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      Highlights of Second Grade 
     
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    Readers' Workshop   
    • Includes mini-lessons, independent reading, guided reading, book clubs, conferring, and at home reading
    • A focus on decoding strategies, increasing sight vocabulary, and improving fluency
    • Strategies for reading for meaning, including: retelling, questioning, predicting, synthesizing, inferring, and determining importance 
    • Growing a love of literature through exposure to different genres, authors, and series 

    Writers' Workshop

    • Includes mini-lessons, independent writing time, conferring, and small group work
    • A focus will be placed on personal narrative, opinion and informational writing, as well as poetry
    • Writing well-developed paragraphs will be taught throughout the year
    • Use of proper grammar and writing conventions will be reinforced continuously 
    • Growing as thoughtful writers, who write with purpose about topics that they care about, will be a goal
     
     Science
    • Participate in hands-on interactions experiments 
    • Learn about bees, including how they help us and how we can help save them
    • Study Earth's features
    • Develop cooperative group skills
    • Use the Scientific Method

    Health

    • Learn about the ear and eye
    • Nutrition
    • Staying healthy 

    Social Studies

    • Geography of communities
    • Suburban, urban and rural communities  
    • Economic interdependence 
    • Changes in communities over time

    Math

    • Units of study include basic, as well as 2 & 3 digit addition & subtraction, place value, geometry, money, measuring length, time, and graphing
    • Demonstrate fluency of addition and subtraction 
    • Use a variety of problem solving strategies
    • Incorporate math vocabulary in written and oral explanations