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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 retell a story and identify story elements
  4. Identifies the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe
  5. Asks and answers questions to demonstrate understanding of a text


  1. Writes legibly and uses appropriate spacing
  2. Uses capitalization and punctuation appropriately
  3. Uses known spelling patterns and rules to approximate spelling for phonetically regular words
  4. Spells high frequency “trick” words correctly
  5. Communicates ideas clearly in writing
  6. Uses the writing process effectively: brainstorms, drafts, revises, edits, publishes
  7. Demonstrates use of character, plot, setting and conflict in fictional 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