2nd Grade Reading & Writing Resources

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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your students learn how to find the main idea and details in a nonfiction text using a graphic organizer for support.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
Lesson Plan
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
In this lesson, you will use “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to teach students about the butterfly life cycle. After listening to the story read aloud, students will use their knowledge to create their own butterfly life cycles!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How, When, and Where Adverbs 1
How, When, and Where Adverbs 1
Exercise
How, When, and Where Adverbs 1
Students will be able to explain a situation clearly after completing this educational exercise on how, when, and where adverbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Pronoun Unit
Pronoun Unit
Lesson Plan
Pronoun Unit
Use this lesson to introduce, review, and teach pronouns! Your students will get to practice using these words and build their reading and language skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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What Happened Next?
What Happened Next?
Worksheet
What Happened Next?
Play author with this creative writing and comprehension exercise! Your child will learn all about inference, or drawing conclusions based on what they've read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Context Clues Quiz
Context Clues Quiz
Game
Context Clues Quiz
Work on reading comprehension with this quiz to practice using context clues to find the definition of a word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Write Your Own Ending
Write Your Own Ending
Lesson Plan
Write Your Own Ending
Get your students’ creative juices flowing with this fun creative writing lesson! Students will read a fun story and then write their own ending.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentences 1
Sentences 1
Guided Lesson
Sentences 1
Second grade writers often need extra support with the rules of capitalization, puncuation, apostrophes, and proper nouns. The exercises in this guided lesson cover these four key grammar rules, and provide kids with targeted exercises to help them practice writing with correct grammar usage. To help gain even more practice with new writing skills, download and print the capitalization and punctuation worksheets suggested as part of this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Irregular Sight Word Spelling
Irregular Sight Word Spelling
Game
Irregular Sight Word Spelling
Practice spelling irregular sight words with this letter tiles game, a great challenge for early readers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Irregular Plural Nouns Match
Irregular Plural Nouns Match
Game
Irregular Plural Nouns Match
Match singular nouns like "wolf" and "child" to irregular plural nouns in this grammar game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Phonics 1
Phonics 1
Guided Lesson
Phonics 1
Second grade phonics covers more advanced rules that build upon kids' foundational reading skills, such as vowel pairs (ai, ee, ea, oo), long and short vowels, and the silent E. This guided lesson covers these three areas in order to enhance kids' skills with decoding more challenging texts. You can boost reading fluency further by printing the phonics worksheets that go with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Grammar Practice
Grammar Practice
Workbook
Grammar Practice
This workbook gives second graders practice in punctuation, and helps to develop their vocabulary with contractions and compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Transition Words Fill-in-the-Blank
Transition Words Fill-in-the-Blank
Game
Transition Words Fill-in-the-Blank
Practice building sentences, and fill in the blanks with the correct transition word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Lesson Plan
Retelling with Paragraph Frames
Help your EL students retell a story using a paragraph frame and transition words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity to reinforce comprehension of texts or used as a support lesson for Read and Retell a Classic.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Irregular Verb Match
Irregular Verb Match
Worksheet
Irregular Verb Match
Do your students struggle to remember irregular verb tenses? Use this great matching activity to help students connect the present to the past. They'll be using irregular past tense verbs with confidence in no time!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Adjectives
Find the Adjectives
Worksheet
Find the Adjectives
Hit a home run with your child while learning about adjectives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Me!
All About Me!
Worksheet
All About Me!
Let's get to know you! Have your beginning writer complete this activity all about her, a great way to build confidence in herself and in her writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Jack and the Beanstalk Stories
Compare and Contrast Jack and the Beanstalk Stories
Game
Compare and Contrast Jack and the Beanstalk Stories
Kids compare and contrast two versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, told from two different perspectives, in this interactive quiz.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
Lesson Plan
Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
Wondering how to teach your second graders about inflectional endings? Look no further. After playing with dice and learning through song, your students will be adding *-ing* and *-ed* like pros.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Lesson Plan
Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Your students will have loads of fun discovering new words and using them describe the feelings of different characters. Featuring No, David! by David Shannon, this lesson will help kids practice reading and writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Word Play
Word Play
Guided Lesson
Word Play
This word play lesson teaches second graders about diphthongs (ow, ou, oi, oy and ew words) and tricky plural nouns (geese, feet, mice). It also introduces kids to the bossy R rule, which states that when the letter r follows a vowel it changes the way the word is pronouced, for example far, car, and fur. These rules can help second graders advance their reading fluency and spelling skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Teachers can use this general organizer template for main idea and details, pre-writing, word analysis, brain dumps, concept mapping, background knowledge collection, and more.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literature 1
Literature 1
Guided Lesson
Literature 1
This literature lesson guides kids towards a deeper understanding of second grade texts through an exploration of character, setting, and plot. Kids will be challenged to answer the who, what, where, when and why of a story, in addition to determining the story's message. Two versions of the same story will be presented in order for second graders to see story elements in action.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Silent "e" Worksheet
Silent "e" Worksheet
Worksheet
Silent "e" Worksheet
Silent "e" worksheets are important to phonics success. In this silent "e" worksheet, kids learn how to make silent "e" words out of long vowels sounds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
End Blends
End Blends
Worksheet
End Blends
Let's practice identifying the blends at the end! Kids will sound out each word and identify the ending blend.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.