Second Grade Curriculum

Language Arts

The student will:

  • Demonstrate decoding/encoding skills including
    • all vowel patterns
    • digraphs and dipthongs
    • beginning and ending blends
  • Identify and use
    • contractions and compound words
    • nouns, verbs, adjectives
    • synonyms, antonyms, homophones
  • Use a variety of reading strategies to gain meaning (phonics, illustrations, structural analysis, syntax, context)
  • Increase sight vocabulary and level of oral reading fluency and expression
  • Identify characters, setting and events in a story
  • Retell sequence and main idea of a story
  • Predict and draw conclusions
  • Make appropriate independent reading choices
  • Use pre-writing/brainstorming activities to organize ideas
  • Use appropriate punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar when writing sentences
  • Maintain a focus when writing
  • Write legibly

The student will:

  • Listen/respond respectfully and appropriately to the speaker
  • Speak clearly and with appropriate volume

The student will:

  • Recognize and begin to use/record various strategies when solving problems
  • Work towards mastery of addition and subtraction facts up to 18
  • Read and write numerals to 999
  • Be familiar with 2 and 3 digit regrouping in addition and subtraction
  • Tell time to 5-minute intervals
  • Identify the value of coin combinations up to $1.00
  • Use fractions of whole - 1/2,1/3,1/4
  • Identify attributes of two and three-D shapes
  • Use various means of measurement
  • Understand multiplication as "repeated addition"
  • Record and/or interpret information on a variety of graphs
  • Make reasonable estimates

Social Studies
The student will:

  • Learn about communities
  • Learn basic map skills
  • Learn about holidays and prominent U.S. historical figures

The student will use the scientific method to increase his/her knowledge of the following topics:

  • Life cycle (plants and animals)
  • Simple machines
  • Recycling/Composting
  • Water cycle
  • Importance of healthy habits
  • Weather