2nd Grade Lesson Plans

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Compound Connections
Compound Connections
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Compound Connections
Connect compound words through a variety of hands-on and interactive activities. Students will explore what makes a compound word through playing a fun game called “Peas in a Pod.”
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Add a Prefix!
Add a Prefix!
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Add a Prefix!
Help your kids learn about prefixes with these hands-on activities. Young learners will have fun acting out different words and practicing their writing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Correctly Use Adverbs
Correctly Use Adverbs
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Correctly Use Adverbs
You are on your way to the top as a writer if you can correctly use adverbs in sentences! Adverbs add description and information to a sentence. Use this lesson to teach your students how to use adverbs in sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Relating with Empathy
Relating with Empathy
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Relating with Empathy
Being able to step into another's shoes can support healthy relationships and compassionate young people! Students will be able to define the word "empathy." They will discuss different scenarios and perform skits that illustrate empathy.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
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Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Values
Comparing Values
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Comparing Values
Help students use two strategies that will help them figure out which three-digit number is greater than, less than, or equal to another three-digit number. Use on its own or with Let's Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Cooperative Commerce and Geography
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Cooperative Commerce and Geography
Show students what buying and selling looked like before credit cards! This lesson explores commerce with the book *Ox-Man Cart* and a United States regional food production map. Students will answer questions and draw conclusions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Prove It!
Prove It!
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Prove It!
Let’s compare! Help kids learn about comparative and superlative adjectives through this hands-on lesson. Students will use real-world items and drawings to compare objects using a variety of adjectives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mini Dictionaries!
Mini Dictionaries!
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Mini Dictionaries!
Smaller dictionaries that are totally relevant to the material being read? In this lesson, students will learn that these miraculously really do exist and go by the name of glossaries!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
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Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Place Value Tower
Place Value Tower
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Place Value Tower
Students will learn how to find the actual value of three-digit numbers with this activity that has them use manipulatives to create the expanded form of a number.
2nd grade
Math
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How Big is the Playground?
How Big is the Playground?
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How Big is the Playground?
Get out the measuring tape and head outside! In this lesson, students gather measurement data and build a model of the school playground.
2nd grade
Math
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Think About What Went Wrong!
Think About What Went Wrong!
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Think About What Went Wrong!
Use this lesson to help students build their speaking and listening skills as they learn how to critique a flawed response using discussion cards. Use this as a stand-alone support lesson or alongside the activity Break it Down!
2nd grade
Math
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Multiples of 10
Multiples of 10
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Multiples of 10
Help students gain confidence in recognizing multiples of 10 as they critique a flawed response. Use as a stand-alone scaffolded EL support lesson or prior to teaching Big Spenders.
2nd grade
Math
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Students will read a short fictional story and discuss why the author included certain details and words. Use this lesson to help your students navigate parts of fictional text to determine the author's purpose!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
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They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Frederick Douglass's Words
Frederick Douglass's Words
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Frederick Douglass's Words
Use this lesson to teach your students about Frederick Douglass and the impact that words had on his life. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life. Then, they'll complete a graphic organizer with peers to record important details and events in his life. Students will then demonstrate understanding by creating a poster with images and key words that stand out when they think about Frederick Douglass.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Playground Puzzles
Playground Puzzles
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Playground Puzzles
It’s time to head out onto the playground! Help Parker City design the best playground possible by having students solve real-world measurement problems.
2nd grade
Math
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Unscramble the Place Value
Unscramble the Place Value
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Unscramble the Place Value
Help your students unscramble the numbers using their knowledge of place value up to thousands! In this lesson, students will be able to see how numbers within a larger number have different values.
2nd grade
Math
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Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
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Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
In this lesson, students will explore phrases related to growth mindset through the eyes of basketball player Michael Jordan. They will hear a story about Jordan overcoming his self-doubts and reflect on ways they can approach challenges.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Let’s Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers
Let’s Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers
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Let’s Compare! Place Value Disks & Three-Digit Numbers
Dive into understanding place value by using place value disks to represent and compare numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Super Sleuth
Super Sleuth
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Super Sleuth
Your little detectives will love stretching their observation muscles in this lesson on sleuthing and finding clues. After paying close attention to their classmates, they'll make lists of clues and use them in a fun-filled guessing game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Musical Stories
Musical Stories
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Musical Stories
This interactive lesson helps students make their stories come alive! Students construct multimedia narratives that contain both written words and songs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Soaking in the Good
Soaking in the Good
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Soaking in the Good
In this lesson, students will explore how sadness, loneliness, gratitude, connection, and love feel in their bodies. They will also learn about negativity bias and practice “soaking in the good” by savoring positive feelings.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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2nd Grade Lesson Plans

Students learn best when they are engaged. Second graders have now mastered the basics and need a push towards solving more complex word problems, introductory multiplication, and building fluency in reading & writing. Using Education.com's second grade lesson plans will keep students continuously engaged and growing in every academic subject.