Second Grade Spelling Words

second grade boy writing into a notebook

Our list of second grade spelling words is a great resource for parents, teachers and students. Use these words for oral and written practice, for spelling games and worksheets.

Remember to teach 2nd graders only a  few words at a time.  About 8-10 words per week is good for most 2nd graders.  When possible, group words in families, such as light, night, and right.

Encourage your child to use his spelling words often, in wonderful stories from his own imagination!

List of Second Grade Spelling Words

Printable List of 175 Second Grade Spelling Words

a lot after again air also
always animal another any around
ask away back barn bath
because been before best better
between blend boat both bright
brother buy call cannot child
clean clock cold could count
deep deer dish does don't
dress drip drive drop drum
each eight eleven end even
every family fast fed feed
fight first found friend gave
give goat goes good great
grin happy help here high
him home house its jump
just kind kiss large light
line lion list little lock
long look loud lunch made
mess might most much must
new night nine now off
only or our out path
place plus pool put rabbit
read rest right rock said
says sea second seem send
seven shape sight silly sing
sister slid slip snack speed
song soon sound stamp state
still stone such summer take
tell their them there these
thing think ton too tray
treat trick tune twelve under
upon us use very wash
well went where which who
why winter wish work would
write yard year yet your

If these second grade words aren't quite right, try a list of words from one of these pages:

1st grade spelling words

3rd grade spelling words

More Second Grade Spelling Resources

Second grade worksheets - Find our People Puzzler here, along with many other unique reproducibles that give your students fun spelling practice.

2nd grade spelling activities and games - Get your students working and thinking together as they practice their spelling words.

chalkboard and apple

Second grade spelling fun: Puzzlers and brain teasers - Play these on the board with the whole class or use paper and pencil at home for some critical thinking and spelling fun!

We also recommend this set of over 300 fun online learning games  offered by one of our affiliates.

3 students raising their hands

Whole Class Activities for 2nd grade spelling - Your students are sure to enjoy playing "Stand & Spell" and "Identity Riddles"!

Elementary spelling games - Color Land game board

Color Land GameKids practice spelling color words as they try to reach the finish line.

Compound Word Wizards - Whole class  or large-group activity for practicing compound  words.

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