2nd Grade First Quarter Nine-Week Plans
· The student will demonstrate an understanding of oral language structure.
o Create oral stories to share with others.
o Create and participate in oral dramatic activities.
· The student will continue to expand listening and speaking vocabularies.
o Use words that reflect a growing range of interests and knowledge.
o Clarify and explain words and ideas orally.
· The student will use oral communication skills.
o Share stories or information orally with an audience.
o Participate as a contributor and leader in a group.
· The student will use meaning clues and language structure when reading.
o Use information in the story to read words.
o Use knowledge of sentence structure.
· The student will read fiction and nonfiction, using a variety of strategies independently.
o Set purpose for reading.
· The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fiction and nonfiction.
o Make predictions about content.
o Read to confirm predictions.
o Relate previous experiences to the topic.
· The students will write stories, letters, and simple explanations.
o Generate ideas before writing.
· The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
o Recognize and use complete sentences.
· Time: Measurement
o Read a calendar to locate a given day.
o Identify the seven days in a week.
o Determine the days/dates before and after a given date.
o Determine the date that is a specific number of days in the past or in the future from a given date, using a calendar.
o Comparing/contrasting temperature changes
· Ordinal Numbers
o Collecting data
o Comparing / contrasting data
o Understanding of the reasons for collecting data
· Number Sense
o Count backward by tens from 100
o Skip count by twos, fives, and tens to 100
o Comparing number values
o Determine patterns created by counting by twos, fives, and tens on a hundred chart.
o Group objects by threes and fours.
o Count backwards by tens from 100.
o Recognize even and odd numbers, using objects.
o Identify ordinal positions first through twentieth, using an ordered set of objects.
o Recall basic addition facts; sums to 18 or less
o Determine the missing number in a number sentence.
o Understanding of patterns
o Finding the core of patterns
o Extending patterns
· Scientific Investigation
o The student will conduct investigations in which:
§ Observation is differentiated from personal interpretation, and conclusions are drawn on observations;
§ Observations are repeated to ensure accuracy
§ Pictures and bar graphs are constructed using numbered axes
§ Simple physical models are constructed
§ Length, volume, mass, and temperature measurements are made in metric and standard English units
o The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system. Key concepts include:
§ Living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings; and
§ Habitats change over time due to many influences.
o The student will investigate and understand that plants produce oxygen and food, are a source of useful products, and provide benefits in nature. Key concepts include;
§ Important plant products (fiber, cotton, oil, spices, lumber, rubber, medicines, and paper).
§ The availability of plant products affects the development of a geographic area.
§ Plants provide homes and food for many animals and prevent soil from washing away.
o The student will investigate and understand that natural and artificial magnets have certain characteristics and attract specific types of metals. Key concepts include:
§ Magnetism, iron, magnetic/nonmagnetic, poles, attract/repel; and
§ Important applications including the magnetic compass.