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Reading (Grade 2)

Reading: Second Grade

In Grade 2, children continue learning the fundamentals of reading. Their skill level increases as they apply word attack and comprehension strategies to read different texts. By the end of Grade 2, children are expected to be able to read books with increasingly difficult text. For more information see: www.corestandards.org

Foundational Skills

Phonics and Word Recognition- Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Fluency- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Literature

Key Ideas and Details

1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

3. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Informational Text

1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

2. Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

3. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Craft and Structure

Key Ideas and Details

1. Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

2. Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

3. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

Informational Text

1. Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

2. Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

3. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Key Ideas and Details

1. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

2. (Not applicable to literature)

3. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

Informational Text

7. Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

8. Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

9. Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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