2nd Grade Lesson Plans


Milo’s Hat Trick by Jon Agee

The Wall In The Middle Of The Book by Jon Agee

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie

Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard

Sarah Gives Thanks by Mike Allegra

Child of the Flower-Song People by Gloria Amescua

Brave Dave by Giles Andreae

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Caroline’s Comets by Emily Arnold McCully

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey

When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey

Proud As a Peacock Brave As a Lion by Jane Barclay

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett

John’s Turn by Mac Barnett

Leo A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett

President Taft Is Stuck In The Bath by Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett

The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse by Mac Barnett

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton

Aaron Slater Illustrator by Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty

Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty

A Stone For Sascha by Aaron Becker

Journey by Aaron Becker

Return by Aaron Becker

Quest by Aaron Becker

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker

Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker

Max Goes To Jupiter by Jeffrey Bennett

Max Goes To Mars by Jeffrey Bennett

Max Goes To The Moon by Jeffrey Bennett

Max Goes To The Space Station by Jeffrey Bennett

Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger

What If… by Samantha Berger

Manfish a Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne

On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne

Soul Food Sunday by Winsome Bingham

Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Akiak by Robert J. Blake

Togo by Robert J. Blake

A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett

Who’s That Knocking On Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett

Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Love Monster by Rachel Bright

Without Separation by Larry Dane Brimner

The Most Perfect Snowman by Chris Britt

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown

My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz by Monica Brown

Sharuko by Monica Brown

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Voices In The Park by Anthony Browne

Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code by Joseph Bruchac

Above the Rim by Jen Bryant

Six Dots by Jen Bryant

The Right Word by Jen Bryant

A Turkey For Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

December by Eve Bunting

Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea by Robert Burleigh

Sea Horse Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Hair Love by Matthew Cherry

Bowwow Powwow by Brenda Child

Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome

One Little Bag by Henry Cole

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Survivor Tree by Marcie Colleen

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Players In Pigtails by Shana Corey

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall

Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey by Joy Cowley

Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin

Duck For President by Doreen Cronin

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena

Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena

Planting Stories by Anika Aldamuy Denise

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie dePaola

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola

Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola

Islandborn by Junot Diaz

A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo

Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio

Grace For President by Kelly DiPucchio

Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio

City Green by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan

Energy Island by Allan Drummond

Green City by Allan Drummond

Pedal Power by Allan Drummond

My Name Is Elizabeth! by Annika Dunklee

Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady

Dancing Hands by Margarita Engle

Nadia’s Hands by Karen English

Teach Us Your Name by Huda Essa

Olivia by Ian Falconer

The Night Gardener by the Fan Brothers

The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold by Maureen Fergus

The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry

Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry

Boxes For Katje by Candace Fleming

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming

Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Moonshot by Brian Floca

Stolen Words by Melanie Florence

My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano

She Made a Monster by Lynn Fulton

Lost in the Library by Josh Funk

Lucha Libre by Xavier Garza

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

The Boy Who Grew a Forest by Sophia Gholz

The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin

Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon

Twenty-One Steps by Jeff Gottesfeld

A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

Sweep by Louise Greig

Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo

Beyond the Fence by Maria Gulemetova

Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon

Born on the Water: The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare

A Very Unusual Dog by Dorothy Joan Harris

Friends Stick Together by Hannah E. Harrison

Knut by Juliana Hatkoff

Tough Cookie by Edward Hemingway

Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

Owen by Kevin Henkes

Weekend With Wendell by Kevin Henkes

That Book Woman by Heather Henson

Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood

The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins

Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson

Whale in a Fishbowl by Troy Howell and Richard Jones

The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby by Crystal Hubbard

The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst

Santa in the City by Tiffany D. Jackson

Dear Greenpeace / Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James

What If Everybody Said That? by Ellen Javernick

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

Lost And Found by Oliver Jeffers

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers

This Moose Belongs To Me by Oliver Jeffers

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers

The Bad Seed by Jory John

The Cool Bean by Jory John

Giraffe Problems by Jory John

The Good Egg by Jory John

Salt In His Shoes by Deloris Jordan

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Flight School by Lita Judge

Fireboat by Maira Kalman

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

The Treasure Box by Dave Keane

Shark Lady by Jess Keating

Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller

Rescue and Jessica by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes

Saving American Beach by Heidi Tyline King

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

The Rock From the Sky by Jon Klassen

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Leo The Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky

The Raft by Jim LaMarche

For the Right to Learn by Rebecca Langston-George

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson

Drawn Together by Minh Le

Lift by Minh Le

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought For Justice With Art by Cynthia Levinson

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

The Key From Spain by Debbie Levy

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies

A Big Mooncake For Little Star by Grace Lin

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

Frederick by Leo Lionni

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Goldfish On Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Selena: Queen of Tejano Music by Silvia Lopez

Julian at the Wedding by Jessica Love

The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell

You Are Special by Max Lucado

The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear

The Book Rescuer by Sue Macy

Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna

Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

In a Jar by Deborah Marcero

My Heart is a Compass by Deborah Marcero

Balderdash by Michelle Markel

Follow Those Zebras by Sandra Markle

The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin and David Shannon

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal

Where Butterflies Fill the Sky by Zahra Marwan

Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

Aliens Are Coming by Meghan McCarthy

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Someday by Alison Mcghee and Peter Reynolds

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

The Nutcracker in Harlem by T.E. McMorrow

Brave Ballerina by Michelle Meadows

Flossie and the Fox by Patricia MicKissack

Richard Wright and the Library Card by William Miller

My Name is Bilal by Asma Mobin-Uddin

A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and Matt Tavares

Saturday by Oge Mora

Thank You Omu by Oge Mora

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

The Girl Who Thought In Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca

Zin Zin Zin a Violin by Lloyd Moss

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz-Ryan

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

The Three Questions by Jon Muth

Hum and Swish by Matt Myers

Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley

Gittel’s Journey by Leslea Newman

My First Day by Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by Marc Tyler Nobleman

The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros

The World’s Biggest Fart by Rafael Ordonez

Hike by Pete Oswald

Marti’s Song For Freedom by Emma Otheguy

The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff

Neck and Neck by Elise Parsley

Bisa’s Carnaval by Joana Pastro

I Am Farmer by Miranda and Baptiste Paul

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

An Orange For Frankie by Patricia Polacco

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco

The Girl Who Ran by Frances Poletti

The Turkey Girl by Penny Pollock

Hey Water! by Antoinette Portis

The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey

Somewhere in the Bayou by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero

Helen’s Big World by Doreen Rappaport

Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathmann

America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven

My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvits

Nothing Rhymes With Orange by Adam Rex

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Creepy Crayon by Aaron Reynolds

Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds

Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Playing From The Heart by Peter H. Reynolds

Rose’s Garden by Peter H. Reynolds

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

So Few Of Me by Peter H. Reynolds

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Storm Run by Libby Riddles

Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins

Miss Paul and the President by Dean Robbins

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon The True Story of Alan Bean by Dean Robbins

You Are a Star Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Dean Robbins

Another by Christian Robinson

You Matter by Christian Robinson

Blackout by John Rocco

Blizzard by John Rocco

Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff

Mesmerized by Mara Rockliff

Ben Franklin’s Big Splash by Barb Rosenstock

The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock

Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock

The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock

Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin

Marching With Aunt Susan by Claire Rudolph Murphy

Hot Dog by Doug Salati

Packs: Strength in Numbers by Hannah Salyer

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

After the Fall by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

So Tall Within by Gary D. Schmidt

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss

I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott

Brick By Brick by Heidi Woodward Sheffield

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Escargot by Dashka Slater

The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater

Small in the City by Sydney Smith

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Endlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder

To Change a Planet by Christina Soontornvat

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross Cherokee Aerospace Engineer by Traci Sorell

Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Ada Lovelace Poet of Science by Diane Stanley

Going Down Home With Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons

Brave Irene by William Steig

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

The Man With the Violin by Kathy Stinson

Elizabeth Leads the Way by Tanya Lee Stone

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor

That’s Not Fair / No es justo by Carmen Tafolla

Dasher by Matt Tavares

Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares

Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries by Mark Teague

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Emmanuel’s Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson

Danza by Duncan Tonatiuh

Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh

You Are Home by Evan Turk

Outside In by Deborah Underwood

Joan Procter Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez

Wishes by Mượn Thị Văn

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

I Am Human by Susan Verde

I Am Love by Susan Verde

I Am One by Susan Verde

I Am Peace by Susan Verde

I Am Yoga by Susan Verde

The Water Princess by Susan Verde & Peter H. Reynolds

Gibberish by Young Vo

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark

Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life by Laurie Wallmark

Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh

The Poppy Lady by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh

Watercress by Andrea Wang

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford

Yoko by Rosemary Wells

A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

Inside Cat by Brendan Wenzel

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Sector 7 by David Wiesner

Because by Mo Willems

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams

Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams

Brothers In Hope by Mary Williams

Sugarbush Spring by Marsha Wilson Chall

Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter

Follow The Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Malala a Brave Girl From Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy From Pakistan by Jeanette Winter

Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter

The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

Frida by Jonah Winter

Lillian’s Right To Vote by Jonah Winter

Sonia Sotomayor A Judge Grows In The Bronx by Jonah Winter

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

Esquivel Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood

More Than Peach by Bellen Woodard

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson

Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright

All the Way to America by Dan Yaccarino

What Do You Do With A Chance? by Kobi Yamada

What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada

What Do You Do With A Problem? by Kobi Yamada

Snow Angel Sand Angel by Lois-Ann Yamanaka and Ashley Lukashevsky

Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges

Encounter by Jane Yolen and David Shannon

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Lon Po Po by Ed Young

Emile and the Field by Kevin Young

Lala’s Words by Gracey Zhang

The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

Jack’s Worry by Sam Zuppardi

Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel

Miscellaneous Activities

Editable Dictado / Dictation Planner Templates – Bilingual English & Spanish

Spanish Weekly Dictado Lesson Plans Unit 1

Spanish Weekly Dictado Lesson Plans Unit 2

Spanish Weekly Dictado Lesson Plans Unit 3

Editable Field Trip Permission Slip Bilingual and Generic

Dr. Seuss Oh The Places You’ll Go Bilingual Writing Activity

Dr. Seuss Opinion Writing Bilingual English and Spanish 20+ Books!

Dr. Seuss Sneetches Writing Activity Bilingual English and Spanish

Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat Bilingual Writing Activities

Dr. Seuss There’s a Wocket In My Pocket Bilingual Rhyming Activity

Bilingual Reading Stamina Charts

Book Recommendation Forms BILINGUAL English and Spanish


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