2nd Grade Lesson Plans

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Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy
Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy
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Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy
Energy is an essential part of our daily lives, but the resources that power the Earth are being threatened. In this lesson, students learn about renewable and non-renewable resources, including those that need protection.
2nd grade
Science
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Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
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Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
What if you imagine your lungs as wings? In this lesson, a butterfly helps teach students about mindful breathing. Learn to use the butterfly breath in three different ways!
2nd grade
Social emotional
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The Way I Act
The Way I Act
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The Way I Act
In this lesson, students will hear the story "The Way I Act" and complete two activities connected to the story. They will practice mindful breathing and explore how to have more control over their bodies, behaviors, emotions, and choices.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Save The Earth: Recycle
Save The Earth: Recycle
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Save The Earth: Recycle
Great for an Earth Day unit or as part of your school's recycling awareness program, use this lesson to make your students aware of actions they can take to save the Earth!
2nd grade
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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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Find that Blend
Find that Blend
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Find that Blend
Test your students ability to find words as they practice reading and spelling words with ending consonant blends in a timed game!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
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Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
In this lesson, your students will measure the lengths of items and then make a line plot to show the measurement data. They will get hands-on by measuring and surveying the class.
2nd grade
Math
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Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up
Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up
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Beginning, Middle, and End Mix Up
In this lesson, students get practice with finding the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Have your students help you fix a mixed up story while they learn the parts of a story.
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
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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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sticky Reading Comprehension
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Sticky Reading Comprehension
Sometimes students struggle with comprehension, and it can be difficult to pinpoint where the breakdown occurs. Help your students make visual summaries on sticky notes in this lesson!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess
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The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Introduction to Similes
Introduction to Similes
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Introduction to Similes
This lesson provides a concrete introduction to similes. Students will get a confidence boost after working together and completing some fun and colorful worksheets.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing: Descriptive Words
Writing: Descriptive Words
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Writing: Descriptive Words
Improve your students' writing skills with this neat lesson on adjectives. From bright to dark, light to heavy, your little writers will be able to describe the world around them in no time.
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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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact vs. Opinion Sort
Fact vs. Opinion Sort
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Fact vs. Opinion Sort
In this lesson, students develop an understand of the difference between facts and opinions. After analyzing different statements, students write their own sentences to sort and analyze.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
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Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
This lesson provides teachers with an opportunity to teach students about reading stamina and assess student comprehension during independent reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Money Values
Money Values
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Money Values
Use this scaffolded EL lesson to teach students about money and the bills we use to pay for things. Use alongside Base Ten Money: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones or alone as an independent lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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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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I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. played a big role in shaping America into the country that it is today. This lesson plan will help your students understand how important he was and help them dream as he did.
2nd grade
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Adventures with Adverbs
Adventures with Adverbs
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Adventures with Adverbs
This fun writing lesson will introduce students to different adverbs. Your little kids will be much more confident in their grammar after working through some comprehensive worksheets.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mapping My World
Mapping My World
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Mapping My World
Give students an opportunity to show what they know! In this lesson, students will review key terms and construct a map of a familiar place. Whether it’s school or home, or a make believe place, students will enjoy mapping their world.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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2nd Grade Lesson Plans

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