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

    ELA: Building Classroom Communities 

    Essential Question: How does the behavior of an individual contribute to the classroom community?

    Big Ideas: 

    • Students understand that the behavior of individual members of a classroom community contributes to the atmosphere of the tone of the room. 
    • Students understand rules, drills, and other routines are necessary to help classroom community members learn and keep them safe. 
    • Students understand that readers need to think about what a reader looks like, sounds like, and feels like when they are reading. 
    • Students understand that readers are more effective when they use a range of strategies to make sense of the text. 
    • Students will explain and demonstrate classroom rules. 
    • Students follow correct procedures for each type of safety drills.
    • Students will set goals for their reading and writing growth. 
    • Students will understand how to follow routines for reading and writing. 
    • Students will understand how to work cooperatively in a group to complete a task. 
    • Students will evaluate individual/ group performance. 
    • Students will understand that writes follow a process to ensure their product can easily be read and enjoyed.  


    • Me I am by Jack Prelutsky
    •  Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
    • A Weekend with Wendell by Kevin Henkes
    • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
    • What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada


    Writing: Narrative Writing  

    • 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 1: Sums and Differences to 100

    Students will:

    • learn the foundations for Fluency with Sums and Differences within 100
    • initiate fluency with Addition and Subtraction Within 100

    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.OA.B.2 - Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

    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.


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