These themed Grade 2 spelling words will help make spelling a little more interesting for your second grader.
A free printable pdf of the 2nd grade spelling words can be downloaded below.
There are 36 weekly spelling lists with 10 second grade words per list.
Themed Spelling Lists
Instead of learning a random list of words, themes help make things a little bit more exciting.
It also allows for the possibility of incorporating other forms of learning using the weeks’ theme. For example:
- reading children’s books that would go along with the weekly theme
- different writing activities (stories, postcards, recipes, etc.)
This can make for easier learning when the child is reading and using the words in other ways.
36 Weekly Spelling Themes
Here are the 36 weekly spelling themes for these 2nd grade spelling words.
Some of the themes below are linked to the weekly spelling list that you can view online.
- Back to School
- ER, IR & OR (R Controlled Vowels)
- Long E Sound
- Long I Sound
- Long A Sound
- Hard C / Soft C
- _ILD, _OLT, _OLD & _UST
- Long O Sound
- Human Body – The Face
- AR & UR (R Controlled Vowels)
- Disney Movies
- Letters / Cards
- Hard G / Soft G
- Long U Sound
- Fairy Tales
- The Three Little Pigs
- The Sky
- _IND & _OST
About these Grade 2 Spelling Words
These themed word lists are a great resource for teachers, students and parents teaching their children at home.
- themed weekly list for 36 weeks
- english words are at a grade 2 level
- 10 words per week
- Of the 360 words, 237 of them are Fry words. 96 of the words are Dolch words.
- If you add the 174 Fry words from the first grade spelling words, it means by the end of the second grade, your student will have learned the spellings of 411 Fry words + 269 additional words.
- spelling lists are secular
Printable Grade 2 Spelling Words pdf
You can download a printable pdf of the 2nd grade master spelling list below, completely free.
2nd Grade Spelling Worksheets
New spelling games, word puzzles and worksheets to go along with these spelling words are continually being added. Here is the link where you can see a list of all the 2nd grade spelling activities to date.
There are also 2nd grade dictation sentences for all 36 weeks.
Lesson plans to go along with the words are in the process of being created. Currently there’s a lesson plan available for:
Spelling Words for Other Elementary Grades
Are you’re looking for spelling lists for another grade? Here are spelling word lists for other elementary grade levels:
- Grade 1 Spelling Words
- Grade 3 Spelling Words
- Grade 4 Spelling Words
- Grade 5 Spelling Words
- Grade 6 Spelling Words
In the works is spelling curriculum that uses these weekly words.
Darl and Matthew
Wednesday 18th of January 2023
Thank you for sharing!my son learned a lot and we both enjoy our spelling bee..not to get him bored we both do😍
Saturday 23rd of October 2021
Thank you for sharing, it is very helpful. I seam to have a little problem. I could only download one printible sheet, how can I download more? What do I need to do?
Monday 18th of October 2021
Exciting activities, thank you for sharing. God bless!!!
Monday 26th of October 2020
Can i get small sentences of grade 2 for my child which is in grade 2
Thursday 8th of October 2020
Thank You!!!!! I have been trying to find something just like this!