2 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING K-5 Curriculum Overview
3 VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT COMPREHENSION 2ND GRADE ELARStrategic and developmentally appropriate focus on five components of reading:PHONEMIC AWARENESSPHONICSFLUENCYVOCABULARY DEVELOPMENTCOMPREHENSION
4 Our classrooms are collaborative, creative, and literacy-rich. 2ND GRADE ELAROur classrooms are collaborative, creative, and literacy-rich.The walls are full of student work and anchor charts that have been co-authored by teacher and students.Students are engaged in meaningful activities and have many opportunities to participate in dialogue.
5 Here is what you will find in our classrooms: 2ND GRADE ELARHere is what you will find in our classrooms:Large Group Area/Small Group TableClassroom LibraryIndividual Book Boxes or BagsReader’s Response JournalsReading/Writing AreasAnchor ChartsInteractive Word WallsWord Work (teaching spelling in context)
6 Spelling Test Focus on word families and writing in context. 2ND GRADE ELARSpelling TestFocus on word families and writing in context.Fry words on the Fry word list. These are the most commonly used words in the English language. They do not follow the phonics rules and need to be memorized.Four dictation sentences comprised of Fry words and word family words.Sample word family words and Fry words are found on the weekly newsletter.
9 What Should Your Child Be Bringing Home? 2ND GRADE ELARWhat Should Your Child Be Bringing Home?Library books - your student should be reading to you 20 minutes a night.Books in a bag- these will be switched out every 1 or 2 weeks.Reading and spelling homework should be done nightly. The homework activities are found on the weekly newsletter. Homework stars should be signed and returned each Friday.
10 The “Why” Behind What We Do MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION IN EAGLE MOUNTAIN–SAGINAW ISDThe “Why” Behind What We Do
11 Process Standards 2ND GRADE MATHEMATICS The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:(A) apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace;(B) use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;(C) select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems;(D) communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;(E) create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas;(F) analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas; and(G) display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.
12 2ND GRADE MATHEMATICSThe Last 4 Statements…(D) communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;(E)use mathematical relationships to generate solution and make connections and predictions.(F) analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas.(G) display, explain, or justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communications.
13 Focal Points for Second Grade 2ND GRADE MATHEMATICSFocal Points for Second GradeDeveloping proficiency in the use of place value within the base 10 numeration systemUsing place value and properties of operations to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers within 1,000Measuring lengthApplying knowledge of two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional solids, including exploration of early fraction concepts
16 2ND GRADE MATHEMATICSGuiding PrinciplesSupport students to make sense of mathematics and learn that they can be mathematical thinkers.Focus on computational fluency with whole numbers.Emphasize reasoning about mathematical ideas.Engage all learners in understanding mathematics
18 2ND GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES Throughout social studies in Kindergarten-Grade 12, students build a foundation in history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and social studies skills. The content, as appropriate for the grade level, enables students to understand the importance of patriotism, function in a free enterprise society, and appreciate the basic democratic values of our state and nation.
19 2ND GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES In Grade 2, students focus on a study of their local community by examining the impact of significant individuals and events on the history of the community as well as on the state and nation.
20 2ND GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES Second graders receive instruction through units that continue to build a foundation in history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and social studies skills:Unit 1 – Practicing Rules and RoutinesUnit 2 – Changing TechnologyUnit 3 – Identifying Patterns in Our WorldUnit 4 – Living on the EarthUnit 5 –Celebrating Important ThingsUnit 6 – Protecting the EarthUnit 7 – Learning About the pastUnit 8 – Remembering Important ThingsUnit 9 – Remembering Important PeopleUnit 10 – Our GovernmentUnit 11 – Our EconomyUnit 12 – Producers and ConsumersUnit 13 –Taking ActionUnit 14 – Into the Future
22 What is scientific inquiry? 2ND GRADE SCIENCEWhat is scientific inquiry?Science inquiry allows students to take an active role in understanding their science learning.Science inquiry transforms learning from watching and listening to doing.Science inquiry involves activities and skills in an active search for understanding.Science inquiry engages students in the investigative nature of science.Science inquiry is the active construction of ideas and the forming of connections.
23 What are the essential features of a science classroom? 2ND GRADE SCIENCEWhat are the essential features of a science classroom?Learners are engaged by scientifically oriented questions.Learners give priority to evidence, which allows them to develop and evaluate explanations that address scientifically oriented questions.Learners formulate and evaluate explanations from evidence to address scientifically oriented questions.Learners communicate and justify their proposed explanations.
24 What is the student’s role? 2ND GRADE SCIENCEWhat is the student’s role?Ask a question about objects, organisms and events in the world around them.Plan and conduct a simple investigation.Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses.Use data to construct a reasonable explanation.Communicate investigations and explanations.
25 Science Notebooks in every classroom 2ND GRADE SCIENCEScience Notebooks in every classroomIntegrates science and language arts skillsHelps students develop cognitive knowledge of science content and processesEnhances writing skillsServes as an assessment tool to gatherinformation on students’ thinking
26 Weekly Newsletters Found on the 2nd grade website 2ND GRADE SCIENCEWeekly NewslettersFound on the 2nd grade websiteLife Principle of the weekWord family examples and Fry wordsWhat we are learning in each subjectUpcoming Events
27 Weekly Homework Found on the 2nd grade newsletter 2ND GRADE SCIENCEWeekly HomeworkFound on the 2nd grade newsletterEach activity is worth 1 star. Extra activities are worth 2 stars.Read 20 minutes nightlyPractice spelling words nightlyPlay math games (game and cards in take home folder)
30 PACE EMS-ISD K-5 Gifted and Talented Program What is PACE? Educational program which serves identified gifted/talented students in grades K-5 2 hour pull-out program for 2nd – 5th gradersKindergarten and 1st grade students served in classroom with differentiated instructional strategiesLearning Opportunities for GT StudentsStudents work on a differentiated curriculum with extended activitiesInstructional goals focus on helping students to develop critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, reason and solve problems, and value diversity.Lessons span across all curriculum areas and incorporate a research component in the spring semesterThe depth of projects builds as the students progress to the upper grades