By the end of Second Grade Language Arts, in addition to reading a "guided reading text" at the instructional level at 90% accuracy, writing pieces to be published, and receiving, comprehending, evaluating and responding to written verbal and non-verbal messages, a student will be able to:
- use skimming, scanning, reflecting, and summarizing in reading,
- identify new words based on known words or word parts,
- identify antonyms and synonyms, root and compound words, and use syllabication,
- explain and use different genres for literature and writing,
- identify the difference between fiction and non-fiction,
- pre-write, compose, evaluate (conference), revise, edit, and publish their writing,
- tell the spelling rules for seven types of syllables,
- interview with a key question.
By the end of second grade MATH a student will be able to:
- create repeating and counting patterns,
- use the appropriate unit of measurement for length, time, temperature, and money,
- create and describe data presented in graphs, charts, tallies, and diagrams,
- represent whole numbers and fractions through reading, writing, and drawing,
- apply the correct mathematical method used to solve addition and subtraction problem using manipulatives,
- regroup (borrowing and carrying) in addition and subtraction,
- identify, describe, and classify familiar shapes by their attributes,
- select examples of geometric concepts of symmetry, congruency, and line direction.
By the end of Second grade SCIENCE, a student will be able to:
- identify the parts of a plant,describe the life cycle of a plant,
- explain what sound is and how it is made,
- tell about what light is and discuss it's properties,
- identify and distinguish differences between solids, liquids, and gas,
- draw and explain the steps of the water cycle,
- identify different types of weather and safety precautions for each, and
- define fossils and understand what they tell us about the past.
By the end of Second grade Social Studies a student will be able to:
- Describe the characteristics of the local community,
- distinguish among the past, present, and the future,
- explain the importance of rules and laws in solving community conflicts,
- identify local government officials and their roles in the community, and
- identify and distinguish between producers and consumers in their community.