2nd Grade

2nd grade lesson plans, slideshows, and other resources for the EL Education curriculum 

Math resources, lesson plans and curricular support for 2nd grade

Science resources, including support for FOSS

Assessment materials, 

i-Ready guides and SIPPS support

Assessments, plans,  and resources for the Benchmark curriculum

EL Education is the provider of the new ELA curriculum that has been adopted by OUSD for grades K-5, starting in the 2021-22 school year.* The curriculum is standards-based, and relies heavily on fiction and nonfiction trade books. OUSD teachers can find EL Education materials and lesson plans at EL Ed Central.  

* OUSD Dual Language schools use the Benchmark Education curriculum for language instruction.

Module 1

Schools and Communities

What is school, and why are schools important? Why is it hard for some children to go to school in their communities? How do communities solve these problems so their children can go to school? How are schools around the world different? How are they similar?

Module 2

Fossils Tell of Earth's Changes

What do paleontologists do? How do characters respond to major events? What can we learn from studying fossils? How do readers learn more about a topic from informational texts?  How do authors write compelling narratives?

Module 3

The Secret World of Pollination

How do plants grow and survive? How do pollinators help plants grow and survive? How do we get the fruits, flowers, and vegetables that we enjoy? How do we become researchers and share our learning?

Module 4

Providing for Pollinators

Why should people help pollinators to survive? How can I take action to help pollinators?

Eureka Math2 (Eureka Math "Squared")   is the adopted OUSD curriculum for elementary schools.  The curriculum is aligned to California Common Core standards, which describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade.


Module 1

Place Value Concepts Through Metric Measurement and Data • Place Value, Counting, and Comparing Within 1,000

Module 2

Addition and Subtraction

Within 200s


Module 3

 Shapes and Time with Fraction Concepts

Module 4

Addition and Subtraction Within 1,000


Module 5

Money, Data, and Customary Measurement

Module 6

Multiplication and Division Foundations

For elementary science instruction, OUSD uses FOSS (Full Option Science System), a research-based science curriculum developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. This curriculum emphasizes hands-on activities and is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The order of the three modules varies from school to school, depending on the rotation of physical science kits at each school site.

Physical Science

Solids and Liquids

How are solid and liquid materials similar and different?

How do the properties of solid and liquid materials relate to how they can be used and how they can change?


Earth Science

Pebbles, Sand & Silt

What are the properties of rocks and how do they change?

How are small pieces of rock made and moved to change landforms?

How are different sizes of rocks used as resources to make useful objects?


Life Science

Insects and Plants

How do organisms live, grow, respond to their environment, and reproduce?

How and why do organisms interact with their environment and what are the effects of those interactions?


2nd Grade Academic Milestones (for families)

Milestones_2nd Grade.pdf