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     Scope and Sequence

    GRADE 2
    A second grade student will be able to:
    1. Communicate clearly for a variety of real purposes (inform, influence, and entertain) and to engage audiences in varied contexts.
    2. Listen attentively and critically in order to follow 3-4 step directions and to receive, interpret, evaluate, and respond to information obtained from varied sources.
    3. Read for a variety of purposes and respond to a diversity of genre, materials, and text.
      • Apply phonetic principles. Read with fluency and expression.
      • Automatically recognize and understand increasing reading vocabulary.
      • Read, understand, analyze, and interpret text for comprehension.
      • Read literally, inferentially and critically.
      • Understand elements of story: Character; setting; sequence of events; problem; solution.
    4. Write collaboratively and independently for a variety of purposes and audiences: narrative, descriptive, and expository writing.
      • Maintain legibility manuscript print (upper and lower case letters and numbers).
      • Use and apply conventional spelling skills and strategies in writing.
      • Write stories, reports, and letters that contain a beginning, middle, and ending using capitalization and punctuation.
      • Make revisions in story content for clarity and elaboration
    ***Students will work on decoding and reading comprehension skills in a multi-sensory approach. Students will also work on word study skills each day! Please read and review sight words nightly. All materials should be returned the next day in the reading bag. 


    Here are important reading strategies students can use before, during and after reading:

    Before Reading

    Predict what the book is about from the title.  Set a purpose for reading.  Ex.  I am going to read this book because I want to learn more about animals. Take a picture walk through the book.  Ask, What is happening in the pictures?

    During Reading

    ·         Visualize - make a movie in your head just like you do when listening to a story.

    ·         Question - think about the story, asking yourself who, what, when, where, why, how.

    ·         Clarify - understand new words - figure out words using print strategies

    o         Use finger to point under each word to keep track of where you are reading

    o        Use beginning sounds to figure out words

    o        Use ending sounds to figure out words

    o        Use pictures on the page to help figure out a word

    o        Use word chunks (group of letters in a pattern like _ack, _ight)

    o        Look for a smaller word within the word

    o        Read to the end of the sentence.  Sometimes the word that
    makes sense pops right up!

    o        Reread the sentence or passage to increase understanding

    ·         Make predictions - "What happens next?"

    ·         Make connections

    o        What other story is like this one? (Text to Text Connection)

    o        Have you felt the same away as a character in the story?  Did something similar happen to you? (Text to Self Connection)

    o        Does it help you think about something in real life not directly connected to you?  (Text to World Connection)

    After Reading

    ·         React - What did you think of the story?

    o        How did it make you feel?

    ·         Summarize

    o        What was most important in the story?  One way to do this is to think:
            ~ Someone
            ~ Did something
            ~ But (there was a problem)
            ~ Then (the problem gets solved)
            ~ Finally (what happened at the end?)

Last Modified on September 1, 2020