Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 2: Word List - Language Art
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adjective  Read Word
a word that expresses an attribute of something; the word class that qualifies nouns
adverb  Read Word
a word that modifies something other than a noun
classify  Read Word
arrange or order by classes or categories; assign to a class or kind
comma  Read Word
a punctuation mark, used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
comprehend  Read Word
take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp
contrast  Read Word
act of distinguishing by comparing differences
detail  Read Word
a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
difference  Read Word
variation that deviates from the standard or norm; a significant change
draft  Read Word
rough outline; draw up an outline; sketch
drama  Read Word
play; literary work intended for theater
exclamation  Read Word
an abrupt excited utterance; a loud complaint or protest or reproach
explain  Read Word
make plain and comprehensible; define
extend  Read Word
open or straighten something out; unbend; prolong
fact  Read Word
a concept whose truth can be proved
genre  Read Word
type or class; a kind of literary or artistic work
main idea  Read Word
the main points of a speech
mark  Read Word
an indication of damage; a visible indication made on a surface
noun  Read Word
a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
opinion  Read Word
notion or conviction founded on probable evidence; belief stronger than impression; favorable estimation
organize  Read Word
form or join a union; cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
paragraph  Read Word
distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line
plan  Read Word
an arrangement scheme; scale drawing of a structure
plot  Read Word
small extent of ground; secret scheme or strategy
plural  Read Word
grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units
predicate  Read Word
one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
prefix  Read Word
an affix that is added in front of the word
purpose  Read Word
a result or effect that is intended or desired; an intention
quotation  Read Word
passage or expression that is quoted or cited; practice of quoting from books
revise  Read Word
amend; change
root word  Read Word
the form of a word after all affixes are removed
similarity  Read Word
closeness of appearance to something else
solve  Read Word
find the solution; settle, as of a debt
subject  Read Word
the first term of a proposition
suffix  Read Word
an affix that is added at the end of the word
synonym  Read Word
two words that can be interchanged in a context
verb  Read Word
the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence; a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence