Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning
The student understands how place value is used to represent whole numbers; describes how fractions are used to name parts of whole objects or sets of objects;
adds and subtracts whole numbers to solve problems; models multiplication and division
Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking
The student uses patterns in numbers and operations; uses patterns to describe relationships and make predictions
Geometry and spatial reasoning
The student uses attributes to identity two- and three-dimensional geometric figures; compares and contrasts two- and three-dimensional geometric figures or both; recognizes that a line can be used to represent a set of numbers and its properties
The student directly compares the attributes of length, area, weight/mass, and capacity, and uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions.; selects and uses nonstandard units to describe length, area, capacity, and weight/mass; recognizes and uses models that approximate standard units (from both SI, also known as metric, and customary systems) of length, weight/mass, capacity, and time; uses standard tools to estimate and measure time and temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit)
Probability and statistics
The student organizes data to make it useful for interpreting information
Underlying processes and mathematical tools
The student applies Grade 2 mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and activities in and outside of school; communicates about Grade 2 mathematics using informal language; uses logical reasoning
The student listens attentively and engages actively in a variety of oral language experiences.
The student listens and speaks to gain knowledge of his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of cultures.
The student speaks appropriately to different audiences for different purposes and occasions
The student communicates clearly by putting thoughts and feelings into spoken words
The student uses a variety of word identification strategies Reading/fluency
The student reads with fluency and understanding in texts at appropriate difficulty levels
Reading/variety of texts
The student reads widely for different purposes in varied sources
The student develops an extensive vocabulary
The student uses a variety of strategies to comprehend selections read aloud and selections read independently
The student responds to various texts
Reading/text structures/literary concepts
The student analyzes the characteristics of various types of texts
The student generates questions and conducts research using information from various sources.
The student reads to increase knowledge of his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of culture.
The student writes for a variety of audiences and purposes, and in various forms
The student composes original texts using the conventions of written language, such as capitalization and penmanship, to communicate clearly
The student spells proficiently
The student composes meaningful texts applying knowledge of grammar and usage
The student selects and uses writing processes for self-initiated and assigned writing.
The student evaluates his/her own writing and the writing of others
The student uses writing as a tool for learning and research
The student understands the historical significance of landmarks and celebrations in the community, state, and nation; the concepts of time and chronology; how various sources provide information about the past; how historical figures and ordinary people helped to shape our community, state, and nation.
The student uses simple geographic tools such as maps, globes, and photographs; understands the locations and characteristics of places and regions; understands
how physical characteristics of places and regions affect people’s activities and settlement patterns; and how humans use and modify the physical environment.
The student understands the importance of work and the roles of producers and consumers in the production of goods and services.
The student understands the purpose of government and the role of public officials
The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historic figures and ordinary people; important customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent American beliefs and principals and contribute to our national identity.
The student understands the significance of works of art in the local community.
Science, technology, and society
The student understands how science and technology have affected life, past and present.
Social Studies skills
The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including electronic technology; communicates in written, oral, and visual forms; uses problem-solving and decision making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.
The student conducts classroom and field investigation following home and school safety procedures; develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in the field and the classroom; knows that information and critical thinking are used in making decisions; uses age-appropriate tools and models to verify that organisms and objects and parts of organisms and objects can be observed, described, and measured.
The student knows that organisms, objects, and events have properties and patterns; that systems have parts and are composed of organisms and objects; that many kinds of changes occur; distinguishes between living organisms and nonliving objects; knows that living organisms have basic needs; knows that the natural world includes rocks, soil, water, and gases of the atmosphere.