Second Grade Lesson Plans

Book Title Suggestions by Months of the School Year

Month Title
Sep New Shoes by Susan Meyers
Sep Horsefly and Honeybee by Randy Cecil a book about getting along with each other
Sep Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus By John Grandits
Sep Detective Little Boy Blue by Steve Metzger
Sep Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
Sep Mr. Prickles: A Quill Fated Love Story by Kara LaReau
Sep Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley
Sep Mr. Ouchy's First Day by H. G. Hennessy
Sep I Will Not Read This Book By Cece Meng
Sep Paul Bunyan vs. Hal Halson: The Giant Lumberjack Challenge by Teresa Bateman about friendship
Sep Read to Tiger by S. J. Fore: finding a quiet place to read
Sep Hattie the Bad by Jane Devlin: trying to be perfect is no fun
Sep Tell the Truth, B. B. Wolf by Judy Sierra
Sep The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore (many uses of a book)
Sep Think Big by Nancy Carlson
Sep "L" is for Library E TERry great for library orientation
Sep Your Pal Mo Willems presents Leonardo the terrible monster E WILlems
Sep Miss Smith"s Incredible Storybook E GARland
Sep Miss Smith Reads Again! E GARland
Sep Mim, Gym, and June by Denis Roche E ROC
Sep Always in Trouble by Corinne Demas
Sep The Bee Tree by E POLacco
Sep Once upon a time by E DALy
Sep Once upon an ordinary school day E MCNaughton text to self connection with music and the type that moves you
Sep Hey, Moma Goose E ZALben
Sep The Great Fuzz Frenzy E STEvens
Sep Reading makes you feel good E PAR
Sep Big Friends E CUYler
Sep Dear Little Fish E DAHan
Sep Best Friends for Frances E HOBan
Sep Mary Louise Loses Her Manners E CUNeo
Sep T is for Teachers 371 LAY
Sep The Great Math Tattle Battle E BOWen
Sep The Lost and Found Tooth by E BORden; a second grade girl hasn"t lost a tooth; graphing; journaling
Sep There Is a Bird on Your head! by Mo Willems
Sep Otis and Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever by Laura Numeroff
Oct If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder
Oct An Annoying A B C by Barbara Bottner
Oct The Spooky Halloween Party by Prager
Oct My Mom Has X-Ray Vision by Angela McAllister
Oct Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick by Jennifer Jacobson
Oct Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble E SCHachner
Oct Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Missing Treasure! E ANDreae Connects with Skippyjon with make believe
Oct Arthur series FIC KREnsky and E BROwn
Oct Riddledy Piggledy 828 MIT
Oct Dr. White E GOOdall
Oct Albert's Alphabet by Leslie Tryon
Oct Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Oct In a dark, dark room and other scary stories by Schwartz E 398.2 SCH
Oct Whistle for Willie by E Keats
Oct Giff books: In the Dinosaur's Paw
Oct Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
Oct Ant and Honey Bee What a Pair! E MCDonald
Oct Weird Friends 577.8 ARUego
Oct I see a kookaburra!-habitats t-t connection with Weird Friends
Oct The Magician and McTree E COOmbs
Oct The Teeny Tiny Teacher: a teeny tiny ghost story by Stephanie Calmenson
Oct The Teeny Tiny Woman 398.2 GALdone
Oct Arthur"s Halloween E BROwn
Oct Terrific E AGEe
Oct Too Many Frogs! E ASHer
Oct Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind by Cynthia Rylant
Oct M & M and the Haunted House Game E ROSs
Oct Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Oct Baby Badger's Wonderful Night by Karen Saunders
Nov Sequoia by Tony Johnston
Nov In November by Cynthia Rylant
Nov Oliver by Birgitta Sif (imagination)
Nov A Story for Bear by Dennis Haseley and Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead
Nov The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos
Nov If Frogs Made Weather by Marion Dane Bauer
Nov The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Nov This the the Turkey E Levine
Nov Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
Nov The Leaf Men by William Joyce
Nov Leaf Man E EHLert
Nov Cam Jansen books
Nov Don"t let the pigeon drive the bus E Willems: Use to teach peer pressure substituting the bus for drugs or alcohol or tabacco
Nov The Pigeon finds a hot dog by Mo Willems
Nov Don"t let the pigeon stay up late! by Mo Willems
Nov The Story of Jumping Mouse: a Native American Legend by John Steptoe
Nov Burgoo Stew by Susan patron: connects with Stone Soup
Nov Gator Gumbo by Candace Fleming
Nov Stone Soup
Nov Boy Soup E LESynski
Nov Tumbleweed Stew by Susan Stevens Crummel
Nov Frog and Toad series E LOBel
Nov If you give a mouse a cookie E NUMeroff
Nov Henry and Mudge series E RYLant
Nov Honey...Honey Lion! A story from Africa E BREtt
Nov Scritch Scratch E MOSs
Nov Science Fair Day E PLOurde
Nov Mystery by Arthur Geisert
Nov Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey E BATeman; seasons, Thanksgiving, Pilgrims
Nov Skunkdog E JENkins; dog has no sense of smell: senses
Dec Hattie the Bad by Jane Devlin
Dec Dear Santa Claus by E Durant
Dec The Night Before Christmas
Dec Merry Christmas, Strega Nona by E DEPaola
Dec Sugar Snow E WIL
Dec Lily"s purple plastic purse E HENkes
Dec Our Tree Named Steve E ZWEibel
Dec Stinky Sterns Forever FIC EDWards-discuss connections & big idea
Dec Once upon a time, the End (asleep in 60 seconds) E KLOske
Dec Pajama Day E PLOurde
Dec La Nochebuena South of the border SP 811 RICe bilingual
Dec Jingle Bells, Homework smells E DEGroat
Dec The Tamale Quilt E TENorio
Dec Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days E RYLant
Dec The Fright Before Christmas E HOWe
Dec Merry Christmas, Curious George E REY(Cathy Hapka)
Dec Reindeer Christmas E MOUlton rhyming story, Donner gets lost, mentions Christ"s birthday
Dec Arithmetickle 813 LEWis: math topic
Dec On the Scale, a Weighty Tale 530.8 CLEary rhyming story about weighing: math topic
Dec Fly, Monarch! Fly! E WALlace
Jan A Dollar, a penny, how much and how many? by Brian P. Cleary
Jan Scooter in the Outside by Anne Bowen (sweet dog story)
Jan Lucy Rescued by Harriet Ziefert great dog story
Jan Lemonade in Winter: A book about two kids counting money by Emily Jenkins
Jan Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks! The story of the three bears as told by Baby Bear by Nancy Loewen
Jan Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland by Wong herbert Yee
Jan A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
Jan Snow is my favorite and my best E CHIld
Jan Let's Go Rock Collecting E GANs
Jan Who's Afraid of the big bad book? E CHIld
Jan Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie De Paola and Red Berry Wool by Robyn Harbert Eversole
Jan Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn about Wool by Teri Sloat
Jan Henry and Mudge Sparkle Days E Rylant
Jan A Story for bear by E HASeley- text to text
Jan Todd's TV by James Proimos
Jan Which would you rather be E STEig
Jan Snow Bear by E George point of view
Jan Boy who cried fabulous by Newman
Jan Momma's magical purse by Bogan
Jan A Day in the life of Murphy by E PROvensen
Jan Harry I need you E CHWast
Jan Don't You feel well,Sam? E HESt
Jan The Red Blankey E THOmas a story of adoption from China
Jan A Penguin"s world 598.47 ARNold
Jan Read All About it! E BUSh discovering char. at library
Jan The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
Jan A Birthday for Cow! E THOmas
Jan If a Chicken Stayed for Supper by Carrie Weston
Jan Planet Hunter The story behind what happened to Pluto B BROWN
Jan Manners in the Library by Carrie Finn and Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
Jan Library Mouse E KIRk students as authors writing their own stories
Jan I"m Bad! E MCMullan; connects with The Doghouse by Thomas; phrase, Having someone for dinner, dinosaurs
Feb Zero the Hero by Joan Holub (math concept)
Feb .Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons
Feb Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio
Feb Henry’s Heart: A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend by Charise Mericle Harper
Feb Aunt Flossie's Hats (and crab cakes later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Feb Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen
Feb Don't Be My Valentine A Classroom Mystery by Joan M. Lexau
Feb This is the Dream by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander
Feb Halibut Jackson by David Lucas
Feb Young Cam Jansen and the 100th Day of School Mystery by David A. Adler E ADL
Feb Snowflake Bentley B BENTLEY
Feb Cinderella books from around the world for comparison Korean Cinderella, Egyptian Cinderella, Vietnamese, The Golden Slipper, Little Gold Star SP 398.2 HAY, Persian Cinderella 398.2 CLIne
Feb Polacco books
Feb Stuart Murphy Math Start books
Feb Can I Keep Him? by Steven Kellogg
Feb Knuffle Bunny Free an Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems
Feb Fred Stays With Me by Nancy Coffelt (child a home at father's and a home at mother's has a pet that goes with her to both)
Feb My Buddy by E OSOfsky
Feb The Empty Pot by Demi 398.2 DEM
Feb Meet the Wild Boars E ROSoff/PS-rudeness
Feb Tortuga in Trouble by Ann Whitford Paul
Feb The Three Silly Billies E PALatini-rudeness
Feb D.W."s Guide to Perfect Manners E BROwn
Feb Sophie's trophy E ELYa spanish words
Feb Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia McKissack
Feb Waking Beauty E WILcox fractured fairy tale in rhyme
Feb Groundhog Day! 394.26 GIBbons
Feb The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy
Feb Ping Pong Pig by Caroline Church
Feb He Came With the Couch by David Slonim: text to self connections about shopping garage sales
Mar The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
Mar Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett (fairytale characters)
Mar Fly, Chick, Fly! by Jeanne Willis (trying to learn, fear of failure)
Mar Mario & Baby Gia by Mario Lopez
Mar Funny Farm by Mark Teague spring farm story
Mar Edwina The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
Mar Aunt Chip and the Triple Dam Disaster E POLacco
Mar Start Saving, Henry! by Nancy Carlson
Mar Just Teenie by Susan Meddaugh
Mar The Quangle Wangle's hat E LEA
Mar Green Wilma by Tedd Arnold: frog story
Mar I Face the wind E 551.51 COB
Mar Bessie's Bed E HARshman
Mar The Falling Raindrop by Neil Johnson: personification and water cycle
Mar This is the house that Jill built E ROOt
Mar Never Cry Wolf E WATtenberg
Mar Flip, Float, Fly Seeds on the Move 581.4 MACken
Mar Teacher"s Pets by Dayle Ann Dodds
Mar What Do Teachers Do (after you leave school) by Anne Bowen
Mar Epossumondas by Coleen Salley
Mar Epossumondas Saves the Day by Coleen Salley
Mar The Wildest Brother E FUNke
Mar Where the Mild Things Are a very meek parody by Maurice Send-up
Mar Where the wild things are E SENdak
Mar The Three Pigs/ E WIEsner
Mar Bebe Goes Shopping E ELYa; bilingual, rhyming, foods
Mar And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
Mar That's How by Christoph Niemann
Apr Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Apr It's All About Me-ow by Hudson Talbott
Apr Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine by Allison Wortche
Apr We're Going on a Picnic! by Pat Hutchins
Apr Samantha on a Roll by Linda Ashman
Apr Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Apr Tom Thumb by Richard Jesse Watson
Apr Not Norman: a goldfish story E BENnett
Apr To the beach E ASHman describe how your home is different from a beach environment
Apr Hotel Deep light verse from dark water 811 CYRus
Apr Owen Foote FIC GREene
Apr Jenny Archer FIC PALmisciano
Apr Hedgie Blasts Off! E BREtt
Apr If you Decide to go to the Moon 629.45 MCNulty
Apr Texas Zeke and the Longhorn 398.2 DAVis
Apr A Pig is Moving In E FRIes
Apr The Moon was at a Fiesta E GOLlub
Apr Americana Adventure E GARland monuments, presidents
Apr Last One in Is a Rotten Egg! E DEGroat
Apr The Adventures of Polo E FALler: wordless picture book
Apr Polo The Runaway Book E FALler: wordless picture book
May The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff by Laura Numeroff
May Swim! Swim! by Lerch
May Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler
May Sylvia Jean Scout Supreme by Lisa Campbell Ernst
May Big Al E CLEments
May When the Tide is Low E COLe
May My Life with the wave E COWan
May Dooby Dooby Moo E CROnin
May Amazing Grace E HOFfman
May Boundless Grace E HOFfman
May Something for nothing 398.2 STAmpler
May Skippyjon Jones CD"s and reader"s theater
May My Great Aunt Arizona B HUGHES
May Perfect Square by Michael Hall
May Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs E ANDreae, connects with Skippyjon playing make believe in the closet
Book Talk Willy the Scrub FIC MCEwan
Book Talk Whitewater Scrubs FIC MCEwan
Book Talk Boo"s Dinosaur E BYArs
Book Talk Mercy Watson to the Rescue FIC DICammilo
Book Talk Candy Corn Contest FIC GIFf
Book Talk Suzy Kline books Song Lee in room 2B by FIC KLI
Book Talk Cam Jansen books FIC ADLer
Book Talk The Lightning Bugs: an Ike and mem Story FIC JENnings
Book Talk The Tornado Watches: an Ike and Mem story FIC JENnings