The word MOSAICS in font times new roman with mosaic tiles on the top of the letters. Took a looong time on Publisher but I think it looks effective. I have also saved as a PDF in case anyone does not have Publisher but would still like the file. Let me know if you use it, the more times the better :))
A selection of short shared reading texts that I put together for use with small groups. A mixture of fiction and non fiction texts.
Each has text at the top for children to take turns reading out loud and then has comprehension questions at the bottom to ask them as a group. Some literal and some inferred questions.
Children visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things/ and choose 'plants'. They have a go the section called 'play' then use the section 'read' to answer questions on the worksheet. Finally they take the quiz and enter what score they got in the quiz at the bottom of the worksheet.
I work in a Junior School so often children come from different schools. These activities have helped me to introduce Word and Publisher to them (2010 versions) and have very simple to follow steps. Probably OK too for Year 2.
Set of 30 loopcards based on common nouns, proper nouns, and adjectives. Good as a warm-up or wrap-up activity. The kids think it's great fun to be timed and see if they can beat their own time next time they play the game!