2nd Grade Reading & Writing Resources

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Emotion Charades
Emotion Charades
Lesson Plan
Emotion Charades
Help your ELs practice identifying how their peers are feeling to develop emotions vocabulary and support comprehension. It can be used as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Animal Word Search: Mammals
Animal Word Search: Mammals
Worksheet
Animal Word Search: Mammals
Teach your little scientist about warm-blooded animals with this fun printable word search.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Informational Text 1
Informational Text 1
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 1
Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, photographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Consonant Blends Photoshoot
Consonant Blends Photoshoot
Game
Consonant Blends Photoshoot
Find the hidden words in this picture, using their beginning consonant blends as a clue!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
Worksheet
Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Beginning Blends 3
Beginning Blends 3
Worksheet
Beginning Blends 3
Each picture in this worksheet is missing the first three letters of its name. Kids choose the correct consonant blend from the boxes and complete the word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophe Drop
Apostrophe Drop
Game
Apostrophe Drop
Let's play ball! Kids practice combining two words with an apostrophe to make contractions in this baseball grammar game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Vocabulary Quiz: Context Clues
Vocabulary Quiz: Context Clues
Game
Vocabulary Quiz: Context Clues
Sentence clues can help us identify the meaning of new words. Kids use this strategy to identify synonyms in this quiz game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
The Fox and the Crow
The Fox and the Crow
Worksheet
The Fox and the Crow
Stories are a fantastic way to teach kids important life lessons. This reading comprehension worksheet uses the classic Aesop’s fable—The Fox and the Crow—to get your students thinking about the central lesson of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Commas with Transition Words: Quiz
Commas with Transition Words: Quiz
Game
Commas with Transition Words: Quiz
In this quiz, young readers will practice using commas with transition words and phrases.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Types Of Sentences
Types Of Sentences
Lesson Plan
Types Of Sentences
Use this lesson to introduce your class to four kinds of sentences, and how understanding and using different types of sentences allows writers to control the tone of their sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Get Ready for Second Grade
Get Ready for Second Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for Second Grade
This workbook is packed with worksheets that will help students practice the core concepts featured in the second grade curriculum, from word study and math to reading and writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Complete Sentence Quiz
Complete Sentence Quiz
Game
Complete Sentence Quiz
Let's practice identifying complete sentences with this simple sentence quiz.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Exciting Writing Prompts
Exciting Writing Prompts
Workbook
Exciting Writing Prompts
What might happen if Peter Pan and Alice went to Wonderland? What is life like in outer space? Second graders explore the power and fun of writing with a nudge from fun writing prompts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Homophone Matching
Homophone Matching
Game
Homophone Matching
Homophones are words that sound similar, but mean different things. Can you match the homophone words?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Favorite Food Opinion Writing
Favorite Food Opinion Writing
Worksheet
Favorite Food Opinion Writing
Let your students work up an appetite for writing with this opinion writing prompt. First students will consider their favorite food while they fill in the structured pre-writing planner, then they can use the second page to write their opinion essay.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Lesson Plan
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Are you a rule-follower or a rule-breaker? Irregular verbs break all the rules! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use the correct past tense form of regular and irregular verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
-ed and -ing Endings
-ed and -ing Endings
Worksheet
-ed and -ing Endings
Basic verb tenses include writing words with -ed and -ing endings. Can you and your child spot the the right verb tenses on this worksheet?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Game
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Find the correct use of the possessive apostrophe in this simple sentences quiz!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Game
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Developing reading comprehension skills is essential to becoming a super reader. Challenge kids to recall details about Jack and the Beanstalk in this game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Ending Consonant Clusters
Ending Consonant Clusters
Game
Ending Consonant Clusters
Kids can practice spelling words that end in a consonant cluster by filling in the blanks.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary 1
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary development helps second graders advance their reading and writing skills. This guided lesson uses exercises and techniques targeted to building vocabulary. Kids will be tasked with using descriptive adjectives, distinguishing between similar verbs and adjectives, and using context clues to determine the meaning of a word phrase. For more vocabulary boosters, check out the worksheets that align with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
The Ocean
The Ocean
Worksheet
The Ocean
This short nonfiction text will teach students about the ocean, and includes questions to help students identify the author’s point of view and purpose for writing the text by focusing on important vocabulary words that support the main idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Moral
Finding the Moral
Lesson Plan
Finding the Moral
In this lesson your students will find and examine the morals in the classic folktales of "Stone Soup" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Activity
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
2nd grade
Social studies
Activity

2nd Grade Reading & Writing Resources

The second grade English language arts curriculum requires students to expand their base knowledge. They enhance grammar usage with an understanding of collective nouns, irregular plural pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives and other sentence components. Combined with grammar work, second graders learn to write compound sentences, investigate the nuances of word meanings and much more. The Learning Library provides all the help educators may need, from professional lesson plans to interactive games, for kids to meet their reading and writing goals.

Riveting Reading and Writing Resources for Second Graders

Fish or fishes? What is the proper way to end a sentence? Who, what, when, where, why and how? These are a few questions second graders are taught in English as they expand their grammar and punctuation capabilities and further their reading comprehension. Reading and writing resources for second graders can be found in one convenient place in Education.com's Learning Library.

The tools include a blend of guided lessons, online games and other practical teaching methods. Among these handy sources are dozens of printable worksheets that can be used for in-class or homework assignments. Some worksheets are focused on reading concepts while others concentrate on grammar.

There are also prepared lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. One crowd-favorite includes an inspection on Types of Sentences. Second graders learn how to classify imperative sentences like ""Stop and smell the roses,"" and declarative sentences like, ""Writing is fun."" The lesson plans are designed with time guidelines so educators can easily follow along.

The resource library's appealing hands-on activities physically immerse students in reading and writing. Online games are enjoyable for kids and facilitate learning on their own. These are among the many tools that spur an interest in reading and transform growing students into nimble writers with a mastery of grammar.