Grade 2 Research Projects and Reports
In January, Second Graders will do short research on a famous person.
To do this, students may want to check out a Biography book from our
library. We will do a library lesson on finding biographies on library
shelves (our library as well as the public library). You may also access and
print out a list of Primary Biographies in our library to help your child
select a famous person. Please click on Reading Lists on the Wildwood
Library homepage to find this list of biographies.
Every February or March, Wildwood 2nd Graders do research reports on
Dinosaurs. Each student may check out one dinosaur book in addition to
their two fiction or AR library books, to use for research. Our school
library collection has over 130 dinosaur books, so students should have no
trouble finding information on their dinosaurs.
Additional links for onsite research are below.
Zoom Dinosaurs is an Enchanted Learning user-sponsored
website. This means that you may pay a subscription fee to have
access to all areas of the site. Many of its features are
free, however, including fact pages, diagrams, and coloring
sheets for you to print, so make sure to check it out!
KidsDinos is a great website on the Kids Know It network.
You can use this amazing site to research dinosaurs, play games,
and much, much more!
For more proficient readers, the Discovery Channel has added a
wonderful dinosaur section to its website. "Dinosaur Central"
features information, video, 3-D graphics, games, and much more.
Reading levels of the information included tend to be higher --
Grade 4-8 -- so your child may need your assistance navigating
this site. As always, on the Internet, your 2nd grader should
have adult supervision.
Also for more proficient readers, the Animal Planet website
features lots of great information about dinosaurs. The
resources on this website are most easily used by students from
grades 4-12, so your 2nd grader will need your assistance
navigating through the site to find information on his/her
dinosaur. Dinosaurs must be looked up by the period during which
they lived -- Early Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, etc. If your
child chooses to use this website as a resource, please make sure
you supervise him/her at all times.