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2nd Grade
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NEISD Words Block Timeline

Structure of the Block
The purpose of this block is to ensure that children read, spell, and use high-frequency words correctly, and they they learn the patterns necessary for decoding and spelling.

Segment 1:    Word Wall    (10 minutes DAILY)
The students will read and spell high-frequency words using the Word Wall.

Segment 2:   
Decoding/Spelling Activity
(20 minutes)

Procedure for Word Wall Instruction: 

1.  Add 5 new words per week
2.  Begin by giving each child a half sheet of paper numbered 1-5.
3.  Call out the first word and have children focus on that word.
4.  Read the words and have students cheer the words DAILY.
5.  Students write the words on their paper as the teacher writes the words on the board (or overhead), emphasizing correct letter formation.
6.  Repeat the procedure for the remaining words.
7.  After saying, looking at, cheering, and writing the words, guide the children in checking spelling and handwriting by drawing around the shapes of the words.     


High-Frequency Word Wall for Second Grade

about eating *little right (Wrong!) *thing
*after every *made *said those
again *favorite mail sale *to
*are first *make *saw too (too late!)
beautiful float many *school trip
*because found more shook truck
before friends name *sister two (2)
*best *girl *new (old) skate use


green *nice slow *very


gym *not small wanted
brothers *have *off snap *was
bug *here one (1) sometimes *went
*can't *house or sports were
*car *how other stop *what
caught hurt our *tell *when
*children *I outside than *where
city into *people thank *who
clock it's phone that's *why
could joke played their *will
crash *jump *pretty *them *with
crashes junk *quit then won
didn't kicked *rain *there (here) *won't
don't knew really *they write
drink line *ride they're (they are) writing

* Starred words are words which appear on the first grade list, but are those that second graders still have trouble spelling.
|**Underlined words are words with patterns which students use to spell lots of rhyming words.  These are underlined as above on the word wall.

Tips for Classroom Word Walls:
  • Write the words on colored sheets of paper.
  • Make the letters large enough to read from any place in the classroom.
  • Use a thick black marker to write the words.
  • Cut around the outline of the letters.
  • Word Wall Words should include:
  1. high-frequency words
  2. at least one example for the common sounds of each letter
  3. at least one example for the sound for ch, sh, th, wh, qu, ph, wr, kn
  4. less common c (city) and g (gym) sounds
  5. the most common blends:  bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl. fr, gr. pl, pr, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, tr
  6. a   crash,  make,  rain,  played,  car,  saw,  caught      
    e   went,  eat,  green,  sister,  new 
    i    into,  ride,  right,  girl,  thing  
    o   not,  those,  float,  oroutside,  boy,  shook, school, how, slow   
    u   bug,  use,  hurt  
    y   why,  very
  7. the most commonly written contractions:  can't,  didn't,  don't,  it's, that's, they're, won't
  8. common homophones:  to/too/two;  there/their/they're;  right/write;
    one/won;  new/knew;
  9. example words with s,  ed,  and  ing