GRADE TWO ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY - COMMON CORE STANDARDS
In Grade Two, students will continue to build important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. They will think, talk, and write about what they read in variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, such as stories, books, articles, poems and other sources of information including the Internet. In their writing, students will learn how to develop a topic and strengthen their skills by editing and revising. Activities in these areas will include:
- Reading stories, including fables and folktales from different cultures, and identifying the lesson or moral of the story
- Reading texts about history, social studies, or science and identifying the main idea
- Answering who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about stories and books
- Describing the reasons that an author gives to support a point
- Learning and using new words
- Learning the rules of spoken and written English
- Participating in class discussions by listening and building on what others are saying
- Describing in their own words information learned from articles or books read aloud
- Working together to gather facts and information on a topic
- Writing about a short series of events and describing actions, thoughts, and feelings
- Writing about opinions on books using important details and examples to support a position
In Grade Two, students will read stories and poems. Additionally, they will read to learn information about history, the world, science, and other areas.
Writing tasks in Grade Two may include Narrative, Informational, and Opinion pieces. Please review the grid below to see a few examples of how your child will develop important writing skills across grade levels.
This overview for English Language Arts provided by the Council of the Great City Schools, reflects how the Common Core State Standards have guided our development of a rich and comprehensive curriculum for our students.