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

    ELA: 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: Informative Writing  

    • Students will learn to introduce their topic using a hook, include facts and details, and provide a sense of closure.
    • Students will begin to explore the writing process by recognizing and understanding the five steps. (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing)


    Go Math!: 

    Chapter 4: Students will begin 2-digit addition. 

    • Find a sum by breaking apart a 1-digit addend to make a 2-digit addend a multiple of 10
    • Use compensation to develop flexible thinking for 2-digit addition
    • Apply place-value concepts when using a break-apart strategy for 2-digit addition
    • Find sums of 3 and 4-digit numbers
    • Solve 2-digit addition problems with and without regrouping
    • Solve problems using the strategy draw a diagram


    Chapter 5: Students will explore 2-digit subtraction.

    • Break apart a 1-digit and 2-digit subtrahend to subtract it from a 2-digit number
    • Solve 2-digit and 3-digit subtraction with and without regrouping
    • Use addition to find differences
    • Solve problems involving 2-digit subtraction by using the strategy draw a diagram


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


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