Classically Educating Disciples for Christ

Second Grade: Primary Texts and Materials

Bible and History: Old Testament and Ancient Egypt

  • Genesis–Joshua Series published by Veritas Press
  • Old Testament and Ancient Egypt published by Veritas Press
  • Bible (ESV)
  • Journey Through the Bible by V. Gilbert Beers
  • The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine F. Vos
  • The Children’s Illustrated Bible by Selina Hastings
  • Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History by Rob and Cyndy Shearer
  • Student Bible Atlas by Tim Dowley
  • The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne
  • Time Traveler Book of Pharaohs and Pyramids by Judy Hindley
  • The Ancient Egyptians by Rosemary Rees
  • A Child’s History of the World by Susan Wise Bauer
  • Cultural Atlas for Young People: Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Harris
  • Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt by Rob and Cyndy Shearer
  • Kingfisher History Encyclopedia edited by Charlotte Evans and Jack Zevin
  • Streams of Civilization, Vol. 1by Mary Stanton and Albert Hyma

Literature and Vocabulary

  • Book titles from the Samuel Fuller School Literature List
  • Selected comprehension guides from approved publishers (Progeny Press, Veritas Press, Memoria Press, Logos, etc.)
  • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  • The Storm by Cynthia Rylant
  • Stuart Little by E. B. White
  • The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

English Grammar and Writing

  • Rod and Staff English 2 “Preparing to Build”
  • Shurley Grammar Level 2 Jingles
  • Bible Heroes: Institute for Excellence in Writing
  • Dictionaries
  • Thesaurus


  • New American Cursive Workbook 3


  • Spelling by Sound and Structure 3, Rod and Staff Publishers
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus


  • Saxon Math 3
  • Manipulatives: play money, clocks, thermometer, pattern blocks, 1” color tiles, hundred number chart, balance, counters, etc.

Science: The Animal Kingdom

  • God’s Design for Life: The World of Animals by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
  • Literature and science books to meet second grade science objectives
  • Pictures and samples of animals and animal characteristics, life cycles, adaptations, etc.
  • Lyrical Life Science