Second Grade Language Arts

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

This course provides a comprehensive sequence of lessons introducing students to the writing process, grammar, vocabulary, and handwriting. Guided reading lessons on traditional stories and modern classics, with an emphasis on works that embody exemplary virtues, are designed to develop comprehension and build vocabulary.


  • Composition—Students practice writing as a process: prewriting, writing a draft, revising, proofreading, and publishing (sharing finished work with others)
  • Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics—Students learn basic rules of usage (such as "may" vs. "can," or "lie" vs. "lay"), synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms, parts of speech, punctuation, and more
  • VocabularyWordly Wise provides practice in word study skills, reading comprehension, and word analysis
  • Primary Analogies—Students develop test-taking and critical thinking skills as they connect words and ideas
  • HandwritingHandwriting Without Tears helps students develop printing skills and, if appropriate, begin cursive handwriting
  • Public Speaking—Reciting a poem or reading a literary passage helps students address a group confidently
  • Spelling—Students learn to understand sound symbol relationships and patterns


Guided reading lessons offer new challenges: greater length, more complex content, and new vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature that embodies exemplary virtues, including Aesop's fables, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," and "The Pied Piper of Hamelin." Readings also include nonfiction works, as well as selections from Junior Great Books.

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Course Outline

Read Aloud

  • Listen to and discuss literature from a variety of genres
  • Recall details of a story read aloud
  • Sequence events from a story read aloud
  • Ask and respond to questions about the text
  • Predict what will happen next in stories

Junior Great Books

  • Listen attentively for different ideas and details
  • Support an opinion with reasoning and evidence, citing specific passages from the text
  • Develop habits of analytical thinking: identify problems, use inference, ask pertinent questions, draw conclusions
  • Build vocabulary through exposure to rich literary language
  • Understand and appreciate literature through writing and dramatization


  • Listen to, memorize, and recite poetry from classical and contemporary authors
  • Identify the use of rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration in poetry
  • Write original poems


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the mechanics of language in written work
  • Identify and use effective sentence construction in speech and writing
  • Identify the parts of a sentence and parts of speech


  • Solve and create analogies
  • Make connections and use information and skills to identify relationships


  • Compose paragraphs that follow the conventions of mechanics and usage
  • Follow the steps of the writing process: prewrite, write a draft, revise and edit, and publish
  • Write for a variety of purposes and audiences, for example, friendly letters, invitations, personal narratives, riddles, thank-you notes, and reports

Guided Reading

  • Discuss literature from a variety of genres
  • Discuss main idea, plot, cause and effect, setting, and characters
  • Relate stories to personal experience
  • Make predictions about stories and characters
  • Compare two books by the same author


  • Identify the meanings of words in context
  • Recognize relationships between groups of words
  • Apply the meanings of words and write them in sentences

Spelling and Word Study

  • Recognize word patterns
  • Identify and use affixes
  • Write sentences and paragraphs from dictation


  • Legibly write uppercase and lowercase letters on standard-ruled paper
  • Legibly write and properly space words and sentences
  • Copy sentences neatly and accurately

Reading Comprehension

  • Recall main idea and details
  • Sequence events
  • Match vocabulary words and their meanings
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Lesson Scheduling


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Number of Lessons


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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling