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2nd Grade Language Arts Worksheets

You will find all of the topics for 2nd grade level listed below by standard order. Click on the topics below to find all the 2nd grade worksheets that relate directly to the topic. Many of our worksheets have been featured in some great educational publications and will surely help teachers and students get closer to mastering the English language.

Reading: Literature

Reading For Understanding Worksheets - This is a precursor skill for full on reading comprehension. [RL.2.1]

Retelling Famous Stories - Being able to retell a story displays a high level of comprehension. [RL.2.1]

Understanding the Moral of the Story - Classic fables and short stories make an appearance here. [RL.2.2]

Character Analysis - Students start to break apart bodies of work into smaller pieces. [RL.2.3]

Problem and Solution - Students learn how to work their ways out a problem. [RL.1.7, RL.2.3]

Words and Phrases in Context - Find the meaning of new words by using the other words in a sentence. [RL.2.4]

Alliteration - Don't get your sounds or signals crossed on this one. This is a very helpful technique to add to your bag of tricks when writing. [RL.2.4]

Structure of a Short Story - We give you plenty of fresh new short stories to theme and pass through. [RL.2.5]

Story Structure - Students will learn to understand how a story is rolled out by an author. This can help you better understand the purpose of the work. [RL.2.5]

Character Point of View - Take a few steps in the shoes of each original character in the story and find our what motivates them. [RL.2.6]

Using illustrations to Comprehend Text - Use the surround images to clear up any vague or general details in the passages. [RL.2.7]

Comparing and Contrast Stories - It's two passage in each printable. They are just a slight bit off of each other, but still unique. [RL.2.9]

2nd Grade Literature Comprehension Worksheets - This is the core skill that all the other worksheets build us up to. [RL.2.10]

Reading: Informational Text

Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How - Answering questions is just as important as asking the right questions. [RI.2.1]

Main Idea Of Multiparagraph Text - We start to build a reading endurance with the children. [RI.2.2]

Describe the Connections In Text - How do all the pieces fit together? This can tell you what the author intended to do with a piece. [RI.2.3]

Grade 2 Vocabulary Words and Phrases - You would be surprised at some of the words that are dialed into this grade level. [RI.2.4]

Key Features of Texts - Titles and subtitles are key to leading you in the right direction. [RI.2.5]

Elementary Determining the Author's Purpose - What the heck did he/she mean by that? [RI.2.6]

Using Images To Clarify Text - What is the saying? "A picture is worth a thousand words!" [RI.2.7]

Determining An Author's Key Points - See if the bullet points creep up on you here. [RI.2.8]

Comparing Two Texts On The Same Topic - Take two of the texts, shake them and see what falls out. [RI.2.9]

Grade 2 Reading In The Content Area - Social studies and science just always seem to come up here. [RI.2.10]

Reading: Foundational Skill

Long vs. Short Vowels - Common words that are used frequently are found at this level. [RF.2.3.A]

Diphthong, Vowel Digraph and Pattern - Students begin to work with vowel teams for the first time. [RF.2.3.B]

Diphthongs - Students learn how to use vowel pairs towards proper pronunciation. [RF.2.3.B]

Decoding Two-Syllable Words - This is a great reading skill to master. It will take some practice. [RF.2.3.C]

Decoding Words With Prefixes and Suffixes - Affixes are sometimes referred to as inverse root words. [RF.2.3.D]

Spelling Pattern Variations - The English language is so difficult for none native speakers because of things like this skill. [RF.2.3.E]

Homonyms - Same spelling, but a different meaning. This is where the English language becomes difficult to master. [RF.2.3.E]

Homophones - You pronounce these words the same way, but they have totally different meanings. They can trip you up when reading them aloud. [RF.2.3.E]

Grade 2 Irregularly Spelled Words - We focus on the words that hide around corners. [RF.2.3.F]

Alphabetization - This gives us a sense of order and also has shown to improve memory retention rates. [RF.2.3]

Word Classes - Similar to classified parts of speech. Understanding topic can help improve your writing. [RF.2.3]

Word Ladders - Fun activities for students. We build our vocabulary in a free and open environment. [RF.2.3]

Reading To Understand 2nd Grade Text - Reading with purpose helps students understand why reading is so important. [RF.2.4.A]

Reading Aloud - These are to be read aloud by the teacher or students. [RF.2.4.B]

Find the Meaning of New Words - Students use context and other words to understand new words to them. [RF.2.4.C]

Printable Reading Logs - A great way to track your reading endurance. Also a good way to keep yourself honest on how much time you are putting in. [RF.K-5]

Using Collective Nouns - We use these words when we are referring to people, places, or things as a group. [L.2.1.A]

Using Irregular Plural Nouns - We added a bunch of interesting items in here. [L.2.1.B]

Reflexive Pronouns - Hannah's Diary and the mother bird worksheets are constantly getting votes of approval from teachers. [L.2.1.C]

Past Tense of Irregular Verbs - The use of tenses is tough for this level. Provide them with as many visuals as possible. [L.2.1.D]

When To Use Adjectives or Adverbs - Timing and need of use are everything here. These exercises will help you improve. [L.2.1.E]

Thesaurus - Looking for just that perfect word? These tools can be a huge help. [L.2.1.E]

Adjectives - A singular focus is due here. This part of speech has a great deal of focus at this level. [L.2.1.E]

Rearranging Sentences - We also include expanding sentences and working between simple and complex sentences. [L.2.1.F]

Grammar Mechanics - The Mr. Fixit of grammar. This is a vital part of learning to communicate a written message. [L.2.1.E]

Linking Verbs - Have a gap in your sentence? These might come in handy. [L.2.1]

Capitalizing Holidays, Products, and Geographic Names - The appropriate use of CAPS comes into play a great deal at this level. [L.2.2.A]

Commas in the Beginning and Ends of Letters - Punctuation is to be mastered at this level. [L.2.2.B]

Using Apostrophes - Even adults have trouble with apostrophes. The more practice you get with them, the better. [L.2.2.C]

Contractions - When and where do we use apostrophes? This is the question that we explore. [L.2.2.C]

Using Spelling Patterns When Writing Words - Finding commonalties in words is a skill that takes time to develop. [L.2.2.D]

Phonemic Alliteration - Sounding familiar? You will get better at this as your reading level improves. [L.2.2.D]

Spelling Correction - The words just don't look right in this topic. You will need to correct them. [L.2.2.E]

Second Grade Spelling - These are the words that you will commonly see on a regular basis. [L.2.2]

Informal vs. Formal Uses of English - The differences can be subtle here, but they always stick out. [L.2.3.A]

Abbreviations - Short hand will make your life drastically easier. Learn how to use them properly. [L.2.3.A]

Sentence Level Context Clues - Find out what new words or phrases mean based on how they appear in sentences. [L.2.4.A]

Words Formed From Prefixes - A prefix can drastically change the meaning of the word and even make it an opposite. [L.2.4.B]

Using Root Words To Define Words - Focus your energy on the roots of these words. [L.2.4.C]

Predicting Compound Words - See if you can predetermine the outcome of a word pair. [L.2.4.D]

Compound Words - Some of the words that we think are compound, really aren't. [L.2.4.D]

Same Sounds - Where do all those sounds go to? I wish I knew. This will help you build your vocabulary quickly. [L.2.4]

Using Dictionaries and Glossaries - Use reference materials as tools to help you complete tasks. [L.2.4.E]

Words and Their Use - See if certain words change your mood or feelings when they are used. [L.2.5.A]

Meanings of Related Words - I find it amazing how a slightly different word that really has the same meaning as a simple word makes us feel something entirely different. [L.2.5.B]

Using New Descriptive Words - Students really need to kick it up a gear to successfully use these worksheets. [L.2.6]

Writing Opinion Pieces - Have your voice heard, just make sure to back up what you say with facts. [W.2.1]

Writing Informative/Explanatory Form - Breakdown the things that you are given information on. [W.2.2]

Writing Narratives - Create well developed stories and be as detailed as possible. This is a huge set of practice exercises for you. [W.2.3]

Second Grade Creative Writing Prompts - A little something to get those pens geared up to go. [W.2.3]

I am Poems - A great way to encourage students to reflect on where they are and what they hope to be working towards. [W.2-3.3]

Revising and Editing Writing - The editing process is practical the most important part of a quality work. [W.2.5]

Collaborative Writing - This set of worksheets are to be used with a partner to help you create unique works. [W.2.6]

Shared Research Writing Projects - There are just so many ways to have a go at this topic. [W.2.7]

Using Experiences and Sources To Answer Questions - Students start to develop a better understanding for the use of facts in writing. [W.2.8]

What Do Students Learn in 2ng Grade Language Arts?

Students at this level are confident with reading at the paragraph level and the focus of the course is building their reading endurance and working towards being able to read and comprehend multipage works. As they make their way through these more complex texts, a heightened vocabulary index will be required. Students will begin to understand that understanding the context of sentences can be helpful for learning new words. They will also begin to use prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of new terms.

As they begin to take in these more intricate works, they will begin to pay a greater amount of attention to the details that surround the work. Reading will begin to have a purpose for them, and they will quickly learn that it can be used to acquire knowledge about something that they have no awareness of. They will become more observant to any graphics or illustrations that may accompany a work. They will use these visuals to form a greater understanding of the intentions of the author. Students will also have many more avenues open to them to gauge their level of comprehension. This is the age where students will be able to retell the stories that they have read. In that process they will focus on the main ideas and themes behind the work itself.

Structure and format begin to play a roll in their everyday work. It begins with things that are as simple as capitalization and punctuation. It then makes it way into understanding the structure of a story and being able to determine the beginning, middle, and end of a story that is new to them. This is usually the age where students begin to use technology to write. They often begin with the focus on more informational pieces and then they make their way into developing their own opinion pieces. The year often concludes with the introduction to the concept of research skills. When they move on to the next school year, a great deal more time will be placed on this.

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Punctuation Worksheets

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