Students in 2nd grade are ready to begin using their reading, writing, and math skills to demonstrate understanding of the curriculum and share their ideas. You can use these creative ideas to help them practice these essential skills and build a love of learning.
Students will learn to create illustrations that support and reflect their writing.
In this lesson, students think of books they have enjoyed and why they liked them. Then, they create a book review on a card or 3D cube to help others choose books they will enjoy.
Students write a persuasive letter to convince their parents or teacher to get a new pet.
Students will write how-to stories about getting ready for school and publish them to use at home.
Students practice narrative writing as they work together to write, illustrate, and narrate a new version of a story.
After reading examples of haiku and learning about this short form of Japanese poetry, students write and illustrate their own haiku poems.
In this lesson, students create a coat of arms to represent their personal identity and values.
In this lesson, students learn about characters, plot, and setting, as well as the parts of a story as they retell, or adapt, a fable.
In this lesson, students create vocabulary trading cards that use images to help other students master the meaning of new words.
Students learn about 2-dimensional shapes and create a class book identifying these shapes around their school.
Students create and complete surveys, graph the data and share the results with an audience outside the classroom.
Students practice math skills, organization, and teamwork as they work as a class to plan and deliver a class party.
Students will create their own multiplication word problems.
Students compose images from shapes, describe their composition, and create their own version of the book, The Shape of Things.
Students explore the life cycle of a butterfly as they write and illustrate stories that show the stages of a butterfly’s metamorphosis.
Students will research an animal and create a riddle to showcase their knowledge and engage other students in the natural world.
In this lesson, students create a 6-sided snowflake and write diary entries about its life.
In this lesson, students tell the story of a scientific cycle by recreating the adventure of its "main character".
In this lesson, students design a snow globe highlighting a specific habitat, showing the plants, animals, and organisms found there.
In this lesson, students explore the plant and animal species where they live and design their own field guide to teach others about the species in this habitat.
In this lesson, students create a poster promoting Internet, or online, safety to raise awareness of this important issue at their school.
Students build media literacy skills as they create a visual essay to share information about themselves.
In this lesson, students learn about silhouettes and combine silhouettes they have created with Halloween backgrounds to create spooky scenes.
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