• Grade 2 Reading Curriculum

     

    Grade 2 Reading Course Description


                 Second grade students will continue to focus on the development of foundational skills including phonemic awareness and phonics to ground them in learning to read more complex and multi-syllabic words. Students will also continue to develop their comprehension skills through the use of more complex literature and nonfiction text. During reading students will participate in vocabulary development, foundational skills, and comprehension instruction through the use of large group, small group, and individual instruction. Our goal is to teach students foundational and comprehension skills to support them in becoming independent readers who can successfully use reading to learn and to develop interests and passions through reading. Students also begin to develop reading and writing skills as they respond to texts they have read with writing. Our core reading resource is Into Reading by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which provides a comprehensive approach to the teaching of foundational skills (phonemic awareness and phonics), vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and handwriting.

    Standards Across All Units


    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.2.D.2 Decode two-syllable words with long vowels and words with common prefixes and suffixes.

    CC.1.1.2.D.3 Read grade-level high-frequency sight words and words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

    CC.1.1.2.D.4  Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    CC.1.1.2.E.1 Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

    CC.1.1.2.E.2 Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

    CC.1.1.2.E.3 Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.2.A  Identify the main idea of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

    CC.1.2.2.B  Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

    CC.1.2.2.C  Describe the connection between a series of events, concepts, or steps in a procedure within a text.

    CC.1.2.2.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text including multiple-meaning words.

    CC.1.2.2.J  Acquire and use grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases.

    CC.1.2.2.K  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing from a range of strategies and tools.

    CC.1.2.2.L  Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.2.B  Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

    CC.1.3.2.C  Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

    CC.1.3.2.D  Acknowledge differences in the points of views of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

    CC.1.3.2.F  Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

    CC.1.3.2.G  Use information from illustrations and words, in print or digital text, to demonstrate understanding of characters, setting, or plot.

    CC.1.3.2.I  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing from a range of strategies and tools

    CC.1.3.2.J  Acquire and use grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases.


    Speaking and Listening Standards Across Units and Content

    1.5.2.A Collaborative Discussion - Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups. 

    1.5.2.B Critical Listening - Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

    1.5.2.C Evaluating Information - Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.  

    1.5.2.D Purpose, Audience, and Task -  Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences. 

    1.5.2.E Context -  Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

    1.5.2.F Multimedia - Add drawings or other visual displays to presentations when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

    1.5.2.G Conventions of Standard English -  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking based on Grade 2 level and content.

    Unit 1 (Modules:  Be a Super Citizen, Look Around and Explore, Meet in the Middle)


    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.2.D.1 Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.2.A  Recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

    CC.1.3.2.E  Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

    CC.1.3.2.K  Read and comprehend literature on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

    Unit 2 (Modules:  Once Upon a Time, Lead the Way, Weather Wise)


    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.2.D.1 Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.2.E  Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

    CC.1.2.2.G  Explain how graphic representations contribute to and clarify a text.

    CC.1.2.2.H  Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

    CC.1.2.2.I  Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.2.H  Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.

    CC.1.3.2.K  Read and comprehend literature on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

    Unit 3 (Everyone Has a Story, Time to Grow, Home Sweet Habitat)


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.2.E  Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

    CC.1.2.2.G  Explain how graphic representations contribute to and clarify a text.

    CC.1.2.2.H  Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

    CC.1.2.2.I  Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.2.A  Recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

    CC.1.3.2.E  Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

    CC.1.3.2.H  Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.

    CC.1.3.2.K  Read and comprehend literature on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

    Unit 4 (Many Cultures One World, Genre Study:  Non Fiction, Genre Study:  Literary Texts)


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.2.E  Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

    CC.1.2.2.G  Explain how graphic representations contribute to and clarify a text.

    CC.1.2.2.I  Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.2.A  Recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

    CC.1.3.2.E  Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

Last Modified on June 21, 2023