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Writer's Workshop

Students will be writing daily during our class writer’s workshop.  Mini lessons will be taught to help students learn how to become authors.  Students will be writing their own books using the information they learn from these lessons.  Individual and small group conferencing will take place to help children improve their writing.  Students will learn how to stretch small moments, the craft of revision, various ways to illustrate their writing, an author study on Gail Gibbons, and a poetry unit.  At the end of each unit we will have writing celebrations to share and celebrate our excellent writing!

Handwriting

We will review and refine manuscript in second grade.  We use the Zaner-Bloser manuscript font.  Cursive will not be taught at the second grade level and it is encouraged to not teach it at home either. 

To learn more about Zaner-Bloser handwriting, click here.  Once there, you can choose to navigate their webpage by clicking on links on the left or you can create a practice worksheet for home by doing the following:

  • Click on "Get Started"
  • Click on "Second Grade" and be sure "Manuscript" is still selected
  • Choose a template and click on it
  • Type in some practice words-be sure to leave a space next to or below each word
  • Click "Print"

Grammar

In Grammar, we will learn about many things, including the following:

Sentence structure-what the subject and predicate are.  Also that a sentence needs a capital and end mark. 

Nouns-that they can be people, places, and things.  We will also learn that special nouns need to be capitalized and how to make nouns singular and plural. 

Verbs-we will learn that action words are verbs and discuss other verbs such as was/were, have/has, and is/am/are.  We will discuss how to make verbs show present and past tenses. 

Pronouns-we will learn that a pronoun takes the place of nouns to make our writing and speaking more fluent.

Adjectives-we will learn that adjectives are describing words and will discuss how to "spice" up our writing using juicy adjectives. 

Poetry-At the end of our Grammar units, we will then take some time to learn about the different types of poetry, and write some of our own poetry!