Curriculum – Grade 2

Literacy and Language Arts

Reading Units of Study

Module 1: Launching the Reader’s Workshop
Module 2: Taking Charge of Reading
Module 3: Character Challenges
Module 4: Reading Nonfiction About the World
Module 5: Series Reading and Cross-Genre Reading Clubs
Module 6: Nonfiction Reading Clubs
Module 7: Reading and Role Playing
Module 8: Readers Can Read About Science Topics to Become Experts

Writing Units of Study

Module 1: Launching the Writer’s Workshop
Module 2: Improving Narrative Writing
Module 3: Lab Reports and Science Books (Information)
Module 4: Writing About Reading (Opinion)
Module 5: Big Thoughts in Small Packages (Poetry)

Word Study and Spelling Units of Study

Module 1: Letter-keyword sound for consonants and vowels, concepts of consonant digraphs, letter-keyword sound for digraphs, concept of consonant blends, concept of digraph blends, spelling of /k/ sounds, closed syllable type
Module 2: Bonus letter spelling rule, glued sounds, blending and reading words with glued sounds, segmenting and spelling words with bonus letters and blued sounds, prosody, fluent passage reading, story retelling
Module 3: Concept of closed syllable exceptions, glued sounds, story retelling, fluent passage reading
Module 4: Review suffixes, comparison suffixes, spelling procedure for words with suffixes, forming plurals, forming present and past tense, categorizing vowels and consonant suffixes, fluent passage reading
Module 5: Reading and spelling two-syllable, review syllable concept in multi-syllabic words, compound words, syllable division rules for dividing between closed syllables, procedure for spelling words with more than one syllable, spelling of ic at the end of multi-syllabic words
Module 6: Review vowel-consonant-e syllables, spelling option procedure, two-syllable words with closed and vowel-consonant-e syllables, vowel-consonant-e exception
Module 7: Open syllable type, y as a vowel, combining open syllables with closed and vowel-consonant e syllables, additional syllable division rules
Module 8: R-controlled, sounds of ar and or, combining r-controlled syllables and other syllable types
Module 9: Sound er, ir, ur, spelling option procedure for /er/ wound, combining r-controlled syllables with er, ir, and ur with other syllable types, dictionary skills
Module 10: Double vowel syllable type, sounds of ai and ay, use of spelling option procedure for /a/ sound, combining all types of syllables, homophones
Module 11: Sounds of ee, ea, and ey, use of spelling option for /e/ sound
Module 12: Sounds of oi and oy, spelling generalizations of /oi/ sound
Module 13: The long o sound of oa, oe, and ow, use of spelling option procedure for /o/ sound
Module 14: The /ou/ sound of ou and ow, flexibility in sound choices for reading, spelling generalizations of /ou/ sound
Module 15: The /u/ sound of oo, ou, ue, and ew, the /u/ sound of ue, use of the spelling option procedure for /u/ and /u/ sounds
Module 16: Sounds of au and aw, spelling generalizations for the /o/ sound
Module 17: Consonant-le syllable type, spelling consonant-le words, review of all 6 syllable types

Mathematics and Numeracy


Second grade mathematics is about (1) extending understanding of base-ten notation: (2) building fluency with addition and subtraction; (3) using standard units of measure; and (4) describing and analyzing shapes.

Mathematics Units of Study

Module 1: Sums and Differences to 100
Module 2: Addition and Subtraction of Length Units
Module 3: Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1,000
Module 4: Addition and Subtraction Within 200 with Word Problems to 100
Module 5: Addition and Subtraction Within 1,000 with Word Problems to 100
Module 6: Foundations of Multiplication and Division
Module 7: Problem Solving with Length, Money, and Data
Module 8: Time, Shapes, and Fractions as Equal Parts of Shapes



Life, Physical, and Earth sciences

Science Units of Study

Life Science: Insects
Physical Science: Balance and motion
Earth Science: Pebbles, silt, and sand

Social Studies


People Who Make a Difference

Social Studies Units of Study

Module 1: Families Today and in the Past
Module 2: Geography and Mapping Skills: People, Places, and Environments
Module 3: Government Institutions and Practices
Module 4: Economics: People Who Supply Our Goods and Services
Module 5: Biographies: People Who Made A Difference


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