Grade 2


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If you liked DLI before, you will LOVE the new 2016 Grade 2 edition!

With more rigor throughout and twice the support in the mini-lesson section, the new 2016 Grade 2 DLI edition is a must-have resource!

Features of the NEW Grade 2 edition:

New Strand: complete sentences
Three new weeks spaced throughout the year effectively build the concept of complete sentences.

New skills strengthen the alignment to the CCSS:
          *recognizing collective nouns
          *capitalizing product names
          *capitalizing geographic names

Enhanced skills offer more depth to these areas:
*S/V agreement-more work on matching verbs to singular and plural nouns
*forming the past tense of irregular verbs 
*matching verbs to past and present tense sentences based on context clues
  now includes irregular verbs and identifying the clues
*capitalization instruction now includes these new skills-names of special
  places, buildings, parks, businesses, and objects in the sky

This edition provides even more support to your second graders as they transition to third grade.

"Our second grade team loves, loves, loves this DLI!  It hits so many skills and is grade-level appropriate.  It is a quick and easy way to incorporate daily skills. We love how it spirals and reinforces previous concepts. The new strand on complete sentences is an exciting addition to this already wonderful program."

C. Jacquinot- 2nd grade teacher, Traut Elementary

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Daily Language Instruction

DLI for Grade 2 is a focused, stand-alone resource that specifically addresses writing conventions: capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and usage.
DLI knits all of the elements of the learning cycle into one cohesive resource and supports your instruction from start to finish.
DLI provides strong support to address the increased rigor in your district and state standards, including the Common Core State Standards.


DLI offers five distinct advantages when compared to other language resources:

1. DLI focuses on one new skill each week.
2. It includes mini-lesson strategies that make it a snap for you to introduce the new skill.
3. It offers short, daily practice which allows you to build the new skill as well as spiraling review.
4. DLI includes a weekly assessment with a format that mirrors formal assessments to support your test preparation.
5. It includes pre-post assessments at six-week intervals to support intervention and celebration.



DLI is quick and effective.

Plan 5-10 minutes a day to complete the daily practice Monday-Thursday. 
On Day Five, the assessment and mini-lesson to introduce the new focus skill requires about 30 minutes.

DLI is age-appropriate and is the perfect complement to Writing Workshop.

The quick DLI tasks allow you to keep authentic writing center stage. 
DLI supports your young writers and helps them to use the conventions of print that make their texts accessible to their readers.  DLI plays a vital role in supporting your writing conferences. The 5-10 minutes you spend each day on DLI is a great investment in scaffolding your students' time in conference with you or serves as an effective follow-up.




Grade 2 Book




30 weeks of mini-lessons to launch the skill instruction
30 weeks of daily tasks to support skill development
30 weeks of correlated spelling lists
Pre-post assessments at six-week intervals



The Grade 2 Book-494 spiral bound pages


of the teacher’s edition is dedicated to supporting YOU in implementing the curriculum.  These copyrighted teacher resource sections create the ENGINE that powers the DLI program; they are not reproducible.


of the teacher’s edition is dedicated to student practice tasks, weekly and pre-post assessments, and spelling lists.  Student items have LIMITED reproduction rights for one classroom.

Click on the links below to download the following documents.


Week 2 Sample
Week 9 Sample
Mini-Lesson Sample
Spelling Sample
Product Details
Chart-Weekly Focus Skills
Table of Contents
Scope and Sequence
New! Pre-Post Assessment Weeks 1-6
DLI Grades 1-6 Scope and Sequence
DLI Overview What you need to know about DLI
How Much Time Does DLI Require? Week 16 Sample


Grade 2-DLI Educator Bundle (DLI Book + DLI Smartboard CD)

Enhance your instruction by adding a CD to your DLI book.
Project daily tasks on any interactive whiteboard or use the CD with an LCD projector.

Included: the CD correlates with the print edition. It includes all Day One to Day Four student practice tasks in pdf format.

Not included: teacher resource sections (mini-lessons), assessments, keys, and spelling are not included; they are all available in your DLI book.

Copyright: The single-use license allows the CD to be installed on one computer. Files on the CD may not be uploaded to teacher or school websites or transmitted via the Internet.  CDs are not sold separately.

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