This resource is aligned with Journeys 2nd grade Units 1 through 6, representing a full year's worth of fun!
First, this package contains Second Grade CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheets to teach, re-teach, practice, or assess vocabulary in the second grade Journeys anthologies from units 1 through 6 (all units for the entire year- unit names and stories are listed below). Also included is the corresponding answer key for each worksheet. When we developed these worksheets we used all of the key vocabulary words and some supplemental words. Some of the words were used within the context of each story, and some of the words we used outside of the story’s context to challenge the students and their understanding of each word’s definition. We included the key vocabulary words from the following anthologies:
Second, this package also contains second grade crosswords puzzles to teach, re-teach, practice, or assess vocabulary in the second grade Journeys reading units 1 though 6. Each unit contains a crossword puzzle, answer key, and word bank for each story in each unit (stories and units shown above). We have used these puzzles to challenge students, to enrich and engage learning, and as a center or centers with teacher or parent helpers to teach and provide practice for reading vocabulary and definitions.
Unit 1 – Neighborhood Visit: “Henry and Mudge”, “My Family”, “Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon”, “Outdoor Adventures”, “ Diary of a Spider”, “Teacher’s Pets”
Unit 2 – Nature Watch: “Animals Building Homes”, “The Ugly Vegetables”, “Super Storms”, “How Chipmunks Got His Stripes”, “10 “Jellies”
Unit 3- Tell Me About It: “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type”, “Violet’s Music”, “ Schools Around the World”, “Helen Keller”, “Officer Buckle and Gloria”
Unit 4 – Heroes and Helpers: “Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble”, “Luke Goes to Bat”, “My Name is Gabriela” “The Signmaker’s Assistant”, “Dex: The Heart of a Hero”
Unit 5 - Changes, Changes Everywhere: “Penguin Chick”, “Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend”, “The Goat in the Rug”, “Half-Chicken”, “How Groundhog’s Garden Grew”
Unit 6- What a Surprise!: “The Mysterious Tadpole”, “The Dog That Dug for Dinosaurs”, “Working in Space”, “Two of Everything”, “Now & Ben”
Vocabulary development is a key focus area in the new Common Core Standards, because students must increase their knowledge of academic language by growing their vocabulary. These worksheets align with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts under Language: Conventions, effective use and vocabulary, understanding words and their relationships, and acquisition of new vocabulary.
These worksheets are also included within our Journeys Unit Products.
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The Teacher Team
Copyright 2013 Carol Beaumont
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