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    Grade 2 Curriculum

    Reading

       Develop fluency in oral reading

       Use preview and prediction strategies

       Expand vocabulary

       Demonstrate comprehension through
    who?, what?, why?, where?, and when?

      
    Explore language patterns

       Distinguish between various genres

       Demonstrates understanding of cause and effect

       Explore the concepts of:

          Comparison and contrast

          Main Idea

          Sequential order

          Summarizing

          Story organization

          Story elements

          Phonics

          High frequency words

          Word blending

          Digraphs

          Blends

          Clusters

          Vowel position

          Vowel pairs


    English / Language Arts

    Oral Language

       Describe objects, events, and experience in a concise oral presentation

       Organize and clearly state main ideas

    Written Language

       Capitalization of proper nouns, beginning sentences, the word "I",  and the greeting and closing of a letter

       Identify and write a statement, a question, and an exclamatory sentence with appropriate punctuation

       Introduction of quotation marks and commas

       Heading; name, date, subject

       Parts of speech; nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives

       Usage; synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homographs

       Poetry; Listen and appreciate a variety of poetry

       Write simple poetry

       Organizational Writing

          Friendly letter:  heading, greeting, body, closing, signature

          Thank you note

          Address an envelope

          Book report:  4 per year (minimum) in different genres

          Research project pertaining to science or social studies

          Reference skills

          Dictionary:  entry, definition, guide words, alphabetical order to third letter

       Spelling

          Introduce weekly spelling list based on word patterns

          Apply spelling in daily written assignments

       Handwriting

          Review manuscript

          Introduce formation of cursive letters



    Grade 2 Writing Rubrics

    Topic 1 2 3 4 5
    Topic/Idea Development
    Overall effect
    Story strays from topic. Story on topic with minimal details. Well developed topic.
    Organization
    Focus, logically ordered, clarity in paragraphs
    Story has little or no sequence. Story has identifiable beginning and follows logical sequence. Story has identifiable beginning, middle and end.
    Details
    Sentences support main idea, relevant details, examples develop the main points
    No supporting details. Details are adequate to support main idea. Supporting details are rich, interesting and relevant.
    Language/Style
    Correct language usage, uses a variety of vocabulary, uses a variety of sentence styles
    Simple vocabulary.
    Repetitive sentences.
    Attempts to incorporate descriptives.
    Uses some sentence variation.
    Uses varied vocabulary to enhance subject matter.
    Extends sentence structure.
    Conventions
    Sentence Structure
    Correct sentence form
    Uses incomplete sentences. Uses complete sentences. Uses compound/complex sentences.
    Grammar and Usage
    Correct word usage, correct rules of English grammar
    Incorrect subject/predicate agreement. Subject/predicate agreement. Excellent word usage. Consistent subject/predicate agreement throughout.
    Mechanics
    Spelling
    Inconsistent application of previously taught spelling rules. Correctly spells words appropriate to grade level of instruction. Spelling errors limited to words beyond grade level.
    Capitalizaton & Punctuation Little/no application of ending punctuation and capitalization of proper nouns. Minor errors in ending punctuation and capitalization. Consistently uses correct capitalization and ending punctuation. Beginning use of commas.
    Revising/Proofreading No apparent planning. No evidence of self-corrections. Some planning and some evidence of corrections where needed. Evidence of planning. Self-corrects at grade level expectations.

    Mathematics

       Number grids and completing number patterns

       Number relations (<, >, =)

       Addition facts with sums to 18

       Basic subtraction facts (fact families)

       Addition and subtraction number stories

       Estimating costs and number model answers

       Place value to ten-thousands

       Money--making change and combining coins and bills

       Decimal notation for money

       Telling time to 5-minute increments

       Reading degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius

       Two dimensional and three dimensional shapes, label various polygons

       Parallel lines and line segments

       Multiplication and division through arrays and number patterns

       Measurement to the nearest 1/2 inch and 1/2 centimeter

       Metric measurement, area and capacity

       Comparing simple fractions

    Science / Social Studies

       Selected topics in life, earth, and physical science

       Observe changes in the natural and physical world

       Make predictions and conduct simple investigations using basic materials

       Interpret findings

       Discuss and report on observations