Skill Sharpeners: Spell & Write - Grade 2

Skill Sharpeners: Spell & Write - Grade 2

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Item #: 016967
ISBN: 9781596730465
Grades: 2

Publisher Description:

Each of the 12 units in Spell & Write, Grade 2 is introduced by a story that establishes the unit theme and features some of the ten spelling words. Students are then presented with eight activity pages that provide meaningful spelling and writing practice, centering on the unit's theme.

Activities may include practice with:

grammar and punctuation rules

vocabulary exercises

creative writing and much more

Each unit ends with a Test Your Skills assessment page. Students take a spelling test, edit a sentence, and answer questions about the skills presented in the unit.

Every Skill Sharpeners workbook now includes a free downloadable Teaching Guide! Skill Sharpeners: Spell and Write Teaching Guides include:

How to Use directions for teaching language

Sample pacing guide to complete lessons and activities

Teaching suggestions with writing graphic organizers and language journals

Extension activities that include fun language games and writing activities

Visual aids that include printable word lists and study cards for difficult spelling patterns

Category Description for Skill Sharpeners: Spell & Write:

Create a rich practice opportunity for language arts skills. Spelling words are introduced with a short story or article plus multiple ways of interacting with these words (copying, wordsearches, etc.). These bridge into grammar, sentence structure, and grade appropriate writing activities which include everything from sentences and writing letters to creative paragraph writing prompts. In the back of each book are pull-out spelling lists, a test record form, and a complete answer key.

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Language Arts
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0.85 (lbs.)
10.88" x 8.38" x 0.38"
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Rated 5 out of 5
My son is a horse-lovin' storytellin' game playin' intense six-year-old I was intrigued by prospect of cooperative games and when I saw Round Up I knew that the horses would spark his interest He loves the books "Calico the Wonder Horse" and "Misty of Chincoteague" When Round Up came I opened it punched out the pieces and learned the rules alone I thought it was neat but to me it was nothing spectacular The game was inexpensive and the components are very simple When it came time to give it to the kids I showed them the cardstock with horses lassos 'binocleeurs' (as they say) and boulders printed on them We mixed the cards and laid them face down on the board The first move is easy jut flip a card Usually the first few moves are simply flipping cards Even my three-year-old can do that! If the card is a lasso or a pair of 'binocleeurs' they are set aside for the group's use later If it is a boulder it comes labeled with a number that matches a square on the gameboard and it goes straight there even if an unknown card or a horse is already there! If a flipped card is a horse a path must be cleared for the horse to be moved to the corral Once enough cards are flipped there are other playing options'Binocleeurs' are for peeking at an unknown card and lassos are for moving boulders that are in the way of horses Each person gets to decide their own move but there is always a lot of group communication! Getting a horse safely to the corral truly is teamwork One person may peak under a boulder and discover a horse the next person may lasso the rock away the next may flip the horse card and the next may move the horse to safety (if a path is clear otherwise there is still more work to do) The first time we played we did not get all 5 horses to the corral before we ran out of tools Everyone felt a bit disappointed but we immediately mixed the cards and played again with a better idea of what we were doing The next time we did it! There was such jbulation and hugging and squealing amongst my three kids that I laughed and joined in After a few games I let the kids play on their own Invariably as soon as a game was finished my kids would stampede to find me and my horse-lovin' storytellin' game playin intense six-year-old would tell the talk of how they did didn't or almost didn't get all of the horses to the corralSince all of the horses have different colorings he even called them by name I was so pleased to see him able to pour all of his wild emotion out regarding the 'winning' or 'losing' of a game without hurting anyone's feelings because the others were experiencing the same emotion as he was!After I saw how much abuse this game was going to get and foresaw the potential for the baby to eat a cardstock horse or a piece to become discolored on the back we went the next day to get the pieces laminated It only cost $1 and considering the low cost of the game tobegin with I still think it's a great deal for such a fun game Now I am sure my kids will be able to tell their Round Up tales for a long time to come!
January 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
My children (aged 6 and 11) have enjoyed the Round Up game for years! It is particularly nice to use before the children can read and yet they can still join in with the family on game night As they get older they still don't tire of the game My daughter (the 11 year old) still brings the game on sleepovers Also it doesn't take long to figure out how to use the game and begin having fun Even myself and my husband have fun trying to figure out a strategy to solve the game working together as a family The cooperative games are great at teaching children to work together and get along which is a great life skill We highly recommend the game
December 8, 2007

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