2nd Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1:
    Students read and understand a variety of materials
    Second grade students will:
    By the end of second grade, students will be early/fluent readers with strategies used
    independently to gain meaning from print at the second grade level. These strategies will prepare them for reading at higher levels. This requires:
    1.1 an understanding of texts that shall include, but not necessarily limited to, students
    being able to do the following:
    - gain meaning from a variety of print, such as lists, letters, rhymes, poems,
    stories, and expository text;
    - use a variety of comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading.
    1.2 an integration of cueing systems while reading a wider variety of increasingly difficult
    text that shall include, but not necessarily limited to, students being able to do the
    - use word attack skills to read new and unfamiliar words (graphophonics);
    - use sentence structure, paragraph structure, and word order to predict meaning
    - use and integrate background knowledge, experience, and context to construct
    meaning (semantics).
    Standard 2:
    Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and audiences
    Second grade students will:
    2.1 generate topics through prewriting activities (for example, brainstorming,
    webbing, mapping, drawing, K-W-L charts, group discussion);
    2.2 align purpose (for example, to entertain, to inform, to communicate) with
    2.3 write a first draft with the necessary components for a specific genre;
    2.4 revise draft content (for example, organization, relevant details, clarity);
    2.5 edit revised draft using resources (for example, dictionary, word lists and banks,
    thesaurus, spell checker, glossary, style manual, grammar and usage reference);
    2.6 proofread revised draft;
    2.7 present final copy according to purpose (for example, read aloud, display, publish,
    mail, send, and perform).
    Standard 3:
    Students write and speak using conventional grammar, usage, sentence
    structure, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
    Second grade students will:
    3.1 know and use standard, age-appropriate spelling, grammar, word usage (for
    example, basic subject-verb agreement, complete simple sentences, appropriate
    verb tense, regular plurals);
    3.2 write legibly.
    Standard 4:
    Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.
    Standard 5:
    Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources.
    Second grade students will:
    5.1 gather, organize, and accurately, clearly, and sequentially report information gained
    from personal observations and experiences such as science experiments, field trips,
    and classroom visitors;
    5.2 record observations (for example, logs, lists, graphs, charts, tables, illustrations);
    5.3 report events sequentially;
    5.4 write a concluding statement;
    5.5 use resources (for example, video tapes, magazines, informational books, reference
    materials, interviews, guest speakers, Internet) and report information in their own
    5.6 list resources used by title.
    Standard 6:
    Students read and recognize literature as a record of human experience
    Second grade students will:
    6.1 identify the elements of plot, character, and setting in a favorite story;
    6.2 identify a regular beat and similarities of sound in words in responding to rhythm
    rhyme in poetry;
    6.3 identify words appealing to the senses or involving direct or indirect comparisons in
    6.4 compare tales from different cultures by tracing the exploits of one character type or by
    observing the use of such natural phenomena as the seasons, constellations, land
    formations, or animal behaviors;
    6.5 read, respond to, and discuss a variety of literature such as folk tales, legends, myths,
    fiction, rhymes and poems, non-fiction, and content-area reading.