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Kids Need to Know: 2nd Grade © 2012 by Scholastic Inc. 240 Vocabulary Words Kids Need

240 Vocabulary Words Kids Need to Know

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Table of Contents

n  Using the Book

 

4

n  Lesson

1:

Synonyms

6

n  Lesson

2:

Synonyms

9

n  Lesson

3:

Antonyms

12

n  Lesson

4:

Antonyms

15

n  Lesson

5:

Verbs

18

n  Lesson

6:

Verbs

21

n  Lesson

7:

Verbs

24

n  Lesson

8:

Texture Words

27

n  Lesson

9:

Sound Words

30

n  Lesson

10:

Homophones

33

n  Lesson

11:

Homonyms

36

n  Lesson

12:

Compound Words

39

n  Lesson

13:

Content Words Compound Words

42

n  Lesson

14:

Prefixes: un-, re-

45

n  Lesson

15:

Suffixes: -ful, -er

48

n  Lesson

16:

Character Traits

51

n  Lesson

17:

Mealtime

54

n  Lesson

18:

On Vacation

57

n  Lesson

19:

Land and Water

60

n  Lesson

20:

Super Weather

63

n  Lesson

21:

Land Animals

66

n  Lesson

22:

Garden

69

n  Lesson

23:

Money

72

n  Lessons 24: Linear Measurement

75

n  Word List

78

n  Answers

79

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Kids Need to Know: 2nd Grade © 2012 by Scholastic Inc. Using the Book Where would

Using the Book

Where would we be without words? It’s hard to imagine. Words are a basic building block of communication, and a strong vocabulary is an essential part of reading, writing, and speaking well. The purpose of this book is to help young learners expand the number of words they know and the ways in which they use them. Although 240 vocabulary words are introduced, many more words and meanings are woven into the book’s 24 lessons. Learning new words is not just about encountering them; it’s about using, exploring, and thinking about them. So the lessons in this book are organized around different aspects and attributes of words—how words are formed using prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, verbs, adjectives, homophones, homonyms, compound words, key content area vocabulary, and more.

Tips

• You’ll find a complete alphabetized list of all the lesson words on page 78.

• As you introduce the lessons, have the following items available: beginning dictionaries and thesauruses, and writing notebooks or journals in which students can record words and use them in sentences.

Lesson organization

Each lesson includes three parts and introduces ten words.

The first lesson part includes:

The second part includes:

The third part includes:

lesson words LESSON 1 NAME DATE Synonyms n Part 1 argue choose I A synonym
lesson words
LESSON
1
NAME
DATE
Synonyms n Part 1
argue
choose
I A synonym is a word that means the same
or almost the same as another word.
exit
glide
keep
rush
Read each sentence.
shut
slice
Trace the word.
Then read the sentences again.
trace
wish
1. To argue means to fight using words. argue
2. When you choose something, you pick the one you want. choose
3. To exit a place means to leave it. exit
4. To glide means to move smoothly and easily. glide
5. When you keep something, you save it. keep
6. You rush when you are in a hurry. rush
7. When you shut a door, you close it. shut
8. When you slice bread, you cut it into thin pieces. slice
9. To trace something, you follow the lines to copy it. trace
10. When you wish for something, you hope it will happen. wish
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simple sentences explaining or
showing the meanings of the words
with traceable words that offer
spelling practice
lesson words LESSON 1 NAME DATE Synonyms n Part 2 argue choose A. Write the
lesson words
LESSON
1
NAME
DATE
Synonyms n Part 2
argue
choose
A.
Write the best word to complete each sentence.
exit
glide
1. I saw the bird
in the sky.
keep
rush
shut
slice
I could go to the moon.
2. I
trace
wish
3. My mother likes to
the pictures I draw.
We always
the window when it rains.
4.
When my sisters can’t agree, sometimes they
5.
When the movie was over, we had to
the theater.
6.
B.
Cross out the word in each row that does not belong.
1. cut
slice
slip
2. creep
rush
speed
3. choose
pick
wind
4. face
draw
trace
7
cloze activity
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lesson words
LESSON
1
NAME
DATE
Synonyms n Part 3
argue
choose
Think of a synonym for each boldfaced word
in the sentence. Use the Word Bank.
exit
glide
Complete the puzzle.
keep
rush
1
shut
slice
trace
wish
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Across
Down
I skate on the ice.
I fight with my brother when we
4.
1.
don’t agree.
5.
After class, we leave
the room.
We want to see the new
2.
movie soon.
It’s my turn to pick the game.
7.
Be sure to save your best work.
3.
I am late so I must hurry.
9.
I am trying to copy the picture.
6.
My grandma will cut the pie.
10.
8.
Remember to close the door
when you leave.
8

a puzzle or other learning activity using the words

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Tips for Using the Lessons

Connections to the Common Core State Standards

Consider having students fill out “Word Inventory Sheets” before each lesson.The headings for such a sheet might be: Words I Know, Words I Have Seen but Don’t Really Know; New Words. Students can list the vocabulary words and probable meanings under the headings. As the lesson proceeds they can make revisions and additions.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) has outlined learning expectations in English/Language Arts for students at different grade levels. The activities in this book align with the following standards for students in grade 2.

reading standards: FoundationaL skiLLs

Phonics and Word Recognition

3.

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding works.

a. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.

Each page in every three-part lesson uses all ten vocabulary words.The exercises on most of the pages use each vocabulary word once. Encourage students to think about the best word to complete a sentence or to answer each question.

b. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.

c. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.

d. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.

e. Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

f . Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

 

Fluency

 

4.

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Some words have more than one meaning, including some not given in the lesson. You may want to point out additional meanings or invite students to discover them independently.

Consider having students make

c.

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Language standards

Conventions of standard english

1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

a

set of word cards for each

lesson, or make a class set and place it in your writing center.

2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Use the vocabulary to teach related spelling and grammar rules.

knowledge of Language

3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Have students illustrate some words.

Encourage students to make semantic maps for some words.

Vocabulary acquisition and use

4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

For instance, they might create

 

a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

a

map for a noun to show what

the word is, and what it is like and not like.

Help students make connections by pointing out lesson words used in other contexts and materials.

 

b. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word.

c. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown words with the same root.

d. Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of

 

compound words.

5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Add your own writing assignments.The more students use a word, the more likely they are to “own” it.

 

a. Identify real-life connections between words and their use.

b. Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs.

6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.

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LeSSON
1

NAME

Synonyms n Part 1

I A synonym is a word that means the same or almost the same as another word.

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

DATE

argue choose exit glide keep rush shut slice trace wish
argue
choose
exit
glide
keep
rush
shut
slice
trace
wish

1. To argue means to fight using words. argue

2. When you choose something, you pick the one you want. choose

3. To exit a place means to leave it. exit

4. To glide means to move smoothly and easily. glide

5. When you keep something, you save it. keep

6. You rush when you are in a hurry. rush

7. When you shut a door, you close it. shut

s h 7. When you shut a door, you close it. s h u t 8.

8. When you slice bread, you cut it into thin pieces. slice

9. To trace something, you follow the lines to copy it. trace

10. When you wish for something, you hope it will happen. wish

6

LeSSON 1
LeSSON
1

NAME

DATE

Synonyms n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. I saw the bird

2. I

in the sky.

I could go to the moon.

argue choose exit glide keep rush shut slice trace wish
argue
choose
exit
glide
keep
rush
shut
slice
trace
wish

3. My mother likes to

the pictures I draw.

4. We always

the window when it rains.

5. When my sisters can’t agree, sometimes they

6. When the movie was over, we had to

the theater.

B. Cross out the word in each row that does not belong.

1. cut slice slip 2. creep rush speed 3. choose pick wind 4. face draw
1. cut
slice
slip
2. creep
rush
speed
3. choose
pick
wind
4. face
draw
trace
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LeSSON 1 NAME DATE Synonyms n Part 3 argue choose Think of a synonym for
LeSSON
1
NAME
DATE
Synonyms n Part 3
argue
choose
Think of a synonym for each boldfaced word
in the sentence. Use the Word Bank.
exit
glide
Complete the puzzle.
keep
rush
1
shut
slice
trace
wish
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Across
Down

4.

I skate on the ice.

5.

After class, we leave the room.

7.

It’s my turn to pick the game.

9.

I am late so I must hurry.

10. My grandma will cut the pie.

8

1.

I fight with my brother when we don’t agree.

2.

We want to see the new movie soon.

3.

Be sure to save your best work.

6.

I am trying to copy the picture.

8.

Remember to close the door when you leave.

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LeSSON
2

NAME

DATE

Synonyms n Part 1

I A synonym is a word that means the same or almost the same as another word.

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

1. The wind blows on a breezy day. breezy

breezy bright cozy damp grumpy hefty icy puzzled sleepy simple
breezy
bright
cozy
damp
grumpy
hefty
icy
puzzled
sleepy
simple

2. A bright day is one that has a lot of light. bright

3. When you are cozy, you feel snug and warm. cozy

4. When something is damp, it is a bit wet. damp

y 4. When something is damp , it is a bit wet. d a m p

5. When you feel grumpy, you are unhappy and in a bad mood.

grumpy

6. Something hefty is large or strong. hefty

7. An icy day is one that is very, very cold. icy

8. When you feel puzzled, you are confused, or do not understand something. puzzled

9. When you feel sleepy, you are tired. sleepy

10. When something is simple, it is easy. simple

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LeSSON
2

NAME

DATE

Synonyms n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. I went to bed when I felt

2. The

3. We flew our kite on a

child was frowning.

breezy bright cozy damp grumpy hefty icy puzzled sleepy simple
breezy
bright
cozy
damp
grumpy
hefty
icy
puzzled
sleepy
simple

day.

4. When it is

5. It is

6. I was

outside, I wear sunglasses.

to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

and didn’t know the answer.

B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3

1. What do you wear on an icy day?

h

swimsuit

h coat

2. Which one is hefty?

h

elephant

h hamster

3. Which one feels damp?

h

paper

h sponge

4. Which one is cozy?

h

bed

h playground

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LeSSON 2
LeSSON
2

NAME

Synonyms n Part 3

Read the clues. Write the word next to its clue. Find and circle the word in the puzzle.

1. big and heavy

2. snug and warm

3.

tired

4. confused

5. a little wet

DATE breezy bright cozy damp grumpy hefty icy puzzled sleepy simple
DATE
breezy
bright
cozy
damp
grumpy
hefty
icy
puzzled
sleepy
simple

6. with a lot of sunlight

7. not feeling happy

8.

easy

9. some wind blowing

10. freezing cold

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B

v

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e

R

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P

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T

I

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R

u

M

P

Y

e

e

W

S

I

T

z

u

B

T

f

z

A

d

c

o

z

Y

A

I

T

Y

I

A

Y

S

l

e

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P

Y

S

I

M

P

l

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x

x

T

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P

S

S

d

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S

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LeSSON 3
LeSSON
3

NAME

DATE

Antonyms n Part 1

I An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word.

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

1. When you fix something, you put it back together.

fix wreck frown smile hide show whisper yell weep laugh
fix
wreck
frown
smile
hide
show
whisper
yell
weep
laugh

fix

2. When you wreck something, you break it.

3. When you feel sad, you frown.

frown

4. When you feel happy, you smile.

smile

wreck

you feel happy, you smile . s m i l e w r e c k

5. When you hide something, people cannot see it.

hide

6. When you show something, people can see it.

show

7. When you whisper, you speak quietly.

whisper

8. When you yell, you speak loudly.

yell

9. When you think something is very sad, you weep.

weep

10. When you think something is funny, you laugh.

laugh

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LeSSON
3

NAME

Antonyms n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. When my mom hugs me I

2. We makes a good play.

when our team

DATE

fix wreck frown smile hide show whisper yell weep laugh
fix
wreck
frown
smile
hide
show
whisper
yell
weep
laugh

3. I

when I forget to bring my lunch.

4. When the teacher tells a joke, the children

5. I

6. our parents

7. The deer

when I don’t want to wake up my brother.

the presents so we can’t find them.

the garden when they eat the flowers.

B. Write the word that is the antonym of each picture.

1.

find them. the garden when they eat the flowers. B. Write the word that is the

3.

find them. the garden when they eat the flowers. B. Write the word that is the

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2.

find them. the garden when they eat the flowers. B. Write the word that is the
LeSSON 3
LeSSON
3

NAME

Antonyms n Part 3

Cut out the squares on the right side of the page.

Match the word on each square to its antonym.

Glue the squares on the left side of the page to find the hidden picture.

frown weep whisper fix
frown
weep
whisper
fix

14

DATE

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yell
wreck
hide
laugh
smile
show

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LeSSON 4
LeSSON
4

NAME

Antonyms n Part 1

I An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word.

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

1. food that tastes plain is bland. bland

DATE

bland spicy dark light early late huge tiny loud quiet
bland
spicy
dark
light
early
late
huge
tiny
loud
quiet

2. spicy food has a lot of flavor. spicy

3. At night, it is dark outside. dark

4. In the day, it is light outside. light

r k 4. In the day, it is light outside. l i g h t 5.

5. When you are early, you arrive before something starts. early

6. When you are late, you arrive after something starts. late

7. Something very, very big is huge. huge

8. Something very, very small is tiny. tiny

9. When there is a lot of noise, it is loud. loud

10. When there is no noise, it is quiet. quiet

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LeSSON
4

NAME

DATE

Antonyms n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. It is very

2. Pink and yellow are

3. The

in the library.

colors.

food burned my mouth.

bland spicy dark light early late huge tiny loud quiet
bland
spicy
dark
light
early
late
huge
tiny
loud
quiet

4. I was the first student to get to school. I was

5. I felt sick so I had to eat

6. We missed the beginning of the movie because we were

B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3

1. Which one is tiny?

2. Which one is loud?

3. Which one is huge?

4. What can you see when it’s dark outside?

h dinosaur

h horn

h castle

h moon

16

food.

you see when it’s dark outside? h dinosaur h horn h castle h moon 16 food.

h ant

h giggle

h dollhouse

h sun

LeSSON 4
LeSSON
4

NAME

DATE

Antonyms n Part 3

Read the word on each puzzle piece. Draw a line to match each word with an antonym.

1. light 2. tiny
1. light
2. tiny
bland 3.
bland
3.
early 4. loud 5. 240 Vocabulary Words Kids Need to Know: 2nd Grade © 2012
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4.
loud
5.
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spicy
spicy
quiet
quiet
dark
dark
late
late
huge
huge

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LeSSON 5
LeSSON
5

NAME

Verbs n Part 1

I A verb describes an action.

Read each sentence. Trace the word. Then read the sentences again.

DATE

creep stroll Think about how the verbs are alike and how they are different. rest
creep
stroll
Think about how
the verbs are alike
and how they are
different.
rest
nap
take
grab
turn
spin
stir
whisk

1. To creep is to walk very slowly. creep

2. To stroll is to walk at a medium pace. stroll

3. To rest is to stay quiet until you feel like doing something again. rest

4. To nap is to sleep for a short time. nap

5. To take means to get something using your hands. take

6. To grab means to take something quickly. grab

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7. To turn means to move in a circle. turn
8. To spin means to turn quickly, many times. spin
9. To stir something means to mix it by
moving it around with a spoon or a stick.
stir
10. To whisk something means to stir it quickly in one direction. whisk
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LeSSON 5
LeSSON
5

NAME

Verbs n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1.

2.

I always

to school.

I need to run a lot.

my lunch

after I

DATE

creep stroll rest nap take grab turn spin stir whisk
creep
stroll
rest
nap
take
grab
turn
spin
stir
whisk

3. I saw a spider

4. Watch the baby, or he may

5. We like to on the grass.

6. The water will come out of the faucet when you the handle.

up the wall.

the dog’s tail.

in circles and fall down

B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3

fall down B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3 1. Which food would you

1. Which food would you stir?

h

crackers

h soup

2. Which food would you whisk?

h

eggs

h toast

3. Where would you stroll?

h park

h

pool

4. Where would you nap?

h kitchen

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LeSSON 5
LeSSON
5

NAME

Verbs n Part 3

Fill in the chart with two words that match each definition.

Use the Word Bank.

two words that match each definition. Use the Word Bank. DATE creep grab rest whisk take

DATE

creep grab rest whisk take spin turn stroll stir nap
creep
grab
rest
whisk
take
spin
turn
stroll
stir
nap

Word 1

Word 2

1. Words to describe what you might do when you dance.

2. Words to describe what you might do when you cook.

3. Words to describe what you might do when you relax.

4. Words to describe how you might pick something up.

5. Words to describe how you might walk.

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LeSSON 6
LeSSON
6

NAME

Verbs n Part 1

I A verb describes an action.

Read each sentence. Trace the word. Then read the sentences again.

DATE

climb nibble Think about how the verbs are alike and how they are different. peek
climb
nibble
Think about how
the verbs are alike
and how they are
different.
peek
pounce
scurry
stare
stretch
surprise
wiggle
worry

1. When you climb, you go to a higher place. climb

When you climb , you go to a higher place. c l i m b 2.

2. To nibble is to take very small bites. nibble

3. To peek is to look at something quickly. peek

4. To pounce is to jump on something quickly. pounce

5. To scurry is to run with short, quick steps. scurry

6. When you stare, you look at something for a long time. stare

7. To stretch is to spread out a part of your body.

8. To surprise is to do something without warning. surprise

9. When you wiggle, you make small movements from side to side or up and down. wiggle

stretch

10. When you worry, you think something bad might happen. worry

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LeSSON
6

NAME

Verbs n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. The cat went to the kitchen.

2. he saw the mouse

a piece of cheese.

into

DATE

climb nibble peek pounce scurry stare stretch surprise wiggle worry
climb
nibble
peek
pounce
scurry
stare
stretch
surprise
wiggle
worry

3. The cat wanted to

4. The mouse saw the cat

5. Before the cat could

to

the mouse and catch him.

out of the kitchen.

up onto a chair.

, the mouse was able

6. The mouse was safe and didn’t need to

B. Cross out the word in each row that does not belong.

1. climb look stare 2. eat nibble run 3. jump twist wiggle 4. pull sniff
1. climb
look
stare
2. eat
nibble
run
3. jump
twist
wiggle
4. pull
sniff
stretch

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Verbs n Part 3

Read the clues.

Write the word next to its clue.

Find and circle the word in the puzzle.

1. look for a long time

2. eat small bites

3. twist around

4. shock or startle

5. run away

DATE climb nibble peek pounce scurry stare stretch surprise wiggle worry
DATE
climb
nibble
peek
pounce
scurry
stare
stretch
surprise
wiggle
worry

6. feel upset 7. jump on

8. a quick look

9. go up high 10. spread out

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DATE

Verbs n Part 1

I A verb describes an action.

Read each sentence. Trace the word. Then read the sentences again.

crawl fade Think about how the verbs are alike and how they are different. fasten
crawl
fade
Think about how
the verbs are alike
and how they are
different.
fasten
flutter
gaze
scoot
soar
sprinkle
twist
yank

1. To crawl means to move on your hands and knees. crawl

2. To fade means to lose color. fade

3. To fasten means to attach one thing to something else. fasten

4. To flutter means to wave or flap something. flutter

5. To gaze at something means to look at it for a period of time. gaze

6. To scoot is a way to move quickly. scoot

7. To soar is to fly very high in the air. soar

t 7. To soar is to fly very high in the air. s o a r

8. To sprinkle is to scatter something in small drops or bits. sprinkle

9. To twist means to turn or bend something. twist

10. To yank means to pull something in a sharp way. yank

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LeSSON
7

NAME

Verbs n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. I tried to on my shirt.

2. I like to in the sky.

the buttons

at the birds flying

DATE

crawl fade fasten flutter gaze scoot soar sprinkle twist yank
crawl
fade
fasten
flutter
gaze
scoot
soar
sprinkle
twist
yank

3. You must

off the cap to open the bottle.

4. The baby learned to

before he learned to walk.

5. Mom told us to

, or we might be late for school.

6. My little sister tried to

B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3

1. What would flutter?

h songs

the toy out of my hand.

3 1. What would flutter ? h songs the toy out of my hand. h butterfly

h butterfly

2. Where would you soar?

h sky

h ground

3. What could you sprinkle?

h

rake

h water

4. What could fade?

h

shin

h shirt

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LeSSON
7

NAME

Verbs n Part 3

Read the clues.

Write the vocabulary word.

Use the answers in the boxes to complete the puzzle below.

1. to look at for a long time

h

2. how babies move around

h

3. to hook or button

h

4. to pour a little bit

h

5. to move quickly

h

6. to pull sharply

h

h

7. to turn something around

8. how birds move around in the sky

9. how a flag might move in the wind

10. to lose color

h

h h h h h h

1

2

3

4

5

6

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DATE

crawl fade fasten flutter gaze scoot soar sprinkle twist yank
crawl
fade
fasten
flutter
gaze
scoot
soar
sprinkle
twist
yank

h

h

h h h h

7

8

9

10

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LeSSON
8

NAME

DATE

chewy crumbly Think about how the words are alike and how they are different. creamy
chewy
crumbly
Think about how
the words are
alike and how
they are different.
creamy
foamy
furry
gritty
rough
sharp
slimy
wrinkled

Texture Words n Part 1

I These words all describe a texture, or how something feels (or looks).

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

1. Something chewy can get stuck in your teeth.

chewy

2. When something is crumbly, it falls apart easily.

crumbly

3. When something is creamy, it is very soft and smooth.

creamy

4. Something foamy has a lot of small bubbles in it.

5. When something is furry, it has soft, thick hair.

foamy

furry

6. When something is gritty, it feels like sand.

gritty

7. When something is rough, there are bumps on its surface.

8. When something is sharp, it has a pointed end.

sharp

9. Something slimy feels smooth, cold, and wet.

slimy

rough

feels smooth, cold, and wet. s l i m y r o u g h 10.

10. When something is wrinkled, it has a lot of folds or lines.

wrinkled

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LeSSON
8

NAME

Texture Words n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. I like to pet the

kitten.

2. Bubbles in the bathtub are

3. dad ironed the

4. When I touched the frog, it felt

5. Peanut butter can be

6. Mom told us to be careful with the

DATE

chewy crumbly creamy foamy furry gritty rough sharp slimy wrinkled
chewy
crumbly
creamy
foamy
furry
gritty
rough
sharp
slimy
wrinkled

clothes.

or crunchy.

scissors.

B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3

1. What feels gritty?

h

beach

h swings

2. What feels rough?

h bark

h window

3. Which one is crumbly?

h

cookie

h lollipop

4. Which one is chewy?

h

ice cream

h gum

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LeSSON
8

NAME

Texture Words n Part 3

Read the word on each puzzle piece.

Draw a line to match each word with something of that texture.

1.

2.

3.

4.

creamy
creamy
foamy slimy
foamy
slimy
wrinkled
wrinkled
rough
rough

5.

6.

7.

8.

gritty
gritty
chewy
chewy
furry
furry
crumbly
crumbly

9.

10.

sharp
sharp
rock
rock
worm
worm
old person’s skin
old person’s
skin
puppy
puppy
root beer cupcake cake frosting
root beer
cupcake
cake frosting
scissors
scissors
sandpaper
sandpaper
taffy
taffy

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DATE

chewy crumbly creamy foamy furry gritty rough sharp slimy wrinkled
chewy
crumbly
creamy
foamy
furry
gritty
rough
sharp
slimy
wrinkled

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LeSSON
9

NAME

DATE

Sound Words n Part 1

I These words all describe sounds.

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

achoo chirp Think about how the sound words are alike and how they are different.
achoo
chirp
Think about how
the sound words
are alike and how
they are different.
click
crackle
ding
plink
quack
splash
squeak
whoosh

1. achoo is the sound you make when you sneeze. achoo

2. A chirp is the sound you hear when a bird sings. chirp

3. A click is a sharp, quick sound. click

4. dry leaves crackle when you walk on them. crackle

leaves crackle when you walk on them. c r a c k l e 5. When

5. When a timer goes off, you hear a ding. ding

6. A plink is the sound rain makes when it hits the roof. plink

7. A quack is the sound a duck makes. quack

8. When a frog jumps into water, you hear a splash. splash

9. A squeak is a very short, high noise. squeak

10. When something goes by you

very fast, you hear a

whoosh. whoosh

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LeSSON
9

NAME

DATE

achoo chirp click crackle ding plink quack splash squeak whoosh
achoo
chirp
click
crackle
ding
plink
quack
splash
squeak
whoosh

Sound Words n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1.

I

hear the

in the fireplace.

2.

every time I close the old door,

I hear a

3.

I hear the water

4.

The sound of a

5.

She heard a outside her window.

6.

When you hear the the cake out of the oven.

of the fire

when I wash the dishes.

tells me there is a duck nearby.

and knew there was a bird

, it’s time to take

duck nearby. and knew there was a bird , it’s time to take B. Read each

B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3

1. What do you need when

you hear plink, plink, plink?

h sunscreen

h umbrella

2. What do you need when you hear achoo?

h tissue

h

notebook paper

3. What could make a click?

h

crayon

h

computer mouse

4. What could make a whoosh?

h feather

h

car

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LeSSON
9

NAME

DATE

achoo chirp click crackle ding plink quack splash squeak whoosh
achoo
chirp
click
crackle
ding
plink
quack
splash
squeak
whoosh

Sound Words n Part 3

Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech balloon.

Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech

2.

Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech

3.

Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech

4.

1.

Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech
5.
5.
7.
7.

8.

Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech

9.

Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech

10.

6.

Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech
Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech

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Words n Part 3 Look at the pictures. Write the best sound word in each speech

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LeSSON
10

NAME

Homophones n Part 1

I A homophone is a word that sounds like

another word but has a different meaning

and a different spelling.

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

DATE

hole whole pair pear rap wrap sail sale steal steel
hole
whole
pair
pear
rap
wrap
sail
sale
steal
steel

1. A hole is a place where there is an empty space. hole

2. Whole means all of something, with nothing missing. whole

3. When two things match, they are a pair. pair

4. A pear is a sweet fruit that is bigger around the bottom than at the top.

5. To rap on something means to knock on it. rap

6. When you wrap a gift, you cover it in pretty paper. wrap

7. To sail means to move on water using the power of the wind. sail

8. A sale is a time when a store sells things for less than they usually cost. sale

9. To steal means to take something that does not belong to you. steal

take something that does not belong to you. s t e a l pear 10. steel

pear

10. steel is a hard, strong metal that is used to make buildings. steel

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LeSSON
10

NAME

Homophones n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1.

The boats

in the lake.

2.

The ball rolled into a deep and got stuck.

3

The store was having a big

4.

use paper, tape, and ribbon to

5.

My two older brothers ate a

6.

We ate a fruit salad, made with an apple, a banana, and a

B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3

DATE

hole whole pair pear rap wrap sail sale steal steel
hole
whole
pair
pear
rap
wrap
sail
sale
steal
steel

a present.

pizza.

pear rap wrap sail sale steal steel a present. pizza. 1. Which one describes a pair

1. Which one describes a pair?

h sweet

h

two

2. What do you do when you rap?

h knock

h cover

3. What do people who steal do?

h

take

h give

4. Which one is made of steel?

h

cabin

h skyscraper

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LeSSON
10

NAME

Homophones n Part 3

These notes are wrong. Rewrite each note so it is correct.

DATE hole whole pair pear rap wrap sail sale steal steel
DATE
hole
whole
pair
pear
rap
wrap
sail
sale
steal
steel

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Please water the pair tree.
Please water the pair tree.
The store will have a sail on gift rap in January.
The store will have a sail on gift rap in January.
do not steel the hole pie! Save me a piece.
do not steel the hole pie! Save me a piece.
do you want to sale with me at the lake?
do you want to sale with me at the lake?
Please wrap on the steal door.
Please wrap on the steal door.
I will fix the whole in your pear of pants tonight.
I will fix the whole in your pear of pants tonight.

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LeSSON
11

NAME

Homonyms n Part 1

I

A homonym is a word that sounds like another

word, and can be spelled the same way, but has

a different meaning.

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

DATE

ball ball bat bat pitcher pitcher row row sign sign
ball
ball
bat
bat
pitcher
pitcher
row
row
sign
sign

1. A ball is a round object used to play different games. ball

2. A ball is a big party where people dance. ball

3. A bat is a long hard stick you use to hit a ball. bat

4. A flying animal that feeds at night is called a bat. bat

5. In baseball, the pitcher throws the ball to the batter. pitcher

6. A pitcher is a container that holds something you drink. pitcher

7. A row is a line of things or people side by side. row

8. To row a boat, you use oars to make it move through water. row

a boat, you use oars to make it move through water. r o w 9. A

9. A sign is writing or a picture that gives you information. sign 10. When you write your name on something, you sign it. sign

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LeSSON
11

NAME

Homonyms n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. I put my stuffed animals in a

on the shelf.

2. The baseball player held a made of wood.

DATE

ball ball bat bat pitcher pitcher row row sign sign
ball
ball
bat
bat
pitcher
pitcher
row
row
sign
sign

3. cinderella dressed up and went to a

4.

The

5. I remembered to of the letter.

threw the

to the batter.

my name at the bottom

6. let’s

the boat to the other side of the lake.

B. Read each question. Choose the best answer. 3

1. can a bat hold a bat?

h

yes

h no

2. can a pitcher use a pitcher?

h yes

h no

3. can you sign a sign?

h yes

h no

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Homonyms n Part 3

Write the word that goes with each picture.

1.

6.

n Part 3 Write the word that goes with each picture. 1. 6. 2. 3. 4.

2.

Part 3 Write the word that goes with each picture. 1. 6. 2. 3. 4. 7.

3.

3 Write the word that goes with each picture. 1. 6. 2. 3. 4. 7. 5.

4.

3 Write the word that goes with each picture. 1. 6. 2. 3. 4. 7. 5.
3 Write the word that goes with each picture. 1. 6. 2. 3. 4. 7. 5.

7.

the word that goes with each picture. 1. 6. 2. 3. 4. 7. 5. 8. 10.

5.

the word that goes with each picture. 1. 6. 2. 3. 4. 7. 5. 8. 10.

8.

word that goes with each picture. 1. 6. 2. 3. 4. 7. 5. 8. 10. 9.
10.
10.

9.

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DATE

ball ball bat bat pitcher pitcher row row sign sign
ball
ball
bat
bat
pitcher
pitcher
row
row
sign
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LeSSON
12

NAME

Compound Words n Part 1

I A compound word is made up of two smaller words put together.

Read each sentence.

Trace the word.

Then read the sentences again.

DATE

birdhouse cowboy drumstick firefly scarecrow starfish sunflower toothbrush wheelchair wristwatch
birdhouse
cowboy
drumstick
firefly
scarecrow
starfish
sunflower
toothbrush
wheelchair
wristwatch

1. A house for birds is called a birdhouse. birdhouse

2. A cowboy is someone who looks after cattle. cowboy

3. A drumstick is a stick used to play a drum. drumstick

4. A firefly is a small flying beetle that lights up at night. firefly

5. A farmer puts a scarecrow in a field to keep birds away.

6. A starfish is a sea animal that looks like a star. starfish

7. A sunflower is a large flower with yellow petals and a dark center.

8. You use a toothbrush to clean your teeth. toothbrush

9. A wheelchair is a chair that moves on wheels. wheelchair

a chair that moves on wheels. w h e e l c h a i r

scarecrow

sunflower

10. A wristwatch fits around your wrist and is used to tell time.

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12

NAME

DATE

birdhouse cowboy drumstick firefly scarecrow starfish sunflower toothbrush wheelchair wristwatch
birdhouse
cowboy
drumstick
firefly
scarecrow
starfish
sunflower
toothbrush
wheelchair
wristwatch

Compound Words n Part 2

A. Write the best word to complete each sentence.

1. My friend can’t walk so he uses a

2. grandpa built a to put outside his window.

3. We saw a

4. I look at my

5. It’s fun to watch the light of a on and off at night.

when we visited the aquarium.

when I want to know the time.

go

B. Write the two words that make up each compound word.

1. toothbrush

+

2. drumstick

+

3. sunflower

+

4. cowboy

+

5. scarecrow

+

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LeSSON
12

NAME

Compound Words n Part 3

Draw a line to match each compound word with its picture.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.