Second Grade Curriculum
Each week, students practice a new reading story. We learn a new set of spelling words, a new phonics skill, and practice grammar, writing, and reading skills. I also assess each student’s reading level. This level is used to create Guided Reading groups in which I meet with students in a small group in order to read material that is appropriate for them.
Our school uses Everyday Math for our math curriculum. Our daily Homelinks correspond to the lesson students learn each day. Second grade students learn addition and subtraction strategies, fact families, measurement, place value, time, money, and geometry.
Our social studies program publisher is Pearson. The My World social studies program addresses the Common Core standards for English Language Arts. Some topics we cover are Community and Country, Traditions and Culture, Rules and Law, and the Working World.
We are addressing the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards). Some Topics we cover are Matter, Engineering, Biology, and the Universe.
Students will work on using complete, detailed sentences in writing, forming paragraphs with details, and using correct capitalization and punctuation. As the year progresses, we will work on paragraph development and learn the difference between narrative, expository, and informative writing.