Vocabulary List

Thematic Unit 1: Animals

2nd grade is starting out the year with a focus on animals.  We will be studying the life cycles of various mammals, amphibians, and insects.  Below is a list of academic vocabulary will will be learning in the upcoming weeks. 


Academic Vocabulary for Writing:
1. topic sentence 
2. details
3. paragraph
4. capitalization
5. punctuation

Academic Vocabulary for Reading:
(Please see the bottom of this page for additional vocabulary in the weekly stories we will be reading.)
1. text
2. describing
3. non-fiction
4. fiction
5. compare

Academic Vocabulary for Science:
1. life cycle
2. inherit
3. stages
4. offspring
5. caterpillar
6. egg
7. larva
8. pupa