This is a companion to the Houghton Mifflin ® Reading Series for 2nd grade/Theme 1/Selection 1.
This packet includes spelling activities for centers as well as a word sort, word scramble and word search focusing on spelling words with short a and short i.
Reading Response Sheets are geared towards the comprehension strategy: understanding story structure. There are multiple graphic organizers to pick and choose from.
Page 4-7 Reading Response Sheets
Page 8 Weekly Spelling Words (short a and short i)
Page 9 Spelling Practice Sheet-perfect for homework
Page 10 Fill in the Vowel---I run these on tag board, laminate and use in centers with whiteboard markers. I also have the answer sheet available (page 11) so students can self check.
Page 12 Spelling Word Sort—use this if you want students to glue the spelling words (words on p. 13)
Page 15 Spelling Word Sort—I run these on tag board, laminate and use in centers with whiteboard markers. I also have the answer sheet available (page 14) so students can self check.
Page 16 Word Search—focusing on spelling words with short a and short I (page 17 is answer sheet)
Page 18-19 Game Board for: Help Dragon Get to the Supermarket! I a few copies on tag board and laminate for students to use in a center. Students use word cards on pages 20-23 (Spelling Words). Directions: Students play with partners or in a group of three. One student rolls the dice. The other student selects a card and reads the word. The first player needs to spell the word correctly in order to move that number of places on the game board. If they do not spell it correctly, they do not move (but make sure they look at the word so they will know the correct spelling for later!)
Page 24-33 Connect 4 Game Boards—Use with cards (short i and short a words) on pages 34-37. Read the word. If the student hears short a, they cover an apple, if they hear short i, they cover an igloo. This is perfect with parent helpers or high school interns.
Page 38 Word Scramble—I usually send these home for homework but they could also be run on tagboard, laminated and used with whiteboard markers in a center. Answer sheet is on page 39.