2nd Grade Lesson Plans

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Kindness Goes a Long Way
Kindness Goes a Long Way
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Kindness Goes a Long Way
Performing acts of kindness and love can bring classrooms together! In this lesson, students will hear true stories of random acts of kindness and will perform kind deeds of their own in groups.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Exploring Fictional Text
Exploring Fictional Text
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Exploring Fictional Text
This lesson will provide your EL students with support as they explore the elements of fictional text and learn about verbs in the present participle tense. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Extra, Extra! Read All About It
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Students will learn to structure their written arguments as they create their own class paper full of opinion editorial pieces in this fun, real-world driven lesson. Step right up and write all about it!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pause, Breathe, Create
Pause, Breathe, Create
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Pause, Breathe, Create
In this lesson, students will explore how art can be a tool to express or reflect on emotions.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Mindfulness & Creation Stations
Mindfulness & Creation Stations
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Mindfulness & Creation Stations
In this lesson, students will move through stations to practice and reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools that they have learned throughout the year.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Writing About Maria Montessori
Writing About Maria Montessori
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Writing About Maria Montessori
In this lesson, students will learn all about Maria Montessori, a pioneering researcher and teacher, and create their own biographical books about this inspiring woman.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Angela Davis
Learning About Angela Davis
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Learning About Angela Davis
This lesson plan teaches students about Angela Davis. Students will have a brief introduction to her life as an activist, scholar, and writer by reading a short informational text and answering comprehension questions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Listening to What Matters
Listening to What Matters
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Listening to What Matters
In this lesson, students will learn the importance of nonviolent communication and listening to others in order to have a more supportive community.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Thermometer Subtraction: Number Line Adventures
Thermometer Subtraction: Number Line Adventures
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Thermometer Subtraction: Number Line Adventures
Practicing subtraction using a thermometer for a number line makes math fun! In this lesson, your students will get more comfortable with subtracting two digit numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Teach your students about picture walks as a strategy to understand the author's purpose in a fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindful Animal Movement
Mindful Animal Movement
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Mindful Animal Movement
Let's move mindfully, with focus and ease, like a frog or a gorilla! In this lesson, students will practice mindful movement and come up with their own mindful animal movements that they can then teach to a peer.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
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Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Engage students in analysis by examining archetypes in fairy tales. Teach students to identify heroes and villains in fairy tales, examine patterns, and create their own fairy tales to express their knowledge of archetypes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fill in the Shape Notetaking
Fill in the Shape Notetaking
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Fill in the Shape Notetaking
Notetaking doesn’t just have to fit in a square! In this lesson, students will use different shapes to help them take notes and remember what they should be paying attention for as they read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Odd Person Out
Odd Person Out
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Odd Person Out
Get students moving around the classroom as they learn about odd and even numbers. Students play a game similar to "musical chairs" as they consider the results for even and odd numbers of students.
2nd grade
Math
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More, Less, or the Same?
More, Less, or the Same?
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More, Less, or the Same?
Help students learn the academic vocabulary and symbols used to record the results of comparing two three-digit numbers. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity or prior to Greater Than, Less Than: Comparing Three-Digit Numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Preview with Post-Its!
Preview with Post-Its!
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Preview with Post-Its!
Teach students to be stronger readers before they even begin reading! All they need is a book, their mind, and some sticky notes!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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I Pledge Allegiance
I Pledge Allegiance
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I Pledge Allegiance
Give your students an introduction to the trickiest vocabulary in the Pledge of Allegiance with this lesson. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the All About the Pledge of Allegiance lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching Female Inventors
Researching Female Inventors
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Researching Female Inventors
This engaging lesson plan provides first and second grade students with an opportunity to learn all about female inventors.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
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What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Back in the Day
Back in the Day
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Back in the Day
Let’s share about ourselves! Students learn about past-tense verbs by writing a story about their past.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Watercolor Wave
Watercolor Wave
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Watercolor Wave
Use Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" to inspire a fun watercolor resist painting with your students!
2nd grade
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Two Corners: Odd or Even
Two Corners: Odd or Even
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Two Corners: Odd or Even
Get students moving around the classroom as they learn about odd and even numbers. Students classify real world objects as odd or even and take turns playing the game master, coming up with numbers to evaluate.
2nd grade
Math
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You Be the Judge!
You Be the Judge!
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You Be the Judge!
Give students an opportunity to practice subtraction and analyze their peers' work with this fun lesson. Young mathematicians will have a great time playing a judging game and completing quirky worksheets.
2nd grade
Math
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Noun Safari
Noun Safari
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Noun Safari
Are you ready for a classroom adventure? This quick and easy safari simulation will get students excited about refreshing their grammar knowledge. They'll be able to walk around, explore, and show off their ability to identify nouns.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Día de los Muertos
Learning About Día de los Muertos
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Learning About Día de los Muertos
Students will learn about the holiday El Día de los Muertos through engaging activities and connecting to their own traditions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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.