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Second Grade

Welcome to Second Grade!

Our Second Grade Team is:

Mrs. Maria Colon, Ms. Sanrika Cullers, Mrs. Christina (Hainley) Veller, and Mrs. Rosemarie Lupi


Second Grade: Reading Process

The student:

· Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabetic principle and applies grade level phonics skills to read text. (Ex. Uses and applies knowledge of spelling patterns; decodes phonetically regular one syllable and multi-syllable words in isolation and in context; recognizes high frequency words; self-corrects misreading)

· Demonstrates the ability to read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression. (Ex. Applies letter-sound knowledge to decode words quickly and accurately in isolation and in text; identifies high frequency irregular words in context; adjusts reading rate)

· Uses multiple strategies to develop grade appropriate vocabulary. (Ex. Uses new vocabulary, context clues, and determines the correct meaning of words with multiple meanings in text; identifies base words and common prefixes; identifies antonyms, synonyms, and homophones)

· Uses a variety of strategies to comprehend grade level text. (Ex. Uses self-monitoring strategies such as rereading, predicting, summarizing, clarifying, questioning; identifies text features to predict and set a purpose for reading; identifies cause and effect, author’s purpose, and theme)

· Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the elements of a variety of fiction and literary texts to develop a thoughtful response to a literary selection. (Ex. Identifies setting, plot, characters, theme, problem, and resolution in fiction; connects text to self, text to text, and text to world; reads age and ability appropriate fiction materials)

Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the elements of a variety of non-fiction, informational, and expository texts to demonstrate an understanding of the information presented. (Ex. Recognizes text features [table of contents, glossary, charts, graphs, diagrams, illustrations]; uses information to answer questions; reads age and ability appropriate nonfiction materials)


Second Grade: Writing Process

The student:

· Uses prewriting strategies to generate ideas and formulate a plan. (Ex. Determines the purpose and audience of a writing piece and makes a plan that includes the main idea.)

· Writes a draft appropriate to the topic, audience, and purpose. (Ex. Maintains focus on a single idea and develops supporting details and organizes details into a logical sequence that has a beginning, middle, and end)

· Revises and refines the draft for clarity and effectiveness. (Ex. Evaluates for logical thinking and consistent point of view; combines simple sentences and sequences new ideas into paragraphs; incorporates descriptive words; evaluates composition)

· Edits and corrects the draft for standard language conventions. (Ex. Spells high frequency words and common spelling patterns correctly; uses capital letters for the pronoun I, the beginning of a sentence and proper names; uses commas in dates, items in a series, greetings and closings of letters, and compound sentences, colons to punctuate time, and apostrophes for contractions; uses end punctuation for compound sentences, statements, questions, and exclamations; uses subject/verb and noun/pronoun agreement in simple and compound sentences)

· Writes a final product for the intended audience.

· Develops and demonstrates creative writing. (Ex. Writes narratives with a main idea, characters, and sequence of events, and descriptive details as well as composes simple stories, poems, or songs.)

· Develops and demonstrates technical writing that provides information related to real-world tasks. (Ex. Writes summaries, recipes, notes, messages, labels, instructions, graphs/tables, charts, map labels, legends, maps, friendly letters, thank-you notes, simple directions as well as writes an expository paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and relevant information.)

· Develops and demonstrates persuasive writing that is used for the purpose of influencing the reader. (Ex. Uses simple text and a picture to explain why an item is important)

· Engages in the writing process and writes to communicate ideas and experiences.

(Ex. Demonstrates legible printing skills.)

 

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