This 2nd grade reading and writing curriculum helps first graders focus on becoming reading & writing experts while preparing them for the next grade level. Students will learn the foundational reading skills of word recognition, vocabulary, transitional words, paragraph organization, basic comprehension skills, and reading strategies. They will also learn fundamental composition skills such as spelling, capitalization, sentence structures, punctuation, formatting, purposefully shaping, and controlling language, which will prepare them for school tests and exams.
What you’ll learn?
- Spelling skills
- Applying word analysis skills
- Reading comprehension skills
- Fundamental composition skills
- Writing with using elements of the writing process
- Writing with literary texts
- Writing with expository and procedural texts
Lesson 1. The meaning of words
Read the story “ Going to the Movies”
A: Definition: using simpler words to explain complex words
B: Context clues: determine the meaning of words using context clues.
Lesson 2. Sentences and paragraphs Read the poem “ Don’t Give Up”
Word Bank Practice: Finding the best word to complete the sentences
Word Bank Practice for paragraphs: Finding the best words to complete the whole paragraphs.
Lesson 3. Identify homophones and compound words.
Read the story “ Changes”
Correct homophones and choose the right one for sentences Compound words practice
Lesson 4. Apply knowledge of word families to recognize new words. Read the story “Sharks”
Lesson 5. Identify Prefixes and Suffixes
Read the story “ The Camping Trip”
Select correct prefixes and suffixes to complete the sentences
Lesson 6. word patterns and organization of writing Read the story “Dessert Time”
Lesson 7. Identify Synonyms and Antonyms Read the story “The Washing Machine Box” Synonyms and antonym crosswords practice
Lesson 8. Grammar Writing: nouns, verbs, and adjectives Read the story “Kayaking”
Identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives
Lesson 9. Punctuation Exercises:
Read the story “ Playground”
Ending punctuation: periods, questions marks, and exclamation marks Using commas
Lesson 10. Identify and use adjectives Read the story “The Coat”
Adjectives and Nouns
Lesson 11: Context reading, Prediction writing practice: What Happened Next? Lesson 12: Four types of Sentences & writing practice
Lesson 13: Stretching sentences: Adding details to sentences, adjectives and adverbs writing practice
Lesson 14: Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events, logical writing practice Lesson 15: Fact VS Opinion reading and prompts writing practice
Lesson 16: Letter Write: Persuasive opinion writing
Lesson 17: Research Writing: Animal Life cycles All Around writing practice
Lesson 18: Haiku Syllables and Haiku Poem writing
Lesson 19: Map a Story: Prompts writing practice
Lesson 20: Research Writing: Explore Nature, five senses.
About the teacher
Hello! My name is Miss Stella, and I’m so excited to meet you here and help you gain confidence in reading and writing.
I hold an English Bachelor degree and a Master of Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is my 9th year of teaching English Language Arts.
I’m teaching 1st to 3rd graders in an elementary school right now, and I have worked as a high school ELA teacher before that. My teaching philosophy is to see to every student’s unique needs and demands. I like to use a wide range of formative and summative class activities to closely monitor students’ growth. I am absolutely in love with what I do and I genuinely look forward to helping you in any way I could.
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