English Language Arts

Reading Comprehension

Key Ideas & Details (Informational Text)

  • RI.2.1 – Ask and answer questions such as who, what, when, where, why, and how to      demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

Craft and Structure (Literature)

  • RL.2.4 – Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song

  • RL.2.7 – Use information gained from the illustrations and text to demonstrate understanding of    the characters, setting, or plot.  

Craft and Structure (Informational Text)

  • RI.2.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to 2nd grade topics or subject area

  • RI.2.5 – Know and use various text features (e.g., subheadings, captions, etc.)

  • RI.2.6 – Identify the author’s purpose for writing a text

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas (Literature)

  • RI.2.7 – Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text


Grammar & Usage

  • L.2.1.e – Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified (Does the student correctly use adjectives and adverbs in speaking and writing?)

  • L.2.1.f – Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences

Capitalization & Punctuation

  • L.2.2.a – Follow capitalization rules when writing (holidays, geographical names, and product names)

  • L.2.2.b – Use commas in the greeting and closing of letters

  • L.2.2.c – Use an apostrophe to form contractions


  • L.2.2.d – Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing (Does the student transfer short vowel spelling patterns to writing?)

  • L.2.2.e – Consult reference materials as needed to check and correct spelling


  • L.2.3 – Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening

  • L.2.3.a – Compare formal and informal uses of English

  • L.2.4.a – Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

  • L.2.4.c – Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (Can the student look at the word ‘additional’ and realize that ‘addition’ is the root and then determine the meaning of ‘additional’?)

  • L.2.4.e – Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries to determine the meaning of words

Reading: Foundational Skills

Phonics & Word Recognition

  • RF.2.3.c – Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels

  • RF.2.3.d – Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes

  • RF.2.3.f – Recognize high frequency words introduced in Quarter 3 when reading and writing


  • RF.2.4.a – Read on-level text with purpose and understanding

  • RF.2.4.b – Orally read on-level text correctly and demonstrate appropriate rate and expression on repeated readings

  • RF.2.4.c – Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding


Writing Process

  • W.2.1 – Write an opinion paper; stating your opinions and providing your reasons

  • W.2.5 – With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by rereading, revising, and editing

  • W.2.6 – Publish writing pieces using a variety of technology

  • W.2.7 – Participate in shared research to gain information to write texts

  • W.2.8 – Recall information from experiences


Using Place Value Understanding and Properties of Operation to Add and Subtract

  • NBT.7-Add and subtract within 1000, using the 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. (regrouping)

Add and Subtract within 20

  • OA.2-Quickly recall addition and subtraction facts up to 20. (Automaticity)

Measure and Estimate Length Using Standard Units

  • MD.1-Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks and measuring tapes.

  • MD.2-Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate.

  • MD.3-Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

  • MD.4-Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.

Relate Addition and Subtraction to Length

  • MD.5-Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units.  

  • MD.6 – Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line with equally spaced points.


Earth’s Systems

  • Observe and identify examples of slow changes in the earth’s surface and surface materials due to processes such as decay, freezing, thawing, breaking or wearing away by running water or wind

  • Observe and describe ways humans use Earth’s materials

Social Studies


  • Construct maps with title and key

  • Identify and describe physical characteristics in the world (land forms)

  • Identify and locate the world’s seven continents and four oceans

  • Describe why people of different groups settle more in one place than another

  • Define regions (plains, mountains, deserts, and forests)

  • Use geography to explain the present (Why do people chose to settle in various geographical locations?)