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2nd Grade

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in ELA in 2nd Grade:
■ Paying close attention to details, including illustrations and graphics, in stories and books to answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions
■ Determining the lesson or moral of stories, fables, and folktales
■ Using text features (e.g., captions, bold print, indexes) to locate key facts or information efficiently
■ Writing an opinion about a book he or she has read, using important details from the materials to support that opinion
■ Writing stories that include a short sequence of events and include a clear beginning, middle, and end
■ Participating in shared research projects (e.g., read books on a single topic to produce a report)
■ Taking part in conversations by linking his or her comments to the remarks of others and asking and answering questions to gather additional information or deepen understanding of the topic
■ Retelling key information or ideas from media or books read aloud
■ Producing, expanding, and rearranging sentences (e.g., “The boy watched the movie”; “The little boy watched the movie”; “The action movie was watched by the little boy”)
■ Determining the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix or suffix is added to a known word (happy/unhappy; pain/painful/painless)
A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in Math in 2nd Grade:
■ Solving challenging addition and subtraction word problems with one or two steps (e.g., a “one-step” problem would be: “Lucy has 23 fewer apples than Julie. Julie has 47 apples. How many apples does Lucy have?”)
■ Quickly and accurately adding with a sum of 20 or less (e.g., 11 + 8); quickly and accurately subtracting from a number 20 or less (e.g., 16 – 9); and knowing all sums of one-digit numbers from memory by the end of the year
■ Understanding what the digits mean in three-digit numbers (place value)
■ Using understanding of place value to add and subtract three-digit numbers (e.g., 811 – 367); adding and subtracting two-digit numbers quickly and accurately (e.g., 77 – 28)
■ Measuring and estimating length in standard units
■ Solving addition and subtraction word problems involving length (e.g., “The pen is 2 cm longer than the pencil. If the pencil is 7 cm long, how long is the pen?”)
■ Building, drawing, and analyzing 2-D and 3-D shapes to develop foundations for area, volume, and geometry in later grades