RF.2.3 Lesson Plans


1. Season for Chapters - The Common Core Standards Curriculum Maps provides a second grade unit 1 map is titled, Season for Chapters. Although this unit does not directly relate to reading foundational skills, teachers are encouraged to find ways to integrate word study and phonics into the lesson. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

2. The Wild West - This second grade, Unit 2, curriculum map does not provide suggestions for integrating phonics into the lesson. Teachers are encouraged to have students identify root words with affixes in the reading as well as identify the syllable types of the syllables in multi-syllabic words found in the text. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

3. Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends - The second grade unit 3 map, Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends, encourages teachers to discuss vowel pairs and trigraphs in new words introduced. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

4. A Long Journey to Freedom - The second grade unit 4 map focuses on The Long Journey to Freedom. Although this unit does not include activities that directly relate to reading foundational skills, teachers are encouraged to find ways to integrate word study and phonics into the lesson. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

5. Hand-me-down Tales from Around the World- The second grade unit 5 map does not include activities directly related to word study and phonics although the possibilities for including word study is great. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

6. Taking Care of Ourselves - The second grade unit 6 map, Taking Care of Ourselves, is replete with multisyllable words and interesting root words. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

7. Lesson Plan Resources - Check out this Bedford County Tennessee site for lesson plan links. (Source: Bedford County, TN)

8. Check out LearnNC for a wide variety of lesson plans and activities, including phonics, spelling and word study
• This lesson plan, The Long and Short of It, long and short vowel sounds
Magic E: Decoding/encoding with CVC &CVCE
Digging up discoveries -In this archeology lesson, students find word spelling patterns and look at capitalization and punctuation. This first grade lesson (which combines science and reading) could be expanded to 2nd grade.
Read it backwards - A spelling lesson for grades 2-4
Word Bank - A spelling resource lesson for grades 2 and 3
Word Family Web - Students use knowledge of word families to generate new words and new spellings. (Source: Learn NC, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education)

9. The Read Write Think website is sponsored by the National Council of English Teachers and the International Reading Association in collaboration with Thinkfinity for teacher-developed lesson plans, materials and other resources
• This lesson, To, Too or Two, focuses on recognizing and spelling homophones.
Using Jack and the Beanstalk, this lesson supports the e study of irregular patterns and letter-sound relationships related to decoding and spelling.
Word Wizards: Students Making Words - This lesson begins with a read-aloud of Word Wizard by Cathryn Falwell, and then guides students through an active, hands-on activity in which they learn how to look for patterns in words and are encouraged to become "word wizards" themselves, making new words by adding letters or changing the sequence of letters. Students then use the online Word Wizard interactive to apply these strategies independently, making words from a given set of letters.
ROOTing Out Meaning: More Morphemic Analysis for Primary Pupils (K-5) a group of primary teachers and a university consultant reviewed the research on morphemic analysis and then explored ways to give pupils in grades 1, 2, and 3 an early start on using prefixes, suffixes, and roots to construct word meaning. The strategies they use include direct teaching of the meanings of affixes, finding and deriving meaning from roots in popular reading materials, disassembling and reassembling words with meaningful parts, using affix posters both informatively and interactively, employing Venn diagrams to compare and contrast the meanings of prefixes, and using contests and games to promote word study.
Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum (K-2) This lesson uses an active, hands-on activity to teach students how to determine the common and alternative sounds for specific vowel combinations. Authentic literature provides an excellent framework for teaching decoding and spelling. The words for this lesson are taken from the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
“Word Study with Henry and Mudge”: In this multisession lesson, students participate in a guided reading of a familiar text—Henry and Mudge. Students then reread the text in small groups to better understand the story. In the sessions that follow, students use sentence strips to practice high-frequency words, distinguish between a base word and a suffix, write new sentences using high-frequency and story words, and read a new passage.
Construct-a-Word (K-2) Using words and endings, students construct new words.
Make-a-Word Card Game - Although this lesson is labeled for grades 6-8, the idea (making words using affixes) is readily adaptable to 2nd grade. (Source: Read Write Think website, International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English)

10. The Reading Teachers Network website offers lesson plans that are illustrated and narrated. Look under the “lessons” tab to find a list of lessons. Those that include decoding have that designation noted in the “topic” column. (Source: Reading Teachers Network)
Syllable Division Review VCCCV Words

11. Check out TeachersNet for lessons you might use in teaching phonics. (Source: Teachers Network)

12. The LessonPlanet website offers lesson plans in inflectional endings (Grade 2, which can be adapted to first grade). Also find the lesson “Changing now words to then words” which is Grade 1 inflectional ending lesson. This site requires a fee, but is free for the first 10 days for teachers to explore. (Source: Lesson Planet)