Grade 2

Language Arts

The Elementary English Language Arts Grade Two course provides students with foundational reading and writing skills, reading comprehension strategies, writing composition and grammar skills, and speaking and listening skills. Students will learn how to use a combination of short and long vowel sounds, r-control vowels, and other vowel combinations in conjunction with consonant digraphs, blends, and endings to decode and encode words when reading and writing. Students will also learn how to use reading comprehension strategies to analyze and find text evidence in literature and informative texts. Students will be taught grammar skills, such as collective and irregular nouns, irregular verbs, subject and predicate, and adverbs, which they will incorporate when writing. Students will participate in planning, writing, editing, revising, and publishing informative, narrative, and opinion writing compositions throughout the course.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Consonant blends with a short vowel
  • Long vowels
  • Digraphs
  • Silent letters
  • Compound words
  • Asking and answering questions in a text
  • Character’s response to events
  • Rhyme, rhythm, and beat in a literature text
  • Central message and key details
  • Making connections
  • Identifying the main topic and key details
  • Using context clues to determine unknown words in text
  • Story structure
  • Point of view
  • Images add meaning to text
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Identifying rhythm and rhyme in a literature text
  • Author’s point
  • Character reactions and responses in a literature text
  • Cause and effect in a literature text
  • Alliteration
  • Reading grade-level sight words
  • Reading grade-level texts for accuracy, rate, fluency, and expression
  • Shades of meaning
  • Possessive nouns
  • Compound sentences
  • Using a dictionary
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