Second Grade

Subject Scope
Language Arts Phonics and Reading

  • Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends
  • Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading
  • Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i
  • Oral reading

Cursive Writing

  • Review of letter formation
  • Guided creative writing
  • Creative writing journal
  • Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly phonics-based word list
  • Vocabulary words and definitions second semester
  • Weekly test
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Spelling glossary
  • Seven poems committed to memory


  • Capitalization of first word in a sentence, days of the week, months of the year, special holidays, people, and places
  • Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences
  • Complete sentences, questions, and exclamations
  • Words using suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same meaning words, singular and plural words, singular possessive words, and contractions
  • Alphabetizing words and other dictionary skills
  • Word usage rules
  • Writing of complete sentences, questions, exclamations, and short stories
  • Writing letters and thank you notes
  • Creative writing
History and Geography America, Our Home

  • Our Flag
  • Our Patriotic Holidays
  • Our Songs

The People Who Built America

  • The Separatists
  • America’s Indians
  • The Colonists
  • America’s Pioneers
  • America’s Cowboys
  • The New Americans

Tomorrow’s America

Science Plants

  • Enjoying the Plant World


  • Enjoying the Animal World

Health and Human Biology

  • Enjoying Myself and Others

Earth and Space

  • Enjoying our Earth and Sky


  • Enjoying the Air Around Us


  • Enjoying the Air Around Us
  • Enjoying Things That Move


  • Enjoying Things That Work Together
Health, Safety, Manners Health

  • Posture
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Rest
  • Cleanliness
  • Diseases


  • At home and away from home
  • On streets
  • Around water
  • During bad weather


  • Politeness
  • Kindness
  • Cheerfulness
  • Respect
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Thankfulness
  • Patience
  • Table and telephone manners
  • Number recognition, counting, and writing 1-10,000 and beyond
  • Numbers greatest and least 1-1,000
  • Counting and writing to hundred thousands, threes to 36, fours to 48
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Addition facts through 18, column addition, four-digit addition with carrying
  • Subtraction facts through 18, four-digit subtraction with borrowing
  • Multiplication facts 0-5
  • Division facts 1-5
  • Story problems
  • Multiple combinations
  • Estimation
  • Rounding
  • Numbers before and after by ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and tens
  • Counting and combining coins and bills
  • Telling time to the nearest minute
  • English and some metric measures
  • Drawing and measuring lines to one-half inch
  • Developing listening skills
  • Calendars
  • Place value to thousands
  • Unit fractions
  • Making change
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Reading pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs
  • Roman numerals
Bible Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah (includes memory verses, hymns / choruses, and Bible doctrine)
Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Arts and Crafts