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Language Arts Lesson Plan for Second Grade

Language Arts Lesson Plan for Second Grade

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Members frequently use this article as a resource for more thorough planning, a guide for selecting particular activities using the activity finder, or differentiate our curriculum with state standards.

Language Arts for second grade contains:

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  1. Language Arts – 210 Activities
  2. Language Arts Extensions – 315 Activities

Language Arts Lesson Plan – Second Grade Curriculum

Total Number of Activities: 392

Chapter 1: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 1”

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: long vowels ending with silent e; high frequency words; fluency with modeled reading; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying main characters; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel digraphs ai and ay with the long a sound; high frequency words; fluency with reading rate; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; sequencing; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel digraphs ea and ee with the long e sound, the vowel y with the long e sound; high frequency words; fluency focusing on periods; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying setting; and writing.

Chapter 2: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 2”

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the long vowel i as spelled with the letters igh, y, and ie; the prefix pre-; high frequency words; fluency focusing on question marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; details; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel digraphs oa and ow with the long o sound; high frequency words; fluency focusing on speed and accuracy; vocabulary words and nuances in meaning; reading a leveled text; main idea; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: r-controlled vowels er, ir, and ur; the prefixes un-, re-, and the root word “tele”; high frequency words; fluency with quotation marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; supporting details; and writing.

Chapter 3: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 3”

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the r-controlled vowels ar, or, and ore; high frequency words; fluency focusing on exclamation marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying conflict; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the consonant digraphs sh, ch, th, wh; high frequency words; fluency reviewing periods and exclamation marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; predicting outcomes; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: vowel diphthongs ow, ou, oi, and oy; high frequency words; fluency reviewing question marks and quotation marks; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; context clues; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the consonant clusters str and spr; high frequency words; fluency focusing on inflection; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; sequencing events in a narrative; and writing.

Chapter 4: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 4”

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the inflectional endings ing and ed; high frequency words; fluency focusing on phrasing; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying characters, setting, and plot; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: plurals s and es; high frequency words; fluency with commas; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; summarizing; and writing.

Chapter 5: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 5”
The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the double consonants tt, pp, and ll; high frequency words; fluency focusing on reading with a sense of anticipation; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; Author’s Purpose; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel exception le; the root word “graph”; high frequency words; fluency focusing on phrasing; vocabulary and context clues; reading a leveled text; making inferences; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: silent consonants kn and wr; high frequency words; fluency with rhythm of poetry; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; author’s point of view; and writing.

Chapter 6: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 6”

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: antonyms; high frequency words; fluency reviewing expression with characterization; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; locating information on a graph; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: synonyms; high frequency words; fluency focusing on rhythm with poetry; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; cause and effect in expository text; context clues; using a dictionary; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: homonyms; high frequency words; fluency with inflection of tone; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; context clues; using glossaries; and writing.

Chapter 7: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 7”

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix er; high frequency words; fluency focusing on stress; vocabulary and nuances in meaning; reading a leveled text; making inferences and drawing conclusions; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix est; high frequency words; fluency focusing on stress and tone; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; making inferences and drawing conclusions; context clues; shades of meaning; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix ly; high frequency words; fluency with a review of fluent reading; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; cause and effect; and writing.

Chapter 8: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 8”

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the prefix re; high frequency words; fluency focusing on review of commas, question marks, and periods; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; context clues; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the prefix un; high frequency words; fluency focusing on phrasing; vocabulary; reading authentic literature; supporting details; and writing.

Chapter 9: “Phonics, Fluency, Comp: 9”

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix less; high frequency words; fluency focusing on intonation and stress; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; reading and interpreting maps; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the suffix able; high frequency words; fluency focusing on characterization; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; summarizing; and writing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: multisyllabic words; high frequency words; fluency with a review of fluent reading; vocabulary; reading authentic literature; identifying cause and effect; and writing.

Language Arts Extensions Lesson Plan – Second Grade Curriculum

Total Number of Activities: 315

Chapter 1: “Spiders – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities, focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Students will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

The student will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: the vowel digraphs ea and ee with the long e sound, the vowel y with the long e sound; high frequency words; fluency focusing on periods; vocabulary; reading a leveled text; story elements identifying setting; and writing.

Chapter Test: Spiders – ILA
Chapter 2: “Bees – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story. –Keywords: bees, phonics, consonant blends tw and tr, blending, segmenting, phonological awareness, decodable reader, pre-writing, authentic writing, story.–

Chapter Test: Bees – ILA
Chapter 3: “Worms – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness. Keywords: worms, story.

Through a series of learning activities, focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Students will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and literature.

Chapter Test: Worms – ILA
Chapter 4: “Nutrition – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story. Keywords: nutrition, phonics, consonant blend sp, digraph -ck, blending, segmenting, phonological awareness, decodable reader, pre-writing, authentic writing, story.

Chapter Test: Nutrition – ILA
Chapter 5: “Hygiene – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story. –Keywords: hygiene, phonics, consonant blends nd &amp sl, word families, blending, segmenting, phonological awareness, decodable reader, pre-writing, authentic writing, story.–

Chapter Test: Hygiene – ILA
Chapter 6: “Fitness – ILA”

An integrated, thematic chapter on fitness engages students in a series of activities that are rooted in the reading process.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Fitness – ILA
Chapter 7: “Rain Forests – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.
Chapter Test: Rain Forests – ILA
Chapter 8: “Arctic – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The students will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.
Chapter Test: Arctic – ILA
Chapter 9: “Deserts – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Deserts – ILA
Chapter 10: “Directions – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Directions – ILA
Chapter 11: “Maps and Globes – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Maps and Globes – ILA
Chapter 12: “Symbols and Keys – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.
Chapter Test: Symbols and Keys – ILA
Chapter 13: “Sound – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Sounds – ILA
Chapter 14: “Heat – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Heat – IL

Chapter 15: “Light – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Light – ILA
Chapter 16: “Hurricanes – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Tornadoes – ILA
Chapter 17: “Tornadoes – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Volcanoes – ILA
Chapter 18: “Volcanoes – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Conflict Resolution – ILA
Chapter 19: “Conflict Resolution – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Conflict Resolution – ILA
Chapter 20: “Following the Law – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Following the Law – ILA
Chapter 21: “Goods and Services – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Goods and Services – ILA
Chapter 22: “Consumers and Producers – ILA”

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. The student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Consumers and Producers – ILA

Lesson Activity Finder Tool

The lesson activity finder is one of the numerous useful tools that Let’s Read English provides for members. The activity finder is an alternative route for parents to preview lessons or find additional practices for their children easily.

Each lesson in the curriculum has a rare activity number referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number.” These numbers can be detected either on the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the Parent Dashboard.

You can find the activity finder in the lower left-hand corner of the Student Dashboard. To use the activity finder, members can log in to their children’s account, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder, and then click “Go” to open it.

Please check our hints and help section for more information which provides more details about the activity finder.

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