over C's

Free counting money clip cards for coins and great book suggestions for learning about money! A wonderful resource for kindergarten.

Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, are intended for completion within a 45-minute period. These stations can be used in any subject or grade level, and all of the station directions and activities can be edited to fit the needs of your classroom.

First Day of School Stations - Back to School Activities - Print & Digital

Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be engaged in hands-on learning and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, can be completed in a single class period or used throu...

First Grade Fun - Back To School Activities For First Graders. A great All About Me resource to use with your students. #backtoschool #tpt #education

Back To School Activities Second Grade

Welcome Back To School! Second Grade Fun is a fun filled activity book to use with your second graders at the beginning of the year. This printable book includes "no-prep" activities to use with your students during this busy time of year! The following activities are included in this 2nd grade ba...

KABOOM! is a fun, engaging game that is a classroom MUST HAVE! It can be used for all subject areas, easily differentiated, and your kids will beg you to play.

Kaboom Archives - Saddle Up for 2nd Grade

KABOOM! is a FUN game that is a must have for every classroom!

Sight Word Game (BANG)

In kindergarten the ladybug is learning sight words. Every time she finds one in a book she gets so excited. It's like a game for her. S...