2nd Grade Lesson Plans

2nd Grade Lesson Plans are finally here!     
     I was looking back to my last blog post, and sadly realized it was way back in September!  🙁 This has been quite a BUSY, STRESSFUL, and CRAZY year, at school and at home!  I found out my principal accepted a new position in January and they are interviewing next week for her replacement; I helped my parents move into a new house; and I have been working on creating my own business!  (More information about that will be coming soon as my blog will be merged with my website!) Lots of fun changes are coming though, and I’m super excited!
     As I said, this has been a pretty tough year at school with many unforeseen challenges.  Unfortunately, those challenges took up a lot of my time, and I wasn’t able to spend as much time on creating things and blogging about them as I had hoped.  But, that’s all about to change… starting today!  I’m happy to announce that I’ve FINALLY finished the next installment into my collection grade-level lesson plans!  
     I originally blogged about putting together a collection of 36 Kindergarten lessons to use for those unexpected times when you are sick and don’t have the energy to type of lesson plans for a substitute. I then created the 1st grade follow-up.   I have received SO much positive feedback about these lessons, and I appreciate all the support and patience that everyone has given me as I tried to finish the 2nd grade plans!  
      Just like the Kinder and 1st Grade plans, the 2nd Grade plans include 36 separate lessons that cover a variety of skills/topics to take you through the school year such as: 
  • Book care
  • Parts of a book
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Parts of Fiction Story
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Reading Strategies: predictions, retelling, sequencing, book walks, connections, visualizing, summaries, questioning, inferring, evaluating
  • Text Features for Non-Fiction stories
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Biographies
  • Research skills
  • K-W-L charts & Venn Diagrams
  • Poetry, Rhyming, & Alliteration
  • Folktales: Fairy Tales, Fables, Tall Tales, Myths, and Legends

     All activities are connected to a Fiction or Non-Fiction books that you most likely have in your class or library or can easily purchase on Amazon.com.  I’ve included an outline that shows the order of lessons and the books that are used for planning purposes.

2nd Grade Lesson Plans
     Each lesson page shows the week number, the skill/concept, and the book’s title and author at the top.  Then there are 3 main sections including step-by-step directions, additional activities that can be used, and possible technology extensions.  Here’s a sample of what the 2nd grade plans look like:
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    To keep things organized, I put a copy of each lesson page in a 3-ring sheet protector, and copies of any additional activities behind the page.  Then I placed them in a binder.  Depending upon how many of the activities you print, you can use a 1 1/2 or 2 inch binder.  One new feature I added this time was the grade to the top of each of the 36 lesson plan pages in case you have purchased multiple grade levels.  (That way if you use them with substitutes, they will know which lesson goes with which grade level.)   I also updated both the Kinder and 1st grade plans to include this now as well. If you have already purchased them, simply re-download the file and you will have the updated forms.
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If you would like the entire collection of 36 lessons, you can 
find them on my website here or at my TpT store.

     Putting these plans together is always fun, but they definitely take a lot of time.  I’ve decided to try something different with the 3rd grade plans.  Instead of waiting until I have all 36 typed up and ready to go, I’m going to work on 6 week sections.  Once I’ve completed 6 weeks of lessons, I’ll put them up in my store for $5.  After I’ve finished all 36 lessons, I’ll create the bundle.  My hope is that this will help me get the 3rd Grade plans out there to you all sooner!  What do you think of this plan?  I’d love to hear your feedback!


9 Responses to “2nd Grade Lesson Plans”

  1. Dewey

    I just purchased your K,1, and 2nd grade lesson plans on teacher notebook. I cannot access the websites t that you have n your additional activities or technology ideas. Please advise. Thank you.

  2. Sandy Karas Liptak

    Are you opening the PDF with Adobe Reader? If you have the PDF open, the links are hyperlinks and should automatically take you to the websites. You can also type in the google shortened URL into your browser and it should also open up that way. For example: the link http://goo.gl/dLFbZq takes you to this website http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/shelf-elf-lesson-plan

    Let me know if you are still having problems and I will try and help you problem solve. 🙂

  3. Shelby

    These are fantastic! Will you be doing more grades such as 3rd and 4th?

  4. Pam

    Availability to the 3th, 4th, and 5th grade plans would be wonderful! Posting 6 weeks at a time would get us started into the year… I am so excited on finding these. I have been looking for a sequenced program to use in the library for years! 🙂

  5. alicia

    Love your plans and your site! Just purchased the 2nd grade lessons last night and plan on getting the others too. Any idea about 3rd grade? Would love to have those to add to my curriculum. Thanks so much!

    • Sandy

      Thanks Alicia,

      Things have been hectic for the start of school but I am working on completing the 3rd grade plans. 🙂 I hope to have them out soon.
      Thanks! 🙂


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