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Second grade is a year for students to gain confidence as independent learners while polishing and extending their foundational skills. Through small group instruction, students reinforce and deepen their foundational literacy skills as they acquire more complex decoding and comprehension skills. In math, students focus developing fact fluency, a strong understanding of algebraic thinking skills, and effective problem-solving skills.


List of 6 items.

  • Math

    Computation: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. Sing addition and subtraction to solve word problems within 100. Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
    Operations: Understand place value through three digits. Compare three-digit numbers.  Fluently add or subtract within 100 using place value. Count within 1000.
    Measurement: Understand the basics of measurement using standard units to measure lengths. Tell time to the nearest five minutes. Solve word problems using pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills.
    Data: Draw basic data sets using pictographs and bar graphs. Solve basic word problems using information presented in the graph.
    Problem Solving: Solve word problems with multiple steps.
  • Phonics

    Phonics and Word Recognition: Know and use the sound-spelling correspondence for long and short vowels in one-syllable and two-syllable words. Read and understand words with common prefixes and suffixes. Recognize and read irregularly spelled words.
  • Reading

    Key Ideas and Details: Determine the central message, lesson, or moral of a text.  Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. Describe the connection between a series of events.
    Craft and Structure: Describe how words and phrases supply meaning to the text. Describe the overall structure of a text or story.  Know and use text features to locate key facts. Identify the main purpose of a text.
    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Describe how reasons support the points the author makes in a text. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story.
    Fluency: Read a text with purpose, understanding, appropriate pacing, phrasing, and expression. Self-correct when a word recognition error is made.
  • Science

    Topics of Study: Cells and Animal Cells, Human Body, Cycles of Nature, Magnets, Simple Machines, Insects
  • Social Studies

    Topics of Study: Geography, Ancient India, Modern Japan, Ancient China, Ancient Greece, Introduction to American Government, Westward Expansion
  • Writing

    Text Types and Purposes: Write opinion pieces to share an opinion and supporting evidence on a chosen topic. Write an informational text to introduce a topic, provide facts and definitions about the topic, and provide a concluding statement or section. Write a narrative text in which they recount a well-elaborated short sequence of events.
    Research: Participate in shared research and writing projects by gathering information from sources to answer an inquiry question.
    Language: Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names. Use commas in greetings and closing of letters. Generalize learned spelling patterns.
    Production and Distribution of Writing: With guidance, work through the writing process to edit, revise, and publish a piece of writing.
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.