Grammar is a vital skill for developing readers and writers, but sometimes it can be a challenge to plan, prep, and teach. This is why The 2nd Grade Spiral ELA Review Bundle makes it so easy to plan for second grade language arts! Try these simple homework assignments to help your students with grammar review from first to fourth quarter in your classroom!
First off, with this Spiral Review Bundle, you’ll never again have to worry about how to plan and prep to teach digraphs, sentence fragments, or even diphthongs! Activities and tasks in this set are designed to be used in a variety of teaching methods including bellwork, homework, daily ELA review, or even independent literacy centers. Your lucky little learners will receive instruction in small, appropriately sized intervals to best help them to develop and maintain grammar skills throughout the entire school year.
First, this entire set comes with 40 weeks of review sheets, answer keys, and a detailed pacing guide showing you just how to implement this alongside your literacy curriculum.
To begin, the first four weeks of the first quarter are dedicated entirely to reviewing grammar skills from first grade. This helps you get an idea of where your students are at skills-wise and give you the ability (and time) to appropriately adjust your instructional goals to meet their literacy needs. In addition, those first few weeks are a great time for students to build up their confidence level with writing and grammar and have them eager and ready to tackle more unfamiliar skills!
After reviewing, students will move right along to learn new skills. Some of these new skills in the first quarter include:
- Blends, Digraphs, and Verbs
- Syllable Patterns
- Silent e Patterns
- Common and Proper Nouns
To bring closure to the first quarter and to assess what students have learned, there is a mixed review for students to take inventory of the skills acquired. In fact, each quarter comes with a mixed review at the end!
It’s now 2nd Quarter and your lucky little learners are now into a steady groove! This also makes it a great time to kick it up a notch and introduce instruction that focuses on word parts, parts of speech, sentence structure, and punctuation! These specific topics are also introduced in Quarter 2:
- Root Words
- Verb Tenses
- Comparative Adjectives & Endings
- Antonyms & Synonyms
- Transition Words
- Fragments & Complete Sentences
Using precise words and varying sentence structures enhances meaning and improves sentence fluency, making their writing more dynamic and interesting!
Did you take time to rest, relax, and spend time with friends and family over Winter Break? Excellent! Now it’s time to get back to the business of learning!
Of course, like anything else, there are rules for grammar writing, like regular verb tenses. There are also times when you get to break those rules! In Quarter 3, students will learn about the exceptions to the rules which include:
- silent letters
- irregular verbs
- variant vowels
- lesson common vowel patterns
Finally, your students have been making amazing progress and they are ready to finish the year strong! It’s time to get figurative and learn about the amazing ways language can be used to make meaning. Writers use adverbs, similes, metaphors, and prepositional phrases to add color and depth to literature. To recognize these and be able to use them in their own writing, students in Quarter 4 will be challenged to examine and build phrases and sentences to learn the power of adverbs and figurative language. Here are some of the 4th quarter skills you can find:
- prepositional phrases
- figurative language
The last four weeks of Quarter 4 are dedicated entirely to reviewing all the 2nd-grade concepts introduced in the 2nd Grade Spiral ELA Review Bundle.
Some teachers may feel nervous and apprehensive about teaching grammar or even shy away from it altogether but not you! You will be a grammar-teaching rockstar! By the end of 2nd grade, your lucky little learners will know how to recognize and use comparative adjectives, transition words, digraphs, and diphthongs to read and create unique pieces of writing. Finally, they will be more than ready for third grade! Use these activities for spiraling through 40 weeks of bite-sized grammar lessons and activities!