2nd Grade Lesson Plans

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Our Solar System: Turning Around
Our Solar System: Turning Around
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Our Solar System: Turning Around
Students will learn their place in our solar system with this lesson that teaches them about different celestial bodies and their movement within the solar system.
2nd grade
Science
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Contraction Action
Contraction Action
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Contraction Action
Give your students a chance to create contractions and play with macaroni with this fun-filled reading lesson. Early learners will have a blast using flash cards to identify ways word combinations.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Regrouping to Add
Using Regrouping to Add
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Using Regrouping to Add
Guide students to use base ten blocks to solve two-digit by one-digit addition problems with regrouping. This lesson can be used independently or paired with the lesson Adding it All Up.
2nd grade
Math
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One Tree, Three Branches
One Tree, Three Branches
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One Tree, Three Branches
Get your kids excited about social studies with this comprehensive lesson, which will allow them to make their own visual comparisons of the three branches of the United States government.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Numerous Names for Numbers
Numerous Names for Numbers
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Numerous Names for Numbers
It is important for students to gain a better understanding of different ways to write numbers. In this lesson, your students will practice seeing numbers in various ways to help them comprehend the meaning of numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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All About the Thirteen Colonies
All About the Thirteen Colonies
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All About the Thirteen Colonies
Teach your students about the location of the first thirteen states on the United States map. Use this lesson plan to let them sing and move their bodies to learn about the thirteen colonies.
2nd grade
Social studies
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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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Different Communities
Different Communities
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Different Communities
What's the difference? In this lesson, your students will learn to describe what living in an urban, rural, and a suburban area is like.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will help students identify the author's point of view and purpose for writing an informational text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
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Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
Have your students experience the act of trading goods and services with bartering. In this activity, students will have the opportunity to make a deal, in order to get what they want. Better yet, make a deal without spending a cent!
2nd grade
Social studies
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Collective Noun Farm
Collective Noun Farm
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Collective Noun Farm
What has a herd of cows, a float of crocodiles, and everything in between? This quirky reading lesson, that's what. Your students will love learning about collective nouns through music, literature, writing, and arts and crafts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Punctuation & Prosody
Punctuation & Prosody
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Punctuation & Prosody
Are your second graders struggling with reading comprehension? Help them understand how prosody can help their understanding of the text with this reading lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
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Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
What happens when students explore their senses on the inside? This lesson encourages students to look at, listen to, and feel what is happening on the inside through practicing mindfulness.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Fact or Opinion: Part 1
Fact or Opinion: Part 1
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Fact or Opinion: Part 1
Cats are the best! Pizza is better! My teacher rules! In Fact or Opinion: Part 1, your students will combine reading and writing to learn about the differences between facts and opinions and how those differences are communicated.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Animal Spots: Multiplication Practice
Animal Spots: Multiplication Practice
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Animal Spots: Multiplication Practice
Animals and spots are used to make multiplication interesting! In this lesson, students will practice multiplying one digit numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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What's the Moral?
What's the Moral?
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What's the Moral?
This lesson focuses on the comprehension of fables and folktales in order to identify a moral or lesson. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Finding the Moral lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Water Soluble Science
Water Soluble Science
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Water Soluble Science
Your students will enjoy this hands on lesson where they make simple solutions and mixtures. They will have an opportunity to predict and observe solids that dissolve in water.
2nd grade
Science
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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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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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Give the Planet a Hand!
Give the Planet a Hand!
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Give the Planet a Hand!
This lesson, perfect for first and second grade learners, will help kids become environmental activists as they think of ways to help the Earth! First, students will brainstorm examples of what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Next, students will partake in a creative art project where they trace their hands and think of way ways they can give the planet a hand. This engaging activity integrates creative writing skills and Earth science.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Inflectional Endings: -ing
Inflectional Endings: -ing
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Inflectional Endings: -ing
Use a silly movie clip and fun activity to teach your second graders how to spell and recognize words with the inflectional ending *-ing*.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Teach About Odd & Even Numbers
Teach About Odd & Even Numbers
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Teach About Odd & Even Numbers
Sometimes the best way to learn about something is to teach it! This lesson helps second graders become the experts on odd and even numbers as they prepare to teach younger students.
2nd grade
Math
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A Day in the Life of the Easter Bunny
A Day in the Life of the Easter Bunny
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A Day in the Life of the Easter Bunny
In this fun lesson, students will get to imagine what a day in the life of the Easter Bunny might look like! All the while practicing their narrative writing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Telling Time Using Skip Counting
Telling Time Using Skip Counting
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Telling Time Using Skip Counting
Teach your students to read time to the nearest five minutes by counting by fives! Use this lesson as a stand-alone support lesson for ELs or alongside Tricky Time Telling.
2nd grade
Math
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So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
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So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
Have you ever wanted to be that magical rabbit who delivers chocolate eggs to children all over the world? In this fun Easter lesson plan, students will get to do just that, all while practicing their persuasive writing skills.
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.