Second Grade

Welcome to Second Grade

A Program

pdf2nd Grade Guide to Student Success

  • Meeting the individual needs of developing readers, writers, and problem solvers.
  • Challenging each child to his/her full potential.
  • Motivating children to become lifelong learners. Including parents as partners in the learning process.
  • Preparing all students to be proficient in all academic areas.
  • Aligned to the PA Core standards.
  • Learning is a triangle with you, your child, and the teacher. Without all three working together, there's no complete picture!


English Language Arts

pdf2nd Grade English Language Arts Curriculum Map

Text:  Harcourt Trophies Series

Each child will:

  • recognize words in context.
  • use decoding/phonics skills.
  • read orally with expression.
  • apply comprehension skills. retell a story.
  • become an independent reader. appreciate various literary styles.

Writing/ Speaking/ Listening

Each child will:

  • Use the Writing Process:
    1. Prewrite
    2. Rough draft
    3. Revise
    4. Proofread
    5. Publish
  • express ideas clearly.
  • use logical phonetic spellings and spell known words correctly.
  • develop appropriate punctuation and capitalization.
  • write complete sentences and paragraphs
  • communicate ideas & experiences.
  • write stories with a beginning, middle, and an end.
  • listen attentively.
  • follow oral directions.
  • use correct grammar when speaking.
  • use different types of writing:
  1. Persuasive
  2. Informational
  3. Narrative


Text:  HMH Go! Math

pdf2nd Grade Math Curriculum Map

Each child will: 

  • read and write numbers accurately to 1000.
  • understand and apply mathematic processes through 20 with accuracy and speed.
  • know basic addition and subtraction facts.
  • compute addition & subtraction problems involving 2 and 3 digit numbers. 
  • become a problem solver with explanations. 
  • demonstrate knowledge of concepts of time, money, place value, measurement, fractions, geometry, and estimation. 
  • participate in calendar math activities.


pdf2nd Grade Science Curriculum Map

Social Studies

pdf2nd Grade Social Studies Curriculum Map


 Each child will: 

  • practice basic calculator skills. 
  • use computers as learning tools. 
  • research topics on the Internet.


Text:  Zaner-Bloser

Each child will:

  • form letters using correct size, shape, and spacing. 
  • write legibly in daily work. 
  • develop automaticity. Science/Social Studies

Special Area Classes

The following special subjects are taught throughout the year:

Art, Library, Physical Education, Music and Computers.


Suggestions to help your child at home:

  • Discuss your child's day at school. Ask what he/she learned at school today and expect an answer!
  • Set a specific time each day for home- work/study. This may be practicing vocabulary words, rereading the story text, using addition and subtraction flash cards, or counting money and telling time. 
  • Read to or with your child about 15 minutes a day. It can be anything in print such as cereal boxes, road signs, maps, travel brochures, etc. 
  • Limit the amount of TV time.
  • Use calendars to mark and discuss important events. 
  • Make a "to do" list and have your child check-off items as they are completed. 
  • Hold high expectations. Children will usually live up to what you expect of them.
  • Instill responsibility in your child by encouraging him/her to show you daily papers, to complete homework, and to return required forms to school. 
  • Monitor your child's guided reading assignments. 
  • Encourage your child to keep a journal or diary.


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