Language Arts Grade Level 2-3
This site produced by the Screen Actors Guild presents streaming videos of of books being read to students by famous actors. Each book presented includes a book summary, several age appropriate activities, information about the author, and information about the reader. Teachers can also download a complete lesson plan to use with the book. The list of books appropriate for your grade on this site are as follows: Brave Irene written by William Steig, read by Al Gore Me and My Cat written by Satoshi Kitamura, read by Elijah Wood My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother written by Patricia Polacco, read by Melissa Gilbert A Bad Case of Stripes written by David Shannon, read by Sean Austin No Mirrors in my Nana's House written by Ysaye M. Barnwell, read by Tia and Tamera Mowry Thank You Mr. Faulker written by Patricia Polacco, read by Jane Kazmarek The Night I followed the Dog written by Nina Laden, read by Amanda Byrnes Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge written by Mem Fox, read by Bradley Whitford
This site has several familiar stories that children can read, have read to them, and interact with while they practice recognizing different parts of speech. The graphics in the story change with student input and the completed story can be printed out.
School- Home Links
This site has more than 100 School-Home Links activities for grades K, 1, 2, and 3. The activities are organized by reading and literacy skills appropriate to each grade. Under each specific skill, there are varying numbers of activities to help children develop their ability to read and write.
Children try to make 4 matches before Buster the rabbit. Students identify flags, musical instruments, and sports in a card game. Buster reads each card aloud to students.
Students unscramble letters in Alphabet Soup. They must discover the word that fits the context of a given sentence. This is a challenging activity that has students practice their spelling skills.
Internet Research Skills
How to Search for Information on the Internet. This site provides a great tutorial on Keyword Searches. This page allows students to do Keyword Searches using 5 different child safe search engines. The site also has links to tutorials on advanced search strategies.
Reasoning and Memory Skills
The Cat's Concentration Game
Two levels of play. Students match Dr. Seuss characters to their books (requires Macromedia Shockwave). Be patient, this page takes a long time to load!
Arthur's Story Scramble
Students practice sequencing skills on this page. Students read the words or click on each speaker to hear them. They use their mouse to move the pictures into the proper order. When they are finished they click on 'Read it' to hear the story.
Graphic Organizers and Charts
More graphic organizers for students to use, this site is presented by Houghton Mifflin and contains many including KWL charts and Five W's charts.
This page allows students to look up grammar rules, helper words, and other writing tips by selecting a heading: Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays.
Proof Reading Skills
This site from Houghton Mifflin provides students with interactive practice of proofreading skills presented by grade level and skill.
What's the Word?
A reading and vocabulary game. Students use picture clues to recognize to identify unfamiliar words. Topics include alphabet (Easy) animals, fruit, tools, machines, and shapes.
Online interactive Practice Alphabetizing words in sets of 4, two levels. Also on the same page students can find word definitions of the words.
Grammar Gorillas- Online interactive practice. The beginner level practices nouns and verbs only.
Brought to you by Enchanted Learning this site has a variety of cloze activities worksheets for young writers covering the following topics: Explorers, Inventors, History & Historic Figures, Science & Scientists, Authors, and Athletes.
This jam-packed site contains a huge amount of worksheets covering different areas of punctuation, grammar, dictionary skills, spelling, and phonics. This site also has worksheets for math, science, history, and more.
Printable ActivitiesMaggie's Earth Adventure
We've got thousands of printable activities that will keep your children entertained and stimulated. Find printable games, holiday activities, skill-building worksheets, and more!
Grammar – different activities covering the following subjects:
Editing-capitals, quotation marks and apostrophes
Match prefixes and suffixes
Homophones – words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.