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2nd Grade Lesson Plans

2nd Grade Lesson Plans
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Lesson planning is one of the key anxieties for parents who are new to homeschooling. With Time4Learning, families don’t have to worry about learning how to make a lesson plan for second grade or any other grade. Our program provides lesson plans for every subject area offered: math, language arts, science, and social studies.

Even better, parents can preview all lesson plans ahead of time, so that there are no surprises about what your child will be learning for that day.  An entire grade level of second grade lessons is at your fingertips, which means you can even pick and choose which topics to cover and when.

How to Make a Lesson Plan for Second Grade

Time4Learning provides all the lesson planning for second grade students so parents can focus on other aspects of homeschooling. However, parents have the ability to make modifications to our existing lesson plans or create their own.

If you love to create your own lesson plans, below are a few tips on getting started:

  • Set some objectives for each lesson.
  • Make sure to write an outline and include any materials needed to complete the lesson.
  • Create a timeline for your lessons.
  • Make sure to include introductions before the lessons such as asking questions to engage your students.
  • Have some basic facts ready to present the information you are giving your students.
  • Assign activities to measure your student’s knowledge on each lesson.
  • Encourage students to ask questions and allow plenty of time to clear up any confusions.
  • Wrap up lessons by going over them again.

2nd Grade Lesson Plans for Math

Your second grader will be building on what he or she has learned in math this year.  The numerical foundation of kindergarten and first grade will be used to practice solving real world problems. They will be using their grasp of numbers to compare, measure, order, and interpret data. They will also build fluency with math facts.

Time4Learning’s lesson plans for second grade math cover 18 chapters with over 200 lessons, activities, worksheets, and assessments. Examples of math lesson plans your second grader will cover include:

  • Zero as a Placeholder
  • Estimate Sums and Differences
  • Add and Subtract Money
  • Horizontal and Vertical Lines
  • Seasons and Temperatures

2nd Grade Lesson Plans for Language Arts

Your second grader is becoming an independent reader, but they still need support in decoding unfamiliar words and understanding and summarizing what they are reading. They will begin writing simple stories this year and will build their knowledge and use of grammar conventions.

Time4Learning’s second grade language arts lesson plans and language arts extensions cover 31 chapters with over 500 lessons, activities, printables, and assessments. Examples of language arts lesson plans your second grader will cover include:

  • Context Clues
  • -ing Endings
  • Plurals
  • Identifying Cause and Effect
  • Prefixes and Suffixes

2nd Grade Lesson Plans for Science

Second grade students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry, including the skills, processes, and tools necessary to conduct a simple scientific investigation. This year they will learn more about life science, weather, matter, and magnetics.

Time4Learning’s second grade science lesson plans include over 180 lessons, activities, games, printables, offline experiments, and assessments. Examples of science lessons plans your second grader will encounter are:

  • Energy Sources
  • STEM Skills Offline
  • Grouping Animals
  • Water Cycle
  • Earth’s Solid Crust

2nd Grade Lesson Plans for Social Studies

During this year, second grade students will get familiar with citizens’ rights and responsibilities. They will also build map and globe skills and connect U.S. symbols to what they represent. Second graders will recognize the importance of different jobs in their community, as well.

Time4Learning’s second grade social studies lesson plans serve as a jumping off point for helping your child learn about their community, nation, and world and their place in it. Examples of lesson plans included in the four chapters are:

  • Happy Birthday Mr. Presidents
  • Continents
  • Let’s Meet Needs
  • Helping Hands in the Community

What Is Included In Time4Learning’s 2nd Grade Lesson Plans?

Comprehensive lesson planning tools are available in your parent dashboard. You can drill down through your child’s curriculum to view:

  • Chapter lessons with detailed descriptions of the content covered
  • Non-scored activities, quizzes and printable quiz answer keys
  • Lesson worksheets and answer keys covering the materials presented
  • Easy access to additional chapters within each subject

The Lesson Planning area of the dashboard also allows you to plan out your homeschool year, if you desire.  Parents who want more input into their child’s schedule can use the optional tools to generate a detailed to-do list of lessons and activities for each student.

Additional 2nd Grade Homeschool Resources

PreK - 8th

  • Monthly, first student
  • ($14.95/mo for each additional PreK-8th student)

9th - 12th

  • Monthly, per student
  • ($14.95/mo for each additional PreK-8th student)

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