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Second Grade

Grade 2 Core Overview

English Language Arts

     I. READING
          a. Comprehension
          b. Structure of Literature
          c. Foundational Skills
               i. Word Recognition
              ii. Phonics
             iii. Fluency

     II. COMPOSITION
          a. Types of Writing
               i. Expository
              ii. Explanatory
             iii. Narrative
              iv. Research Report
          b. Organization and Focus
          c. Penmanship (cursive or jointed italics)

     III. SPEAKING AND LISTENING
          a. Comprehension
          b. Organization and Delivery

     IV. PROBLEM SOLVING
          a. Oral Reports

     V. LANGUAGE
          a. Spelling and Vocabulary
          b. Grammar and Usage
          c. Punctuation

Mathematics

     I. OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING
          a. Multiplication (within 100)
          b. Division (within 100)
          c. 2-Step Word Problems

     II. NUMBER AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN
          a. Place Value (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones)
          b. Rounding
          c. Add/Subtract (within 1000)
          d. Multiply by 10

     III. NUMBER AND OPERATIONS - FRACTIONS
          a. Fractions and Parts of a Whole
          b. Fractions on Number Lines
          c. Comparing Fractions

     IV. MEASUREMENT AND DATA
          a. Telling and Writing Time
          b. Volume and Mass
          c. Area
          d. Perimeter
          e. Rectangles Partitioning
          f. Development of Skills/Strategies
 
History-Social Science

     I. FAMILY HISTORY
    II. GEOGRAPHY & MAP SKILLS
   III. GOVERNMENT
   IV. ECONOMICS: SUPPLY
    V. AMERICAN HEROES/BIOGRAPHIES

Science

     I. PHYSICAL SCIENCES - MATTER
    II. LIFE SCIENCES – ECOSYSTEM DIVERSITY
   III. EARTH SCIENCES - EARTH MATERIALS
 
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Grade 2 Enhancement Overview

Visual Arts

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Identify Elements of Art
    2. Imagery
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sculpture
    2. Observational Drawing
    3. Textiles
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Artist Study
    2. Describing Diverse Art
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Comparing Different Responses to Art
    2. Presenting Created Art
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Created and Realized Projects

Computer Technology

  1. Computer Software & Hardware
    1. Computer Parts Outside
    2. Computer Parts Inside
    3. Computer Software
  2. Graphic Design
    1. Photoshop
    2. AppleWorks Paint
  3. Productivity Software
    1. Word Processing
    2. Presentation

Drama

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Theatre Vocabulary
    2. Use of Body and Voice
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Group Improvisation
    2. Retell Familiar Stories
    3. Create Costumes and Props
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Diverse Theatre and Storytelling
    2. Universal Characters in Diverse Works
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Critique Voice, Gesture, Movement
    2. Identify Message/Moral of Work
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Cooperative Drama
    2. Role of Rehearsal
    3. Cast Lists
    4. Performance

Music

  1. Artistic Perception
    1. Rhythmic Patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests
    2. Ascending/Descending Melody
    3. Verse/Refrain
    4. Identifying Instruments in Music
  2. Creative Expression
    1. Sing with Accuracy from Memory
    2. Instrumental Accompaniments
    3. Play Rhythmic Ostinatos
  3. Historical and Cultural Context
    1. Music in Daily Life
    2. Describing Diverse Music
  4. Aesthetic Valuing
    1. Music Terminology & Preference
    2. Expressive Movements
    3. Communicating Ideas/Moods
    4. Appropriate Response to Live Performance
  5. Connections, Relationships, and Applications
    1. Identifying Similar Themes
    2. Composers and Performers
    3. Winter and Spring Sing Performances

 

 

Physical Education

  1. Motor Skills and Movement Patterns
    1. Manipulative Skills
    2. Rhythmic Skills
    3. Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills
  2. Movement Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Movement Concepts
    2. Manipulative Skills
    3. Rhythmic Skills
    4. Movement Patterns and Skills
  3. Psychological and Sociological Concepts, Principles, and Strategies
    1. Self-Responsibility
    2. Social Interaction
    3. Group Dynamics
  4. Health and Nutrition
    1. Healthy Dieting
    2. Unhealthy Dieting
  5. Healthy Decision Making
    1. External Influences
    2. Effects on Physical Activities

Spanish

  1. Content
    1. Different Viewpoints/Disciplines
    2. Addressing Elements of Daily Life
  2. Communication
    1. Formulaic Language Development
    2. Engage in Conversation
    3. Interpret Language
    4. Present to an Audience
    5. Functions of Foreign Language
  3. Cultures
    1. Appropriate Responses to Cultural Situations
    2. Cultural Perspectives and Practices
    3. Compare Cultures
  4. Structures
    1. Orthography and Phonology
    2. Comparing Languages
  5. Settings
    1. Language in Daily Settings
    2. Age-Appropriate Cultural/Language Opportunities outside the classroom