Language Arts – Bob Jones University/Concerned Communications/A Beka

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 – Bob Jones

  • What Scientist do

  • What living things do and where they live

  • How plants grow, the earth moves, light works and matter changes

  • What fossils show us and what makes up the earth

  • How things move and the body works

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 – Bob Jones

  • Heritage Studies

  • God so loved the World

  • Exploring our past

  • The Colonies

  • The Revolutionary War

  • A Nation is born

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