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April Showers Math & ELA Centers, Games, & Fun | Common Core-Aligned

Jamie Rector
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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100 pages
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This 100+ page collection of Math and ELA Centers, Games, and Fun is designed to be used in a 2nd grade classroom. The activities will serve as independent practice of 2nd grade Common Core Standards. The 12 specific activities and standards covered are noted below:

Math Activities:

  1. Odd and Even Sort (2.OA.C.3)
  2. Rainy Day BUMP Game (2.NBT.B.5)
  3. Math Fact Fill the Board Game (2.NBT.B.5)
  4. Rainbows and Sunshine Numbers Different Ways (2.NBT.A.3)
  5. Order the Rain Boots (2.NBT.A.4)
  6. Whole Group Card Game (2.NBT.A.2)

ELA Activities:

  1. Noun and Verb Sort (L.2.1)
  2. Vowel Sound Sort - short i and long i (RF.2.3b)
  3. Rainbows and Sunshine Compound Words (L.2.4d)
  4. Synonym Board Game (L.2.5b)
  5. Sight Word Board Games (RF.2.3f)
  6. Umbrella and Thunderstorm Make Words Game (RF.2.3)

PLEASE NOTE: I have included both full-color and printer-friendly versions (black/white backgrounds) of the task pages. The full-color versions are in the document as is, while the printer-friendly versions are all located in the back of the file for your printing convenience. Simply click File, Print, then select the pages you wish to print (either the full-color pages or printer-friendly pages). I hope you enjoy the extra option of printer-friendly pages!

I hope you find these activities to be a great way to create hands-on learning in your classroom! Don't forget to download the Preview File to see all that is included. Thanks for stopping by!

Interested in a COMPLETE SYSTEM for assessing students in reading using ANY text?

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Total Pages
100 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.


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