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2nd grade
Grammar and Mechanics
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Are you a rule-follower or a rule-breaker? Irregular verbs break all the rules! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use the correct past tense form of regular and irregular verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
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Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Your students will have loads of fun discovering new words and using them describe the feelings of different characters. Featuring No, David! by David Shannon, this lesson will help kids practice reading and writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Subject and Predicate
Finding the Subject and Predicate
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Finding the Subject and Predicate
Help your students avoid the dreaded sentence fragment with this lesson that gives young writers the building blocks they need to succeed in English class.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Shake it Up with Irregular Verbs
Shake it Up with Irregular Verbs
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Shake it Up with Irregular Verbs
Teach your students that grammar rules are not all set in stone and that there are always word types that shake things up! In this lesson, your students will form the past tense of irregular verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
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A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
Spring is in the air...and on paper! In this spring lesson plan, students will read spring-themed sentences in search of nouns and adjectives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Flash Cards
Vocabulary Flash Cards
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Vocabulary Flash Cards
Making flash cards is something done by students of all ages. Help your kids develop good study habits with this lesson plan, which will teach them how to use flash cards and a dictionary to learn new vocabulary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Changing Up The Y
Changing Up The Y
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Changing Up The Y
What happens when you make the plural form of nouns that end with “y?” It depends. Help students learn the two rules for these plural nouns in this engaging lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Cafe
Sentence Cafe
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Sentence Cafe
It’s time to make sentences! At the Sentence Cafe, words come together to build stories. Get ready to learn about different parts of speech such as conjunctions, possessive pronouns, articles, and more in this hands-on lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Elements of Fairy Tales
Elements of Fairy Tales
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Elements of Fairy Tales
Use this lesson to help students identify the elements of a fictional text while gaining more knowledge about parts of speech. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
Building Fluency with Punctuation
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Subjects & Verbs Get Along
Subjects & Verbs Get Along
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Subjects & Verbs Get Along
Subjects and verbs agree! This grammar lesson includes a fun interactive segment that students will love, and they will practice matching subjects to their verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reflect with Reflexive Pronouns
Reflect with Reflexive Pronouns
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Reflect with Reflexive Pronouns
Reflexive pronouns are like mirrors—they both reflect back to the subject! Use this lesson with your students to give them practice correctly using reflexive pronouns in sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Irregular Verbs in Context
Irregular Verbs in Context
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Irregular Verbs in Context
Irregular verbs do not follow the same rules as other verbs. Use this lesson to teach your scholars how to form the past tense of irregular verbs and correctly use them in context.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Feature Concentration
Word Feature Concentration
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Word Feature Concentration
Games are a great way to help students look closer at words! In this lesson, students will learn more about contractions and consonant pairs by creating their own games of concentration.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Show Me the Adjectives!
Show Me the Adjectives!
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Show Me the Adjectives!
Help your students develop their creative writing skills with this lesson, which features the Adjective-Adjective-Noun strategy. Young writers will be inspired to show, not tell.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Time for Action (Verbs)!
Time for Action (Verbs)!
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Time for Action (Verbs)!
Action verbs bring writing to life! After examining different action verbs, students put them to use when writing their own stories about recess.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Give your class the "write" stuff! In this lesson, your students will learn to master combining sentences using sentences with the same subjects or predicates.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Capitalize Your Story
Capitalize Your Story
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Capitalize Your Story
This lesson teaches students the basics of capitalization. Get your young writers engaged in writing fun sentences as a class before they write their own, using correct capitalization of course!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Key Elements of Fictional Text
The Key Elements of Fictional Text
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The Key Elements of Fictional Text
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about the key elements of fictional text, including characters, setting, and plot. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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