Grade 2 Writing And Language

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Grade 2Writing and LanguageStudent At-Home Activity Packet 3This At-Home Activity Packet is organized as a series of journal entries. Eachentry has two parts. In part 1, the student writes in response to a prompt. Inpart 2, the student completes a Language Handbook lesson and practicesthe skill in the context of their writing from part 1. We recommend that thestudent completes one part each day.Most lessons can be completed independently. However, there are somelessons that would benefit from the support of an adult. If there is not anadult available to help, don’t worry! Just skip those lessons.Encourage the student to do the best they can with this content. The mostimportant thing is that they continue to work on their writing and languageskills.Directions for this packet:Part 1: Read the writing prompt. If needed, use the sentence frames to helpyou get started writing.Part 2: Complete Guided Practice. Complete Independent Practice. Complete the Try It prompt. 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Flip to see theGrade 2 Writingand Languageactivities includedin this packet!

Table of ContentsGrade 2 Writing and Language ActivitiesEntry1Writing PromptPart 1ResourcePage7Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 20Root WordsJournal Entry 1PART 1Lesson 20#X.#.#:LessonRootWordsTitleCommunity helpers help people during emergencies. Name a community helperthat has helped you. It might even be a neighbor. Tell what that person has doneto help you.Introduction Some words can be broken into parts. The main part of the wordis called a root word. The root word will help you figure out the meaning of thewhole word.For example, to help means to make it easier for someone to do something.helpAnn will help us learn about weather.helperShe is a great helper.helpfulShe is a very helpful person.helpingShe is helping us learn about clouds.Guided Practice2 Clouds give useful hintsgetting darkabout weather.3 Puffy clouds mean thehelpfulday will be nice.4 Darkening clouds meanOne time helped me by 2people who look atsomethingclouds.has an ending suchas -er or -y, coverthe ending withyour finger, andread the smallerword. Think aboutwhat that wordmeans. 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Circle the root word in each underlined word. Then draw a linefrom the sentence to the meaning of the word.1 Weather watchers studyHINT If a wordsoft and lightit might rain.7Grade 2 Packet 3, Entry 1Part 1438Language Handbook Lesson 20 Root Words Curriculum Associates, LLCCopying is not permitted.10Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 21Compound WordsJournal Entry 2PART 1Lesson 21#X.#.#:Lesson TitleWordsCompoundThey say April showers bring May flowers. If you were to go on a walk aroundyour neighborhood, what might you see in springtime?Introduction A word that is made up of two smaller words is calleda compound word.Often you can figure out what a compound word means by thinking about themeanings of the two smaller words.house1fly5 houseflyA housefly is a fly that gets into your house.Guided PracticeHINT Sometimesthe second word inthe compound wordis a big clue to theword’s meaning.For example,a “doghouse” isa house for a dog,not a dog that lookslike a house.Put the two words together to make a compound word. Writethe new word on the line. Then circle the correct meaning.1 blackbird5a black feather shaped like a bird2 sword1fish5a sword shaped like a fisha fish with a jaw like a sword3 rattleIn springtime, I see 1a bird with black feathers1snake5a rattle shaped like a snakea snake with a tail like a rattle 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Grade 2 Packet 3, Entry 210440Language Handbook Lesson 21 Compound Words Curriculum Associates, LLCCopying is not permitted. 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Grade 2 Packet 32

Table of ContentsGrade 2 Writing and Language Activities (Cont.)Entry3Writing PromptPart 1ResourcePage13Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 17Comparing Formal and Informal Uses of EnglishJournal Entry 3PART 1Lesson 17#X.#.#:ComparingLessonTitleFormal andInformal Uses of EnglishWrite a text to a friend or family member. Tell them what you have been doinglately. Then write an email to your teachers. Tell them what you have beenreading about or studying lately.Introduction The words we use when we speak or write depend on whom weare speaking or writing to.Text: We use “everyday” English with our friends and family. For example, we useshort words and phrases called slang and contractions.Hi! What’s up?I’m going to a movie. Can’t wait! We use formal English with people we do not know well, or when we are inschool. We use complete sentences and avoid slang and contractions.Hello, Mr. Chang. How are you?I am looking forward to the movie about pandas.Everyday Englishyeahcan’tThanks a lot!Sorry about that.All done!Email:Guided PracticeHINT Don’t isa contraction of“Do not.” That’s isa contraction of“That is.”Text: I’ve been Email: I have been 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.4Grade 2 Packet 3, Entry 313Part 1432Formal EnglishyescannotThank you very much!I apologize for my mistake.I am finished.Read each example of everyday English. Next to it, write theletter of the formal way to say it.1 I don’t get it.a Yes, that is correct.2 Best book ever!b How are you today?3 How’s it going?c I do not understand.4 Yup, that’s right.d I liked this book very much.Language Handbook Lesson 17 Comparing Formal and Informal Uses of English Curriculum Associates, LLCCopying is not permitted.16Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 19PrefixesJournal Entry 4PART 1Lesson #19X.#.#:Lesson TitlePrefixesThe dog just ate your homework! Oh no! Now you will need to redo it! Write ascene for a play. You are the main character. You are telling someone about thisunlucky event. Be sure to tell this person how you feel and what you will need todo to get your homework done.IntroductionYou can use word parts to figure out what a word means.A prefix is a word part added to the beginning of a word. It changes the meaning ofthe word.Prefix Meaning Prefix 1 Wordun“not”un 1 fairre“again”re 1 tellpre“before”pre 1 payGuided PracticeHINT When yousee a long wordwith a prefix, firstlook for a word youknow in it. Thencover that wordwith your fingerand look at theprefix. Think aboutwhat the prefixmeans and add themeaning to theword you know.happy againGrade 2 Packet 3, Entry 4not happy2 We will rebuild it.build againnot build3 The roof is broken and unsafe.not safesafe again4 This time we will preplan how to build it.plan before5 We buy precut boards for the walls and roof.cut before 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Meaningnot fairtell againpay before1 Dad and I are unhappy with our tree fort.not planI feel about my homework.I will need to New WordunfairretellprepayLook at the prefix in each underlined word. Then circle thecorrect meaning of the word.16436Language Handbook Lesson 19 Prefixesnot cut Curriculum Associates, LLCCopying is not permitted. 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Grade 2 Packet 33

Table of ContentsGrade 2 Writing and Language Activities (Cont.)Entry5Writing PromptPart 1ResourcePage19Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 7Past Tense of Irregular VerbsJournal Entry 5PART 1Lesson 7#X.#.#:LessonPastTenseTitleof Irregular VerbsYesterday you woke up and discovered that you were the size of an ant. What didyou do? How did you feel? Today you are back to your normal size. Write aboutthe day you had yesterday and all that you did.Introduction A verb tells what someone or something does or is.A past-tense verb shows an action that happened in the past. The letters -ed at the end of a verb show an action that happened in the past.Today, I walk to the pool. Yesterday, I walked to the pool. Some verbs are irregular. They change in special ways to show an action thathappened in the past. You just have to remember these.Today, I go to the pool. Yesterday, I went to the pool.NowIn the PastsitsatGuided Practicecomecamegetgot1 Last week, IHINT Use thechart to find thecorrect spelling ofeach irregularpast-tense verb.2 We5 We619Grade 2 Packet 3, Entry 5Part 1412Aldo at the pool.into the water.4 Aldo 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.telltoldby the side of the pool.3 Then weYesterday I was thesize of an ant and I seesawrunranCircle the correct past-tense verb to complete each sentence.me he was cold.out of the cold water.Language Handbook Lesson 7 Past Tense of Irregular Verbsseessawsatsitsjumpsjumpedtoldtelledgettedgot Curriculum Associates, LLCCopying is not permitted.22Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 9Complete SentencesJournal Entry 6PART 1Lesson 9#Lesson TitleCompleteSentencesYou get to share directions for making something with your classmates on theclass Facebook page. Write directions for making a healthy snack, creating a funcraft, or building a cool fort out of things you have at home.IntroductionX.#.#:A sentence is a group of words that tells a complete thought. Every sentence has a subject.The subject names the person orthing that the sentence is about.subjectThe children play in the park. Every sentence has a predicate.The predicate tells what the subjectdoes or is.predicateThey love the big playground. A sentence begins with a capital letter. It ends with a period.Guided PracticeRead each sentence. Above the underlined words, write “S” for“Subject” or “P” for “Predicate.”HINT The subject1 The kids run on the playground.can name morethan one personor thing.2 Gracie goes down the slide.3 Two children swing from the bars.First, you 4 Mom and Uncle Ray sit on a bench.Then you Last, you 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Grade 2 Packet 3, Entry 65 A black dog runs across the playground.22416Language Handbook Lesson 9 Complete Sentences Curriculum Associates, LLCCopying is not permitted. 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Grade 2 Packet 34

Table of ContentsGrade 2 Writing and Language Activities (Cont.)Entry7Writing PromptPart 1ResourcePage25Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 12Punctuating Greetings and Closings of LettersJournal Entry 7PART 1Lesson #12PunctuatingLessonTitle Greetingsand Closings of LettersYou have stepped into a time machine and have gone back to the 1970s. Youhave no Internet. You can’t text on the phone. The only way to say hi to friendsis to send a letter. Write a letter to a friend. Tell them what you have done duringthe last week. Then tell them plans for the first thing you will do when you gettogether again.X.#.#:Introduction When you write a letter to someone, you begin with a greeting.You end with a closing.greetingDear Nana,Thank you for the scooter. It is my favorite gift!closingYours truly,Trina Use a comma (,) after the greeting and closing of a letter.Guided PracticeAdd commas where they belong in the first two letters.Then write a closing for the third letter.1 Dear BinHINT When youI got a red bike for my birthday! Can you come visit?write a greeting orclosing, you beginthe first word witha capital letter.Your friendHarold2 Dear HaroldI hope to visit soon. I want to ride your new bike!Best wishesBin3 Dear Tracy,Dear I have I got a letter from Bin. He may visit soon!Sincerely,Harold 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.8Grade 2 Packet 3, Entry 725Part 1422Language Handbook Lesson 12 Punctuating Greetings and Closings of Letters Curriculum Associates, LLCCopying is not permitted.28Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 11Capitalization in Holidays, Product Names, and GeographicNamesJournal Entry 8PART 1Lesson #11CapitalizationLessonTitle in Holidays,Product Names, andGeographic NamesYou open the mail and discover you have won a free trip to anywhere in theUnited States after everything returns to normal. You can take three people withyou. You must go during an upcoming holiday. Where will you go? Who will youtake with you? What holiday will you celebrate on your trip? What will you do?Write about your upcoming travel plans.X.#.#:Introduction The names of holidays, products, and places like towns, states,and countries are proper nouns. Use capital letters correctly when you write them. Begin each word of a holiday, product, or place with a capital letter. Do not begin words such as for and of with a capital letter.HolidaysProductsPlacesThanksgiving, Presidents’ Day, Fourth of JulySpeedy Sneakers, Kites for Kids, Tummy YumsHilltown, North Carolina, United States of AmericaGuided PracticeHINT The wordday is part of thename of manyholidays. Rememberto begin it with acapital letter.Read each sentence. Write the name of each underlinedholiday, product, or place correctly.1 The fourth of july is a fun holiday.2 People in the united states of america celebrate every year.3 Some cities, such as boston, have fireworks.4 My family eats treats called freezy pops.I am taking to We will celebrate We will on our trip. 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Grade 2 Packet 3, Entry 85 This holiday is also called independence day.28420Language Handbook Lesson 11 Capitalization in Holidays, Product Names, and Geographic Names Curriculum Associates, LLCCopying is not permitted. 2020 Curriculum Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.Grade 2 Packet 35

Table of ContentsGrade 2 Writing and Language Activities (Cont.)Entry9Writing PromptPart 1ResourcePage31Part 2Grade 2 Ready Language HandbookLesson 8Adjectives and AdverbsJournal Entry 9Imagine that you are a master chef. Tonight you get to makedinner and serve everyone a fancy meal. What will you make?How will you get your family excited about coming to dinner?Make a menu for your meal. Write descriptions for everythingyou will serve. You can use the sample menu to help you. Thenmake a sign to invite your family to your fancy dinner.PART 1Lesson 8#X.#.#:Lesson Titleand AdverbsAdjectivesMENUSpaghetti and MeatballsA se

Grade 2 Writing and Language Student At-Home Activity Packet 3 Flip to see the Grade 2 Writing and Language activities included in this packet! This At-Home Activity Packet is organized as a series of journal entries. Each entry has two parts. In part 1, the student writes in response to a prompt. In part 2, the student completes a Language Handbook lesson and practices the skill in the .

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