Curriculum – Grade 2

During the 2nd grade year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in his or her Language Arts Classroom:

Foundational Skills

  • Know and apply phonics and decoding skills
  • Distinguish long and short vowels
  • Read high frequency words
  • Read irregularly spelled words (words that don’t follow the rules)
  • Read words with common prefixes and suffixes
  • Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

Reading Informational Text

  • Identify main ideas and details
  • Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text
  • Make connections within a text and between texts
  • Identify and use text features to aid comprehension
  • Determine the meaning of words
  • Explain how graphics help you understand and clarify a text
  • Compare and contrast two texts on the same topic
  • Acquire and use grade level conversational, academic, and content vocabulary
  • Read and comprehend informational text independently and proficiently

Reading Literature

  • Retell stories and determine the message, lesson or moral
  • Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text
  • Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
  • Describe story structure
  • Use information from illustrations and words to understand text
  • Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story
  • Determine the meaning of words
  • Acquire and use grade level conversational, academic, and content vocabulary
  • Read and comprehend literature independently and proficiently

Writing

  • Write for different purposes and audiences
  • Write clear and focused text to define a perspective
  • Capitalize proper nouns
  • Use commas and apostrophes appropriately
  • Spell words drawing on common spelling patterns
  • Consult reference materials as needed
  • Strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing
  • Use digital tools to produce and publish writing
  • Participate in individual or shared research and writing projects

Speaking and Listening

  • Participate in collaborative conversations
  • Describe key ideas from a text read aloud
  • Ask questions to understand or clarify what a speaker says
  • Tell a story or retell an experience speaking audibly in coherent sentences
  • Add drawings or other visual displays to presentations
  • Use conventions of standard English when speaking

MATHEMATICS – GRADE 2 CONCEPTS BY QUARTER

During the 2nd grade year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in the Mathematics Classroom as outlined in the document below:

PARENT Grade 2 Concepts by Quarter MATHEMATICS