Skill Sharpeners Trio, Grade 2

EMC 7032


EMC Number: 7032

Page Count: 432

ISBN: 9781629382814

Skill Sharpeners books improve second graders’ confidence and skills through engaging reading, math, and science activities! Skill Sharpeners activity books:
  • Align to national and state standards for appropriate grade-level practice
  • Provide assessment pages to build test-taking skills and confidence
  • Are full-color, illustrated, and child-friendly
The Trio includes three full-color activity books that provide practice of important skills and concepts:
Skill Sharpeners: Reading, Grade 2
Each unit focuses on a wonderfully illustrated text selection that is followed by a variety of activities to help children practice fluency, comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, structural analysis, phonics, and writing.
Skill Sharpeners: Reading provides 15 motivating stories to capture readers’ attention. For example:
  • “Peanut Butter”
  • “The Case of the Missing Apples”
  • “The Ugly Duckling”
  • “Elephants”
  • “A Visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium”
Skill Sharpeners: Math, Grade 2
Theme-based math units practice foundational skills! Each unit ends with a “Test Your Skills” activity that gives children a feeling of accomplishment. Designed to practice skills that have already been introduced and mastered, the grade 2 lessons include:
  • read, write, and compare numbers to 1,000
  • addition and subtraction facts to 18
  • two-digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping
  • three-digit addition and subtraction without regrouping
  • multiplication facts to 25
  • identify and continue patterns
  • value of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar bills
  • solve word problems
  • tell time to the hour and half-hour
  • identify fractions—1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 3/4, 2/3, 1/6, 1/8
  • read and create graphs
  • measure to the nearest half inch
  • geometry—basic shapes, symmetry, perimeter
Skill Sharpeners: Science, Grade 2
Engaging reading selections, activities, and hands-on projects motivate children to learn science concepts that are based on the most current science standards. The simple hands-on activities help second grade students understand and retain science concepts in a memorable way.
Each lesson includes interesting reading selections and activities that focus on one science concept, covering the following second grade topics:
Physical Science: Matter, Changes in Matter, Forces and Motion, and Forces at Play
Life Science: My Body, Body Parts, Animal Life Cycles, Plants, Habitats
Space and Earth Science: Space, The Sun, Weather
Earth’s Systems: Geology, Water and Ice
Science and Engineering: Science, Engineering