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Language Arts Second Grade Curriculum

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GRADE  -  TWO

Composition

To be able to write a complete sentence.

To be able to expand ideas into complete thoughts.

To be able to select an appropriate title.

To be able to add appropriate punctuation and capitalization.

To be able to develop an interesting climax to the written work.

To be able to proofread rough draft in preparation for making final copy.

 

Grammar

 

Objectives:

 

To be able to develop appropriate speed for reading given material.

To be able to follow printed directions.

To be able to locate and use information within books.

To be able to use classroom library effectively.

To be able to use reference materials effectively.

To be able to read a map.

To be able to use charts, tables and graphs for gathering information.

To be able to organize information.

 

Handwriting

 

Objectives:

 

To be able to master manuscript writing.

To be able to develop correct alignment and spacing of letters and words.

To be able to recognize cursive letters.

To be able to form cursive letters correctly.

To be able to put cursive letters together to form words.

 

Reading

Objectives:

 

To be able to state main idea.

To be able to order information given in sequence

To be able to answer factual questions related to material read.

To be able to recall specific details.

To be able to recall characteristics of story characters.

To be able to answer interpretive questions.

To be able to distinguish fact from fantasy.

To be able to categorize data.

To be able to develop eye contact, reading without moving lips or head and with minimal vocalization.

To be able to develop enjoyment of poetry, plays and stories.

 

Speaking and Listening Skills:

 

Objectives:

 

To be able to develop the ability to speak with a purpose.

To be able to develop good expression when reading orally.

To be able to be aware of good posture when reading.

To be able to use correct sentence structure when speaking.

To be able to present information in sequence.

To be able to participate in discussion.

To be able to develop awareness of rhyme and rhythm.

To be able to participate in dramatizations.

 

Spelling

Objectives:

 

To be able to recognize word patterns.

To be able to recognize long and short vowels.

To be able to recognize consonants and blends.

To be able to identify singular and plural word forms.

To be able to recognize irregular spelling forms of words.

To be able to use syllables as an aid for spelling words.

To be able to apply accurate spelling in daily work.

To be able to add suffixes and prefixes to root words.

 

Vocabulary Development

 

Objectives:

 

To be able to develop and extend vocabulary through the usage of context clues.

To be able to locate definitions of words using the Junior Dictionary.

To be able to enrich vocabulary development through the use of additional materials.

To be able to recognize and distinguish alternative forms of words (synonyms).

To be able to identify homonyms and antonyms.

To be able to group words together to form compound words.

 

Word Attack Skills

 

Objectives:

 

To be able to identify beginning and ending sounds.

To be able to identify rhyming words.

To be able to recognize digraphs and blends.

To be able to state vowel rules.

To be able to identify compound words and contractions.

To be able to recognize prefixes and suffixes.

To be able to identify homonyms and antonyms.

To be able to use syllables to decode words.

To be able to identify plural and singular forms of words.

To be able to locate given words in the Junior Dictionary.

To be able to recognize root words.

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