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English Language Arts, Grade 2


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Study Guide Challenge Words English Language Arts, Grade 2

CHALLENGE WORDS What are some of the most difficult words a second grader must learn to spell? Here are some words you should know how to spell and some hints to help you remember. Attic - 2 t’s in a row for tic-tac-toe <picture of a tic-tac-toe board with a printed t in two boxes> Bacon - “Bite a chunk of nice bacon.” Grain - <field with rain> Grain won’t grow without rain. Elephant - <an e lephant about to step on an ant> 2 e’s , ph as in phonics, and end with a little ant. Forest <trees> “Lots of trees but only one r.” Engine < car engine > Engine begins like England. Lettuce <head o f lettuce> “Let 2 (tu) children eat lettuce.” Action, nation, vacation, reaction - Remember these words end with t-i-o-n by saying, “Turn it on now.” Conclusion - When you finish, “Sing it out now!” Pocket, socket, rocket <show a sock and a rock sticking out of a pocket> Bubble - “Blow up Bob’s little egg.” Trouble - “Oh, you (ou) are in trouble!” Turtle, rattle, tattle, bottle, throttle - < a cartoon turtle saying, “Remember t-l-e.” Cradle, candle, middle, bridle - Ask, “Do I hear a D sound?” Bicycle - <picture of a boy on a bike but superimpose a different colored cyc over the wheels and his legs> © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at
Sandals - There is sand on Uncle Al’s feet. Punish Remember ‘Push up near it so high.’ Comb, thumb, climb, crumbs- <buzzing bee > “Be silent, Bee!” Mountain - “Oh, you lost the r in train.” Vacuum - “One c, two u.” Computer - Remember the internet has .com. Then it has the word put. Bazaar - “One z, two a.” Light, night, right, tight, sight, fight, fright, eight - Get Happy, remember gh. Lightning - “No E in lightning.” Here are some states you should learn to spell. Washington - I am washing a ton of clothes. Florida - Flo got rid of a flea. California - Cal is for nine arts. Try this: Which word is misspelled? 1. The elefant eats bacon in the attic. 2. Do grain and lettuce grow in a forrest? 3. The engine broke on vacasion. 4. The rockit had trouble with the throttle. 5. Sandles are not right on a bicycle. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at
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