Second Grade Curriculum

Religion
Spirit of Truth: Grade Two—Our Life in Jesus, Sophia Institute Press

Math
Saxon Math, Grade 2 by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Constructing the Universe Activity Books by: Michael Schneider

Science
FOSS Next Generation
Physical – Solids and Liquid
Earth – Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Life – Insects and Plants

History
Ancient History / Medieval Times / Renaissance / Modern & American History
a. The Story of Civilization by Phillip Campbell
b. The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide by Maggie Hogan and Cindy Wiggens
c. The Famous Men of Greece by John Haaren and A. B. Poland
d. The Famous Men of Rome by John Haaren and A. B. Poland
e. Roman Catholic History by Sonya Romens

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Handwriting
Draw Write Now, Book 3 by: Marie Hablitzel, Kim Stitzer

Spelling/Vocab
Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name – Alphabetic Spellers by Pierson
Composition: Institute for Excellence in Writing Course

Grammar/Phonics
Letters and Sounds, 2 by Abeka
MCP Plaid Phonics, Level B by Pearson School
SRA Phonics Beginning Readers, Grade 2 by McGraw-Hill

Literature
Animal Folk Tales of America
The Courage of Sarah Noble, Alice Dalgliesh
Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Prairie School
Tales from Beatrix Potter
Annie and the Old One, Miska Miles
Apple Tree Christmas, Trinka H. Noble
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap, Dianne Snyder
The Children’s Bible in 365 Stories, Mary Batchelor
The Children’s Book of Heroes, William J. Bennett
Cinderella, Charles Perrault
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Judi Barrett
The Courage of Sarah Noble, Alice Dalgliesh
The Drinking Gourd, F.N. Monjo
Farmer Palmer’s Wagon Ride, William Steig
The Hole in the Dike, Norma Green
How is a Crayon Made? Oz Charles
How Many Days to America? Eve Bunting
Johnny Appleseed, Steven Kellogg
The Long Way Westward, Johan Sandin
Magical Hands, Marjorie Barker
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Virginia Lee Burton
Miss Nelson is Missing! James Marshall and Harry Allard
Mop Top, Don Freeman
The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving, Ann McGovern
Stone Soup, Marcia Brown
Sunken Treasure, Gail Gibbons
Wagon Wheels, Barbara Brenner
A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver, Aliki
The White Stallion, Elizabeth Shub