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.
Character Analysis - Students
start to break apart bodies of work into smaller pieces. [RL.2.3]
- 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 - 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]
Reading: Informational Text
Reading: Foundational Skill
- Students learn how to use vowel pairs towards proper pronunciation. [RF.2.3.B]
Pattern Variations - The English language is so difficult for
none native speakers because of things like this skill. [RF.2.3.E]
- Same spelling, but a different meaning. This is where the English language becomes difficult to master. [RF.2.3.E]
- 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]
- 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 Aloud - These are to be read aloud by the teacher
or students. [RF.2.4.B]
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.
Using Collective Nouns - We use these words when we are referring
to people, places, or things as a group. [L.2.1.A]
Reflexive Pronouns - Hannah's
Diary and the mother bird worksheets are constantly getting votes
of approval from teachers. [L.2.1.C]
Thesaurus - Looking for just that perfect word? These tools can be a huge help. [L.2.1.E]
- 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.
- The Mr. Fixit of grammar. This is a vital part of learning to communicate a written message. [L.2.1.E]
Verbs - Have a gap in your sentence? These might come in handy.
Using Apostrophes - Even adults
have trouble with apostrophes. The more practice you get with them, the better. [L.2.2.C]
- When and where do we use apostrophes? This is the question that we explore. [L.2.2.C]
Phonemic Alliteration - Sounding familiar? You will get better at this as your reading level improves. [L.2.2.D]
Correction - The words just don't look right in this topic. You will need to correct them.
- Short hand will make your life drastically easier. Learn how to use them properly. [L.2.3.A]
Words - Some of the words that we think are compound, really
Sounds - Where do all those sounds go to? I wish I knew. This will help you build your vocabulary quickly. [L.2.4]
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]
Narratives - Create well developed stories and be as detailed
as possible. This is a huge set of practice exercises for you. [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]
Writing - This set of worksheets are to be used with a partner to help you create unique works. [W.2.6]
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.