2nd Grade Language Worksheets


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If you’re looking for Language review for your second grade students or an at-home packet to send home, these 2nd Grade Language Worksheets cover all Common Core first grade language skills. Each standard has between 4 and 6 worksheets. These are perfect for print-and-go review or practice.

These practice sheets can be used for:

  • at-home learning
  • review activities
  • morning work
  • homework
  • early finisher activities
  • sub plans
  • follow up activities when teaching new skills

**This collection of 2nd grade language worksheets come from my standards-based units for the 2nd grade Language domain. If you own the Language bundle, you already own all of these worksheets.**

Language and vocabulary skills help solidify students’ knowledge and understanding of grammar skills, language skills, conventions of standard English, and vocabulary acquisition and use. There are 17 standards within this collection. These units cover skills that will help with students’ verbal language, written language, phoneme knowledge, grammar skills, and word knowledge.

If you’re interested in these worksheets PLUS lesson plans, interactive notebook activities, assessments, and hands-on centers, check out the Language bundle!

This 2nd Grade Language Worksheets purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at jessica.L.tobin@gmail.com.

Standards Included:

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Use collective nouns (e.g., group).

Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).

Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).

Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.

Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.

Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.

Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy ��� boil).

Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Compare formal and informal uses of English

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).

Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).

Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).

Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).

Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).


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