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Second Grade Spelling Words

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My 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. These words were carefully chosen after researching both online and hard-copy published resources.

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, both in wonderful stories from his own imagination, and in factual reports from the world around him.  

List of Second Grade Spelling Words

Printable List of 175 Second Grade Spelling Words in ABC order

Scroll through this list of 2nd grade spelling words, or skip ahead to more second grade spelling resources.

Words 1-60

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

Words 61-120

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

Words 121-175

seven

shape

sight

silly

sing

sister

slid

slip

snack

song

soon

sound

speed

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

More Second Grade Spelling Resources

Cartoon drawing of two people from my "People Puzzler" worksheet

2nd Grade Spelling Bee Words - Looking for a slightly more difficult list to use for a competition? Try this list!

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

Second grade vocabulary list

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. Mammals and molecules in motion, oh

2nd grade spelling activities and games - Get your students working and thinking together as they practice their spelling words. You can use these activities with any list of spelling words. They're so much fun that you'll want to use them more than once! Try Stand and Spell or Identity Riddles today!

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.

2nd grade writing prompts

To give your students practice in using spelling words in context, try some of my Writing Prompts for Kids. I've written two sets of 2nd grade prompts. Each prompt contains at least one of the words from the second grade spelling word list above. My printable page contains fun illustrations to further engage your students. 

3 students raising their hands

Whole Class Activities for 2nd grade spelling - Your students are sure to enjoy playing "Stand & Spell" and "Identity Riddles"!  I've written these games to be used again and again with different spelling words each time. So once your students know how these games work, they'll want to play them over and over! It's SO EASY to practice spelling!

Elementary spelling games - Color Land game board

Color Land Game - Kids practice spelling color words as they try to reach the finish line. Follow the link to find my printable game board and playing cards. Laminate the board for best results so kids can use it again and again. Best for early learners. 

Compound Word Wizards - Whole class  or large-group activity for practicing compound  words. This game is great for your top second graders or third grade students. 

Numbers 123 cartoon

Number Spelling Scramble - Students will practice the correct spellings of some tricky number words with this fun page. It's a great way for kids to get in some extra practice with some frequently-misspelled words.  There's a section of spelling tips for the FOUR words (four, forty, fortieth, etc.) as well as FIVE words (fifth, fifteen, fiftieth) and EIGHT words (eighth, eighteen, eightieth and more). It's a fun and very helpful page!

Down on the Farm Word Scramble- A simple list of ten common sights on a farm. Let your child try to unscramble these words alone, or work together. It's great for family time or in the classroom.  Word topics include farm structures, crops, equipment, animals and more. 

Tic Tac Toe Spelling Games from Word Game World

From my other website, try Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling!  Just about everyone of has grown up playing tic tac toe. Here's a new class spelling game kids will really enjoy playing in teams. It works well for any grade level.

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.

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