In second grade, students work on reading fluently with appropriate rate, expression, phrasing, and accuracy. They work on reading with purpose and understanding, increasing their stamina for reading independently.
Students continue their daily writer's workshop, where they create true
and fictional stories, opinions, and organize information about a topic.
We continue to work with students to participate in collaborative
conversations and demonstrate the standard English grammar in speaking
and in writing.
Students continue to learn the mechanics of handwriting through the
Handwriting Without Tears Program, which uses a developmentally
appropriate, multisensory approach.
Our spelling program is Words Their Way, which differentiates spelling instruction based on students' own developmental stage. Through this program, students progress through the 5 stages of spelling development through explicit teacher instruction and student exploration of spelling patterns.
Massachusetts has adopted the Common Core State Standards, which has
designated specific skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening,
and language at each grade level.
Click on the links on the left side of the page and you will be able to view these standards.