Here is a wide assortment of 2nd grade spelling words and activities for your family or classroom! My biggest list of 175 second grade words was compiled after researching textbooks, dictionaries and a variety of online resources. They are words your second grader will need to know to succeed in this key year of elementary school.
While you're here, please check out the rest of my grade-level spelling word lists, games, worksheets, and other age-appropriate activities. Click on the links below for the resources you need.
175 Second Grade Spelling Words - A comprehensive list of words that are important for second graders to know. Here's peek at just a few:
Second Grade Spelling Bee Words - This printable list of 100 words is suitable for a classroom competition. It's also a great study list for parents! Words range from easy to challenging.
2nd Grade Vocabulary Words : Challenge your 2nd grade students with a BIG list of 200 words to use in their speaking vocabularies. Soon, they will be reading and writing these words, too! An engaging graphic groups 100 of the words into these categories: Calendar, Animals, Science, Math, Foods, Homophone Sets, Adjectives, Verbs, People and Places. Find the complete list of words, along with teaching helps and extension activities here.
Second grade sight words - The all-important Dolch words, broken down in three subsets for your convenience. Study a few at a time.
Group One: best, call, cold, fast, five, gave, its, sing, sit, sleep, tell us, use, why, wish. Find the rest of the words, and teaching helps here.
Dolch words - Complete list of Dolch words for preprimer through 3rd grades. The second grade subset includes always, around, because, been, found, many, these, upon, which, would, write and many more.
Dolch nouns - More sight words for your 2nd graders to learn to spell. From apple to garden to party to window, these words will equip your students to read and write sentences more easily. Fluency increases as more sight words are mastered! Spelling improvement is a definitive plus as well!
Second grade lesson plans - 25 spelling dictation sentences and full instructions. Use a few of these each week to provide students with extra practice in writing, spelling and using spelling words in context.
S.I.P. - Easy-to-teach lesson covers the of capitalization of holidays and brand names. Fits CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2a (Capitalization)
Worksheets for 2nd grade Spelling Words - Fun worksheets provide age-appropriate practice with 2nd grade spelling words. Word search puzzles with frequently misspelled words, fill-in stories, and many more to choose from. Try them all!
Fill-In the Family - Kids identify words in the same word family within a sentence, then add another word from the same family to complete the sentence. Great way to practice reading comprehension and spelling!
- Fun ways for students to write their spelling words over and over. Use "Fancy Letters" or "Partner Practice" to make spelling practice much more interesting!!!
2nd Grade Spelling Activities and Games - Get your students working and thinking together as they practice their spelling words with these whole-class interactive games. Try both "Identity Riddles" and "Stand and Spell for lots of learning fun!
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!
Roll It! - Easy-to-make spelling word games. Roll the consonants around the tube to spell new words. Great at home or at school.
Compound Word Wizards - Whole class or large-group activity for learning about compound words. Build new words as you play a fun game. Use the same format again and again with new words. Fun for everyone!
Spelling Bee Games - Try one of my new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on a classic game!