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									                                                                             Reading Curriculu m
                                                                                 2nd Grade
                                                                                2004-2005
  *The charts below outline the order in which letter combinations, vowel sounds, word families, and sight words will be introduced. This progression has been recently
   developed and the implementation pace may vary for the 2004-2005 school year.

                       1 st Nine Weeks                                                                         2nd Nine Weeks
Month     Phonics Progression       Word Families           Sight Words               Month       Phonics Progression       Word Families                  Sight Words
Aug.      Review short vowels     1. -ack, -ank, -amp       every near                 Oct.          R controlled          2.-ea, - each,              until      side
                                                            add     food                              continued                -eak, -eal              feet       children
                                     2. -end, -ent, -est    own between                                                                                car       mile
                                                            below country                          Other vowels: ou,           3. -eam, -ean, -eay,    night      walk
                                     3. -ead, -ess, -ell    plant last                            ow, oi, oy, au, aw, oo          -eed                 white       sea
                                                            keep father                                                                                began grow
                                                            tree school                                                                                took       river
                                                            never start                                                                                four      carry
                                                            city    earth                                                                              state     once
                                                            eye     light                                                                              book      hear
Sept.     Review long vowels         1. -ick, -ill, -ing    head thought               Nov.      Consonants: ti(sh),           1.-ale, -ame, -ape,     stop      without
                                                            under story                          si(sh), t,ti(ch)                -ate                  late      second
                                     2. -ock, -ump,         saw     left                                                                               miss      idea
                                        -unk, -ust          don’t few                            Digraphs: ch(k),              2.-ave, -ail, -ain,     eat       enough
          Long vowel                                        while along                          ch(sh), gh(g), kn(k),            -ay                  face      watch
          digraphs:                  3. -ace, -ade, -age,   might close                          wr(r), ph(f),                                         far       Indian
          ee, ai, ay, oa, ea, ow,       -ake                run      seem                                                      3. –ean, -eat, -eed,    real      almost
          igh                                               next     hard                                                         -eel                 let       above
Oct.      R controlled vowels:       1. -ave, -ail, -ain,   open begin                                                                                 cut       girl
          ar, er, ir, ur, or, are,       -ay                example life                                                                               young talk
          air, ear, eer                                     always those                                                                               soon      list
                                                            both     paper                                                                             song      leave
                                                            together got                                                                               family body
                                                            group often                                                                                music color
                                                            important                  Dec.      Vowels:                    1. –eep, -et, -ice, -ide   mountain
                                                            something                            Y(e), y(i), a(o), e(i),                               sometimes
                                                                                                 o(aw),                     2. –ile, -ime, -ine
                                                                                                 Al(aw), ew(u)


                      3 rd Nine Weeks                                                                       4 th Nine Weeks
Month     Phonics Progression     Word Families              Sight Words              Month             Phonics                Word Families              Sight Words
                                                                                                     Progression
Jan.        Prefixes, suffixes,       1. -ite, -ive, -ind   being        it’s          Mar.       Prefixes, suffixes,    3. –ood, -ook, -ould           listen wind
               derivations,                                 your        stand                         derivations,                                      rock space
           multisyllabic words.       2. -ope, -oke, -ole   questions   sun                      multisyllabic words.                                   covered fast
              Use phonetic            3. -ose, -ote, -oad   fish        area                         Use phonetic                                       several hold
            strategies to spell                             mark        dog                       strategies to spell                                   himself five
            unfamiliar words                                horse        birds                     unfamiliar words                                     toward step
                                                            problem       room         April     Prefixes, suffixes,     1. –air, -are, -ear (bear),    morning true
 Feb.       Prefixes, suffixes,      1. -oat, -ow, -old     complete      knew                   derivations,               -ere                        passed vowel
          derivations, multiple      2. -all, --aw, -au,    since        ever                    multisyllabic words.                                   hundred against
          syllables words. Use          -oss                piece        told                    Use phonetic            2. –ar, -ard, -ark, -art       pattern numeral
          phonetic strategies to     3. -ost, -ought,       usually      didn’t                  strategies to spell                                    table north
             spell unfamiliar           -oil, -oy           friends       easy                   unfamiliar words        3. –ear (dear), -eer           slowly money
                  words                                     heard        order                                                                          map     farm
                                                            red          door                                                                           pulled draw
                                                            sure         top                                                                            voice     seen
 Mar.       Prefixes, suffixes,      1. –oud, -our,         become        ship         May       Prefixes, suffixes,       1. –or, -ore, -orn, -ort     cold     cried
               derivations,             -out                across       today                   derivations,                                           plan     notice
           multisyllabic words.                             during        short                  multisyllabic words.                                   south     sing
              Use phonetic           2. –ound, -own         better        best                   Use phonetic                                           war       ground
            strategies to spell                             however        low                   strategies to spell                                    fall      king
            unfamiliar words                                hours       early                    unfamiliar words                                       town      I’ll
                                                            whole       black                                                                           unit      figure
                                                            products    waves                                                                           certain field
                                                            happened                                                                                    travel    wood
                                                            measure                                                                                     fire       upon
                                                            remember
                                                            reached
* The skills listed below are those that have been identified as the minimum critical skills necessary for a student to be successful in 2nd Grade and should not be
  interpreted to be the only skills taught. The skills introduced will increase in difficulty as the year progresses.

                                                                        Language Arts
    Understand the concept of story (relate personal experiences to characters and events)
    Demonstrate the ability to use decoding skills to blend sounds and form words
    M anipulate the sounds of the English language (syllables, songs, poems, word sound games)
    Read material across the curriculum by applying appropriate strategies (sequence, main idea, compare/contrast, etc.)
    Use patterns in language to create meaning (story structure, sentence patterns)
    Exhibit the habit of reading daily
    Read and comprehend a variety of materials (classroom texts, maps, atlases, encyclopedias, recipes, schedules, etc.)
    Demonstrate reading improvement gained through daily reading
    Demonstrate an interest in and enjoyment of literature in a variety of forms and context
    Associate knowledge learned in the language arts program to life situations
    Identify values, beliefs, and interests reflected in literature and other materials from various cultures
    Demonstrate appropriate listening and communicating behaviors
    Exhibit expanded vocabulary and sentence awareness
    Apply study strategies (alphabetizing, summarizing, taking notes)
    Use appropriate sources for obtaining information (newspapers, dictionaries, glossaries, maps, graphs)
    Use the writing process when creating different forms of written expression
    Use conventional mechanics and spelling when editing written expression (capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations)
    Apply principles of grammar in written expression (subject-verb agreement, nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs)
    Use descriptive and narrative writing (journal writing, book reports, problem-solving)
    Write using legible manuscript
    Use available technology for expression (word processing)
    Exhibit an increased facility in self-expression in a variety of forms (sharing experiences, retelling, drama)
    Read orally with accuracy and comprehension (self-corrections, expression, inferences, cause and effect, etc.)
    **Read fluently (goal is to read 44 words per minute in August, 68 words per minute in December, and 90 words per minute in M ay)

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy S kills (DIBELS) is the state-mandated assessment that will be used to monitor your child’s
progress in mastering important reading skills. This test measures each student’s ability to blend letters into words read fluently, and understand the
meaning of vocabulary words.


                                                                                 Math

*The following skills are ongoing throughout the year:
   develop mathematical vocabulary
   solve problems and analyze information using a variety of tools, models, and techniques
   create, solve, and explain the processes involved in solving word problems
   demonstrate oral and written proficiency in using basic addition and subtraction facts through 18

*The following skills will be introduced in each of the following Nine Week Grading periods:
1st Nine Weeks:
    develop an understanding of basic number concep ts and skills (create growing patterns)
    identify position using ordinal numbers (1st to 100th)
    determine the value of a digit in the ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands place

2nd Nine Weeks:
    demonstrate proficiency in matching coins to their monetary value and symbols; make change
    add/subtract two digit numbers with and without regrouping
    identify solid figures and geometric shapes from the environment
    identify and distinguish between symmetrical and congruent figures
    demonstrate an understanding of spatial relationships
    fractions

3rd Nine Weeks:
    tell time to the minute using analog and digital clocks
    label equal parts of a whole using one-half, one-third, and one-fourth

4th Nine Weeks:
    create displays including appropriate labels for a given set of data using pictographs, tally charts, bar graphs, etc.
    estimate and compare length, weight, and capacity using the appropriate units
    interpret multiplication as repeated addition and division as equal groupings
    describe the route from one location to another by applying concepts of direction and distance
 determine if one event related to every day life is more likely or less likely to occur than another event
                                                                    S ocial Studies/S cience/Health

*The following skills are ongoing throughout the school year:

    develop map and globe skills
    interpret and display information in graphic form
    locate and express understanding of information through classroom projects
    discuss celebrations in the United States and around the world
    demonstrate appropriate health behaviors that enhance safety in the home and community
    identify appropriate ways to respond to conflict

*The following skills will be introduced in each of the following Nine-Week Grading periods:

1ST Nine Weeks:
    describe features of the Earth
    identify human-made and natural resources
    describe ways people throughout the world are affected by the geographic environment
    differentiate between goods and services
    relate structure to function in plants and animals
    become aware of the role of the community (health workers and agencies)

2nd Nine Weeks:
    compare features of modern day living to the past
    discuss historical and current events
    differentiate between types of soil
    recognize the role of soil in supporting plant growth and decomposition
    recognize weather patterns and their impact on Earth
    recognize sources of energy (Sun, wind, water, etc.)
    identify factors that affect the environment (weather, seasons, earthquakes, etc.)
    identify the six food groups
    identify ways technology benefits personal health

3rd Nine Weeks:
    describe changes in the states of matter and properties of objects
    describe objects according to physical properties (size, color, shape)
    compare types of motion and the effects of motion
    identify characteristics and the behaviors of organisms
    compare models of extinct animals (fossils) to those that exist today
    describe how offspring produced by plants and animals are similar to the parents
    explain the interdependence of plants and animals
    recognize that the moon appears in different shapes at different times
    identify three basic components of the solar system ( Sun, planets, moon)
    describe how light interacts with a variety of materials
    identify past and present contributions of a variety of individuals

4th Nine Weeks:
    identify in which a health related project serves the community
    describe the rights and responsibilities of US citizens
    discuss ways in which people in authority gain the right to direct and control others
    explain how diversity in the United States effects viewpoints


                                                                         Character Education
August – School Pride, Punctuality, Honesty
Se ptember – Patriotism, Courage, Loyalty, Compassion
October – Sportsmanship, Perseverance, Courtesy
November – Kindness, Generosity, Patience, Self-Control, Cleanliness
De cember – Cooperation, Self-Respect
January – Punctuality, Diligence, Respect for Environment, Tolerance, Respect for Others
Fe bruary – Self-Control, Diligence, Courtesy
March – Fairness, Creativity, Honesty, Citizenship
April – Respect for Others, Fairness, Creativity, Diligence
May – Perseverance, Self-Control, Respect for Environment, Sportsmanship

Visit www.alsde.edu for a detailed listing of the Alabama Course of Study objectives for the second grade.


*It is the policy of the Calhoun County Board of Education that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin or age, be
excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment.
                                  Calhoun County Schools
                             Second Grade Curriculum Overview
                                         2004-2005

Dear Parent,

   The Calhoun County School System and Second Grade Teachers welcome you and your child to an exciting
and productive year of learning.
   This Second Grade overview outlines the basic skills that are required for a student to proceed to the next
grade level. It summarizes the minimum course content and skills for Second Grade that are mandated by the
Alabama Course of Study for each subject area. However, other skills will be taught in second grade.
   Your child will receive a progress report at mid-point of each nine week grading period and a report card at
the end of each nine week grading period. Please sign and return these reports to the homeroom teacher as soon
as possible. Conferences will be held as needed.
   It is our hope that this effort will strengthen our program by identifying our expectations and improving
communication with you. If you have any questions during the school year, please contact your child’s teacher.




                                  PROMOTION STANDARDS
           TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PROMOTION TO THIRD GRADE A STUDENT MUST:

               1. Earn a yearly average of 70% or better in Reading,
               2. Earn a yearly average of 70% or better in Language,
               3. Earn a yearly average of 70% or better in Mathematics


Placement recommendations for students not meeting promotion guidelines may include the following:

               1. Repeat the second grade,
               2. Other options as agreed upon by the school,
               3. Refer to Building-Based Student Support Team
                  -A school committee of no less than 5 (five) members composed of an administrator,
                   teachers, and a counselor will determine placement.

								
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