2nd Grade Lesson Plans

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Learn to Compare and Contrast
Learn to Compare and Contrast
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Learn to Compare and Contrast
Your students will learn academic vocabulary and use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two short stories. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Base-Ten Blocks
Base-Ten Blocks
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Base-Ten Blocks
Use this lesson to introduce the tool of base-ten blocks to your students. This scaffolded EL support lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity, or prior to teaching Three-Digit Addition with Base-Ten Models.
2nd grade
Math
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Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers
Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers
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Let's Jump to Add Two-Digit Numbers
Do your students ever want to just hurry and finish their homework? Your students can use the number line jumping strategy to quickly add two-digit numbers and show their understanding of place value and expanded form in the process.
2nd grade
Math
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Classroom Map
Classroom Map
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Classroom Map
Have you ever had to explain to someone where something is? Learning to create a map is a fun way to show where objects and places are.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Yoga Flow
Yoga Flow
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Yoga Flow
In this lesson, students will learn self-regulation techniques and be guided through yoga stretches and movements. Then, they will write about how yoga makes them feel and how it may help reduce stress.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Butterfly's Life Cycle
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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
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Alphabetical Order
Alphabetical Order
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Alphabetical Order
Students will practice real world organizing as they learn how to alphabetize the classroom library.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Alliteration Creation
Alliteration Creation
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Alliteration Creation
Allow your adorable academics to ascertain alliteration with this lively lesson. Featuring tongue twisters and worksheets galore, this series of activities is sure to please young learners.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Money Math!
Money Math!
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Money Math!
Money makes the world go 'round, but do your students know why money is important? In this lesson, students will learn the real world applications of money, as well as how to make a dollar with various coins.
2nd grade
Math
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Using the 5 W's
Using the 5 W's
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Using the 5 W's
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about nouns and practice retelling a story with a 5 W's graphic organizer. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
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I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
Let's write some simple sentences. This creative lesson has students pairing subjects and predicates to create their own expressive statements.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Place Value Hop
Place Value Hop
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Place Value Hop
Your students will “hop their way” into understanding place value with this fun and active game! In this lesson, they will learn that changing the order of the digits in a number changes its value.
2nd grade
Math
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Capacity Comparison
Capacity Comparison
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Capacity Comparison
Your class will love this outdoor activity that teaches them how to compare the capacity of different containers.
2nd grade
Math
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Simple Machines: Wheel and Axle
Simple Machines: Wheel and Axle
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Simple Machines: Wheel and Axle
What do a bicycle and a car have in common? They both move using the simple machine wheel and axle. In this lesson, students learn about how this simple machine works, and will identify objects that use a wheel and axle.
2nd grade
Science
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Classroom Directions
Classroom Directions
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Classroom Directions
In this lesson, your students will learn how to identify what direction they are going when they move from one place to another. They'll be able to visually see directions in the classroom.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
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Draw Beginning, Middle, and End
In this lesson, students will retell stories by drawing and talking about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end. This lesson can be used alone or with the Goldilocks and Beginning, Middle, and End lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Map a Story
Map a Story
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Map a Story
This lesson will help your students summarize short stories and describe how characters respond to challenges using a story map. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Story Mapping Group Work lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Proper Noun Town
Proper Noun Town
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Proper Noun Town
Knowing when to capitalize can be confusing. This lesson serves as a review on which types of nouns require a capital letter. Students will love designing their own towns while learning about the distinction between common and proper nouns.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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STRETCH: Adding Details to Simple Sentences
STRETCH: Adding Details to Simple Sentences
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STRETCH: Adding Details to Simple Sentences
Inspire creativity in all of your students by giving them the tools they need to transform their simple sentences into longer, detailed descriptions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Identifying Coin Values
Identifying Coin Values
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Identifying Coin Values
We know that exposure and repetition are very important when teaching students to recognize coins and identify their values. Use this hands-on lesson that can be used alongside Counting Coins or as an independent lesson!
2nd grade
Math
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Shape Models
Shape Models
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Shape Models
With this activity, students will identify shapes, build 3-D shapes, and practice describing shapes with a partner.
2nd grade
Math
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Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
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Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
This lesson will have your students learn to compare and contrast using both a classic fairy tale and a fractured versions of a fairy tale.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Word Connections
Compound Word Connections
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Compound Word Connections
Help your students master compound words with compound words creations! Using an arts-integrated approach, this lesson incorporates diagrams and illustrations that can lead to understanding the fuller meanings of compound words.
2nd grade
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Prefixes
Prefixes
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Prefixes
Introduce your kids to the concept of a prefix. This lesson contains a bunch of activities designed to nourish your students' affix identification abilities.
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.