In second grade, children continue to build on and master what they’ve learned in first grade and begin to develop their analytical and creative abilities. Students are reading and writing without needing to pause to sound out or decode individual words. They write stories and practice other types of writing such as letters and thank you notes. In math, multiplication and unit fractions introduced and connections continue to be made between numbers and concepts such as measurement, temperature, and time. Exploration continues in science and students begin to delve more deeply into topics such as weather, energy, animals, and plants.
Topics covered in grade 2 include:
Phonics and Reading
Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends.
Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading.
Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i.
Review of letter formation.
Guided creative writing.
Creative writing journal.
Daily practice in all academic areas.
Spelling and Poetry
Weekly phonics-based word list.
Vocabulary words and definitions.
Capitalization of first word in a sentence, days of the week, months of the year, special holidays, people, and places.
Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences.
Complete sentences, questions, and exclamations.
Suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, compound words, rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms, singular and plural words, singular possessive words, and contractions.
Alphabetizing of words and other dictionary skills.
Word usage rules.
Writing complete sentences, questions, exclamations, and short stories.
Writing letters and thank you notes.
Number recognition, counting, and writing 1-1,000.
Numbers greatest and least 1-1,000.
Counting and writing to 1,000, threes to 36, fours to 48.
Addition facts through 18, column addition, four-digit addition with carrying.
Subtraction facts through 18 and four-digit subtraction with borrowing.
Multiplication facts 0-5.
Division facts 1-5.
Numbers before and after by ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and tens.
Counting and combining coins and bills.
Telling time to the nearest minute.
English and some metric measures.
Drawing and measuring lines to one-half inch.
Developing listening skills.
Place value to thousands.
Reading a thermometer.
Reading pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs.
Enjoying the Plant World.
Enjoying the Animal World
Health and Human Biology
Enjoying Myself and Others.
Enjoying the Air around Us.
Enjoying Things that Move.
Enjoying Things that Work Together.
Two younger brothers
I love reading
I can dress myself
Today is Monday
What time is it?
Stationary - pencil and eraser
Big or small - more or less
Recognize and name basic word strokes and order of strokes.
Understand lesson contents and recognize the shape, sound, and meaning of vocabulary words.
Be able to use words in a sentence.
Know Chinese culture.
History and Geography
America, Our Home.
Our Patriotic Holidays.
The People Who Built America
The New Americans.
This is My America
Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Joshua, Tabernacle, Judges, Ruth, Jonah.