Second Grade Program
✓ Instruction in Second Grade begins with a quick review of letters and numbers by stroke groupings.
✓ There are 32 lowercase worksheets and 19 uppercase/lowercase worksheets.
✓ Many teachers use the writing activity on the backside of the worksheets as a Daily 5 activity.
✓ Students enjoy practicing “dot writing” (seen on the frontside of their worksheets.) Students are only able to “dot write” the words if they print their letters with proper formation.
Stroke Review Lessons: The Second Grade teacher has a choice between two Worksheets. If your students are new to ez Write it is important to spend more time working on learning the 8 Beginning Strokes. Students who learned ez Write in First Grade will begin the year with a quick review of letters and numbers in their stroke groupings.
32 Lowercase Lessons: Students practice the letter of the
day and then all the letters that begin with that stroke. On
the backside of the worksheet students trace and then copy
the sentence. Then they are asked to write a short story
and draw a picture to illustrate their story. Many 2nd Grade
teachers use the backside of the worksheets as a Daily 5
activity in their classrooms.
19 Uppercase and Lowercase Review Lessons: Students review the uppercase letters in their stroke groupings along with the lowercase letters. On the backside of the worksheet the students continue to practice creative writing. The backside of the worksheets work well as a Daily 5 activity.
Students were introduced to the ez Write Portfolio in First Grade and will continue to record their monthly Alphabet Races and journal entries through Fifth Grade. The Portfolio is used as a formative assessment to monitor the student’s progress in creative writing and handwriting speed (automaticity). The Teacher Portfolio is found in the Teacher Guide. The Portfolio is an important component to the success of the ez Write Program