2nd Grade Language Arts Lesson Plans

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The lesson plans below provide a detailed list of the language arts and language arts extensions, with brief activity descriptions and learning activity (LA) numbers. Additional resources related to second grade language arts are also provided.

Members often use this page as a resource for more detailed planning, to choose specific activities using the activity finder or to compare our curriculum with state standards.

Second grade language arts is organized into two large sections:

  1. Language Arts – 210 Activities
  2. Language Arts Extensions – 315 Activities

Language Arts Lesson Plan – 2nd Grade Curriculum

Total Number of Activities: 392

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: long vowels ending with silent e; high frequency words; fluency with modeled reading; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying main characters; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel digraphs ai and ay with the long a sound; high frequency words; fluency with reading rate; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; sequencing; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel digraphs ea and ee with the long e sound, the vowel y with the long e sound; high frequency words; fluency focusing on periods; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying setting; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the long vowel i as spelled with the letters igh, y, and ie; the prefix pre-; high frequency words; fluency focusing on question marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; details; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel digraphs oa and ow with the long o sound; high frequency words; fluency focusing on speed and accuracy; vocabulary words and nuances in meaning; reading a leveled text; main idea; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: r-controlled vowels er, ir, and ur; the prefixes un-, re-, and the root word “tele”; high frequency words; fluency with quotation marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; supporting details; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the r-controlled vowels ar, or, and ore; high frequency words; fluency focusing on exclamation marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying conflict; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the consonant digraphs sh, ch, th, wh; high frequency words; fluency reviewing periods and exclamation marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; predicting outcomes; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: vowel diphthongs ow, ou, oi, and oy; high frequency words; fluency reviewing question marks and quotation marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; context clues; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the consonant clusters str and spr; high frequency words; fluency focusing on inflection; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; sequencing events in a narrative; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the inflectional endings ing and ed; high frequency words; fluency focusing on phrasing; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying characters, setting, and plot; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: plurals s and es; high frequency words; fluency with commas; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; summarizing; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the double consonants tt, pp, and ll; high frequency words; fluency focusing on reading with a sense of anticipation; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; Author’s Purpose; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel exception le; the root word “graph”; high frequency words; fluency focusing on phrasing; vocabulary and context clues; reading a leveled text; making inferences; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: silent consonants kn and wr; high frequency words; fluency with rhythm of poetry; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; author’s point of view; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: antonyms; high frequency words; fluency reviewing expression with characterization; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; locating information on a graph; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: synonyms; high frequency words; fluency focusing on rhythm with poetry; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; cause and effect in expository text; context clues; using a dictionary; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: homonyms; high frequency words; fluency with inflection of tone; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; context clues; using glossaries; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix er; high frequency words; fluency focusing on stress; vocabulary and nuances in meaning; reading a leveled text; making inferences and drawing conclusions; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix est; high frequency words; fluency focusing on stress and tone; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; making inferences and drawing conclusions; context clues; shades of meaning; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix ly; high frequency words; fluency with a review of fluent reading; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; cause and effect; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the prefix re; high frequency words; fluency focusing on review of commas, question marks, and periods; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; context clues; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the prefix un; high frequency words; fluency focusing on phrasing; vocabulary; reading authentic literature; supporting details; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix less; high frequency words; fluency focusing on intonation and stress; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; reading and interpreting maps; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix able; high frequency words; fluency focusing on characterization; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; summarizing; and writing.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: multisyllabic words; high frequency words; fluency with a review of fluent reading; vocabulary; reading authentic literature; identifying cause and effect; and writing.

Language Arts Extensions Lesson Plan – 2nd Grade Curriculum

Total Number of Activities: 315
The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities, focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Students will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel digraphs ea and ee with the long e sound, the vowel y with the long e sound; high frequency words; fluency focusing on periods; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying setting; and writing.

Chapter Test: Spiders – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story. –Keywords: bees, phonics, consonant blends tw and tr, blending, segmenting, phonological awareness, decodable reader, pre-writing, authentic writing, story.–

Chapter Test: Bees – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness. Keywords: worms, story.
Through a series of learning activities, focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Students will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and literature.

Chapter Test: Worms – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story. Keywords: nutrition, phonics, consonant blend sp, digraph -ck, blending, segmenting, phonological awareness, decodable reader, pre-writing, authentic writing, story.

Chapter Test: Nutrition – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story. –Keywords: hygiene, phonics, consonant blends nd &amp sl, word families, blending, segmenting, phonological awareness, decodable reader, pre-writing, authentic writing, story.–

Chapter Test: Hygiene – ILA

An integrated, thematic chapter on fitness engages students in a series of activities that are rooted in the reading process.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Fitness – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Rain Forests – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The students will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Arctic – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Deserts – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Directions – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Maps and Globes – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Symbols and Keys – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Sounds – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Heat – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Light – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Hurricanes – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Tornadoes – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Volcanoes – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Conflict Resolution – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Following the Law – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Goods and Services – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Consumers and Producers – ILA

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Lesson Activity Finder Tool

activity_finderThe lesson activity finder is one of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. The activity finder is a shortcut that makes it easy for parents to preview lessons or find extra practice for their child.

Every lesson in the curriculum has a unique activity number, referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number.” These numbers can be found on either the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the parent administration area.

The activity finder can be found in the lower left hand corner of the Student LaunchPad page. To use it, members simply log in to their child’s account, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and click “Go” to open it.

For additional information, please visit our hints and help section, which gives more details about the activity finder.

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