• 2nd Grade Curriculum Highlights
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    Read independently at appropriate level

    Learn and apply second grade vocabulary words

    Identify fiction and non-fiction

    Identify characters, setting, and plot

    Decode words

    Recall important facts of a story

    Read grade-level text fluently

    Infer and predict elements in text

    Identify paragraph, heading, and main idea

    Retell stories sequentially

    Build comprehension through reading strategies

    Read nonfiction material for meaning

    Interpret and comprehend information in texts

    Demonstrate good listening habits

    Use appropriate speaking skills and strategies

    Use effective oral communication



    Use sequential order in writing

    Develop the beginning, middle, and end of story

    Use sufficient details to support the main idea

    Recognize and use basic sentence structure and ending punctuation

    Use correct grammar and capitalization in daily written work

    Spell word wall words and use them consistently in daily written work

    Identify and produce narrative, explanatory, and opinion writing pieces

    Use research to support evidence in writing

    Plan, revise, and edit as a part of the writing process



    Plants and Animals

    Homes for Plants and Animals

    Changes on Earth

    The Sun and Its Family

    Matter and Energy

    Watch it Move



    Where We Live

    Our Earth

    Working Together

    Our Country Today

    Our Country Long Ago

    People and Places in History




    Demonstrate mastery of addition and subtraction facts to 20

    Solve double digit addition problems

    Identify combinations of numbers that equal 10

    Add three one-digit numbers mentally

    Construct fact families for addition and subtraction

    Read and write three-digit numbers

    Name and shade a given fractional part

    Count forward and backward by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s

    Use comparison symbols (<, >, =)

    Add and subtract 10 from a given number

    Identify place value in four-digit numbers

    Identify number patterns

    Identify coins and their values

    Use multiple coin combinations to represent a given amount

    Tell time to 5 minute intervals

    Interpret and create graphs

    Read and solve multi-step story problems

    Identify basic 2D and 3D geometric shapes

    Use estimation in problem solving

    Determine measurements accurately to the nearest centimeter and half inch


    Participate in modified sport specific activities that improve motor skills

    Identify and respond to verbal cues to perform and improve physical fitness levels


    Recognize a variety of art terms from word wall.

    Recognize the artists Rousseau, Van Gogh, Degas, O’Keeffe, Calder, Stella and their works

    Recognize art from Abstract, Expressionism and Impressionism movement and from the Native American culture

    Use a variety of art media to create 2-D and 3-D art work.


    Correctly use components of a computer system, related vocabulary and grade appropriate software.

    Use informal keyboarding skills to type words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs.

    Become more familiar with location of keys on keyboard and begin keyboarding with speed and accuracy


    Show improvement in singing on pitch

    Show improvement in using solfege & hand signals

    Demonstrate a steady beat

    Recognize repeating, upward, and downward patterns in music

    Identify the elements of a song including melody, tempo, and dynamics

    Introduce the concept of harmony

    Introduce musical style (folk songs, rounds)

    Understand the meaning of solo, duet, trio, quartet

    Recognize steps, leaps, and repeats within music

    Identify music genres



    Identify personal strengths and weaknesses

    Set goals and list steps to achieve them

    Demonstrate good decision making skills

    Demonstrate conflict resolution skills

    Identify how others are feeling and act appropriately

    Understand the concept that medicine is a drug that is administered from a trusted adult. List reasons people use prescription drugs

    List ways tobacco and alcohol can harm the body

    Demonstrate how to have a healthy life style

    List personal, positive attributes

    List various jobs and the responsibilities of each job

    Demonstrate impulse control and anger management




    Recognize text features and know their  importance

    Create story maps along with identifying story elements

    Learn to use the online catalog and locate books in the library

    Recognize morals in stories

    Complete a group research project