The following sites will help your child practice many of the skills that we
assess in second grade.
Sight Words...This site will allow your child to practice the 500
most frequently used words in the English language. If you click
on a list under voice, your child will hear each sight word three
times. This will help with reading fluency and word automaticity.
Word Families Practice... This activity introduces 20 word
families, with six examples provided for each word family.
Learning word families is a fast way to increase a students
reading vocabulary. It also helps the student learn that the
ability to decode one word can assist in decoding other words
with similar alphabet letter patterns.
Letter Recognition... The letter recognition activity provides
students an opportunity to practice learning both the capital and
lowercase letters of the alphabet. Voice assistance is provided
for those students who are unable to name the letters
independently. Five to six letters are covered in each lesson.
After the student is taught the letters with voice assistance,
they move to the practice list to independently name the letters.
Consonant Digraphs... Consonant digraphs are consonant letters
that appear together and represent a single sound that is
different from the sound of either letter.
Vowel Digraphs... Vowel digraphs are two vowels together, the
first is pronounced and the second is silent.
Letter Blends and Word Reading... Three letter blends are three
consonant letters that appear together in words and represent
sounds that are smoothly joined. Each of the sounds can be heard.
Vowel Dipthongs and Word Reading... Vowel diphthongs are two
vowels, both are spoken with the stress placed on the first vowel.
Starfall...Children will have a lot of fun learning, practicing,
and enriching their reading skills on this website.
Sight Word Phrases...These phrases contain the first 300 words
which represent 50% of all the words children encounter in
elementary school reading.
Activities for practicing rhyming with your child.
The Rhyme Game... Your child can practice rhyming words at three
different levels: word families, vowels endings, and words that
rhyme but are not spelled the same.
Scholastic...Here is an interactive website with Clifford the Big
Red Dog, which promotes sound matching.
Spelling City...This site will help you practice your spelling
words and also your word wall words that your teacher will be
testing you on!