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This unit includes everything that you need to teach, practice and assess vocabulary in your second grade classroom for the ENTIRE YEAR!

It includes 4 units. Buying each unit separately would cost $40. Buying the bundle will save you 20%!

**Would you like to learn how I use these vocabulary units? Click HERE to view a free video on how to implement these vocabulary units.**


-weekly plan for teaching vocabulary that includes detailed directions for each day of the week

-5 Tier 2 vocabulary words for each week of the year

-a weekly teacher guide with has the 5 weekly words, definitions, synonyms, antonyms, sentences and parts of speech

-a student vocabulary list for each week that includes the student friendly definitions of the 5 weekly words

-a weekly wow word that focuses on prefixes, suffixes, roots and their meanings

-vocabulary word cards for each week that can be used as a flash card, in a pocket chart or for vocabulary socials (directions included) and games

-every other week assessment that covers 10 words

-assessment answer keys

-students data tracking forms to keep a record of student growth and intervention needs

-a special week 9 lesson plan to help students review the 40 words they have had during the previous 8 weeks

-summative assessments to be given at the end of each 9 weeks

-game board with directions

-8 vocabulary task cards that can be used for extra practice in centers or as a fast finisher activity

-directions for assembling the vocabulary journal

-cover, dividers and graphic organizers to be used in the student journals

Direct vocabulary instruction helps students to become better readers, writers and thinkers. I carefully chose tier 2 words that students are likely to see in text and on standardized testing.

This resource was written for 2nd graders.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: Where do you find the words?

A: The words are high frequency words from grade level texts and tests.

Q: What are tier 2 words?

A: Tier 2 words are words that students will see often, but need to be taught. They are not content specific such a math and science vocabulary. Instead they are words that students will see over and over in their books and on standardized tests.

Q: What do you do with the words from the reading curriculum?

A: Honestly, I used those words for practice with context clues rather than memorization. I found that they were not words that students were regularly seeing in their books anyway. If you do need to add in your basal words, they could easily be added to the vocabulary journal. They just would not appear in the premade assessments.


The following units are included in this bundle:

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Also available for:

Third Grade Bundle

Fourth Grade Bundle

Fifth Grade Bundle

If you are looking for more information about how I teach vocabulary in my classroom, check out this post:

Teaching Meaningful Vocabulary Lessons

Total Pages
230 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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