Second Grade Overview and Highlights

2nd Grade Curriculum Highlights


Religion:

  • Weekly Bible verses to memorize
  • Weekly Chapel services
  • Growing in God’s Word through studies of Old and New Testament
  • Daily Prayer


Reading:


Working with words: (Phonemic Awareness)

  • Making Words Activities
  • Word Patterns
  • Word Segments
  • Classroom Word Wall
  • Short & Long Vowel Recognition
  • Consonant Blends Recognition
  • Vowel Blends Recognition


Guided Reading: (Phonics & Comprehension Skills)

  • Thematic Stories
  • Story Elements
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Main Idea
  • Cause and Effect
  • Summarizing
  • Fantasy and Reality


Self-Selected Reading:

  • Daily silent reading
  • Identifying individual book levels
  • Accelerated Reader program
  • Utilizing school library and public library as resources


Spelling:

  • Weekly lists coincide with Reading Program
  • Words with Spelling Patterns
  • High-Frequency Words
  • Words with Irregular Spellings


Writing:

  • Using complete sentences
  • Implementing steps of writing process
  • Paragraph, reports, letter-writing, story writing, poetry
  • Incorporating themes from Guided Reading as writing topics
  • Current spelling words and word wall words are incorporated into writing assignments
  • Identifying purposes for writing


Language Arts:

  • Identifying parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, etc.)
  • Capitalization and Punctuation
  • Homophones, homographs, antonyms, synonyms
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Grammar lessons are based on stories from reading program


Science:

  • Plants and Animals
  • Water Cycle
  • Earth Changes Over Time
  • Light and Color
  • Beginning Use of Scientific Method
  • Thematic units and Hands-on Experiments
  • Basic Health Concepts


Math:

  • Addition and Subtraction facts and strategies
  • Adding and Subtracting 2-digit numbers
  • Word Problems
  • Place Value: Numbers to 100
  • Time
  • Money
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Calendar
  • Measurement
  • Beginning Multiplication and Division
  • Numbers patterns to 1000
  • Graphs & Probability


Social Studies:

  • Government Leaders
  • Beginning Economic Topics
  • Comparison of life in America Long Ago vs. the Present
  • Developing Awareness of other Cultures
  • World Map Skills
  • U. S. Map Skills


Specials:

  • Music & Choir
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Art
  • Library