• Grade 2:  What your child is learning this marking period...
     
    English Language Arts:
    Strand: Reading for Literature

    By t he end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

    Strand: Reading for Informational Text

    By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

    Strand: Reading: Foundational Skills

    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

    Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

    Strand: Language

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

    Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
     Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

    Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).


    Math:

    Operations and Algebraic Thinking

    Add and subtract within 20

    Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By the end of grade 2 know from memory all sums of 2 one-digit numbers

    Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.

    Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

    Number and Operations in Base-Ten

    Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

    Add up to 4 two digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

    Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting 3 digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

    Measurement and Data

    Work with time and money.

    Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m and p.m.

    Geometry

    Reason with shapes and their attributes.

    Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not hav the same shape.