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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