Grade Phonics and Reading Curriculum
Spelling and Handwriting
McRuffy SE editions
are only available, directly, from McRuffy Press.
Making 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 and grow.
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.
SE (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 materials.
McRuffy SE editions are available exclusively from McRuffy Press.
Black 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.
- Materials are referenced so you'll know
what you need at a glance.
- Teaching 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
sample LAR workbook pages.
sampleSAP workbook page
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 the Whale.
- 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.
Individual SE Materials:
2nd Grade McRuffy
Handwriting books are sold separately.
& 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.
- Two 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
Handwriting assignments are included in the Teacher's Manual.
Check out the optional Second
Grade McRuffy Handwriting books which provide additional tracing
and practice exercises.
The weekly spelling lists are based upon phonics concepts.
Second Grade Phonics Concepts Taught:
- First grade review
- Vowel 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
- Multi-syllable words
- R controlled a sound (as in air, bear, care)
- ough, augh, tion, nse, nce, dge
Language Concepts Taught:
- Nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives
- Alphabetizing by the second and third letter
- Vocabulary development
- Synonyms, opposites, homophones
- Story elements: order, main idea
- Creative writing
and print samples of the (©1999) lesson plans, worksheets,
and the Scope and Sequence.
current SE edition (2008)
offers the best value, and the latest, most thorough curriculum
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
Replacement Materials (©1999):
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.
Not 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.