Daily 2nd Grade Writing Lessons, Activities, Grammar - Unit 3 - {CCSS Aligned}

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This Common Core aligned download includes four weeks of daily writing lessons and activities, as well as, weekly spelling and grammar practice for second grade. This is unit 3 (weeks 11 - 16) taken directly from my complete second grade writing program:

Complete Second Grade Writing Program

Everything you will need to teach these daily writing lessons is included in this download. Such as step-by-step instructions, all templates, reference sheets, and writing samples.

Each Week Includes:

1. An overview of the weeks plan and objective.
2. Five writing lessons
3. A spelling activity
4. A grammar or conventions activity
5. All templates needed for the weeks writing activities.
6. Instruction or reference sheets covering various topics.
7. A peer editing checklist.

Lessons Covering:

Week 11: Transitioning from Book Format to Continuous Writing

During this week students will study the food pyramid while writing descriptive paragraphs. They will also transition into writing one or two page pieces of writing. These lessons are set up like the previous weeks lessons only writing one part per day in order to facilitate detail building and elaboration.

• Writing Conventions Covered: Plural Nouns - "More Than One" Game
• Science Concept Covered: Studying the food pyramid
• Activity Sheets Included:
✓ Blank Food Pyramid Template
✓ Lunch Pail Templates (Front & Back)
✓ Plural Noun Information Sheet
✓ Game Cards for "More Than One" Game

Weeks: 12 & 13: To Write a Group of Paragraphs in a Continuous Pattern

During these two weeks your students will learn the many purposes of expository writing while creating multiple paragraphs. During these two weeks students will study and write about the characteristics of Vertebrates. Students will use the brainstorming chart and planning boxes taught during the previous lessons to prepare. They will also be introduced to a variety of transitional words and phrases as they develop their paragraphs.

• Writing Conventions Covered: Action Verbs & Prepositions - Picture Writing & Verb Flip Book Activities
• Spelling Covered: Counting Sounds
• Science Concepts Covered: Studying Vertebrates
• Activity Sheets Included:
✓ Writing Page Templates
✓ Action Verb Information Sheets
✓ Preposition Information Sheets
✓ Transitional Words & Phrases Information Sheets
✓ Pictures of Vertebrates
✓ Picture Writing Activity Template

Week 14: To Visually Represent a Paragraph in a Book Form

Week 14 is the next step forward linking the book form of writing to a continuous well-elaborated piece of writing with all of the sentences on one or two pages.

• Writing Conventions Covered: Action Verbs - Verb Flip Book Activities
• Spelling Covered: Counting Sounds
• Science Concepts Covered: Main Parts of a Plant
• Activity sheets included:
✓ Brainstorming Chart

Week 15: Continue to Transition from Book-Paragraph to Paragraph Format

This week's writing lesson must come completely from your student's head. This is an extremely difficult type of writing. The writer no longer has information from a text to rearrange and put into their own words. This week we will work our way through the lessons step-by-step.

• Writing Conventions Covered: Linking & Action Verbs
• Spelling Covered: Rhyming Words Activity
• Activity Sheets Included:
✓ Playground of Your Dreams Template
✓ Linking Verb Information Sheet
✓ Blank Writing Sheets

Week 16: Last Week of Expository Writing

This week your students will continue to practice writing in paragraph format. This will be the last week of expository writing for a while. This will be a fun week of writing about the beach or snow utilizing all the skills we have learned over the past few weeks.

• Writing Conventions Covered: Recap of different types of verbs
• Spelling Covered: Rhyming Words
• Activity Sheets Included:
✓ "Everyone Loves the Beach/Snow" Planning Template
✓ Peer Editing Checklist
✓ Blank Writing Sheets


This unit comes directly from my Complete 2nd Grade Writing Curriculum. To view the full program please click on the link below:

Complete Second Grade Writing Program

To view the other 2nd grade writing units please click on the links below:

Grade 2: Unit 1 (Weeks 1 - 4)
Grade 2: Unit 2 (Weeks 5 - 10)
Grade 2: Unit 3 (Weeks 11 - 16)
Grade 2: Unit 4 (Weeks 17 - 20)
Grade 2: Unit 5 (Weeks 21 - 24)
Grade 2: Unit 6 (Weeks 25 - 28)
Grade 2: Unit 7 (Weeks 29 - 33)

This curriculum was designed to teach the grade level fundamentals of writing by incorporating proven best practices and standards and is aligned with the Common Core Writing Standards.

My Additional Writing Activity & Language Arts Programs

Just Write: A Sentence
Letters from Ted E. Bear - Friendly Letter Writing Activities
Just Write: A Paragraph
Just Conventions - Daily Grammar and Conventions Practice
Daily Grammar Lesson Integrated with Science - 3rd Grade
Daily Grammar Lesson Integrated with Science - 4rd Grade
Daily Grammar Lesson Integrated with Science - 5rd Grade
Teaching Research Skills

My Complete Grade Level Writing Programs

Kindergarten Writing Program
1st Grade Writing Program
2nd Grade Writing Program
3rd Grade Expository Writing Program
3rd Grade Narrative Writing Program
Expository Writing for 4th - 6th Grade
Narrative Writing for 4th - 6th Grade

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