Parent Info | 2nd Grade Standards
By the end of second grade, our students will be able to:
Language Arts in Reading and Vocabulary
- Read high frequency words and second grade text with appropriate speed, accuracy, and expression.
- Recognize and use grade level vocabulary.
- Use strategies to gain meaning from grade level text.
- Apply more advanced phonics skills when reading and writing words, sentences, and stories.
- Read longer, more complex texts, including chapter books.
- egin editing and revising their work.
Language Arts in Written and Oral Language
- Listen for a specific purpose.
- Retell information in an organized manner.
- Recognize main ideas and distinguish between fact and opinion.
- Identify and correctly use grade appropriate grammar.
- Understand and use the five stages of writing (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing).
- Write neatly and legibly in cursive with appropriate spacing between letters and words.
- Write a brief descriptive story with a beginning, middle and end.
- Write personal and formal letters, thank-you notes, and invitations (including date, proper salutation, and signature).
- Write complete sentences using correct punctuation and capitalization.
- Spell grade-appropriate sight and phonetically-spelled words.
- Count, read, write, and compare whole numbers to 1,000.
- Order and compare whole numbers to 1,000 by using the symbols <, =, >
- Understand and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., an opposite number sentence for 8 + 6 = 14 is 14 – 6 = 8) to solve problems and check solutions.
- Find the sum or difference of two whole numbers up to three digits long.
- Know the multiplication tables of 2s, 5s, and 10s and commit them to memory.
- Recognize fractions of a whole and parts of a group (e.g., one-fourth of a pie, two-thirds of 15 balls).
- Solve problems using combinations of coins and bills.
- Solve addition and subtraction problems by using data from simple charts, picture graphs, and number sentences.
- Measure the length of an object to the nearest inch and/or centimeter.
- Tell time to the nearest quarter hour and know relationships of time (e.g., minutes in an hour, days in a month, weeks in
- Describe and classify plane and solid geometric shapes (e.g., circle, triangle, square, rectangle, sphere, pyramid, cube, rectangular prism) according to the number and shape of faces, edges, and vertices.
- Represent the same data set in more than one way (e.g., bar graphs and charts with tallies).
Using the theme "Continuity and Change"
- Use map skills focusing on North America and California.
- Identify geographical features (i.e. deserts, mountains, valleys, hills, coastal areas, oceans, and lakes).
- Understand the contributions of heroes from the past and present (i.e. Anne Hutchinson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr.).
- Life cycle of plants and animals.
- Earth's Resources and Materials (Rocks and Soil)
- Objects in Motion
- Forces at Work (Tools and Machines)