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2nd Grade

What Your Child Will Learn in Second Grade:

CCSS Strands Standards

Reading:Literature/Informational Text

  • Identify key ideas and details by asking and answering “wh” questions about a text such as who, what, where, when, and why; identifying the main topic, characters, and connections.
  • Recognize craft and structure by determining the meaning of words and phrases, describing the structure of a story, text features, and points of view of characters.
  • Integrate knowledge and ideas by comparing and contrasting two versions of the same story or important point on the same topic.
  • Read a range of texts of various levels of text complexity for grade 2.
Foundational Skills
  • Understand print concepts.
  • Show phonological awareness.
  • Use phonics in word recognition.
  • Read with fluency on level text.
  • Write a variety of text types and for a variety of purposes.
  • Produce and distribute writing.
  • Research to build and present knowledge (integrating technology).
Speaking and Listening
  • ·Comprehend and collaborate.
  • Present knowledge and ideas.
  •  Use the conventions of Standards of English.
  • Acquire and use vocabulary.

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SMCPS Resources:

 Additional Helpful Resources:

Resources to Support Your Child at Home:

Generic Resources

Resources Available through SMCPS

Recommended Reading/Online Books


  • ABCya!-  Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun
  • Starfall- Educational games for grades PreK through 3, including a talking library so your child can listen to books being read online

Reading Comprehension




The following articles provide tips to support writing at home: