Animated Reading Comprehension Lessons & Activity (Second Grade)

homophonesHomophones – Learn about homophones in this free vocabulary lesson. Children first play a homophone matching game, matching words like meat and meet and mail and male to pictures they flip. Last, kids create a short story by filling in the blanks with correctly spelled homophones. Immediate feedback connects the correct spelling of the word to the correct meaning of each word.

Basic Sight Words - Children play the Power Up sight word game in this free lesson to practice their fluency with reading words like gave, tell, wash, work, call, and goes. When a sight word is spoken, kids are prompted to click the word in a floating list of words. Points are given for each correct click.

Fact and Opinion  – This free reading comprehension lesson helps kids understand the difference between facts and opinions. Students read a biography about the baseball player Jackie Robinson, and then sort statements into facts and opinions piles.

Phonics and Word Recognition:
Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Text Types and Purposes:
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Craft and Structure:
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.