Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum at a Glance:


• Blends sound components into words and applies knowledge of beginning letter (onsets) and spelling patterns (rimes) in single and multi-syllable words

• Uses a variety of structural cues to decode unfamiliar words.

• Uses a variety of context clues (ex., illustrations, diagrams, information in the story, titles and heading, sequence) to construct meaning (meaning cues).

• Uses context cues to define multiple meaning words

• Uses a variety of strategies to comprehend text (ex., inference, self-monitoring, predicting, retelling, discussing, and restating ideas).

• Uses knowledge of contractions, base words, prefixes and suffixes, compound words to determine meaning of words.

• Uses resources and references to build upon word meanings (ex., dictionaries and glossaries)

• Uses a variety of strategies to comprehend text (ex., self-monitoring, predicting, retelling, discussing, restating ideas).

• Summarizes information in texts (including, but not limited to, central idea, supporting details, connections between texts).

• Uses specific ideas, details, and information from text to answer literal questions.

• Makes connections and inferences based on text and prior knowledge (ex., order of events, possible outcomes).

• Understands similarities and differences across texts

• Reads informational text for specific purposes.

• Alphabetizes words according to first and second letter.

• Locates information in simple reference materials.

• Understands the difference between fact and opinion

• Knows comprehension strategies and can apply while reading


• Uses knowledge of sentence composing to be able to

start a sentence with a capital letter and end a sentence

with the correct punctuation mark.

• Beginning to use the 6 traits of the writing process.

• Can compose a complete sentence using sentence expanding


• Can write a paragraph to go along with a given topic idea

and or prompt.


The student…

• Can count by 2s, 5s, and 10s & describes patterns

• Make tallies and give the total for tallies

• Can solve addition number stories

• Finds equivalent names for numbers

• Knows addition and subtraction facts

• Can identify 2-dimensional shapes

• Can add three 1 digit numbers mentally

• Knows what the complements of 10 are

• Find missing addends for the next multiple of 10.

• Can solve number grid puzzles

• Can plot on a bar graph.

• Uses equivalent coins to show money amounts in different ways.

• Exchanges pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters

• Can multiply numbers with a 0 or 1 as a factor.

• Can tell time to five-minute intervals.

Ideas for helping your child at home :

Language Arts

• Have a time each day for family members to read aloud or silently together. Discuss the main character, setting,

problem and resolution of your child’s book.

• Write with your child and keep a journal of your own.

• Have your child write a letter or e-mail a family member or friend. Have your child create postcards to send.

• Learn one word and what it means every day. See how many times that word can be used in conversation during the day.

• Assist with spelling activities in preparation for spelling tests.

• Use our school’s web site for appropriate web links for additional support and practice


• Ask your child to help you bake a cake. Allow your child to measure out all the ingredients.

• Have your child accompany you to the grocery store with a calculator. Have him/her round the price of each item to the nearest dollar and enter into the calculator. When you reach the checkout ask your child for the expected estimated total.

• Write word problems for your child to solve. Let him/her write word problems for you to solve.

• Assist with homework and activities