Grade 2 Curriculum Summary


    • Fluently add and subtract within 20
    • Solve addition, subtraction, and multi-step word problems
    • Determine whether a group of objects is even or odd
    • Use arrays and repeated addition
    • Read, write, and count numbers to 1,000
    • Skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s
    • Apply place value concepts
    • Apply number sense concepts
    • Add and subtract within 1000
    • Explain addition and subtraction strategies
    • Mentally find numbers that are 10 more/less and 100 more/less than a given number
    • Select and use appropriate tools to measure length
    • Estimate lengths of objects
    • Compare measurements of objects
    • Solve measurement word problems
    • Solve money word problems
    • Tell and write time to the nearest 5 minutes
    • Organize, represent, and interpret data using graphs and line plots
    • Identify, draw, and describe 2-D shapes (triangle, quadrilaterals, pentagon, hexagon)
    • Identify and describe 3-D shapes (sphere, cylinder, cone, pyramid, cube, prism)
    • Find the area of rectangles
    • Apply fraction concepts (halves, thirds, fourths/quarters)


  • Informational Text

    • Identify the main idea
    • Ask/answer questions about text
    • Use text features to locate information
    • Determine meanings of multi-meaning words
    • Compare and contrast points from two texts on the same topic


    • Recount stories and determine the message, lesson, or moral
    • Answer who, what, where, when, and how questions
    • Describe how characters respond to events and challenges
    • Notice differences in point of view
    • Describe story structure
    • Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story


    • Write routinely over extended times
    • Write informative texts that introduce the topic, show ideas clearly, and develop topics with facts
    • Write opinion pieces that identify the topic and support the opinion with organized reasons connected to the opinion
    • Write narratives to develop real or imagined events that establish a situation, introduce a narrator and characters, and include thoughts and feelings to describe events
    • Use words to describe event order
    • Respond to literature
    • Group information and provide concluding statements
    • Choose words/phrases for effect
    • Apply conventions of grammar, capitalization (proper nouns), punctuation (commas, apostrophes), and spelling
    • Strengthen writing by revising and editing
    • Use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing
    • Participate in research and gather information from sources

Spelling and Word Study

    • Distinguish long and short vowels
    • Decode 2-syllable words with long vowels and words with prefixes and suffixes
    • Read high frequency words and irregularly spelled words

Listening and Speaking

    • Participate in conversations with peers and adults
    • Ask and answer questions
    • Tell a story or experience
    • Speak in complete sentences with appropriate English conventions

Science and STEM

    • Rocks, minerals, fossils, soil
    • Air
    • Weather

Social Studies

    • Families, community, citizenship
    • Maps
    • Government
    • Economy
    • Culture
    • Heroes


    • View and discuss historic and contemporary works of art
    • Interpret meaning in works of art
    • Communicate ideas and what is observed and imagined through images and objects created
    • Recognize the difference between 2-D and 3-D works of art
    • Investigate architecture found in the community and world
    • Explore artistic problem solving
    • Share and discuss artwork


    • Songs using So, Mi, La, Do
    • Melody
    • Reading rhythmic patterns and symbols
    • Rhythmic and melodic ostinato patterns
    • Instrument families
    • Storytelling through music

Physical Education and Health

    • Cooperation with others and competition against self
    • Good sportsmanship
    • Movement skills (locomotor, spatial awareness, coordination, chasing, fleeing)
    • Team skills (dribbling, scoring, throwing, catching, passing, striking)
    • Components of fitness
    • Track and field events
    • Cooperative games and activities


    • Using the Super 3 Research Process
    • Knowing when to give credit to a creator
    • Using search tools to locate, evaluate, and use sources of information
    • Staying safe online