• Extension:

    This page contains EXTRA work your child can do to further his/her learning when he/she has completed this week's assignments. 



      Please have your child read each night for 20-30 minutes.


    Spelling Lists:

     Each lesson has a "tricky word" at the end that does not go along with the pattern of the other words. 


    Words with Short Vowels:  bandit, shelf, sprang, munch, picnic, think, wish, drift, box, she  


    Words with -ing:  snacking, mixing, smelling, running, kissing, buzzing, hitting, until, problem, how


    Words with -ed:  yelled, yanked, slumped, limped, plopped, smiled, shrugged, liked, patted, you


    Words with -ing:  smiling, racing, hoping, baking, inviting, confusing, tasting, competing, hopping, were


    Words with contractions:  it's, that's, she's, isn't, aren't, wasn't, I'll, you'll, she'll, their



    English Language Arts (ELA) - Reading, Writing, Grammar...


    Standards:  RL (Reading Literature); RI (Reading Informational Text)

    LAFS.2.RL.1.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. 

    LAFS.2.RI.1.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. 

    LAFS.2.RL.1.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. 

    LAFS.2.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text. 

    LAFS.2.RL.1.3  Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. 

    LAFS.2.RI.1.3 Describe the connection betwen a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps


    LAFS.2.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the begining introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. 



    Spelling and Vocabulary words:

     Does your child know how to read and spell the words in the lists below?   Does your child understand the vocabulary words listed?   These are some extra lists that can help you see what your child needs to work on, practice, or learn. 

    THESE ARE SPELLING AND VOCABULARY LISTS from 2017-2018.   We started a NEW Reading curriculum last year (2018-19), so I will be posting our Spelling words as we start having them for this year.   I am leaving these lists here in case you want extra words to review.   These are all 2nd grade words and skills.   These could be used for discussions with your child, to find out what words your child does not understand.  


    Spelling words:  (Consonant blends):   grass, trips, crack, still, west, mask, clap, plans, milk, belt 


    Vocabulary Words: (Know the definitions and how to read the words.   The student does not need to know how to spell the words.)

    1. decide- making up my mind

    2. different- not the same

    3. friendship- being pals and helping each other

    4. glance- to look quickly

    5. proper- act in a certain way

    6. relationship- having a connection with someone

    7. stares- look at something for a while with eyes open

    8. trade- give one thing away to get something else 


    (Short a, and Long a, plus some High Frequency words): 

    Short a words:     bag, cap, ham, back, mad

    Long a words:  ate, cape, made, rake, bake

    High Frequency words:   still, belt, into, done, your


    Vocabulary words and definitions

    1. roams- moves around freely

    2. allowed- you have permission to do something

    3. care- you meet something's needs when you care about it

    4. excited- worked up about something that happened

    5. safe- free from harm or danger

    6. wandered- moving around looking for something

    7. wild- a place in nature where animals live

    8. needs- things a person or animal must have



    Tested Spelling Words: (Short i, Long i: i_e)

    Short i:  did, fin, pick, tip, mix

    Long i:  line, five, side, hike, pipe

    Review and High Frequency words:  cape, made, all, any, says


    1.  check- look closely at something

    2. choose- decide on one thing rather than another

    3. chores- small jobs you do around the house

    4. cost- how much you have to pay for something

    5. customers- people who buy something from a store or company

    6. jobs- work that people do to earn money

    7. spend- use money to buy or pay for something

    8. tools- equipment used to make or repair things


    Short o words:  box, fox, dog, lock, pot


    Long o words:  cone, home, nose, poke, rope

    Review and High Frequency Words:  side, line, have, off, took


    1. adapt- adjust to a new place or situation

    2. climate- weather a place usually has

    3. eager- you want to do something very much

    4. freedom- you can do what you and and go where you want

    5. fresh- new, not spoiled

    6. sense- a feeling you have about something

    7. shadows- dark shapes that are made when something is in front of a light

    8. silence- still and quiet, no noise


    Short u words:  cub, dug, hum, fun, must

    Long u words:  mule, fuse, use, huge

    Review and High Frequency words:  rope, nose, look, yes, their


    1. believe- you think something is true

    2. delicious- something tastes very good

    3. feast- eat a large or fancy meal

    4. fond- you like something or someone a lot

    5. lessons- things you can learn ideas or rules from

    6. remarkable- wonderful or outstanding

    7. snatch- grab something quickly

    8. stories- made-up tales


     Soft g and c, and Review and High Frequency Tested Spelling Words

    badge, barge, bulge, range, cage, place, trace, ice, space, mice, mule, huge, out, wash, saw


     1. buried- covered up or hidden

    2. escape- able to get out of it or away from it

    3. habitat- place where an animal or plant usually lives or grows

    4. journey- trip

    5. nature- all things outdoors, not made by people

    6. peeks- quick look

    7. restless- can't sit still or quiet

    8. spies- person watches for something and sees it


     Consonant Digraphs ch, tch, sh, ph, th, ng, wh, and Review and High Frequency Spelling Words:

    catch, trash, shape, phone, that, thin, bring, chop, sting, while, place, badge, seven, isn't, early


     Vocabulary Words:

    adult- someone or something that is fully grown

    alive- something that is living

    covered-  If something is covered, something is all over it. 

    fur- thick animal hair

    giant- very large

    groom- to clean

    mammal- a warm-blooded animal that feeds milk to its babies

    offspring- children of people or animals  


     Spelling Words with Three-Letter Blends scr, spr, str, thr, spl, shr, and Review and High Frequency Words:

    scratch, scrape, spring, throne, stripe, strange, shred, shrub, splash, split, catch, sting, far, fewer, flower, until


    Vocabulary Words:

    behave- act in a way that is good or correct

    flapping- to move up and down

    express- tell or show how you feel about something

    feathers-  soft things that cover a bird's body 

    poem-  a form of writing that expresses imagination or feelings

    rhythm- repeating accents or beats in a poem

    rhyme- when two words have the same ending sound

    word choice-  rich, colorful exact words



    Spelling Words with Long a, Review and High Frequency Words:

    Nail, train, main, hay, stay, break, steak, weigh, sleigh, prey, scrape, strange, good, often, two


    Vocabulary Words:

    amazing- something surprising and wonderful

    force- a push or pull that can change how something moves

    measure- to find out the size of it

    objects- things that you can see and touch

    proved- you showed that something is true

    speed- how fast or slow something is moving

    true- it is correct

    weight- how heavy something is


    Long e:   we, bee, need, queen, mean, leaf, thief, chief,

    Other words: pony, keys, grow, toe, after, every, special



    damage- injury or harm that comes to something


    dangerous- not safe and could harm you

    destroy- to break something so that it cannot be used

    event- something that happens

    harsh- difficult and does not feel good

    prevent- stop something from happening

    warning- something that lets people know that something dangerous may happen

    weather- what the air is like at a certain place and time


    Words with Long u: u_e, ew, ue, u:   cute, cube, fumes, music, unit, menu, few, pew, fuel, cues

    Other words: pony, queen, began, come, give


    cheered- shouted with happiness or praise

    concert- a musical performance played by a number of musicians

    instrument- tool used to make music

    movements- ways of moving

    rhythm- the repeating of sounds or movements to catch a beat

    sounds- noises that can be heard

    understand- you know what something means


    Words with eer, ere, ear: deer, cheers, steer, here, jeer, near, ear, dear, clear, spear,


    Other words: store, north, again, house, inside



    ashamed- embarrassed or sorry about something

    boast- brag about something

    dash- go somewhere quickly and suddenly

    holler- yell or shout

    plenty- a lot of something so that you have enough

    similarities- things are much the same in certain ways

    victory- winning a game or contest

    wisdom- knowing what is right and using what you know to make smart choices


    Words with are, air, ear, ere: dare, stare, fare, hair, pair, chair, bear, pear, where, there

    Other words: dear, cheers, knew, never, talk


    pale- a very light color

    excite- things that make a person feel happy or eager

    outdoors- outside and not inside a building

    drops- small amounts of liquid that fall in a round shape

    alliteration- a poem with the same beginning sounds in words

                    (Example: Alice ate an apple at her aunt’s abode.)

    free verse- a poem where words do not need to rhyme

    repetition- repeating words or phrases in a poem

    simile- uses the words “like” or “as” to make a comparison

                 (Example: Bill was as fast as a cricket.)