Academic Vocabulary Words For Second Graders Core Tier 2 Vocabulary List & Activities ESL ELL


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Unlock the power of daily vocabulary lessons with Academic Vocabulary Words For Second Graders Core Tier 2 Vocabulary List & Activities ESL ELL! This bright & colorful set of daily academic vocabulary lessons will expose your students to rich core tier 2 vocabulary while building their language and communication skills. Your 2nd graders will love using this daily academic vocabulary word work resource to grow their reading and speaking skills, and enrich their writingPerfect for ELL and ESL students too!


Academic Vocabulary Words For Second Graders Core Tier 2 Vocabulary List & Activities ESL ELL contains 185 DIFFERENT VOCABULARY WORDS to use throughout your ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR either as word of the day or word of the week vocabulary lessons and activities!


This motivating yearlong set of Academic Vocabulary Words For Second Graders Core Tier 2 Vocabulary List & Activities ESL ELL is ideal for cultivating a classroom environment that fosters strong speaking and listening skillsenhances writing and spelling skills, and encourages critical thinking. 


Reusable and substitute-friendly, this Academic Vocabulary Words For Second Graders Core Tier 2 Vocabulary List & Activities ESL ELL Set is going to challenge and motivate your students and foster a love of language acquisition.


The predictable and repetitive format of this academic vocabulary word set for Second Graders is perfect for setting your students up for success. Students know what to expect each day and in what order, and this makes your classroom procedures run much more efficiently.

The words included are tier 2 core vocabulary words. These words are less familiar, yet useful vocabulary found in written text across multiple domains. The Common Core State Standards refer to these as “general academic words.” These words are more precise or subtle forms of familiar words and include multiple-meaning words. This set is especially useful for ESL and ELL students! 


Academic Vocabulary Words For Second Graders Core Tier 2 Vocabulary List & Activities ESL ELL will empower your students to build confidence and develop a deeper understanding of the English language.


When you purchase this product you will receive both a PowerPoint version and a PDF version, which makes this word of the day vocabulary set versatile enough for use whether you are teaching in person or virtually. You can print the daily word posters out and display them in your classroom, or you can project the PowerPoint slides onto the Smartboard, or upload the PowerPoint into Google Classroom(TM) for virtual learning.


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What kind of activities will you get with Academic Vocabulary Words For Second Graders Core Tier 2 Vocabulary List & Activities ESL ELL? 


185 High-Interest Academic Tier 2 Core Vocabulary Word of the Day Pages– A different vocabulary word and matching picture for every day of the year. Build strong language skills in your students as you study each word, its part of speech, its meaning, and how it is used in a sentence. (Also included with this product is a complete list of all the word of the day words.)

Each page features:

  • Tier 2 vocabulary word
  • Definition
  • Part of speech
  • Photo example
  • Sample sentence


Differentiated Student Activity Page- Use the differentiated student recording sheets for assessment and accountability. Choose the page format that works best for your learners! The Student Activity pages can be completed together as a class, in small groups, or independently.

A journal cover is also included if you choose to bundle the pages together to create a Word of the Day journal.

Each student activity page features:

•Word of the Day

•Part of speech


•Use the word in a sentence

•Illustrate the word/or find an image to represent the word


Parts of Speech Reference Posters- Two sizes of reference posters will allow your students to develop a strong understanding of parts of speech. Classroom poster sized and individual student sized reference cards will be a perfect addition to your language arts lessons!

Parts of Speech Reference Posters included:

  • noun
  • verb
  • pronoun
  • adjective
  • adverb
  • preposition
  • conjunction
  • interjection


Positive Student Notes- Positive notes intended to encourage and recognize students who can begin using the Vocabulary Word of the Day in their classroom conversations! Another fun way to incorporate accountability and inspire your students to assimilate these new vocabulary words into their everyday speaking and writing.



Vocabulary words included in this resource:

1. above

2. accident

3. agree

4. amaze

5. amusing

6. annoy

7. apply

8. argument

9. arranged

10. arrive

11. attention

12. avoid

13. award

14. aware

15. balance

16. bare

17. behind

18. benefit

19. blast

20. board

21. bounce

22. brave

23. bright

24. calm

25. career

26. category

27. cause

28. center

29. check

30. classify

31. claw

32. clear

33. club

34. collect

35. community

36. compare

37. complete

38. conclusion

39. connect

40. continue

41. cooperation

42. core

43. corner

44. couple

45. crowd

46. curious

47. damp

48. dangerous

49. dash

50. dawn

51. deep

52. demolish

53. describe

54. design

55. detail

56. difference

57. direct

58. discard

59. discover

60. dive

61. doubt

62. dozen

63. edit

64. enemy

65. energy

66. enormous

67. enough

68. escape

69. estimate

70. evening

71. exactly

72. excess

73. exercise

74. expect

75. explanation

76. factory

77. famous

78. feast

79. field

80. finally

81. flap

82. float

83. flock

84. flood

85. fold

86. fresh

87. friendly

88. frighten

89. frown

90. fuel

91. gap

92. gasp

93. gather

94. gaze

95. greedy

96. gust

97. harm

98. helpful

99. herd

100. idea

101. impossible

102. include

103. insect

104. insist

105. instrument

106. interesting

107. introduce

108. invent

109. investigate

110. label

111. leader

112. leaned

113. leap

114. less

115. living

116. local

117. lonely

118. luxury

119. mention

120. motor

121. necessary

122. nervous

123. nibble

124. non-living

125. notice

126. observe

127. opinion

128. pack

129. pale

130. peak

131. peeking

132. plan

133. portion

134. possible

135. prefer

136. prepare

137. present

138. probably

139. process

140. proof

141. publish

142. purpose

143. rare

144. reflect

145. revise

146. rumor

147. safe

148. seal

149. search

150. separate

151. settle

152. several

153. shelter

154. shiver

155. shy

156. similar

157. skill

158. slight

159. smooth

160. soil

161. solution

162. stack

163. steady

164. steaming

165. stormy

166. strand

167. stream

168. support

169. suppose

170. sway

171. swoop

172. tiny

173. tower

174. travel

175. treasure

176. tremble

177. vanish

178. village

179. volunteer

180. warn

181. weak

182. wealthy

183. wise

184. wonder

185. zigzag


What skills are covered with 2nd Grade Academic Tier 2 Core Vocabulary Word of the Day Word Work Activities?

  • greater understanding of the English Language
  • word meaning
  • correct word usage
  • parts of speech
  • spelling
  • critical thinking skills




➡️Perfect to project onto the screen first thing in the morning as students are entering the classroom.


➡️Great to use as a warm-up to language arts lessons to establish a positive & fun classroom routine.


➡️Excellent to use throughout the day as a time-filler when you have a few minutes in your schedule here and there that you want to fill with quick and easy activities.


➡️Works for whole group instruction, small group instruction, and even for take-home review.


➡️A powerful tool for empowering ESL and ELL students.


You won’t be disappointed with the engagement level and the powerful impact this resource will have on your classroom community!


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

• SL.2.4, SL.2.5, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.4, L.2.5, L.2.6

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