Integrating Technology in Second Grade

Creative Educator lesson plans can help you provide your second-grade students with an engaging and creative approach to content learning.

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.

Depending on your student's abilities, you may also want to explore first-grade and third-grade lesson plans.


Amazing Animal Alliterations

Students will learn to create illustrations that support and reflect their writing.

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Five-Star Book Reviews

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.

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My Favorite Relative

Students create a video that names their favorite relative and supports their opinion with reasons and examples.

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Persuade for a Pet

Students write a persuasive letter to convince their parents or teacher to get a new pet.


Writing How To's

Students will write how-to stories about getting ready for school and publish them to use at home.

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Adapt a Story

Students practice narrative writing as they work together to write, illustrate, and narrate a new version of a story.

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Harmonious Haiku

After reading examples and learning about this short form of Japanese poetry, students write and illustrate their own haiku poems.

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Character Coat of Arms

In this lesson, students create a coat of arms to represent their personal identity and values.

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Fabulous Fables

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.

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Halloween Safety PSAs Lesson Plan

Students design public service announcements to promote safety at Halloween.

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Vocabulary Trading Cards

In this lesson, students create vocabulary trading cards that use images to help other students master the meaning of new words.

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Seeing Shapes

Students learn about 2-dimensional shapes and create a class book identifying these shapes around their school.

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Simple Surveys and Great Graphs

Students create and complete surveys, graph the data and share the results with an audience outside the classroom.

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Plan a Class Party

Students practice math skills, organization, and teamwork as they work as a class to plan and deliver a class party.

Now That's a Problem

Now That's a Problem

Students will create their own multiplication word problems.

The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

Students compose images from shapes, describe their composition, and create their own version of the book, The Shape of Things.

Magical Metamorphosis  Butterfly Life Cycle Stories

Magical Metamorphosis

Students explore the life cycle of a butterfly as they write and illustrate stories that show the stages of a butterfly’s metamorphosis.

Animal riddle

Animal Riddles

Students will research an animal and create a riddle to showcase their knowledge and engage other students in the natural world.

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Diary of a Snowflake

In this lesson, students create a 6-sided snowflake and write diary entries about its life.

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Cycle Stories

In this lesson, students tell the story of a scientific cycle by recreating the adventure of its "main character".

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Habitat Snow Globes

In this lesson, students design a snow globe highlighting a specific habitat, showing the plants, animals, and organisms found there.

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Fantastic Field Guides

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.

US Symbol Stories

US Symbol Stories

In this lesson, students tell the story of a US symbol from it’s perspective.

Suitcase Stories

Suitcase Stories

In this lesson, students create suitcase stories to describe an ancestor’s journey to America and important objects they might have packed.

Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

Create media resources that celebrate and promote the actions of a real world hero.

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Internet Safety Poster

In this lesson, students create a poster promoting Internet, or online, safety to raise awareness of this important issue at their school.

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Me: A Visual Essay

Students build media literacy skills as they create a visual essay to share information about themselves.

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Spooky Silhouettes

In this lesson, students learn about silhouettes and combine silhouettes they have created with Halloween backgrounds to create spooky scenes.

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