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Activities for English Language Arts in 2nd grade

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Frayer Model

Introduce a Frayer Model to your class with this fun template!

Frayer Models are great tools for students to better understand new and important concepts by listing examples, non-examples, facts, and definitions.

This activity can be assigned as an individual or group activity, or as a teacher model.

Venn Diagram | 2 Circles

Compare and contrast two concepts with a Venn Diagram!

Download this template to start brainstorming with your class today.

T-Chart

Compare and contrast two concepts with a T-chart!

Download this template to start brainstorming with your class today.

A CVC spelling board in collaboration with Alison Shybeeeeee for K-2nd graders with a boho theme

CVC Spelling Board | Alison Shybeeeeee

This interactive CVC template is a fun and engaging way for students to practice making words. Students can drag and drop the consonants and vowels to create the word to match the picture.

Letter to Myself for Students

Get your students to write a letter to themselves at the start of the new school year. This is a really easy way to share some powerful messages with them, and it's a great way to boost their confidence and motivation for the rest of their year.

Write a Story about Someone You Love

Try this story template – perfect for English class during Thanksgiving!

In this blue template, students are tasked with writing a short story about someone they love.

It could be a friend, family member, or even pet!

Notice and Wonder Notes

Give your students a way to reflect deeper with a Notice and Wonder Notes template!

Start by providing your students with a link to any sort of visual resource to reflect on – this could be a photo, video, or piece of art.

Students are then prompted to write things they notice about the visual, and what questions those thoughts inspire! Finding the answers can then be assigned as personal tasks, or something to collaborate on as a class (especially if there are any common themes that arise).

A postcard template for all grades with a greetings from design

Greetings Postcard

Send a message from anywhere with our "Greetings from..." postcard template.

A easy comic strip for school with a story board design

Comic Strip Story Board

Create your own comic strip with our customizable template! Add your own characters, dialogue, and backgrounds for endless storytelling possibilities.

A postcard template for all grades with a beach vacation theme

Beach Vacation Postcard

Send a message from anywhere with our beach vacation postcard template.

A double bubble template for students and teachers with a landscape design

Double Bubble Map | Landscape

A double bubble map is a visual tool used to compare and contrast information in a clear and organized way.

A easy comic strip for school with a colored boxes design

Comic Strip | Colored Boxes

Create your own comic strip with our customizable template! Add your own characters, dialogue, and backgrounds for endless storytelling possibilities.

A easy comic strip for school with a 9 boxes design

Comic Strip

Create your own comic strip with our customizable template! Add your own characters, dialogue, and backgrounds for endless storytelling possibilities.

Write a Story about Your Favorite Memory

Try this story template – perfect for English class during Thanksgiving!

In this pink template, students are tasked with writing a short story about a favorite memory.

It could be something from a family holiday, while taking part in their favorite hobby, or a fun outing they had with friends!

Fishbone Chart | Purple

Visual cause and effect relationships are better with a Fishbone Chart!

Use the head of the fish as the effect, the tips of the fins as the causes, and the individual lines on the fins as the details about each cause.

A easy comic strip for school with a speech bubbles design

Comic Strip | Speech Bubbles

Create your own comic strip with our customizable template! Add your own characters, dialogue, and backgrounds for endless storytelling possibilities.