What to Expect at Abia Judd In: Second Grade

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In second grade, we follow the district adopted curriculum series called Reading Street. 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.


In second grade, we use a series called Units of Study. 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


EngageNY 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 EngageNY 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

Our second grade social studies strands include American History, World History, Government, Geography, and Economics. We investigate the significance of national holidays, symbols, documents, songs, and monuments.

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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