Spelling Words

Second Grade Spelling and Vocabulary Words

Our weekly spelling words are given in the beginning of each story.  The first 12 words are words that follow a specific rule for the week.  Words 13-16 are a combination of high frequency words and/or vocabulary words that students should be able to read and spell in their writing 

Our vocabulary words are also introduced at the beginning of each story.  The words are reviewed daily through various vocabulary activities.  Students are expected to be able to use the words appropriately in sentences.

Unit  1 - Story 1: The Twin Club
Skill: Short Vowels and Consonants

1.  rock  

2.  list

3.  desk 

4.  job 

5.  sad

6.  chop

7.  sack

8.  tag 

9.  rib

10.  mess   

11.  dust

12.  drum

13.  beautiful

14.  someone

15.  friend

16.  there

Vocabulary: beautiful, country, friend, front, someone, somewhere 

 
Unit 1 - Story 2: Exploring Space with an Astronaut  
Skill: Long Vowels VCe 

1.  page  

2.  nose

3.  space

4.  size

5.  fine

6.  mice

7.  late

8.  huge

9.  blaze

10.  race

11.  rice

12.  vote

13.  live

14.  world

15.  work

16.  under

Vocabulary: everywhere, live, machines, move, woman, work, world

 
Unit 1 - Story 3: Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night
Skill: Consonant Blends

1.  stop

2.  strap

3.  nest

4.  hand

5.  brave

6.  ask

7.  clip

8.  stream

9.  mask

10.  twin

11.  breeze

12.  state

13.  father

14 . build

15.  love

16.  mother

Vocabulary: bear, build, couldn't, father, love, mother, straight 

 
Unit 1  - Story 4: A Walk in the Desert
Skill:  Inflected Endings -ed, -ing,

1.  dropped

2.  dropping

3.  excited

4.  exciting

5.  lifted

6.  lifting

7.  hugged

8.  hugging

9.  smiled

10.  smiling

11.  talked

12.  talking

13.  going

14.  eyes

15.  animals

16.  three

Vocabulary: animals, early, eyes, full, warm, water 


Unit 1 - Story 5: The Strongest One
Skill:  Consonant Diagraphs

1.   that

2.  wish

3.  patch

4.  when

5.  what

6.  math

7.  them

8.  shape

9.  whale

10.  itch  

11.  chase

12.  bunch

13.  together

14.  gone

15.  become

16.  across

Vocabulary: gone, learn, often, pieces, though, together, very


UNIT 1 - REVIEW WEEK CHALLENGE WORDS

1.  beautiful

2. someone

3. friend

4. there

5. world

6. under

7. father

8 . build

9. mother

10. going

11. eyes

12. animals

13. three

14. together

15. become

16. across


Unit 2 - Story 1: Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends
Skill: Vowels: r-Controlled ar, or, ore, oar

1.  hard

2.  born

3.  horse

4.  before

5.  more

6.  smart

7.  farm

8.  porch

9.  corn

10.  chore

11.  score

12.  part

13.  listen

14.  family

15.  because

16.  than

Vocabulary: break, family, heard, listen, once, pull


Unit 2 - Story 2: Abraham Lincoln
Skill: Contractions

1.  can't

2.  it's

3.  he's

4.  I'm

5.  didn't

6.  who's

7.  she's

8.  aren't

9.  isn't

10.  haven't

11.  hadn't

12.  I'll

13.  you’re

14.  couldn't

15.  great

16.  second

Vocabulary: certainly, either, great, laugh, second, worst, you're

 

Unit 2 - Story 3: Scarcity
Skill: Vowels: r-Controlled er, ir, ur

1.  person

2.  nurse

3.  dirt

4.  turn

5.  birth

6.  serve

7.  curb

8.  curl

9.  skirt

10.  purse

11.  turtle

12.  her

13.  third

14.  above

15.  enough

16.  carry

Vocabulary: above, ago, enough, toward, whole, word

 
Unit 2 - Story 4: The Bremen Town Musicians
Skill: Plurals

1.  lunch

2.  lunches

3.  story

4.  stories

5.  tune

6.  tunes

7.  switch

8.  switches

9.  baby

10.  babies

11.  note

12.  notes

13.  probably

14.  scared

15.  people

16.  better

Vocabulary: bought, people, pleasant, probably, scared, shall, sign

 
Unit 2 - Story 5: One Good Turn Deserves Another

Skill: Vowel Patterns a, ai, ay

1.  main

2.  wait

3.  say

4.  away

5.  play

6.  raise

7.  brain

8.  paint

9.  stay

10.  today

11.  tray

12.  tail

13.  always

14.  maybe

15.  behind

16.  door

Vocabulary: behind, brought, door, everybody, minute, promise, sorry

Unit 3 - Story 1: Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends
Skill: Vowel Patterns e, ee, ea, y 

1.  read

2.  feet

3.  easy

4.  deep

5.  seat

6.  party

7.  wheel

8.  leave

9.  windy

10.  sleep

11.  teeth

12.  team

13.  pretty

14.  even

15.  sea

16.  watch

Vocabulary: guess, pretty, science, shoe, village, watch, won

 
Unit 3 - Story 2: Dear Juno
Skill: Vowel Patterns o, oa, ow

1.  goat

2.  hold

3.  show

4.  most

5.  bowl

6.  float

7.  toast

8.  ago

9.  open

10.  told

11.  toad

12.  slow

13.  snow

14.  answer

15.  follow

16.  picture

Vocabulary: answer, company, faraway, parents, picture, school, wash 


Unit 3 - Story 3: Anansi Goes Fishing
Skill: Compound Words

1.  basketball

2.  someone

3.  weekend

4.  something

5.  birthday

6.  riverbank

7.  bathtub

8.  backyard

9.  driveway

10.  bedtime

11.  raindrop

12.  mailbox

13.  without

14.  finally

15.  today

16.  been

Vocabulary: been, believe, caught, finally, today, tomorrow, whatever


Unit 3 - Story 4: Rosa and Blanca
Skill: Vowel Patterns i, ie, igh, y

1.  find

2.  child

3.  sky

4.  bright

5.  wild

6.  fly

7.  right

8.  flight

9.  spider

10.  cry

11.  blind

12.  myself

13.  try

14.  fight

15.  high

16.  their

Vocabulary: alone, buy, daughters, half, many, their, youngest

 
Unit 3 - Story 5: A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver
Skill: Comparative Endings -er, -est

1.  sooner

2.  soonest

3.  hotter

4.  hottest

5.  busier

6.  busiest

7.  happier

8.  happiest

9.  smaller

10.  smallest

11.  fatter

12.  fattest

13.  clothes

14.  hours

15.  money

16.  question

Vocabulary: clothes, hours, money, neighbor, only, question, taught


Unit 4 - Story 1: A Froggy Fable
Skill: Final Syllable -le

1.  ankle

2.  title

3.  apple

4.  cable

5.  purple

6.  able

7.  bugle

8.  bundle

9.  bubble

10.  giggle

11.  sparkle

12.  tickle

13.  simple

14.  circle

15.  possible

16.  perfect

Vocabulary: clearing, crashed, perfect, pond, spilling, splashing, traveled

 
Unit 4 - Story 2: Life Cycle of Pumpkin
Skill: Vowel Patterns oo, u

1.  cook

2.  stood

3.  full

4.  wood

5.  July

6.  shook

7.  push

8.  pull

9.  brook

10.  book

11.  hood

12.  put

13.  smooth

14.  root

15.  fruit

16.  paper

Vocabulary: bumpy, fruit, harvest, root, smooth, soil, vine 

 
Unit 4 - Story 3: Soil
Skill: Dipthongs ou, ow, oi, oy

1.  around

2.  out

3.  gown

4.  sound

5.  flower

6.  howl

7.  toy

8.  noise

9.  royal

10.  moist

11.  coil

12.  cow

13.  now

14.  about

15.  house

16.  however

Vocabulary: grains, materials, particles, seeps, substances, texture

 

Unit 4 - Story 4: The Night the Moon Fell
Skill: Syllable Patterns

1.  downstairs

2.  football

3.  cowboy

4.  houseboat

5.  railroad

6.  rainbow

7.  boyhood

8.  oatmeal

9.  soybean

10.  roadway

11.  outplay

12.  daydream

13.  came

14.  never

15.  start

16.  really

Vocabulary: balance, canyons, coral, rattle, slivers, sway, whisper


Unit 4 - Story 5: The First Tortilla
Skill: Vowel Diagraphs oo, ue, ew, ui

1.  too

2.  new

3.  fruit

4.  blue

5.  true

6.  fool

7.  suit

8.  spoon

9.  clue

10.  juice

11.  drew

12.  flew

13.  knew

14.  grew

15.  few

16.  prize

Vocabulary: awaken, cliffs, mountain, prize, rainbow, suffer, volcano


Unit 5 - Story 1: Fire Fighter
Skill: Suffixes -ly, -ful, -er, -or, -ish

1.  cheerful

2.  visitor

3.  slowly

4.  weekly

5.  teacher

6.  helper

7.  hardly

8.  graceful

9.  yearly

10.  quickly

11.  fighter

12.  sailor

13.  week

14.  help

15.  year

16.  teach

Vocabulary: building, burning, masks, quickly, roar, station, tightly

 
Unit 5 - Story 2: Carl the Complainer
Skill: Prefixes un-, re-, pre-, dis-

1.  unsafe

2.  preheat

3.  rerun

4.  disappear

5.  unlock

6.  discolor

7.  rewind

8.  unpack

9.  unplug

10.  regroup

11.  preschool

12.  disagree

13.  annoy

14.  often

15.  thought

16.  ready

Vocabulary: annoy, complain, mumbles, P.M., shrugs, signature

 
Unit 5 - Story 3: Bad Dog, Dodger
Skill: Consonant Patterns kn, wr, gn, mb

1.  knock

2.  sign

3.  knee

4.  wrong

5.  write

6.  climb

7.  wrap

8.  wren

9.  gnat

10.  lamb

11.  comb

12.  knob

13.  know

14.  wrote

15.  does

16.  being

Vocabulary: chased, chewing, dripping, grabbed, practice, treat, wagged

 
Unit 5 - Story 4: Horace and Morris but mostly Dolores
Skill: Consonant Patterns ph, gh, ck, ng

1.  phone

2.  enough

3.  backtrack

4.  laugh

5.  ticket

6.  duckling

7.  graph

8.  tough

9.  photo

10.  rough

11.  cough

12.  clang

13.  back

14.  check

15.  young

16.  change

Vocabulary: adventure, climbed, clubhouse, exploring, greatest, truest, wondered

 
Unit 5 - Story 5: Signmaker's Assistant
Skill: Vowel Patterns aw, au, au(gh), al

1.  talk

2.  because

3.  August

4.  caught

5.  draw

6.  walk

7.  chalk

8.  auto

9.  taught

10.  thaw

11.  fault

12.  launch

13.  idea

14.  important

15.  September

16.  October

Vocabulary: afternoon, blame, idea, important, signmaker, townspeople


Unit 6 - Story 1: Just Like Josh Gibson
Skill: inflected endings -er, -est, -ed, -ing

1.  tried

2.  trying

3.  planned

4.  planning

5.  liked

6.  liking

7.  skipped

8.  skipping

9.  heavier

10.  heaviest 

11.  lighter

12.  lightest

13.  November

14.  December

15.  home

16.  room

Vocabulary: bases, cheers, field, plate, sailed, threw

 
Unit 6 - Story 2: Red, White, and Blue: The Story of THE AMERICAN FLAG
Skill: Abbreviations

1.  Mr. 

2.  Mrs. 

3.  St.

4.  Jan.

5.  Feb.

6.  Aug.

7.  Dr.

8.  Ms.

9.  Rd.

10.  Oct.

11.  Nov.

12.  Dec.

13.  Sept.

14.  Apr.

15.  Mar.

16.  birthday

Vocabulary: America, birthday, flag, freedom, nicknames, stars, stripes

 

Unit 6 - Story 3: A Birthday Basket for Tia

Skill: Final Syllables: -tion, -ture, -ion

1.  mixture

2.  nation

3.  section

4.  future

5.  picture

6.  action

7.  caution

8.  station

9.  fixture

10.  motion

11.  nature

12.  feature

13.  direction

14.  favorite

15.  present

16.  problem

Vocabulary: aunt, bank, basket, collects, favorite, present


Unit 6 - Story 4: Cowboy

Skill: Suffixes -ness, -less, -able, -ible

1.  kindness

2.  careless

3.  goodness

4.  useless

5.  fearless

6.  darkness

7.  sadness

8.  sickness

9.  helpless

10.  thankless

11.  fitness

12.  weakness

13.  cowboy

14.  anything

15.  understand

16.  special

Vocabulary: campfire, cattle, cowboy, galloped, herd, railroad, trails


Unit 6 - Story 5: Grace for President
Skill: prefixes: mis-, mid-, micro-, non-

1.  midair

2.  misplace

3.  mislead

4.  midway

5.  misprint

6.  midday

7.  midweek

8.  misbehave

9.  midyear

10.  mismatch

11.  misdeed

12.  mistake

13.  almost

14.  wouldn’t

15.  every

16.  between

Vocabulary: assembly, election, microphone, rallies, slogan, speeches