Second graders are all working through word sorting activities and extension activities during Word Study times to learn more about how consonants and vowels work together to help them words. Students work through a range of word study concepts and complete differentiated work in class. This word work addresses areas that students need to explore further to gain a better understanding of how words are working and be able to ultimately apply common patterns to their spelling. During word study you might note students working to master short and long vowel patterns within words; build words that include consonant digraphs & blends or maybe a whole class favorite... mini-lessons that introduce and explore homophones. These are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spellings. It is exciting to examine words and recognize different patterns that we have studied throughout the year. Second graders have grown to become excellent word detectives!