Grade 2 SPELLING Words & Activities - Differentiated

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Grow your Grade 2 student’s knowledge of vocabulary, spelling rules, and phonics with this 35 Week Spelling unit.

Each of the 35 age-appropriate word lists covers a new spelling rule. Pages of student activities that relate specifically to these words follows each list. Included for the end of each week is a practice page and a spelling test.


· 35 lists with 15 words each (dolch sight words, number, family, short a, I, e, u, o, final k (ck), nd & st words, long a, I, ok e, mp & ng & sk, beginning dr & gr & tr, bl & gl & pl, br & fr, sl & sp, ending s & es, suffix ed & ing, u sound, ar sound, c & s, y sounds like e, ow sound spelled ou & ow, sh & wh, ch & th, contractions, sounds the same, compound words)

· student activities (worksheets) for each word list (rainbow, abc order, word search, phonics, 2 pages of word related activities, practice page)

· test sheets

· differentiated unit included. Assistance such as the beginning letter, shaped boxes for letter cues, and 2-word choice for fill in the blank.

· answers for all pages included in unit.


1-4 Dolce words; 5-6 Number words; 7 Family words; 8 short a;

9 short i; 10 Short e; 11 Short u; 12 Short o; 13 Final k (ck); 14 nd & st; 15 Long a; 16 Long I; 17 Long o; 18 Long e; 19 mp, ng, sk; 20 Beginning dr,gr, tr;

21 Beginning bl, gl, pl; 22 Beginning br, fr; 23 Beginning sl, sp; 24 Ending s, es;

25 Suffix ed, ing; 26 U sound; 27 Ar sound; 28 C & s;

29 Y sounds like e; 30 Ow sound spelled ou, ow; 31 Sh, wh; 32 Ch, th;

33 Contractions; 34 Sound the same; 35 Compound words

Ontario Curriculum

Oral Communication

Appropriate Language 2.4 choose a variety of appropriate words and phrases to communicate their meaning accurately and engage the interest of their audience.


Reading Familiar Words 3.1 automatically read and understand many high-frequency words, some words with common spelling patterns, and words of personal interest or significance, in a variety of reading contexts.

Reading Unfamiliar Words 3.2 predict the meaning of and quickly solve unfamiliar words using different types of cues, including: • semantic cues; • syntactic cues; • graphophonic cues.


Voice 2.2 establish a personal voice in their writing, with a focus on using familiar words that convey their attitude or feeling towards the subject or audience.

Word Choice 2.3 use familiar words and phrases to communicate relevant details.

Spelling Familiar Words 3.1 spell many high-frequency words correctly

Spelling Unfamiliar Words 3.2 spell unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies that involve understanding sound-symbol relationships, word structures, word meanings, and generalizations about spelling.

Vocabulary 3.3 confirm spellings and word meanings or word choice using a few different types of resources.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.


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