Second Grade Curriculum Guide

 

Arts

Elements of Art:
Color, Shape, and Line.

Principles of Art:
Pattern and Movement.

Styles:

Fauvism

 

Art Mediums:

Drawings, Coloring, Painting, and Mixed Media

Cultures:
Minnesota American Tribes

Artist/Illustrator:
Mattise

Health

Body Systems

 

Eyes and Ears

Nutrition/Food Groups

Dental Health

Math

Numeration:

Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's

Computation:

Addition Basic Facts

Turn Around Facts

Fact Families

Computation:

Addition Basic Facts

Subtraction Fact Strategies

Addition and Subtraction:

(with and without regrouping)

Numeration:

Place Value of 3 Digit Number

Write 3 Digit Numbers

Read 3 Digit Numbers

Use <,>,= to compare numbers

Measurement:

Counting Money

Telling Time

Calendar Concepts

Geometry:

Lines of Symmetry

Identify 2-D and 3-D Shapes

Addition and Subtraction Number Stories

Problem Solving:

What’s My Rule Puzzles

Frame and Arrow Paths

Measurement:

Bar Graph Skills:

(compare quantities, plot data, and identify patterns and extend)

Linear: (customary and metric)

Weight

Capacity

Perimeter

Area

Numeration:

Fractions:

(shade and name fractional parts)

Language

Arts

Phonics:
Short and long vowels; sounds for g; consonant blends with r, l, and s; common final blends nd, ng, nk, ft, xt, mp

Vocabulary:
ABC order; using a glossary; multi-meaning words; context clues; base words and suffixes ed and ing; base words and prefixes un and re

Fluency:

high-frequency words; fluency including pace, phrasing, intonation (expression), and punctuation

Comprehension:
Sequence events; compare and contrast; author's purpose; cause and effect; story structure; text and graphic features

Grammar:
Subjects and predicates; complete sentences, statements and questions; nouns (singular and plural)

Writing:
Complete sentences, writing a true story, friendly letter, informational paragraph; traits: ideas, word choice, voice, and sentence fluency

Phonics:

 

Double consonants and ck; consonant digraphs th, sh, wh, ch, tch, ph; base words and endings s, es, ed, and ing; contractions; long vowel patterns and digraphs ai, ay, ee, ea, oa, ow, igh, ie, y; compound words

 

Vocabulary:

Homophones, compound words, synonyms, base words and suffixes er, est, and ly; prefixes pre and mis; idioms; using a dictionary; homograph;, antonyms

 

Fluency:

High-frequency words; fluency including pace, phrasing, intonation (expression), and punctuation

 

Comprehension:

Text and graphic features; conclusitons; main idea and details; understanding characters; fact and opinion; story structure; author's purpose; cause and effect; sequence of events

 

 

Grammar:
Proper nouns; verbs (present, past, and future); kinds of sentences; quotation marks; abbreviations; pronouns

 

Writing:
Summary paragraph, informational paragraph, instructions persuasive letter, opinion paragraph, narrative paragraph; traits: ideas, organization, voice, word choice; writing process: prewrite, draft, revise and publish

Phonics:

Long e sound for y; change y to i; r-controlled vowels or, ore, er, ir, ur; homophones, base words with suffixes er, est, y, ly, ful; final syllables tion, ture; prefixes re, un, over, pre, mis; silent consonants; words with aw, au, oo, ew ue, ou; vowel diphthongs ow, ou, oi, oy

Vocabulary

Suffixes y and ful; synonyms; prefix over; dictionary entry; figurative language/idioms; multiple-meaning words; antonyms; using context; classify/categorize

 

Fluency:

High-frequency words; fluency including pace, phrasing, intonation(expression), and punctuation

 

 

 

Comprehension:

Understanding characters text and graphic features; compare and contrast; main idea and details; conclusions; cause and effect; sequence of events; story structure; fact and opinion

 

 

Grammar:
Using commas, adjectives, irregular verbs, contractions, adverbs, possessive nouns, prepositions

 

Writing:

Descriptive paragraph, problem/solution paragraph, informational paragraph, research report; response paragraph; traits: ideas, organization, word choice, voice

Science

 

Scientific Method

Engineering Design

Balance and Motion:
Balance, Spinners, Rollers

 

Solids and Liquids

Forms of matter

Life Science
Plant Life Cycles

Social Studies

Citizenship/Government:

  • Rules, Rights & Responsibilities
  • Democracy
  • Constitution

 

Geography:

  • Cardinal Directions
  • Landmarks
  • Physical Features
  • Human and Envrionment Interactions

History:

  • create timelines
  • past and present (MN Dakota /Anishinaabe Tribes
  • American holidays

Economics:

  • Natural, Capital, and Human Resources (goods and services)
  • Informed Choices