Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Getting to Know You T-Shirt
Start the school year off with a bang with this getting-to-know-you activity.
G.R.O.U.P.S - Group Work Expectations Poster
Encourage cooperative behavior during group work activities with a printable group work mnemonic poster.
Interview a Classmate
Help your students learn more about their new classmates with this fun speaking and listening activity!
Open and Closed Questions – Worksheet
A worksheet for students to demonstrate their knowledge of open and closed questions.
Student-Led Discussion Strategies Poster Pack
Describe student-led discussion strategies with this set of 8 posters.
Group Work Role Cards
Review and reinforce eight possible roles for group work with this set of 2-in-1 reusable posters and desk cards.
Thinking Hats for Effective Group Work
Thinking Hats based on Dr. Edward de Bono's teachings.
Getting-to-Know-You Activity - Make a Mask
Practice teamwork in the first week of school with this mask-making activity.
I Can Listen Poster
A poster to scaffold appropriate behavior for students when listening in class.
Who Am I? Icebreaker Game
Make day 1 a success with this fun icebreaker game.
Favored Firsts - Getting-to-Know-You Activity
A getting to know you activity to use at the beginning of the year or when working on team building.
D-ice Breakers Game
An icebreaker game to play at the beginning of the year or when working on team building.
Find Four Icebreaker Activity
A fun icebreaker activity to use at the beginning of a new school year.
Listen, Comprehend, and Color Worksheets
A listening comprehension exercise and art activity rolled into one.
A set of 10 picture puzzles to use as a team-building activity.
Move and Share Activity - Icebreaker Activity
Start the school year movin' and sharin' with this fun icebreaker activity.
Understanding Point of View
A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate point of view in relation to a situation or topic.
For or Against?
A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate reasons for and against a situation or topic.
On the Weekend
Introduction to Personal Recounts Unit Plan
This writing unit has been designed to introduce the recount text type to younger students; specifically, the purpose, structure, and language features of personal recounts.
Exploring Opinion Pieces Unit Plan - Grade 1 and Grade 2
This English unit has been designed to introduce the persuasive genre to younger students; specifically, the purpose, structure and language features of opinion pieces.