SECOND GRADE CURRICULUM

What to Expect at Abia Judd In: Second Grade


Reading

In second grade, we follow the district adopted curriculum series called Into Reading. We place a heavy emphasis on Guided Reading. Guided Reading is small-group reading instruction designed to provide differentiated teaching that supports students in developing reading proficiency. The small group model allows children to be taught in a way that is intended to be more focused on their specific needs, accelerating their progress.

Writing

In second grade, we use a series called Into Reading. In this series, we work on narrative writing, persuasive writing, and informational writing. We know that children need extensive opportunities to write on topics they care about. They need explicit and sequenced instruction that helps them progress and they need critical feedback that helps them know.

Math

Eureka Math curriculum is distinguished not only by its adherence to the CCSS; it is also based on a theory of teaching math that is proven to work. The theory posits that mathematical knowledge is conveyed most effectively when it is taught in a sequence that follows the “story” of mathematics itself. The sequencing has been joined with methods of instruction that have been proven to work, in this nation and abroad. These methods drive student understanding beyond process, to deep mastery of mathematical concepts. The goal of Eureka is to produce students who are not merely literate, but fluent, in mathematics. Your student has an exciting year of discovering the story of mathematics ahead!

Social Studies

Through the study of geography and economics, the students’ lenses expand to learn how their world is interconnected globally. Students will develop a spatial understanding of the world around them so they can understand how other cultures and civilizations are interconnected and have influenced who we are as a community, state, and Nation. United States history, world history, and civics will also be taught in a comparative context. The standards in second grade are skill-based and are designed to integrate the skills with the study of any region or civilization in the world.

• Working together to solve problems
• Influence of weather and climate
• Individual and leadership roles
• Development and change of civilizations and cultures
• Identifying regions using geographic models
• Societal institutions and their belief systems
• Earning, spending, and saving money in a global community

Biology and Physical Sciences

In second grade science, we investigate Biology (life cycles, organisms, environment, and adaptations) and Physical Science (properties of materials, motion, and magnetism), as well as Earth and Space Science (properties of earth, objects in the sky, and changes in the earth and sky).

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