Second Grade English Language Arts

Instructional Focus

Assessment Tools

Process a wide variety of texts including informational and short chapter books.

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark Assessment.

Identify problem and solution of the story, and bring knowledge from personal experiences to the interpretation of characters and events.


Make inferences and predictions that are supported with evidence from the text.


Be able to write both a personal narrative essay and an informational piece that informs the reader.

AAPS Writing Rubric, Lucy Calkins Units of Study Rubrics

Use a large number of high frequency words correctly in reading and writing contexts (500+).

Analysis of student writing

Understand compound words, homophones, synonyms, antonyms, and common prefixes and suffixes.


Other Resources

Text Level Guide for Parents 998kb PDF

State Language Arts Grade Level Content Expectations for Second Grade 274kb PDF externallink.gif

District Second Grade Writing Calendar 73kb PDF

District K-2 Reading Rubric 241kb PDF

District Second Grade Writing Rubric 148kb PDF

District Second Grade Phonics Lessons Pacing Guide 61kb PDF

Second Grade Report Card 492kb PDF



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