Learning Language Arts Through Literature Grade 2

Curriculum Books

The Learning Language Arts through Literature program is a complete language arts program for Grades 1-12. Using an integrated approach to teaching, students learn communication skills in the context of quality literature that makes not only makes reading more attractive, but creates a deeper understanding of grammar, writing mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, and other language skills.

The Red Book is designed for students in 2nd grade and continues the phonics instruction began in the Blue Book level. Students will enjoy the stories in the readers and use them to learn grammar, creative writing, higher-order thinking skills, and much more. This Teacher's Book provides parents with weekly, easy-to-use lessons that require little to no preparation. Lessons begin with a box that lists new skills taught in the lesson; lessons themselves are divided by days, with step-by-step instructions to the teacher explaining exactly what to do, what to read, and what to ask students. A list of materials you'll need for the lesson is also provided.

This course covers phonics, reading skills, grammar, creative writing, and higher-order thinking skills, as well as a quick review of first grade phonics and instruction in advanced phonics. The thinking, writing, and creative enrichment activities are ideal for the fluent reader and easily adaptable for the nonreader. Handwriting instruction teaches upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and punctuation. Review activities and assessments to evaluate progress are also integrated throughout.

The Red Activity Book (2nd grade) includes poems, writing exercises, cut-out activities, minibooks, handwriting worksheets, and other activities. Please note that this book cannot be used independently and must be used in conjunction with the teacher's guide and readers from the Red Kit (also sold-separately).

The 6 Readers-- On the Farm / Hare Has a Plan / In, Out, and About Catfish Pond / Up, Down, and Around the Rain Tree / The Adventures of Pete the Pirate / and Famous People --each contain 5-6 stories.

The updated third edition of the Red Level features with three new readers/lessons that give your student more practice in mastering phonics. Please note that the 3rd and 2nd editions of the LLATL Red level are NOT compatible with each other.

This Kit Includes:

  • Teacher Book, 231 pages, softcover

  • Student Activity Book, 375 pages, softcover
  • 6 Readers

This kit does NOT include the following read-alouds, which are sold-separately:

  • A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry

  • Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
  • The Bravest Dog Ever by Natalie Standiford
  • The Fire Cat by Esther Averill
  • The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • The Little Island by Golden MacDonald
  • Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire

The Learning Language Arts through Literature program is a complete language arts program for Grades 1-12. Using an integrated approach to teaching, students learn communication skills in the context of quality literature that makes not only makes reading more attractive, but creates a deeper understanding of grammar, writing mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, and other language skills.

The Red Activity Book (2nd grade) includes poems, writing exercises, cut-out activities, minibooks, handwriting worksheets, and other activities. Please note that this book cannot be used independently and must be used in conjunction with the teacher's guide and readers from the Red Kit (also sold-separately).

The updated third edition of the Red Level features with three new readers/lessons that give your student more practice in mastering phonics. Please note that the 3rd and 2nd editions of the LLATL Red level are NOT compatible with each other.

Please Note: The following resources are required to complete this curriculum, and are sold-separately:

  • Red Teacher Book
  • The 6 Readers found in the Red Kit (which also includes the teacher book & this activity book)

    The following books are used in this program, but are not required (all sold-separately):

    • A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry

    • Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
    • The Bravest Dog Ever by Natalie Standiford
    • The Fire Cat by Esther Averill
    • The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
    • Corduroy by Don Freeman
    • The Little Island by Golden MacDonald
    • Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson
    • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
    • Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire

    371 pages, softcover.

  • The Learning Language Arts through Literature program is a complete language arts program for Grades 1-12. Using an integrated approach to teaching, students learn communication skills in the context of quality literature that makes not only makes reading more attractive, but creates a deeper understanding of grammar, writing mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, and other language skills.

    The Red Book is designed for students in 2nd grade and continues the phonics instruction began in the Blue Book level. Students will enjoy the stories in the readers and use them to learn grammar, creative writing, higher-order thinking skills, and much more. This Teacher's Book provides parents with weekly, easy-to-use lessons that require little to no preparation. Lessons begin with a box that lists new skills taught in the lesson; lessons themselves are divided by days, with step-by-step instructions to the teacher explaining exactly what to do, what to read, and what to ask students. A list of materials you'll need for the lesson is also provided.

    This course covers phonics, reading skills, grammar, creative writing, and higher-order thinking skills, as well as a quick review of first grade phonics and instruction in advanced phonics. The thinking, writing, and creative enrichment activities are ideal for the fluent reader and easily adaptable for the nonreader. Handwriting instruction teaches upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and punctuation. Review activities and assessments to evaluate progress are also integrated throughout.

    The updated third edition of the Red Level features with three new readers/lessons that give your student more practice in mastering phonics. Please note that the 3rd and 2nd editions of the LLATL Red level are NOT compatible with each other.

    Please note: the following resources are required in order to be able to use this curriculum:

    • Red Student Activity Book
  • The 6 Readers found in the Red Kit (which also includes this teacher's guide)

    Please Note: The following books are used in this program, but are not required (all sold-separately):

    • A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
    • Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
    • The Bravest Dog Ever by Natalie Standiford
    • The Fire Cat by Esther Averill
    • The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
    • Corduroy by Don Freeman
    • The Little Island by Golden MacDonald
    • Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson
    • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
    • Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire

    231 pages, softcover.

  • Required Books

    Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1957 Caldecott Medal winner.

    Meet Little Bear, a friend to millions of children. And meet Mother Bear, who is there whenever Little Bear needs her. When it is cold and snowy outside, she finds just the right outfit for Little Bear to play in. When he goes to the moon, she has a hot lunch waiting for him on his return. At night she helps him get to sleep. And, of course, she never forgets his birthday. Recommended for ages 4 to 6.

    Living at Hook & Ladder Co. 7 is hard work. But when Pickles is adopted by the people at the firehouse, this little cat makes big plans: to be the best fire cat ever. Preschool to Grade 1 reading level.

    It is one of the worst storms ever--the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope. Can Balto find his way through the terrible storm? Find out in this exciting true story! Recommended for ages 6 to 9, grades 1 to 3.

    Life on the farm from year to year. The farmer packs the ox cart with all the goods that were grown, and made by his family to be sold at the market. He kisses his family good-bye and takes the full ox cart to market to sell all his goods, only to begin the process all over again for the next year. Recommended for ages 3 to 8. The 1980 Caldecott Medal winner.

    Corduroy is in for a Big adventure! Corduroy has been on the department store shelf for a long time. As soon as Lisa sees him, she knows he's the bear she's always wanted - even though he's a little shopworn. Corduroy knows that with a bit of work, he can tidy himself up - so it's off through the store in search of a new button! Recommended for ages 3 to 8.

    Billy was a little boy who loved horses more than anything else in the world. Imagine how happy he was when he got his very own pony for his birthday! From that day on, Billy was seldom seen without his new friend, Blaze. Riding through fields and woods, Billy and Blaze learned to trust and understand one another and to jump over fences and fallen trees with ease. They were a great team, but were they good enough to win the gleaming silver cup at the Maon Horse Show? Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

    Harry is a little white dog with black spots who loves everything...except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. He plays outside all day long, and soon he is so dirty he has changed into a black dog with white spots. Now Harry is really in trouble. Even his own family doesn't recognize him.

    From everyone's favorite authors-the d'Aulaires- this celebration of Abraham Lincoln's life is here just in time for the year of his 200th birthday. Recreated with the vivid colors originally intended, this edition was published from the original 1940 printing. Exemplifying Lincoln as the archetypal American hero, this biography follows Honest Abe from his youth in the wilderness of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, to his days practicing law, running for office, and eventually becoming president of the United States. Softcover.

    From everyone's favorite authors-the d'Aulaires- this riveting biography of Abraham Lincoln, America’s most beloved President, celebrates the 75th anniversary of 1940 Caldecott Award. Recreated with the vivid colors originally intended, this edition was published from the original 1940 printing. Exemplifying Lincoln as the archetypal American hero, the beautiful art and prose follows Honest Abe from his youth in the wilderness of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, to his days practicing law, running for office, and eventually becoming president of the United States. 64 pages, hardcover. Ages 6 and up.

    Required Readers included in Grade 2 Red Kit

    1. Up, Down, and Around the Rain Tree,  Individual Reader
      Common Sense Press / Other
      Our Price$6.81 Retail Price$8.00 Save 15% ($1.19)
    2. On the Farm
      Common Sense Press / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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    3. In, Out, And About Catfish Pond,  Individual Reader
      Common Sense Press / Other
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    4. Famous People, Individual Reader
      Common Sense Press / Trade Paperback
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