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Second Grade language Arts Curriculum

imageBefore we moved internationally this summer, I had made up my second grade language arts curriculum in advance for this year (and what I hope will be useable for up and coming second graders in our family, insha Allah). Yeay! 

Then, Nay.

Our move threw us off and I am only just now trying to get back to trying to use the outline. I thought it might be helpful if you are trying to put your own program together. You’ll have to pull together the resources for it (maybe one day I’ll come back and add links to resources I’ve found), but if you at least need a spine to work with, I hope it will help.

This was copied and pasted from Word, so if you have trouble following it, just download the PDF copy here (if you want it in Word so you can tweak it, email me or leave a comment):

Week

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Spelling/Study Skills (SS)

Spelling/ Oral Communication(LS)

Grammar/Usage/Mechanics

Spelling/Reading

Spelling/Writing

1

SS: Introduction to using a word processor (basic functions student will use later to type papers); related vocabulary

L/S: go over listening and speaking rules; talk about self; listen to someone speak about self for use ESL audios

What is a sentence? Picking out groups of words that are sentences and those that are not. How sentences begin/end.

Reading: Parts of a Book

Sight words: go over Dolch preprimer words, see which ones student can read with no effort; make list of those that student has problems with to review

Write sentences about things student did today or usually does in the course of a day.. Stress that sentences should make sense and begin and end correctly. Stress editing from this point out in every wriitng lesson. Check spacing and neatness.

Save all written work, but mark P on those to save for portfolio.

Spelling: Short vowel review

Spelling: short vowel review 2

Spelling: Floss rule::-ll, -ss, -ff

Spelling: Floss rule::-ll, -ss, -ff

2

SS: Classifying words

Spelling: ai/ay

L/S: Listen to word lists, super short stories and try to remember details

Spelling: ai/ay continued

Parts of a sentence (subject/predicate)

Sight words: Go over Dolch Primer words (as week 1

Real/Fantasy, Fiction/Non Fiction (distinguishing); read 1 short selection of each type; to distinguish, give student titles of books, it should be apparent by the title whether it is fiction or not.

Spelling: sh

Write sentences about a picture. Stress that sentences should make sense and begin and end correctly. Have student pick out the subjects and predicates of the sentences.

Spelling: sh continued

3

Study Skills: ABC Order to the first letter

Spelling:ch

L/S: Follow 3 step oral directions to draw or do something.

Spelling: ch continued

Statements (identifying and writing and proofreading); define proofreading

Sight words: Go over Dolch Second grade words (as in week 1)

Following three step or more written directions (make up several cards for student to follow to carry out a physical activity, a drawing activity, etc.Make them fun!

Spelling: tch

Writing statements about a given topic.

Spelling: tch continued

4

SS: ABC order to the second letter; Using a telephone directory

Spelling: aCe

L/S: Talking on the telephone; etiquette and practice

Spelling: aCe continued

Questions (identifying and writing and proofreading)

Reading: Purposes of text, identifying author’s purpose;

Give small paragraphs and have student determine writer’s purposes (use worksheets from the web)

Spelling: iCe

Writing questions

Spelling: iCe continued

5

SS: ABC order to the third letter

Spelling: oCe

L/S: Making introductions, giving/returning salaam

Spelling:oCe continued

Commands (identifying and writing and proofreading)

Introduce elements of literature (characters, setting (time and place), plot, problems, solutions, morals/lessons; give student words/phrases and have them tell if it’s a character, setting. Go over books student has read and pick out the characters, setting, etc.

Spelling: starts with k or c?

Writing commands

Spelling: starts with k or c, continued

6

SS: Identifying True/false statements (tie in with lying and truthfulness; Allah does not like lying, Shaytan is with the liars).

Spelling: ck, ending k sound

L/S: Role Play: At the grocery store; introduce related vocabulary and practice scenarios

Spelling: ck continued

Exclamatory sentences (identifying and writing and proofreading)

Introduce concept of a fairy tale. Read a fairy tale. Analyze and evaluate; discuss real/fantasy, could certain things happen?

Spelling: ee

Writing exclamatory sentences.

Spelling: ee continued

7

SS: Completing forms

Spelling: ea (long e)

L/S: Role Play: At the restaurant; introduce related vocabulary and practice scenarios

Spelling: ea (long e)

-Using the word “I”

-Word Order in Sentences (identifying which groups of words are sentences with the words in the correct order.

Introduce concept of a fable. Read some fables. Analyze and evaluate, look for morals/lessons; discuss

discuss real/fantasy, could certain things happen?

Spelling: ea (short e)

writer’s purpose ( a review of purposes of text from Reading class); ask student questions like: if I want to tell someone about an animal my purpose is….if I want to get someone to make salah, my purpose is to, to tell someone how to fast, my purpose is to……

Spelling: ea (short e)

8

SS: Using a dictionary

Spelling: ew

LS: Speak about things you like, don’t like, feelings, thoughts on certain subjects

Spelling: ew

Sentences Unit Test

Introduce concept of a myth. Read a myth and analyze and evaluate.

Spelling: gn

Parts of a friendly letter; Writing a friendy letter and addressing an envelope (write to a real person). Save for portfolio.

Spelling: gn

9

SS: Synonyms; using a thesaurus

Spelling: kn

LS: play twenty questions; ask questions to determine what someone is thinking of

Spelling: kn

Nouns: People, places, things (pick the nouns wh ich show people, places, and things

Introduce the concept of a legend/folk tale. Read a legend…..

Spelling: -o

Writing an email friendly letter and sending it.

Spelling: -o

10

SS: Antonyms; using a thesaurus

Spelling: -y words

Listen to a speech/audio and pick out topic, details, etc.

Spelling: -y words

Proper Nouns (people, places, and things)

Introduce concept of poetry. Read poetry, rhymed and that that doesn’t rhyme.

Spelling: hard c or soft c

Writing an invitation

Spelling: hard c or soft c

11

SS: Homophones

Spelling: homophones I

Listen to a story and talk about what you heard.

Spelling: homophones

Titles for people (Mr./Mrs./Miss/Dr./Ms.) writing and when to use them

Reading a news article: written for kids

Spelling: th 1/2

Writing a thank you note

Spelling: th 1/2

12

SS: Multiple meaning words; example: (fly (noun) and fly (verb)

Spelling: oa

Watch a video and respond

Spelling: oa

Proper Nouns for nationalities (Swiss watch, Mexican bread, etc); also focus on the nationalities themselves (people/things from France are French).

Reading a news article: written for general ages

Spelling: oo 1

Paragraphs-definition, beginning a paragraph, keeping to the main idea, picking out the main idea of a paragraph; student practices putting line sentences into paragraphs

Spelling: oo1

13

SS: Prefixes

Spelling: words with prefixes

Play listening games (optional)

Spelling: words with prefixes

Place Names (writing city, state, and street names correctly); abbreviations for street names (introduce concept of abbreviation); use of commas between city and state (introduce concept of comma)

Introduce the concept of a mystery, vocabulary.

Read a few short mysteries written for kids

Spelling: oo 2

More practice with paragraphs as above

Spelling: oo2

14

SS: Suffixes

Spelling: suffixes adding ing with VC

Play listening games (optional)

Spelling: ing continued with VC

Writing the Names of the Days of the week; also provide practice in sequencing of the days

Continue reading mysteries

Spelling: ing with silent e

Write a narrative paragraph I: about what you did yesterday. (discuss/use sequence words such as first, then, next) P.

Spelling: ing with silent e

15

SS: Using a Map/globe

Spelling: ou

Play listening games (optional)

Spelling: ou continued

Writing the names of the Months correctly; also provide practice in sequencing of the months; month abbreviations

Continue reading narrative short stories; possible subjects: animals

Spelling: ou 2

Compare/contrast, mini lesson(vocabulary typically used in comparing/contrasting) Compare/contrast two animals. Mark with P for porfolio.

spelling: ou 2

16

SS: Context Clues

Spelling: ow 1

Play listening games (optional)

Spelling: ow1

Writing the names of holidays correctly (stress that in Islam though, we only have two holidays, the two Eid). Also discuss what the non Muslim holidays are about/reason for them.

Discuss what a hadith is; the term, narrated by. Read some ahadith regarding children or eating.

Spelling: ow2

Compare/contrast two foods

Spelling: ow2

17

SS: Reading Charts and Diagrams

Spelling: ph

Play listening games (optional)

Spelling: ph

Plurals adding s/es, when to

Continue reading ahadith.

Spelling: Plurals with es

Compare/contrast two places

Spelling: Plurals with es

18

SS: Cause and effect

Spelling: aw

Listen to audio and respond

Spelling: aw

Plurals: dropping y and adding ies; irregular plurals

Revisit reading fables

Spelling: plurals with ies

Writing a book report. Go over elements of a book report, view sample book reports, then write a book report (I). P

Spelling: plurals with ies

19

SS: Fact vs. Opinion

Spelling: th 1/2

Watch a video and respond.

Spelling: th 1/2

Possesive nouns (how to show possession by adding ‘s)

Introduce concept of an auto- biography and related vocabulary. Read a fewshort autobiographies of people of interest to student. Identify key elements found in the autobiography read.

Spelling: ue

Write a book report II

Spelling: ue

20

SS: Sequencing of written statements (put sentences in order)

Spelling: wr

Talk about what you would do in given situations

Spelling: wr

Noun Unit Test

Continue reading autobiographies

Spelling: dge/final j sound

Writing an autobiography. P

Spelling: dge/final j sound

21

Revisiting of Study Skills topics from here on out

SS: Doing more advanced functions in a word processo or basic review ; related vocabulary

Spelling: initial j sound

Give an oral talk on your life (based upon your autobiograph)

Spelling:initial j sound

Verbs-definition, Now Verbs, Past Verbs

Introduce concept of a biography, related vocabulary. Read a few short biographies.

Spelling: -ed

Write a friendly letter II

Spelling: -ed

22

SS: Classifying words

Spelling: oi/oy

Talk about what being Muslim means to you; talk as if you are telling a non Muslim about Islam.

Spelling : oi/oy

Forms of Be

Continue reading a few more short biographies and analyzing and evaluating.

Spelling: ar

Informational paragraph III: about a person. (biography)

Spelling: ar

23

Study Skills: ABC Order to the first letter, second, and third letters; more telephone directory practice

Spelling: or

Have student give opinion on different topics (sports, foods, etc)

Spelling: or

Forms of Have

Discuss the Quraa and read some narrative ayaat from It (English)

Spelling: ir

Informational paragraph IV: about a person. (biography)

Spellng: ir

24

SS: Identifying True/false statements (tie in again with lying and truthfulness; Allah does not like lying, Shaytan is with the liars).

Spelling: er

Watch a video and respond.

Spelling: er

Go, Come, Run

Read more narrative ayaat from the Quraan (English)

Spelling: ur

Writing a How to Paragraph; mini lesson, introduce sequence words (and using a comma after them); write a how to paragraph (I) for how to make something (such as a sandwich) P

Spelling: ur

25

SS: Completing forms

Spelling: wh

Oral Book Report Prep

Spelling: wh

Contractions

Revisit reading the genres from before

Reading fairy tales

Spelling: contractions with not

How to Paragraph II: How to do something (e.g. how to fast)

Spelling: contractions with not

26

SS: Using a dictionary; looking up words, parts of speech

Spelling: contractions with is

Talk about a current event

Spelling: contractions with is

Verb Unit Test

Reading fairy tales

Spelling: contractions with are

How to paragraph III: Write directions to get somewhere.

Spelling: contractions with are

27

SS: Synonyms; using a thesaurus

Spelling: closed vowel syllables

Play a PowerPoint jeopardy where teacher is the MC.

Spelling: closed vowel syllables

Adjectives-definition, adjectives that desribe feeling, color, shape, size.

Reading legends, myths

Spelling: open vowel syllables

Friendly letter III

Spelling: open vowel syllables

28

SS: Antonyms; using a thesaurus

Spelling: cLe syllables; ble, cle, dle

Prepare for giving an oral book report using last book report. Set day for presentation and gather whole family; audio or video record it.

Spelling: cLe syllables; ble, cle, dle

Comparing two things (using er) and three things or more (using est)

Reading news articles

Spelling: cLe words: fle, gle, kle

Write a paragraph telling opinion on something. I (support with facts) P

Spelling: cLe words: fle, gle, kle

29

SS: Homophones

Spelling: homophones II

Prepare simple oral report from animal paragraph.

Spelling: homophones II

Paragraph/Adjective Test

Reading news articles

Spelling: cLe words: ple, tle, sle, zle

Write a book report III

Spelling: cLe words: ple, tle, sle, zle

30

SS: Multiple meaning words; example: (fly (noun) and fly (verb)

Spelling: syllables, double vowel

Make a commercial about a product that you like (tell about the product, why its good)

Spelling: Syllables, double vowel

Pronouns (subject)

Reading mysteries

Spelling: all

Informational paragraph I: about an animal.

Spelling: all

31

SS: Prefixes

Spelling: s sound at end of words

Talk about 5 things that you know about each member in your family.

Spelling: s sound at end of words

Pronouns (possessive)

Reading mysteries

Spelling: v sound at end of words (ve)

Informational II: paragraph about a place.

Spelling: v sound at end of words (ve)

32

SS: Suffixes

Spelling: words ending in y, adding consonant suffix

Make a two minute movie. Plan out your script.

Spelling: words ending in y, adding consonant suffix

Compound Words; distinguish between contractions and compound words

Reading real life narratives (about a country)

Spelling: compound words

Compare/contrast: two seasons

Spelling: compound words

33

SS: Using a Map/globe

Spelling: words ending in y, adding ing

Talk about a current event

Spelling: words ending in y, adding consonant suffix

Quotations (introduce use of, practice writing); use ahadith for some of the examples

Reading real life narratives

Spelling: -tion

Writing an invitation II/thank you note II.

Spelling: -tion

34

SS: Context Clues

Spelling: -sion

Report on yesterday, last Eid, etc based upon your written paragraph from last week

Spelling –sion

Compound sentences

Reading recipes

Spelling: sight words I

Write a kooky (or real) recipe

Spelling: sight words I

35

SS: Reading Charts and Diagrams

Spelling: sight words II

Talk about what you would do in given situations

Spelling: sight words II

Sentence t ypes review

Discuss journal entries;

Reading kid based blogs or diary entries

Spelling: sight words III

Write a personal narrative II: about what you did yesterday or for Eid or some other event/day. P

Spelling: sight words III

36

SS: Cause and effect

Spelling words: sight words IV

Talk about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite?

Spelling: sight words IV

Nouns review (proper, titles, possessive, plurals)

Reading kid based blogs

Spelling: ei

Write a paragraph about your opinion of something (a food, game, a topic) and support with facts P

Spelling: ei

37

SS: Fact vs. Opinion

Spelling: ie

Discuss your favorite game/toy and why it is your favorite.

Spelling: ie

Verbs review, Adjectives review

Read basic short stories

Spelling: eigh

How to Paragraph P

Spelling: eigh

38

SS: Sequencing of written statements (put sentences in order)

Spelling: review for rest of allotted spelling days

Prepare an oral report on how to do something.

Paragraph/main idea review

Read basic short stories

Informational paragraph V: about a food.

39

Thesaurus, dictionary work

Tell about a place.

Year end test

Genre test (given stories read, student must classify as mystery, legend, fable, etc), have student tell what his/her favorite genre is

Write a book report IV. P

40

Put together study skills portion of portfolio (see writing this week)

Oral Book report prep

Select papers for portfolio.

Get the Reading portfolio together, which should include the reading list and sample responses to literature

Put together writing portfolio. Student makes a cover and dividers and together, come up with a nice way to arrange the work.

 
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