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Spencer Pointe
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Mrs. Thomson
2nd Grade - Spencer Pointe
dthomson@nlsd122.org


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2nd Grade Curriculum

Social Studies – 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 study are:  geography, citizenship, and history.

Science -  We are addressing the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards).  We will learn about the following topics:  plants and animals, matter, energy, forces and motion, and sound.  

Handwriting – In the classroom we will practice the letters, analyze strokes, and practice alignment. We use the Handwriting Without Tears program.

Reading – This year, a new reading program, called Ready Gen is being used district wide.  Ready Gen is an integrated literacy program that accelerates learning for students by presenting modeled reading with authentic text. Lessons include a Close Reading routine where students will learn how to approach complex texts by citing evidence from the text, exploring key ideas and details, and analyzing text structure.  The goal of ReadyGen is to build strong readers and writers through a lesson structure that develops an understanding of big ideas in social studies and science concepts through conceptually coherent text sets. Text sets are a collection of texts deliberately organized around these topics.  

The lesson design in ReadyGen builds independent readers and writers through rich discussion of text and daily writing using a range of teacher-driven instruction and opportunities for small group differentiated instruction. 

Math – Our math program is Everyday Math 4. PLEASE review addition and subtraction facts.  These facts need to be automatic.  Having them memorized will greatly benefit the students as they move on to 3rd grade next year!

Writing – At the core of ReadyGen is reciprocity between reading and writing to promote student thinking and understanding through citation of text-based evidence. Students write every day, and instruction is closely linked to reading, using the text as the model. Students will practice informative, narrative, and opinion writing in response to text..