Curriculum Guide - Second Grade

Language Arts

-Recognize long and short vowel sounds, vowel digraphs,
diphthongs and variant vowel sounds
-Identify synonyms, antonyms and homophone in context, root
words, prefixes, suffixes, compound words and rhyming words in
- Use context clues and inference to enhance comprehension
-Identify the main idea and supporting details
-Identify contrasts and comparisons

-Use grade appropriate, correct spelling in all written material
-Demonstrate an understanding of the stages of the writing
-Alphabetize words; use a glossary and/or a primary dictionary
-Distinguish between a complete sentence and sentence fragments
-Use the appropriate form for subject and verb
-Apply the correct rules for capitalization and punctuation

Listening and Speaking
-Listen attentively
-Distinguish between reality and fantasy in literature
-Follow directions of increasing complexity, involving three or
more steps

-Numeration to 100:
sequence, greater and less than, place value, odd and even,
ordinal numbers, estimation
-Addition and subtraction facts to 20
-Problem solving
-Time to five minutes
-Regrouping in addition and subtraction

-Life Science -Plant and Animal Life Cycles (Butterfly study)
-Physical Science - matter
sound, heat & light force, magnets and electricity
-Earth Science - The Earth * Weather and Seasons
-Human Body - nutrition * keeping healthy

Social Studies
-Explore rural, urban and suburban communities in the U.S.
-Study and explore other communities
-Introduce the five (5) perspectives of communities:
social/cultural, political, economic, geographic and historic
Multicultural awareness
-Maps, charts, and graphs

-Identify the personal, social, physical elements of
the environment that contribute to one's safety and well being
-Accept responsibility for maintaining and improving the environment
-Identify potential dangers in everyday situations

Physical Education
-Refine basic skills, use sills in combination
-Gain further control of movement: develop skillfulness and
-Develop mature motor patterns: hopping, galloping, sliding

-Rhythm: external double motion beat, 2/4 3/6 meters, accents
-Melody: vocal tone production, melodic contour, tonic intervals
and song repertoire
-Form: phrase reinforcement, ABA from recognition, two part
-Harmony: major vs. minor reinforcement, performance on pitched
and non-pitched instruments
-Listening: tempo/timbre dynamics

Character Development – Second Step along with trade books and literature