Second Grade Content Standards


01     Read unfamiliar words.
02     Read grade-level materials fluently.
03     Use a variety of strategies to develop vocabulary.
04     Summarize a story using the literary elements.
05     Read and comprehend fiction and nonfiction texts to demonstrate understanding.
06     Use resources to locate appropriate information.
07     Self-select and independently read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
08     Apply the rules of grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling in various forms of writing.
09     Use the writing process (pre-write, write, revise/edit, rewrite, publish) to communicate.
10     Present information orally demonstrating consideration of audience and purpose.
11     Gain information and complete tasks through listening.
12     Demonstrate an understanding of cultural heritages and identify contributions.


01     Identify number relationships and place value of numbers through hundreds.
02     Show an understanding of whole numbers and fractional parts.
03     Estimate and solve one- and two-digit addition and subtraction problems.
04     Demonstrate the use of systems of measurement including time and money.
05     Identify characteristics of two-dimensional geometric objects and analyze using symmetry and congruence.
06     Count, organize, and interpret data using a variety of graphs and charts.
07     Identify and extend a variety of patterns.
08     Identify, develop, and apply strategies to solve problems using real-life situations.
09     Know basic addition and subtraction facts.
10     Complete a number sentence using math symbols.


01     Examine problems using scientific inquiry.
02     Integrate unifying concepts and processes in science experiences.
03     Investigate and describe physical changes of objects and materials.
04     Investigate and compare plants and animals based on their characteristics.
05     Observe and measure changes in weather.

Focus - Neighborhoods

01     CULTURE - Identify the elements of different cultures in the neighborhood.
02     HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY - Compare neighborhoods of long ago to neighborhoods of today.
          Demonstrate an awareness of current events.
          Use information from maps and globes.
03     ECONOMICS - Identify natural, human, and man-made (capital) resources.
04     CITIZENSHIP/GOVERNMENT -  Describe how people work together to improve their neighborhood.