• Grade 2 Reading Curriculum

     

    Grade 2 Reading Course Description:

    Students will learn about the structure, expectations and purpose of reader’s and writer’s workshop as they learn about themselves and others as a community of learners and expand their identity as a reader, as well as develop the understandings, knowledge, and skills to be a proficient life-long reader and writer.  Research says, “the amount of time kids spend practicing, on-task, with eyes on print, makes the biggest difference to their success as readers, and across content areas” (Serravallo, 2015).  With this goal in mind, the purpose of teaching and learning in reader’s and writer’s workshop is to cultivate a classroom atmosphere and structure that supports independent reading and writing.  Teachers utilize our SCASD Workshop Framework to differentiate teaching and provide respectful tasks that support student learning.  

    As second grade students begin to read more complex literature and nonfiction texts, they will explore ideas and concepts by reflecting, inquiring, collaborating, and researching about these ideas and concepts. Strategies to support reading fluency and accuracy will be revisited as students access more challenging texts.  Much of this learning will continue to be grounded in conversations guided by our Speaking and Listening Scope and Sequence as well as through responding to text through writing.  During second grade there continues to be an emphasis on developing foundational skills to support reading fluency and comprehension for students who need additional time in mastering these skills.

    Reader's Workshop Intructional Framework 

    Reader's Workshop Brochure for Families

    Unit 1 Building A Community of Readers and Writers:  Inquiring about Ourselves through Literacy

    Standards

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

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

    Unit 2 Literature:  Understanding Myself and Others through Stories

    Standards

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

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

    1.3.2.C  - Literary Elements - Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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

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

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

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

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

    1.3.2.I - Strategies -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.

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

    Unit 3 Nonfiction:  Learning about Myself and the World

    Standards

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

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

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

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

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

    1.2.2.G Diverse Media - Explain how graphic representations contribute to and clarify a text.

    1.2.2.H Evaluating Arguments -Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text

    1.2.2.I Analysis Across Texts - Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

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

    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.

    Unit 4 Literature:  Understanding Myself and Others through Stories

    Standards

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

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

    1.3.2.C  - Literary Elements - Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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

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

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

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

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

    1.3.2.I - Strategies -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.

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

    Unit 5 Nonfiction:  Learning about Myself and the World

    Standards

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

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

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

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

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

    1.2.2.G Diverse Media - Explain how graphic representations contribute to and clarify a text.

    1.2.2.H Evaluating Arguments -Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text

    1.2.2.I Analysis Across Texts - Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

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

    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.

    Unit 6 Literature and Nonfiction:  My Reading Life Celebrating What I Know

    Standards

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

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

    1.3.2.C  - Literary Elements - Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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

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

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

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

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

    1.3.2.I - Strategies -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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1.2.2.G Diverse Media - Explain how graphic representations contribute to and clarify a text.

    1.2.2.H Evaluating Arguments -Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text

    1.2.2.I Analysis Across Texts - Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

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

    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.

    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.


    Foundational Skills Standards Included in Each Unit

    CC.1.1.2.D Phonics and Word Recognition

    • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    • Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
    • Decode two-syllable words with long vowels and words with common prefixes and suffixes.
    • Read grade-level high-frequency sight words and words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
    • Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

    CC.1.1.2.E Fluency

    • Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    • Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
    • Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
    • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Last Modified on August 4, 2018