2nd Grade Curriculum Summary by rwv24909


									 2nd Grade Curriculum Summary
Language Arts                                                   Locate fiction and non-fiction books by
    Show comprehension of a text by presenting a                 organization
       logical interpretation                                   Recognize and use parts of a book
    Analyze new words by decoding word patterns                Analyze components of folktales and fairy tales
    Read appropriate level text using mastery of high          Use information from a variety of sources
       frequency words                                          Identify cause and effect in stories to improve
    Validate main idea of text by supporting with               comprehension
       details                                                  Read from and listen to a variety of genres
      Synthesize text by making and explaining                 Identify author's purpose
      Analyze a text by making connections
      Comprehend the text by discussing how, why, and       Science
       what questions                                           Model knowledge of plants by labeling the leaves,
      Analyze vocabulary by experimenting with new                stems, flowers, and roots
       words through reading, speaking, and writing             Explain the basic needs and functions of plants
      Use context clues to make sense of new words             Analyze types of soil by comparing and
      Demonstrate their comprehension of writing by               contrasting sand, silt, clay, and humus
       composing a text following the structure of a            Define major parts and functions of the skeletal
       poem, story or informational expository text                system
      Evaluate their independent reading through self-           Use science tools appropriate to the task
       selecting a text based on personal interests and           Transfer appropriate information to t-charts,
       knowledge of authors                                        pictographs, Venn diagrams, and bar graphs
      Read daily                                                 Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of lab
      Compose an open-ended question                              materials
      Create poetry in quatrains and shapes                      Synthesize knowledge of environments by
      Write to retell fairy tales and folk tales                  creating an animal habitat
      Create a narrative that presents a logical sequence        Evaluate attributes of animals by classifying them
       of events and describes the setting, character, and         into mammals, birds, and fish
       events in detail                                           List products derived from Arkansas’ natural
                                                                  Compare and contrast life cycles and incomplete
Social Studies                                                     and complete metamorphosis
    Identify the basic purposes of the local                     Classify objects based on two or more physical
       government and its officials                                properties
      Define democracy and the voter’s role in the               Assess characteristics to compare and contrast
       democratic process                                          living, non-living and extinct animals
      Compare and contrast lifestyles in Arkansas to the         Illustrate embryonic development of chickens
       world                                                      Illustrate the phases of the moon
      Locate the capital, the county of residence, seven
       continents, physical features, countries bordering
       the U.S., major oceans, North and South poles,
       and equator on a map or globe
      Classify resources as natural, capital, or human
      Determine economics concepts such as
       opportunity cost, tradeoffs, bartering,
       specialization and interdependence, goods and
      Defend the roles of citizens in voting, obeying
       laws, and preserving the environment

Revised 12/8/2008
Mathematics                                                   Physical Education
    Demonstrate knowledge of time to the nearest 5              Demonstrates knowledge of muscles and bones
       minute interval counting to 60                            Continuously dribbles with alternating feet
      Measure to the nearest half-inch                             without losing control
      Transfer knowledge of fractions by applying them            Kicks moving ball and follows through
       to real life situations (pizza, cake, pie)                  Dribbles with dominant hand while moving,
      Skip count objects to 100                                    including pathways and obstacles
      Compare 2 numbers less than 100 using <,> and =             Volleys an object more than once with hands or
      Identify and define math vocabulary                          implement
      Construct arrays and divide items into equal                Demonstrates understanding of fitness concepts
       groups                                                       (cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength,
      Apply knowledge of addition by using the                     muscular endurance, flexibility, body
       commutative property                                         composition)
      Solve two-digit subtraction problems by using               Repeatedly jumps and self-turns rope (using at
       traditional and trade first strategies                       least 2 different patterns)
      Memorize addition and subtraction facts up to 18            Engages in rhythm activities following basic
      Show the value of a digit in a number up to                  movement cues
       thousands                                                   Continues to apply personal and social skills with
      Identify the characteristics of a geometrical object         increasing consistency and effectiveness
      Apply knowledge of coin values to solve                     Gives useful input during group activities
       problems                                                    Displays reasonably healthy levels of fitness on
                                                                    fitness test in tested areas (Prudential Fitnessgram
Visual Arts                                                         or National Fitness Award on President’s
    Identify complimentary colors                                  Challenge)
    Categorize colors as warm or cool
    Identify and use horizon line in art
    Identify background and foreground                       Music
    Recall principles of art- emphasis, movement,
                                                                 Demonstrate a steady beat
     contrast, and proportion
                                                                 Recognize and apply a standard system of
    Show use of skills in making coil pots, 3D
                                                                    counting rhythms
     sculpture, weaving, measuring with ruler, and
                                                                 Recognize and apply a standard system of
     creating collages
                                                                    reading pitch
                                                                   Apply harmony by singing or playing ostinati,
                                                                    rounds and partner songs
                                                                   Perform with accuracy basic movement skills
                                                                   Create improvised vocal, instrumental and
                                                                    movement experiences
                                                                   Create original vocal and/or instrumental
                                                                   Perform with accuracy basic vocal and
                                                                    instrumental skills
                                                                   Analyze music history and compare and
                                                                    contrast artists, works, styles, and periods
                                                                   Analyze music history and compare and
                                                                    contrast artists, works, styles, and periods
                                                                   Show comprehension of notation by
                                                                    operating within a given system
                                                                   Describe aural examples of musical
                                                                   Compare and contrast varying musical forms
                                                                   Identify cross-curricular connections with the
                                                                    other arts and other disciplines

Revised 12/8/2008

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