Second Grade
  • January: What is Grade 2 is studying? 


    Literature Unit: Charlotte’s Web 

    • Students will read Charlotte’s Web and discuss story elements: setting, characters, and plot (problem & solution). They will familiarize themselves with the characteristics of rural communities.


    Unit of Study: Urban and Suburban Communities

    Essential Question: What makes a community rural, suburban, or urban?

    Big Ideas:

    Students understand that communities are alike and different.

    Students understand the advantages and disadvantages of living in rural, suburban or urban communities.


    • On the Farm
    • Living in Rural Communities 
    • Town Mouse and Country Mouse by Jan Brett
    • Who’s who in a rural community? 
    • Living in Suburban Communities
    • Who’s Who in a suburban community? 
    • A Suburb 
    • Living in Urban Communities
    • A City
    • Neighborhood Walk: City
    • Life in the City 
    • Who’s Who in an Urban Community
    • Apartment 
    • Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
    • Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
    • Roxaboxan by Alice McLerran


    Writing: Narrative

    • Students will begin brainstorming ideas for writing personal narratives by generating seed ideas. 
    • Students will craft small moments by generating ideas, writing LOTS of details, and crafting powerful endings. 
    • Students will begin to explore the writing process by recognizing and understanding the five steps. (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing)


    Eureka Math:

    Module 4:  Addition and Subtraction Within 200 with Word Problems to 100

    Students will...…

    • add and subtract multiples of 10 
    • represent subtraction 
    • solve one- and two-step word problems within 100
    • use number bonds to break apart three-digit minuends


    Common Core Learning Standards:

    2.OA.A.1 - Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

    2.NBT.B.5 - Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

    2.NBT.B.6 - Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

    2.NBT.7 - Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

    2.NBT.B.8 Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.

    2.NBT.B.9 - Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.


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