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SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK HELPER- EDITABLE SIGHT WORDS

These straight-to-the-point second grade reference sheets will help students become independent learners and retain concepts. They can have them in their desks or in their homework folder. It includes very concise information they can refer to when needed. This is a great and very useful tool for second graders. You can edit the SIGHT WORDS section of this product.8/25/2017 Update: By customer request I added a black and white version.You may want to check out the whole series:✔️KINDERGARTEN HO

Second (2nd) Grade Math Homework Helper – Common Core

This is a great resource to add to a homework folder or parent communication folder. This includes addition and subtraction strategies like the open number line.

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK HELPER SPANISH with editable WORD LIST

Second grade reference sheets to help with homework- SPANISH VERSION. These second grade reference sheets will help students become independent learners and retain concepts. They can have them in their desks or in their homework folder. It includes very concise information they can refer to when needed. This is a great and very useful tool for second graders.The sight word section is editable so that you can type in the words you need.Spanish versionKINDERGARTEN HOMEWORK HELPERFIRST GRADE HOMEWO

Homework Helper: Math Reference Sheet for 2nd Grade

Great reference sheet to put in your students’ Homework Folders: Reference Sheet Includes: Place Value, Expanded Form, Word Form Key Words for Word Problems Odd/Even Numbers Money Measuring Conversions (in., ft., yds. & gallons, quarts, pints, cups, ounces) Time (shows 5 minute increments and minute/hour hands Shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon) Fact Family example Fraction bars (halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, and sixths–written in fraction form and word form

Editable Desk Name Plate / Desk Name Tag / Homework Helper 1st – 2nd Grade

Students will LOVE this colorful name plate and matching homework helper set. These resources are perfect for primary students and aligned to the Common Core. This set will be a great reference tool for your students throughout the year.Updated 07/27/2016 This resource now includes a matching homework helper.Included• Alphabet• 3D shapes • 120s Chart• Short vowels• Digraphs • Long vowelsContents• 2 names plates (editable and non-editable) • 2 homework helpers (colored & and black and white)S

Editable Desk Name Plate / Desk Name Tag / Homework Helper K – 2nd Grade

Students will LOVE this colorful name plate and matching homework helper set. These resources are perfect for primary students and aligned to the Common Core. This set will be a great reference tool for your students throughout the year.Updated 07/26/2016 This resource now includes a matching homework helper.Included• Alphabet• Short vowels• Digraphs• CVCe • 120s Chart• 2D and 3D shapes• CoinsContents• 2 names plates (editable and non-editable)• 2 homework helpers (colored & black and white)

Kinder, First, and Second Grade Homework Assistant / Helper – EDITABLE

IF YOU LIKE ALL MY FREE PRODUCTS, PLEASE FOLLOW MY STORE! 🙂 FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!! GET YOURS NOW. This Homework Assistant was made layered flap book style. I customized this to meet the needs of k-2nd graders everywhere. There are some pages that are customizable. I’ve included a 120’s chart, math strategies, money, time, color words, number words, months, shapes, and a phonics chart. This is a great insert for homework folders or to keep at their desks. Your students can use this to r

SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK HELPER- Canadian Version

Second grade reference sheets to help with homework- CANADIAN VERSION. These second grade reference sheets will help students become independent learners and retain concepts. They can have them in their desks or in their homework folder. It includes very concise information they can refer to when needed. This is a great and very useful tool for second graders.THIS IS THE CANADIAN VERSION, PLEASE NOTE THE MONEY SECTION ON THE MATH PAGE SHOWS CANADIAN COINS. If you need the Canadian Version for FI

Homework Helper 2nd Grade

Enjoy this second grade, common core aligned homework helper for your students. I like to print this for each individual student and place it in their homework folders as a reference guide.

Desk Name Plates Editable / Desk Name Tag / Homework Helper 2nd – 3rd Grade

Students will LOVE this colorful name plate and matching homework helper set. These resources are perfect for primary students and aligned to the Common Core. This set will be a great reference tool for your students throughout the year.Included• Alphabet• Long vowels• Short vowels• R-Controlled vowels• Fractions• Addition/subtraction facts tableContents• 2 names plates (editable and non-editable) • 2 homework helpers (colored & black and white)Size• 11” X 4 1/2”This is an editable pdf file.

Reading Fluency Passages Bundle | Level A-M Set 1 | Kindergarten 1st & 2nd Grade

This is a bundle of my Reading Fluency Passages, Set 1, for Levels A-M. This bundle includes 48 reading fluency passages, for students reading at Kindergarten, 1st Grade or 2nd Grade reading levels. These passages are great for quick fluency assessments and to work on improving students’ fluency.Fluency is such an important skill to work on, and assess, as it helps many literacy skills, including comprehension. The purpose of this pack is to help students develop their fluent reading skills. The

Reading Fluency Passages | Level K-M Set 1 | 2nd Grade | Comprehension

This resource includes 15 reading fluency passages, for students reading at a 2nd Grade reading level, Levels K-M. These passages are great for quick fluency assessments and to work on improving students’ fluency.Fluency is such an important skill to work on, and assess, as it helps many literacy skills, including comprehension. The purpose of this pack is to help students develop their fluent reading skills. The goal is not to be the fastest, but in general to become more fluent readers who rea

Guided Reading Passages Bundle | Level K-M | Fiction | 2nd Grade | Comprehension

This bundle of leveled Guided Reading passages is a great resource to use throughout the year to help your students who are reading at Levels K-M. Students will practice reading passages at their instructional level and complete comprehension questions to show their understanding of the texts. The lesson plans, leveled reading passages, and comprehension questions are perfect for 15-20 minute small guided reading group lessons.Students will have the opportunity to successfully read at their inst

Nonfiction Reading Passages | 2nd Grade | Level K-M | Comprehension

These nonfiction reading passages are great to use throughout the year to help your students who are reading at Levels K-M work on responding to comprehension questions. This is a great resource if you are looking for engaging nonfiction text passages to add to your classroom.Students will have the opportunity to successfully read at their instructional level and show their comprehension of each passage through the completion of the simple reading response questions. The nonfiction reading passa

Nonfiction Reading Passages Bundle | Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grade | Levels C-M

This bundle of nonfiction reading passages is a great resource to use throughout the year to help your students who are reading at Levels C-M work on responding to comprehension questions. This is a great resource if you are looking for engaging nonfiction text passages to add to your classroom. You will easily be able to differentiate in your classroom with the 3 levels for each passage provided in this bundle. Students will have the opportunity to successfully read at their instructional level

Reading Fluency Passages Bundle | Level K-M Set 1 and 2 | 2nd Grade

This is a bundle of my Reading Fluency Passages, Set 1 and 2, for Levels K-M. This bundle includes 30 reading fluency passages, for students reading at 1st Grade reading levels, K-M. These passages are great for quick fluency assessments and to work on improving students’ fluency.Fluency is such an important skill to work on, and assess, as it helps many literacy skills, including comprehension. The purpose of this pack is to help students develop their fluent reading skills. The goal is not to

Reading Fluency Passages Bundle | Level A-M Set 1 & 2 | Kindergarten-2nd Grade

This is a bundle of my Reading Fluency Passages, Set 1 & 2, for Levels A-M. This bundle includes 93 reading fluency passages, for students reading at a Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade reading level, Levels A-M. These passages are great for quick fluency assessments and to work on improving students’ fluency.Fluency is such an important skill to work on, and assess, as it helps many literacy skills, including comprehension. The purpose of this pack is to help students develop their flu

Eureka Math Engage NY Second Grade Strategy Bookmarks Printables BUNDLE

Give your second grade students their very own Eureka Math focus wall right at their fingertips!It’s FINALLY here! Eureka Math/Engage NY Grade 2 Strategy Bookmarks and Homework Helpers for the ENTIRE YEAR all in a convenient DISCOUNTED BUNDLE.This resource is a MUST HAVE reference if you are teaching Eureka Math/Engage NY in your second grade classroom or as part of your homeschool curriculum.Save BIG and be prepared for the entire year by purchasing this Modules 1-8 BUNDLE!These Eureka Math/En

SECOND GRADE READINESS SUMMER PACKET FOR DISTANCE LEARNING – EDITABLE

SECOND GRADE READINESS SUMMER REVIEW HOMEWORKUPDATED FOR SUMMER 2021This product includes resources for student leaving the first grade and entering the second grade in the fall. Each Homework Packet has an Instruction/Calendar Page, corresponding work pages and Reading Log. The activities are aligned with First Grade TEKS and CCSS. Skills include: long vowels, decoding words, blends, r-controlled vowels, sight words, digraphs, homophones, writing, editing writing, addition, subtraction, time,

Reading Fluency Passages | Level K-M Set 2 | 2nd Grade | Comprehension

This resource includes my second set of 15 reading fluency passages, for students reading at a 2nd Grade reading level, Levels K-M. These passages are great for quick fluency assessments and to work on improving students’ fluency.Fluency is such an important skill to work on, and assess, as it helps many literacy skills, including comprehension. The purpose of this pack is to help students develop their fluent reading skills. The goal is not to be the fastest, but in general to become more fluen

Reading Fluency Passages Bundle | Level A-M Set 2 | Kindergarten-2nd Grade

This is a bundle of my Reading Fluency Passages, Set 2, for Levels A-M. This bundle includes 45 reading fluency passages, for students reading at Kindergarten, 1st Grade or 2nd Grade reading levels. These passages are great for quick fluency assessments and to work on improving students’ fluency.Fluency is such an important skill to work on, and assess, as it helps many literacy skills, including comprehension. The purpose of this pack is to help students develop their fluent reading skills. The

2nd Grade Math Anchor Chart Carteles de matematicas in English & Spanish

Spanish – These bilingual (English & Spanish) Math anchor chart posters cover all of the math skills taught in the second grade Math curriculum. Each anchor chart is 8.5 x 11. Great to use as introductions to your mini – lessons.I use these in my classroom to introduce a new concept and refer to it before I start a new lesson. You can use it as a review of math concepts you have previously taught. They can be displayed on a chalkboard for your students to use as a reference. Each chart can b

2nd Grade Homework

Soooo homework. Yeah. Isn’t that a tricky subject? After a dozen years of teaching here is my philosophy on homework.

  1. The general rule is 10 minutes of homework for every grade level. That would be 20 minutes for 2 nd grade. I don’t include reading at home when I’m talking about homework. So I expect 20 minutes (or so) of homework and 20 minutes of at-home reading.
  2. I only assign homework Monday-Thursday (again reading is not included in this).
  3. No parent assignments. If it’s a project that parents are going to have to orchestrate it’s not helping the kids.
  4. The kids should be able to complete it as independently as possible. I love the idea that parents sit with their children and help them finish their work each night, but with many families at our school that never happens.
  5. Nothing on the homework is new material. If I haven’t taught it, it doesn’t belong on a homework page. The purpose is to reinforce what’s already been taught and to show parents what’s happening in class. If a child is struggling on the homework (with content that should have been mastered) it’s a sign to parents and me that the child needs some support.
  6. I don’t do a lot of worksheets in class. This homework gives my students exposure to the format of many end-of-year test questions.
  7. If they come to school without their homework, they finish it during morning recess. They almost always finish it with at least 5 minutes to spare, so I know the assignments don’t take longer than 10-15 minutes.

But what does the research say? Harris Copper, a psychology and neuroscience professor at Duke University and the nation’s leading expert on homework (what a boring job!), reviewed 100+ homework related studies from the past decade.

His findings? Well, apparently homework in the elementary grades does little to help student achievement. Kids who do their homework aren’t necessarily going to outperform their non-homework doing classmates. In high school, it’s a different scenario, but for the little ones it isn’t that crucial.

“However, we support assigning homework to younger elementary-school children due to its potential long-term developmental impact,” Dr. Cooper says, “It helps elementary students develop proper study skills which, in turn, influence grades.”

And from Cathy Vatterott (former teacher, associate professor of education at the University of Missouri—St Louis, and author of Rethinking Homework) we find that the value of homework is in “reinforcing or practicing skills already learned and giving (teachers) feedback to check for understanding.”

Alright, well I’m not totally out in left field. So what do I do?

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
½ sheet ½ sheet ½ sheet
Spelling Spelling Spelling Spelling
1 min. reading 1 min. reading 1 min. reading 1 min. reading
read 20 min. read 20 min. read 20 min. read 20 min. read 20 min.

On Monday 3 things go home:

  1. Timed 1 minute fluency story (more about this here). This is the only homework that can’t be done without a parent or older sibling helping. If it doesn’t come back to school at the end of the week, there is no consequence for the student because this is a parent that has dropped the ball, not the child.
  2. Spelling practice (read about it here). To be completed a little at a time or all on Thursday night. If this doesn’t come back to school on Friday morning, they must practice their spelling words 2 times during morning recess (it takes less than 5 minutes).
  3. What we call a “half-sheet” because it’s a half-sheet. Clever, right? It’s a half-sheet of paper with language arts practice on one side and math on the other. Some of my coworkers send all 3 half-sheets on Monday and give them the week to do it. I send them one at a time and expect it back the next day.

We do 3 half-sheets a week (or less if it’s a short week). I don’t send it home on Thursdays so they have time to finish up the spelling practice.

There are 5 main strands for language arts.

Phonics

The emphasis is on practicing vowel sounds, but there are also some consonant skills. The sequence of phonics skills aligns with our morning work book practice.

Comprehension

Most of these pages follow the read-and-answer-questions format, but there are pages covering main idea, author’s purpose, and inference.

Grammar

Covering topics from the common core like contractions, plurals, past tense, etc. I also toss in some sight word review if it will fit on the page.

Writing

Sometimes the students are composing the writing.

A lot of times students are asked to edit writing because that’s a big part of our end-of-year test and no matter how much writing we do in-class, the transfer of skills to the test format doesn’t happen automatically.

Vocabulary

This strand is pretty eclectic. There’s practice with compound words and synonyms. There’s also some word analogies, glossary practice, and collective noun review. Sometimes they learn new words (using a modified Frayer model graphic organizer).

There’s a lot of context clues practice because, like with editing, there’s a lot of it on the test and they don’t always do so hot.

These 5 language art strands cycle through every 5 days of the homework. It’s the same with math.

Place Value

This is huge in the 2 nd grade common core for a reason. A firm understanding of our base-10 system and how to use it to understand and solve problems is essential for more complex mathematics. ESSENTIAL!

In the homework pages, the sequence of these skills follows the outline from Singapore math and the Learning Trajectories. Are you familiar with the Trajectories? A fabulous book! Assuming you have $45 to spend (!!) it will change the way you teach math.

Anyway, the place value pages build on those ideas. There’s practice of building numbers within ten. Working with ones and tens, making numbers with hundreds, and using place value patterns to problem solve.

What you won’t find are any pages with problems like this:

I debated this for a while. I used to have problems like that. But here’s why I decided against it.

The common core says this for 2 nd grade:

Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction…

It says nothing about using the algorithm. And while the algorithm (step-by-step adding the ones , regrouping a ten if necessary, adding the tens, etc.) isn’t the enemy, teaching it too early stops the development of deeper thinking.

So when students see problems written like this:

And, more importantly, when parents see problems written like that, the reaction is to follow the algorithm regardless of a student’s readiness or understanding. I found that when I sent home problems like that, all of the amazing, creative thinking and problem solving perseverance that I’d nurtured like a rare orchid was crushed under the booted foot of, “Look what my mom showed me!” No longer were they interested in how the solved the problem or why their strategy worked. They just wanted to follow the steps and be done.

Fast Facts

24 addition, subtraction, or mixed problems. These are sums to 20 that students should know automatically. The directions ask students to circle any problems they don’t know and continue, then return and solve the problems they circled. The idea is for students to:

  1. Recognize what they’ve mastered and
  2. Figure out how to master the rest. Strategies, strategies, strategies! All those great strategies we’ve learned in class (doubles +1, make a ten, etc.) get practiced here.

Problem Solving

Each problem solving page has 3 problems and plenty of work room. Topics cover addition, subtraction (1 and 2-step problems), comparisons, multiplication, division, money, and writing their own story problems.

Even though there aren’t any 3-digit addition pages, there are plenty of story problems using 2 and 3-digit numbers. Why?

Well, using larger numbers helps students solidify their base-10 understanding. If they have to decompose 186 into 100+80+6 in order to figure out a problem, you can bet they’re really thinking about the numbers and how place value can help them find the answer. Also, in a problem solving format, students are more likely to solve it in a way that makes sense rather than following meaningless steps.

There’s a great article here if you’re curious about why I sometimes have kids write their own math problems.

Graphing

Students get a chance to practice tally charts, bar graphs, pictographs, line graphs, data tables, and line plots.

I hadn’t done much with line plots before they were in the core. I really enjoyed making some up for these homework pages.

Review

This is where you’ll find questions about telling time, counting coins, even and odd, greater than/less than, geometry, even more place value, measurement, and fractions.

If you’re interested in learning more about our 2nd grade homework, you can get the table of contents here. It goes through each day by topic and content.

At our Teachers Pay Teachers shop you can download a 10-page sample (pages 61-70). That’s a preview of 2 weeks worth of homework!

If you purchase the set, each file is 2-days worth of homework. It’s meant to be copied back-to-back and then cut in half. You should then see day 1 literacy on one side and day 1 math on the back.

I hope you find this as useful in your 2nd grade as my team does! A little bit of review every day pays big dividends in the end!

Note: We have created a 40 page add-on pack of homework for those who have requested more days. Find the add-on pack here.