Grade Phonics and Reading Curriculum
Spelling and Handwriting||
SE editions are only available, directly, from McRuffy Press.
sure youngsters continue to build upon their skills and move forward in their
reading is essential for future success. Our 2nd grade phonics and reading curriculum
is designed to assist young learners in mastering skills so they can flourish
At McRuffy Press, our 2nd grade phonics and reading materials
are used in classrooms and home school programs all over the world. Our materials
are specifically tailored to help second-graders master the skills they need to
prepare for the third grade and beyond. From our phonics activities to our hands-on
teaching materials, we put children’s success as our first priority.
(Special Edition) The current (©2008) Second Grade Special Edition (SE) Phonics and
Reading program is more comprehensive than the original black and white version.
This 2nd grade phonics and reading program features all new lesson plans, color
workbooks divided by subject areas (a Language and Reading workbook and a Spelling
and Phonics workbook), and a resource pack that’s chockfull of fun and useful
McRuffy SE editions are available exclusively from McRuffy Press.
and White Curriculum Replacement materials for the older (©1999), mass-market edition.
2nd Grade SE
Phonics and Reading Curriculum:
The 2nd Grade SE curriculum features color workbooks that are divided
by subject areas – Language and Reading, Spelling and Phonics
– with more than 100 new reading and phonics activities and
an updated teacher's manual.
- The Teacher's Manual includes daily lesson plans, and
reference material. The classroom phonics lessons are integrated with language,
spelling, and handwriting. Reading materials are integrated with creative writing,
reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and handwriting. The manual is
published in two volumes for easier handling.
Each lesson contains three sections.
- Lesson Objectives are clearly stated.
are referenced so you'll know what you need at a glance.
section presents the concepts to the student. See
sample lesson plans.
- Two SE Workbooks in
full color. These feature laminated covers for added durability and provide a
wide variety of activities to reinforce reading, language, and spelling concepts.
These spiral-bound 2nd grade phonics and reading workbooks can lay flat or be
folded back completely. Included activities cover spelling, 2nd grade phonics,
reading comprehension and much more.
- The Language and Reading
(LAR) color workbook. This contains language and grammar activities,
poems, writing instruction, and additional reading materials to reinforce 2nd
grade phonics and reading lessons.
- The Spelling and Phonics
(SAP) color workbook contains activities emphasizing word structure,
spelling rules, phonics, and spelling. The weekly spelling lists are based upon
2nd grade phonics concepts.
sample LAR workbook pages.
sampleSAP workbook pages.
The 2nd Grade Phonics and
Reading program uses:
- 28 Reading Books to take students
to a new level of reading ability while reinforcing 2nd grade phonics. Some old
favorites from the first grade level are back. Emily and Elaine Rose make and
solve new problems. Jonathan has a Not-So-Great-Great-Week that he's ready to
tell you about. Find out the secret of a dog's talent in Francis Dances. A boy
named Benny finds out how little a penny can buy in Benny's Pennies. Two hedgehogs
hunt for the ingredients to their favorite snack, then share the recipe with you
in Hedgehog Fudge. A girl named Mary solves a big problem in Mary, Whiskers, and
- On the back of each book is a list of new and review words
used in the story. Children can practice the words in isolation and then read
them in the context of the story. These entertaining and humorous stories reinforce
weekly 2nd grade phonics concepts. All books are printed in color with cardstock
covers. Most books are fifteen to sixteen pages long. See a sample book: Bobcat
Handwriting assignments are included in the Teacher's
Manual. Check out the optional 2nd
Grade McRuffy Handwriting books which provide additional
tracing and practice exercises.
2nd Grade PDF samples to view and print.
2nd Grade Handwriting:
View samples of the 2nd
Grade McRuffy Handwriting books which are sold separately.
2nd Grade McRuffy
Handwriting books are sold separately.
Black & White - 2nd Grade (©1999) Phonics and Reading Curriculum:
Second Grade Phonics and Reading Materials:
- The Teacher's Manual includes
daily lesson plans, copy masters, and reference material. The 2nd grade phonics
lessons are integrated with language, spelling, reading, and handwriting. Students
also make their own books with weekly creative writing assignments.
workbooks provide a total of 160 pages of reading and phonics activities.
- 28 McRuffy
Readers. These entertaining stories reinforce the weekly 2nd grade phonics
concepts. All books are printed black and white in the standard curriculum. Students
color the pages after mastering each individual book.
Handwriting assignments are included in the Teacher's Manual.
Check out the optional Second
Grade McRuffy Handwriting books which provide additional tracing and practice
The weekly spelling lists are based upon phonics concepts.
Second Grade Phonics Concepts Taught:
- First grade review
digraphs: au, ew, ie, ea (short e), ue
- Consonant digraphs: wh, ph, ch
- Additional long a spellings: ea, ey, eigh
- Suffixes and prefixes
- Silent letters
- Schwa sounds
- Compound words
- R controlled a sound (as in air, bear, care)
- ough, augh,
tion, nse, nce, dge
Language Concepts Taught:
- Nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives
by the second and third letter
- Vocabulary development
- Story elements: order, main
- Creative writing
and print samples of the (©1999) lesson plans, worksheets, and the Scope and Sequence.
Our current SE edition (2008) offers the best value, and the latest, most thorough
Therefore, black and white, Second Grade Phonics Curriculum (©1999) is
no longer available as a kit through McRuffy Press.
However, individual replacement materials for the ©1999 black and white curriculum are still available below.
Although the second grade phonics and reading lesson plans give
a daily handwriting assignment that can be done on blank writing
paper, the handwriting books
feature additional practice exercises and guidance arrows that show
the formation of the letters.
interested in a full curriculum? Check out the Dynamic
Phonics Learning Book.
It includes 98 great lesson plans and
charts to teach all of the basic phonics concepts.
Sliders are designed to make second grade phonics a hands-on
experience. These books contain 180 reproducible phonics drills.