Informational Reading Students will read a variety of texts about earth and space science (quick changes, slow changes and effects of wind and water). In addition, they will ask and answer questions to demonstrate key understanding of nonfiction texts. Students will identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of a specific paragraph. Students will describe the connection between a series of events, ideas, concepts and ideas in a text. Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases in a second grade text. Importantly, students will know and use various text features to locate facts in a text.
Writing Through Lucy Caulkins units of study, students will continue to develop their skills as narrative writers. Specifically, students will write to tell an organized story with details about events, thoughts and feelings.
Foundational Reading Through Project Read, students will continue their foundational reading and word work. Specifically, they will work on r-controlled vowels, Vowel Consonant e, suffixes, Syllabication, Syllable types – open and closed, and patterns. Foundational Writing, Language and Speaking and Listening
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing;
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers;
Use both regular and irregular past-, present-, and future-tense verbs orally and in own writing;
Use adjectives appropriately orally and in own writing;
Use and expand complete simple and compound sentences orally and in own writing;
Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names;
Use and apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives;
Spell and write one-syllable words using the letter-sound correspondences taught in grade 2, using the Individual Code Chart as needed; and
Consult the Individual Code Chart and simple dictionaries to check spelling.
Humanities For humanities, students will continue to explore the theme of friendship across cultures, and continue their exploration of play and games across the globe.
How can asking and answering questions help me understand the main topic and important details in a text? How can using text features help me to better understand what I read? How can I share what I learned from my reading? How are games similar and different all over the world?
Informational Reading RI.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text RI.2.2. Identify the main topic of a multi-‐paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text. RI.2.3. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. RI.2.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area. RI.2.5. Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently. RI 2.7Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text. RI 2.8 Describe the reasons an author uses to support specific points made in the text. RL 2.9.Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures. Foundational Reading RF.2.3. Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-‐ syllable words spelling-‐sound correspondences.
RF.2.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read on-‐level text with purpose and understanding.
Read on-‐level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Writing W.2.3. Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. W.2.8. Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Language L.2.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
L.2.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
L.2.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on second grade reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).
Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
L.2.6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and begin read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy.) Speaking and Listening SL.2.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about second grade topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-‐upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
SL.2.2. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. SL.2.3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. SL.2.4. Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences. SL.2.5. Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. SL.2.6. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.