Second Grade

                                                            Curriculum At A Glance

End-of-Year Assessment Benchmarks /Targets:

  • Student will score 85%or more on Predictability of Reading Success for FAIR assessment
  • Student will be able to read the K-1-2 sight words with 80% accuracy.
  • Student will be able to use proper punctuation and capitalization when writing sentences.
  • Student will be able to identify beginning, middle, and end in a story.
  • At or above 28 on DRA test by end of year.
  • Student will score 2.5 or above on FAIR assessment reading passages.
  • Students will score 3 of 5 on comprehensionsection ofthe FAIR assessment.
  • Students will score 80% or above on lesson assessments and benchmark tests.


The student…

  • Blends sound components into words and applies knowledge of beginning letter (onsets) and spelling patterns (rhymes) 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 skills and strategies and can apply them while reading.


The student…

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 skills.

Can write a 3paragraph narrative or expository piece of writingto go along with a given topic idea and or prompt.


The student…

  • Can count by 2s, 5s, and 10s & describes patterns
  • Can solve problems that involve repeated addition
  • Can solve additionand subtraction number stories
  • Finds equivalent names for numbers
  • Knows addition and subtraction facts with quick recall
  • Can identify relationships between the digits and their place values
  • 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 multiply numbers with a 0 or 1 as a factor
  • Can identify and name numbers through the thousands
  • Uses equivalent coins to show money amounts in different ways
  • Exchanges pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
  • Can tell time to five-minute intervals
  • Can compare and order multi-digit numbers through the thousands
  • Can develop a quick recall of addition and related subtraction facts and fluency with multi-digit addition and subtraction
  • Can develop an understanding of linear measurement

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.
  • Play Beat The Clock as you time your child reading aloud.
  • Learn one word and what it means daily.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.
  • Check planner and encourage homework completion