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2nd Grade Spelling Words

By the end of second grade, students should be able to spell sight words and words that follow phonetic generalizations correctly. Our spelling program was designed to achieve this goal.

Second Grade Spelling Words

Our second grade spelling program contains 32 units, each unit contains 20 spelling words. Weekly spelling test will consist of three types of words:

  • Spelling words (12 words),
  • Challenge words (3 words), and
  • High frequency / sight words (5 words).

Unit 1: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
cat than end that
had then man well
red bad tell wet
Challenge Words
spend swell splatter
High Frequency / Sight Words
think before give your where

Unit 2: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
big his run lot
got top did this
but not sit dog
Challenge Words
shop quit flipper
High Frequency / Sight Words
small right great they there

Unit 3: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
made name like nice
cute hope keep coat
tail ride read game
Challenge Words
flame twice sweeper
High Frequency / Sight Words
one light two clock thing

Unit 4: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
away may say see
tree day play today
need she feed eat
Challenge Words
tray spray treats
High Frequency / Sight Words
few make slow west drink

Unit 5: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
book good room with
them last food look
soon went left much
Challenge Words
spent broom without
High Frequency / Sight Words
girl people important could who

Unit 6: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
are before car door
ever first for girl
her horse work shirt
Challenge Words
doorbell shore squirt
High Frequency / Sight Words
children why very more really

Unit 7: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
and ran can saw
has have land walk
mad small want called
Challenge Words
strand chalk straw
High Frequency / Sight Words
talk into knew others always

Unit 8: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
fell will grass dress
less cross off class
stuff still miss pull
Challenge Words
stuffing classroom dresser
High Frequency / Sight Words
our found around wrong just

Unit 9: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
about down house now
out sound around found
how our town wow
Challenge Words
crowned frowning downtown
High Frequency / Sight Words
most it’s don’t might quick

Unit 10: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
spring going think find
send kind thing long
sing strong song wrong
Challenge Words
belong blender swinging
High Frequency / Sight Words
ask every should these until

Unit 11: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
best just stop fast
glad must from most
lost step shut ship
Challenge Words
stepping shutter trust
High Frequency / Sight Words
never many happy would when

Unit 12: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
one two three four
five six seven eight
nine ten math number
Challenge Words
addition subtraction hundred
High Frequency / Sight Words
together only while again because

Unit 13: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
fish ship shirt chip
chop reach wish wash
shell such beach child
Challenge Words
lunches dishes cheap
High Frequency / Sight Words
funny world also been know

Unit 14: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
night light fight eye
right might my buy
why cry try dry
Challenge Words
daylight slight bright
High Frequency / Sight Words
once another brother sister between

Unit 15: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
back quick sick trick
week black kick milk
ask pick peek stick
Challenge Words
cracker clicking backpack
High Frequency / Sight Words
something sometimes help below does

Unit 16: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
after other summer better
under paper never over
letter number water together
Challenge Words
butterfly clever sweater
High Frequency / Sight Words
walk each didn’t won’t writing

Unit 17: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
every many only funny
baby lady happy money
very easy bumpy family
Challenge Words
honey pretty tiny
High Frequency / Sight Words
myself caught animal different nothing

Unit 18: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
could should would woods
you your took book
foot of come some
Challenge Words
bookmark shook footprint
High Frequency / Sight Words
thank high learn those watch

Unit 19: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
there than things these
until what when where
which while who why
Challenge Words
switch whisper thunder
High Frequency / Sight Words
live round thought anyone open

Unit 20: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
didn’t I’m we’ll you’re
it’s doesn’t don’t can’t
they’re I’ll won’t couldn’t
Challenge Words
standing fiction journal
High Frequency / Sight Words
second start heard leave city

Unit 21: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
again because head little
once really also always
another any here new
Challenge Words
rattle bread drew
High Frequency / Sight Words
played show use picture quiet

Unit 22: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
been brother sister mother
father even knew know
people place said tried
Challenge Words
oven feather blister
High Frequency / Sight Words
you’re across began circle family

Unit 23: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
somebody something sometimes someone
between help below does
by him forgot her
Challenge Words
shallow shelter burn
High Frequency / Sight Words
favorite hurt winter beautiful their

Unit 24: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
talk walk each great
break use listen surprise
quiet wanted jumped maybe
Challenge Words
chalk peaches useful
High Frequency / Sight Words
away teacher which almost close

Unit 25: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
asked better turn picture
write going was year
happened second catch started
Challenge Words
touch clear clutter
High Frequency / Sight Words
done exciting pretty during gone

Unit 26: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
might heard problem story
finally goes ready under
anyone leave city open
Challenge Words
anytime question answer
High Frequency / Sight Words
please enough keep much nice

Unit 27: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
called minute world soft
already anything told too
upon oh myself nobody
Challenge Words
trail snail straight
High Frequency / Sight Words
sentence question answer toward outside

Unit 28: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
anywhere caught eyes clothes
light right were animals
different cry tried white
Challenge Words
lightning brighter airplane
High Frequency / Sight Words
through follow change carry replied

Unit 29: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
believe children change warm
coming age both dear
more nothing own put
Challenge Words
strange behind chores
High Frequency / Sight Words
laughed impossible except reason several

Unit 30: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
washed early follow give
hard large morning read
school show thank walked
Challenge Words
charge prank pillow
High Frequency / Sight Words
trouble probably order since whole

Unit 31: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
earth ground grown high
home learn real seen
those watch word cold
Challenge Words
stream clutch build
High Frequency / Sight Words
instead either everyone finally heavy

Unit 32: Spelling Words

Spelling Words
hundred live round short
tomorrow without idea sure
thought sleeping fly clean
Challenge Words
yesterday steaming astound
High Frequency / Sight Words
ready person often special build

Source: Rachel Carson Elementary School 2nd Grade Handout
Montgomery County, MD (2011/2012)

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