This comprehensive teaching resource helps second grade students master the conventions of standard English and boosts their vocabulary acquisition. Easy-to-scaffold lessons are clearly organized by language skills and standards to help teachers target instruction. Language Fundamentals has 207 pages of skill-based activities, including 21 review pages with multiple choice, constructed response, and open-ended questions to assess students’ understanding and application of the focus skill. Format: The teacher’s edition includes reproducible student pages, teacher support pages, and an answer key. Second grade skill practice covers: Nouns Pronouns Adjectives Verbs Adverbs Prepositions Sentences Capitalization Abbreviations Punctuation Usage Vocabulary Spelling This new edition features: Rules and examples for each language skill followed by targeted application activities and unit reviews Vocabulary and word study strategies and practice for challenging skills such as shades of meaning and real-life connections between words and their use Common Core Language Standards cited on activity pages for easy reference Review activities that ask students to apply skills in context and demonstrate higher-level thinking An easy-to-read answer key This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.