• These are the high frequency words that will be used throughout the year.  Each week we will be learning four new words.  On Fridays, there will be a test using dictation sentences.  We will assess the weekly words, as well as punctuation, capitalization and the word wall words that are from previous weeks.  I have the list of words below.  
     
     
    Grade 2 Word Wall Words

    Berkeley Heights Elementary Schools                                                       Second Grade High Frequency/Trick Words

    Week 1

    Week 2

    Week 3

    Week 4

    here

    there

    where

    they

    any

     teacher

    school

    minute

    again

    pretty

    against

             altogether

    too

    two

    one

    done

     

    Week 5

    Week 6

    Week 7

    Week 8

    who

    what

    when

    why

    shoe

    were

    hour

    our

    talk

    because

    says

     said

    use

    used

    goes

    decide

     

    Week 9

    Week 10

    Week 11

    Week 12

    knew

    know

    their

    sure

    woman

    women

    special

    tomorrow

    wear

    something

    which

    favorite

    been

    both

    since

    example

     

    Week 13

    Week 14

    Week 15

    Week 16

    clothes

    many

    full

    off

    please

    animal

    always

    often

    once

    only

    house

    more

    right

    change

    every

    night

     

    Week 17

    Week 18

    Week 19

    Week 20

    large

    city

    family

    carry

    place

    together

    learn

    earth

    picture

    great

    country

    America

    even

    away

    thought

    whose

    Week 21

    Week 22

    Week 23

    Week 24

    bought

    brought

    piece

    enough

    head

    ready

    breakfast

    already

    won

    son

    daughter

    beautiful

    father

    brother

    mother

    cousin

     

    Week 25

    Week 26

    Week 27

    Week 28

    eight

    ocean

    young

    laugh

    trouble

    couple

    early

    different

    easy

    whole

    move

    world

    quite

    question

    loose

    happened

     

    Week 29

    Week 30

    Week 31

    should

    would

    really

    lose

    half

    finally

    instead

    able

    (No trick words)

     

    2nd Grade Spelling Calendar

    Year at a Glance

    September:  2 Weeks

    Spelling begins mid-month after classroom rules & routines are established.

    Week 1: Digraphs/blends using short a

    Week 2: Digraphs/blends using short i

    October:  4 Weeks

     

    Week 3:  Digraphs/blends using short u

    Week 4:  Digraphs/blends using short o

    Week 5:  Digraphs/blends using short e

    Week 6:  3 ways to spell /k/

    November:  2 Weeks

    No Spelling Teacher’s Convention or Thanksgiving Week

    Week 7: Bonus letters

    Week 8:  Glued Sounds (-ang/-ing/-ong/-ung)

    Week 9:  Glued Sounds (-ank/-ink/-onk/-unk)

    December:  3 Weeks

    Winter Vacation

    Week 10: Glued Sounds (-ild/-ind/-old/-ilt/-ost)

    Week 11: Suffixes: plurals (-s & -es)

    Week 12: Suffixes: (ing/ed)

    January:  4 Weeks

    The remainder of Unit 4 will be taught. During Week 13, the Word Journeys Assessment will be administered. Multiple groups begin mid-month.

    Week 13: Suffixes: Comparatives (-er/-est)

    Week 14: (-k) vs. (-ck)

    Week 15: consonant suffixes (-ful, -ness, -less, -ment)

    February:  4 Weeks

    Week 16: vowel suffixes (-ish, -en, -able)     

    Week 17:  closed syllable vs. vowel-consonant-e

    Week 18:  options for “ive”                  

    Week 19: single syllable words final -y as “i”/multi-syllabic words final –y as “e”

    March:  4 Weeks

     

    Week 20: multisyllabic words reviewing open, closed, and v-e syllables

    Week 21: r-controlled /ar/ & /or/

    Week 22: r- controlled /ir/, /er/, /ur/

    Week 23: long a using ai, ay, and a-e

    April:  3 Weeks

    Spring Break

    Week 24: long e using ea, ee, ey, e-e

    Week 25: diphthongs oi, oy

    Week 26: long o using oa, oe, ow, o-e

    May:  4 Weeks

     

    Week 27: vowel teams ou and ow

    Week 28: vowel teams ou and oo

    Week 29: vowel teams ue and ew

    Week 30: vowel teams aw and au

    June:  2 Weeks

    Week 31: Homophones