Here's one of our favorite second grade writing worksheets. Why does this one work so well? Because we give students the framework for a great story and they "make it their own."
If you've ever asked students, of just about any age, to simply "write a story," the standard reply you'll receive is, "I don't know what to write about."
This worksheet takes care of that problem! This is an individualized mad-lib exercise, similar to those you may have played at a party. It's a fun way to ask students to read, spell and write.
Here's a screen shot of part of the free second grade writing worksheet. The directions are underneath. You'll need to help the students with the directions the first time they complete the page.
1. Give the student the word list on the top half of the worksheet. Ask him to spell any word that fits the category.
2. Give the student the bottom the story on the bottom half. Ask him to copy each word from his word list into the matching blank in the story.
3. Then ask the student to read his story to himself.
ask the student to finish the story by writing 2-3 sentences on the
back of the page. You can also ask the student to rewrite the complete
story in his own handwriting and add illustrations.
Fill-In the Family -Practice reading, writing and spelling word families
Mini Word Search puzzles - Super-fun way to practice some of the most commonly misspelled words in elementary grades
Lots of Leaves! Students will discern long and short vowel phonics sounds as they complete this appealing page.
For more ideas for second grade writing and spelling practice, check out this list of 40 spelling homework ideas.
Second grade spelling words - A list of 175 important spelling words for second graders. Other helpful word lists include:
2nd grade spelling activities and games - Get your students working and thinking together as they practice their spelling words.
Slip It In! - A great phonics game that kids can play over and over again. Our version features short vowel words, but you can adapt this game for other phonics skills as well.
Second grade spelling fun: Puzzlers and brain teasers - Play these on the board with the whole class or use paper and pencil at home for some critical thinking and spelling fun!
Whole Class Activities for 2nd grade spelling - Your students are sure to enjoy playing "Stand & Spell" and "Identity Riddles"!
Compound Word Wizards - Whole class or large-group activity for practicing compound words.
To E or not to E? - Easy activities to reinforce the important skill of using a silent e at the end of a word
Be sure to check out these collections of helpful resources: