2nd Grade Lesson Plans

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Facts and Opinions: What's the Truth?
Facts and Opinions: What's the Truth?
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Facts and Opinions: What's the Truth?
Use this lesson to teach your students about facts and opinions. Teach them that a certain belief that they have about someone or something is not a fact!
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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Antonyms are Opposites!
Antonyms are Opposites!
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Antonyms are Opposites!
Opposites attract! In this lesson, your students will practice matching antonyms. They will expand their vocabulary by knowing more words to use!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
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Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
Encourage your students to develop their own approach to measuring length with nonstandard units of length. Use this engaging lesson as a stand-alone lesson or alongside Measuring Feet...in Feet!
2nd grade
Math
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Create Your Own Story
Create Your Own Story
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Create Your Own Story
Provide your ELs with extra practice using transition words to create a story. This activity can be used as a stand alone or a support lesson.
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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Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
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Can You Find the -er, -ir, -ur Sound?
Poetry? Scavenger hunts? Use this lesson to teach your students about the R-controlled vowels that say “er” using both! Your students will be reading those pesky er/ir/ur words in no time!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
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Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Use this lesson to help your EL students recognize and use reflexive pronouns. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Preview with Post-Its.
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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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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Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
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Finding the Details and Asking for Answers
ELs will get a chance to practice their listening and reading comprehension skills as they answer questions about the key details in a read-aloud text. Use as a stand-alone or pre-lesson for the Questions for Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Strong narratives have clear sequences of events. Through this lesson, students plan out what will happen in their story before they start writing their own engaging narratives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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We've Got the Dirt!
We've Got the Dirt!
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We've Got the Dirt!
Help your students learn about earth with this lesson that teaches them about the most basic component-dirt!
2nd grade
Science
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Calendar Creation
Calendar Creation
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Calendar Creation
Help your students see how much happens in a year with this lesson that has them place all of the holidays on a calendar.
2nd grade
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Tricky Time Telling
Tricky Time Telling
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Tricky Time Telling
We all know how tricky telling time can be for our students. This terrific time lesson will have your students understanding analog clocks in no time!
2nd grade
Math
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A Solid Investigation
A Solid Investigation
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A Solid Investigation
In this lesson, your students will explore the properties of solids and learn to describe them in various ways.
2nd grade
Science
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Learning About Cause and Effect!
Learning About Cause and Effect!
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Learning About Cause and Effect!
Help your students understand what cause and effect looks like in everyday situations! This hands-on, engaging lesson plan allows students to examine cause and effect in their own lives as well as fictional text!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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.