Language Arts – Bob Jones University

Phonics & Reading

  • Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one-vowel and two-vowel words, consonant blends
  • Recognition and use of all phonics rules in reading and writing
  • Spelling rules: double consonants, dropping silent “e”, changing “y” to “i”, etc.
  • Oral reading: large group, small group, buddies, and individually.
  • Teaching and practice of various comprehension skills and fluency


  • Review of letter formation and practice
  • Cursive writing in lower and upper case in three spaces
  • Introduction to one-line high cursive writing
  • Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas


  • Weekly phonics-based and/or high-frequency word list, sentences or paragraphs
  • Teaching of spelling rules


  • Capitalization of first word in a sentence, days of the week and months of the year
  • Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences
  • Complete sentences, questions, and exclamations
  • Words using suffixes, prefixes, syllables and accents, abbreviations, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same mean¬ing words, singular and plural words, singular possessive word, and contractions
  • Alphabetizing words
  • Word usage rules
  • Nouns, verbs, and adjectives

Creative Writing

  • Story line, poetry, voice, word choice, mechanics, writing of complete sentences, questions, exclamations and short stories
  • Dictionary Skills

Science – ACSI Purposeful Design

  • Plants: Enjoying the Plant World
  • Animals: Enjoying the Animal World; Insects and Spiders
  • Weather
  • Health and Human Biology: Enjoying Myself and Others; Five Senses
  • Energy: Enjoying the Air Around Us; Enjoying Things that Move
  • Vertebrates and Invertebrates
  • Oceans and Ocean Life

Arithmetic – Saxon

  • Whole Number Concepts and Operations: Numeration; number theory; addition; subtraction; multiplication; division; concepts
  • Fraction Concepts and Operations: Number sense; estimation strategies
  • Number Sense, Estimation, and Mental Math: Mental math strategies
  • Patterns, Relationships & Algebraic Thinking
  • Mathematical Processes: Problem solving; reasoning; connections; communication
  • Geometry: Plane and solid shapes; classifications.
  • Measurement, Time & Money: Measurement; Perimeter, Area, Volume; Time; Money
  • Data, Statistics, & Probability: Graphing; data & statistics; probability
  • Problem solving skills

History and Geography – A Beka

  • America, Our Home
  • Our Flag
  • Our Patriotic Holidays
  • Our Songs
  • The People Who Built America: The Separatists, America’s Indians, The Colonists, America’s Pioneers

Bible – Bob Jones

  • Hymns/choruses
  • Memory verses
  • Bible doctrine
  • Christian Living
  • Old and New Testament Bible stories


  • Strengthen keyboard function knowledge
  • Project based learning of Microsoft Office 2012 tools:
    • Word (word processing)
    • Paint (graphics)
    • PowerPoint (presentations)
  • Internet safety

Enrichment Classes Taught by Specialists

  • Art
  • Chapel
  • Computer Lab
  • Library
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Science Lab
  • Spanish

Second Grade Homework

  • Weekly Bible memory verse
  • Weekly spelling tests
  • Unfinished class work, returned the next day
  • Reading requirement – 20 minutes nightly
  • Weekly packets in various subjects