Grade 2


Sample weeks, a Scope and Sequence, a CCSS correlation, and several helpful documents are available to download and print at the end of this landing page.


"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


We've been listening...
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 2016 Grade 2 DLI edition is a must-have resource!

Features of the 2016 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.

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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 and review
30 weeks of Day Five assessments
30 weeks of correlated spelling lists
30 weeks of keys for student items
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.


Chart- Grade 2 Weekly Focus Skills DLI Program Overview
Week 2 Sample Grade 2 Scope and Sequence
Week 9 Sample Grade 2 CCSS Correlation
Week 16 Sample DLI- Grades 1-6 Scope and Sequence
Mini Lesson Sample- Week 9 How Much Time Does DLI Require?
Pre-Post Assessment Weeks 1-6 What You Need To Know About DLI
Spelling Sample Grade 2 Product Details
  Grade 2 Table of Contents
  State Assessment Data

Grade 2-DLI Educator Bundle
(DLI Book + DLI Student Tasks Days 1-4 on a USB Drive)


*Enhance your instruction by adding a USB drive to your DLI book.

*Project daily tasks on any interactive whiteboard or display them on an LCD projector.

*Distribute daily tasks digitally and save paper.

*Post the PDF documents on the USB drive to secure platforms like Google Classroom.
(See details below.)

Included on the USB drive: Days 1-4 of student practice tasks in pdf format. The documents on the USB drive correlate with the print edition.

Not included on the USB drive: teacher resource sections (mini-lessons), Day 5 and pre-post assessments, keys, and spelling lists. All of these items are all available in your DLI book.

Terms of Use: The single-use license allows the USB drive to be installed on one computer.

Permitted: The PDF files on the USB drive may be posted digitally for online access by your students in a platform such as Google Classroom, but ONLY if access is fully secured. This access must be limited to the teacher's own students and not be accessible to other teachers and/or students.

Not permitted: The PDF files on the USB drive may not be uploaded to teacher, school, or personal websites or transmitted via the Internet.

Click here for a summary of USB drive information.

Click here for DLI USB drive FAQs.

USB drives may be purchased ONLY in conjunction with the purchase of a book as part of an Educator Bundle.

To add a USB drive to a previous book purchase, please call Hogback Press directly- 303-697-4001. We will locate your book purchase and enter the transaction manually.



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