2nd Grade Curriculum -December

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					Grade:     2nd                           Month: December             Year: 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                Trips/Enrichment     DOK
                        WEEK 1                 WEEK 2                       WEEK 3                      WEEK 4                     Materials                 Assessment                              Differentiation &
             Unit 3: Urban, Suburban and Rural: Essential Question - Why and how do communities develop differently?               -Books from unit 3                                                Diff:
                                                                                                                                   -Google Earth                                                     -NL support
 Social      What are the things that make                                  What are some problems
                                               How do environmental                                     How could we improve       -Brainpop video:                                                  -Photos with
 Studies     NYC communities unique?                                        in our urban community?
                                               factors influence the life                               our urban community?       “Rural, Suburban                                                  captions to
             Special events, people,                                        pollution/crime/limited                                                       Individual book                            support
                                               of community residents?                                                             and Urban”
             traditions, practices and ideas                                options                                                                       about NYC             Community Walks      definitions
                                                                                                                                   -Research              borough                                    -Viewing station
             Standard 3 – Geography                                                                                                notebook about
 Social                                                                                                                                                                                              -Listening Station
             Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the         NYC
 Studies                                                                                                                                                                                             Mod:
             interdependent world in which we live — local, national, and global — including the distribution of people, places,   -Ind. Alphabox
 Standards                                                                                                                                                                                           High – webquest
             and environments over the Earth’s surface.
                                                                                                                                   -Ind. RAN                                                         -Ind. research

             Unit 2: Forces & Motion
                                                                                                                                   -Hartcourt Science
                                                                            What are the different                                 -Science Notebook
             Motion: What Are Ways                                                                      What makes things move                           Science Notebook       NY Hall of Science
 Science                                       How do you change            kinds of motion?                                       -Alphabox
             Things Move? Forces-                                                                       at different speeds?                             entries
                                               movement?                    (straight, circular, back                              -Sesame Street
             Classify moves as pushes
                                                                            and forth, up and down)                                video clip: “I’m a
             and pulls.
                                                                                                                                   Lever Lover”
                                                                                                                                   -Brainpop video:
                                                                                                                                   “Pushes & Pulls”

             S1 - Physical Sciences Concepts
             The student demonstrates conceptual understanding by using a concept accurately to explain observations and make predictions and by representing the concept in multiple ways
             (through words, diagrams, graphs, or charts, as appropriate).
 Science     S8 - Scientific Investigation: The student demonstrates scientific competence by completing projects drawn from the following kinds of investigations…
             S8c: A design, such as building a model or scientific apparatus.
             S8d: Non-experimental research using print and electronic information, such as journals, video, or computers.
            Readers Read Nonfiction (Within Social Studies)

Reading     Readers will learn more about     Readers comprehend a         Readers accumulate           Readers grow ideas about
            a content area by reading just-   nonfiction book by           knowledge about a topic      their topic by saying, “I
            right books on a given topic      thinking about the main      by jotting down when         learned that…and that
                                              chunks of information        they find a new fact         makes me think…”
            Reading Standards for Informational Text – Grade 2:
            #2. Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
            # 10. By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and
            technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the

            Nonfiction: Writing descriptive texts that include facts and opinions                                                                                                  Diff:
                           st                  nd                                                                                                                                  -NL writing
            Planning and 1 Draft              2 Draft                        Revising and Editing        Editing Continued
            -Choosing a topic and             -Text Structures (title,       Surface features            Publishing
            subtopics                         introduction and               -hand writing               -Grammar: inflections-
            -Research Skills Review:          conclusion)                    -spelling (editing          plurals and ‘ed.’
Writing                                                                                                                                                                            Low - Assigned
            locating info from books and      -Language features:            resources)                  -Format and presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                   subtopics for
            non-book sources, and             Action words, linking          -descriptive language
                                                                                                                                                                                   book (4 topics)
            selecting and interpreting        words, timeless present        (using adjectives and
                                                                                                                                                                                   High – Choose
            info.                             tense, factual descriptive     adverbs)
                                                                                                                                                                                   own topics for
                                              language, pictures, labels     -punctuation
                                              and diagrams.
                                                                                                                                                                                   -Book as Power
            Writing Standards for Informational Texts – Grade 2:
                                                                                                                                                                                   Point slide show
            #2. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
            #5. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
            #6. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
            #7. Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

            Unit 3: Stickers, Number Strings, and Story Problems (Addition, Subtraction, a Unit and the Number System)                                                             Diff:
            Whole-Number Operations                                                                                                                                                -NL support
                                              Counting and Quantity                                     Whole-Number                                                               -Manipulatives
            -Making sense of and
Math                                          -Counting by equal          The Base-Ten Number           Computation strategies
            developing strategies to solve
                                              groups                      System                        and solutions                                                              Mod:
            addition and
                                              -Developing strategies for Understanding the              Using manipulatives,                                                       -Mental math
            subtraction problems with                                                                                                                     End of Unit
                                              accurately counting a set   equivalence of one group drawings, tools, and                                                            -Multiplication
            totals up to 45                                                                                                                               Assessment
                                              of objects by ones and      and the discrete units        notation to show                                                           facts (5 X-table)
            -Understanding the properties
            of addition and subtraction
            2.OA - Operations & Algebraic Thinking: Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Add and
Math        subtract within 20. Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
Standards   2.NBT - Number & Operations in Base Ten: Understand place value. Use place value understanding and properties of
            operations to add and subtract.
Conflict                                                                                                               Read-Alouds:
                  4Rs Unit 4 - Learning to Be Assertive                                                                               Personal connection responses
S.S.              Rural, urban, suburban, pollution                                                                    Notes:
Science           Motion, force, position, speed
Reading           main topic, fact, opinion
Writing           subtopic, introduction, conclusion, punctuation
Math              Base 10, digit
RCCP              Assertive
                                                       Math DYO Skills: money, time, graphs
                              Writing: Question of the Day (Student write paragraphs to answer different questions.)
                                                         Reading: Response to literature
Response Skills

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