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2nd Grade Language Arts


  1. Knows and applies grade level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding words
  2. Reads with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  3. Uses words, illustrations, and context clues to identify characters, setting, and plot
  4. Asks and answers questions to demonstrate understanding of a text
  5. Retells stories and demonstrates understanding of the main ideas


  1. Writes legibly and uses appropriate spacing
  2. Uses capitalization and punctuation appropriately
  3. Uses letter sound knowledge to spell words
  4. Identifies and uses spelling patterns
  5. Uses the writing process effectively: brainstorms, drafts, revises, edits, publishes
  6. Demonstrates use of character, plot, setting and conflict in fictional writing
  7. Communicates ideas clearly in writing

Speaking and Listening

  1. Speaks clearly and communicates effectively
  2. Stays on topic by linking his/her comments to the remarks of others
  3. Makes statements and asks questions that show relevant thinking
  4. Follows agreed upon rules for discussion