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Second Grade Lesson Plans

 for Spelling Success!

Colorful number 2, from our 2nd grade lesson plans

These second grade lesson plans are easy for you and worthwhile for your students! Our simple-to-use dictation sentences will give students practice in learning important spelling words in context. Students will need to listen carefully, write at a reasonable pace and spell all the words correctly. There are a lot of benefits in just one type of lesson!

Second Grade Lesson Plans

Here's a peek at page 1 of the printable file. The full text also appears below for the entire lesson. 

Second grade lesson plans for spelling dictation, from www.word-game-world.com

Suggested directions for teachers:

Give each student a fresh piece of lined paper. Make sure each child has a sharpened pencil. Then choose five sentences from the list below for one dictation lesson. Choose sentences in which all the words are familiar to your sentences. Adjust sentences, if necessary, to suit your group of students.  Words in bold appear on this list of second grade words.

Suggested instructions to students: 

I am going to read a sentence to you several times. First, listen to the entire sentence carefully. As I repeat the sentence, try to write it correctly on your page. Remember to use correct spellings. Use a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence and a period or a question mark at the end.  We will work on five sentences in all today.

Dictation Sentences

1. I have been away from home all day.

2. When will you be back?

3. I want to call my dad.

4. My family has a lot of fun.

5. These tricks are very good.

Green bug wearing blue shoes

6. I found a little bug in the yard.

7. May we sing a silly song?

8. I read a book about nine rabbits.

9. Why does winter last so long?

10. We could look under this stone.

11. What animal lives in the barn?

12. I wish I could write to my brother.

13. Mom said she would buy us a treat.

14. Put your food on the lunch tray.  

15. He gave his pet a large kiss

Cartoony brown goat

16. When you are happy, you have a big grin.

17. Can you jump all the way home?

18. The goat made a mess.   

19. I hope you can come to our place.

20. We cannot count the deer at night.

21. She will rest by the pool.

22. The child will take a bath to get clean.

23. Please dress before you eat.

24. My sister will be here soon.

25. I think the lion will run fast

Remember to download the printable file of the entire lesson.

Find more dictation lesson plans here:

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

6th grade

Concluding activities:

·       Ask students to volunteer to write one of their sentences on the board. Or write each one correctly yourself, explaining the spelling and meaning of each word.

·       Encourage students to rewrite any sentences that have errors.

·       Allow children time to add drawings to their sentences. 

More Second Grade Lesson Plans & Activities:

Busy Bee surrounded by the letters SPELLING, from our list of 2nd grade spelling bee words at www.spelling-words-well.com

Second Grade Spelling Bee Words - Here's a printable list of 100 words, suitable for a classroom competition. It's also a great study list for parents! Words range from easy to challenging. 

S.I.P. -  Easy-to-teach second grade lesson plans that cover 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!


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Think a Spell brain teaser eBook

Think-A-Spell! A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult.