English Language Arts-Grade 2

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

Student Must Have Completed Grade 1

Requirements

Students will need the following materials: printer, cell phone or scanner, notebook, pencils, erasers, scissors, crayons, glue, tape, ruler, printer paper, colored paper, and common household objects.

Course Summary

Calling all environmentalists! In this course, students will follow Ninovan, the Environmental Scientist, on a learning adventure. Students will explore writing, grammar, phonics, and more. They will practice sight words and reading fluency, learn reading comprehension skills with both literature and informational texts, and go through the writing process with expository, narrative, and opinion-based writing.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

  • Decoding
  • Spelling
  • Two-syllable words with short vowel sounds
  • Legible printing
  • Reading grade-level sight words
  • Identifying story elements
  • Identifying theme
  • Using context clues
  • Reading fluently
  • Regular and irregular plural nouns
  • Using pronouns
  • Narrative writing
  • The writing process
  • Identifying the author’s purpose
  • Recognizing the central idea and key details
  • Determining the meaning of unknown words
  • Regular and irregular verb tenses
  • Expository writing
  • Vowel teams
  • Similes, idioms, and alliteration
  • Complete sentences, fragments, and run-ons
  • Opinion writing
  • Text features
  • Author’s opinion
  • Figurative language
  • Compound sentences
  • Open and closed syllables
  • Character’s perspective
  • Comparing and contrasting literature
  • Using academic language
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Retelling informative texts
  • Contractions
  • Diphthongs
  • Spelling
  • Characters’ perspective
  • Reading fluently
  • Retelling literature texts
  • Theme
  • Presenting information orally
  • Prepositions
  • The writing process
  • Character dialogue
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Using a dictionary
  • Possessive nouns
  • Research
  • Peer review
  • Rhyme scheme
  • Figurative language
  • Retelling literature texts
  • Theme
  • Commas
  • Opinion writing
  • Base words and affixes
  • Retelling informative texts
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Verb tense
  • Citing sources
  • Subject-verb agreement
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