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2nd Grade Essential Learning Objectives

2nd Grade Essential Learning Objectives

Reading ELOs:

The learner will recognize and classify words with long vowel sounds. 

The learner will decode and recognize words containing r-controlled vowels, common vowel patterns, and the long vowel sounds. 

The learner will use word structure patterns such as contractions, compound words as well as base words with inflected and comparative endings.

The learner will read aloud a grade level passage with fluency and accuracy.

The learner will recognize and apply grade-level vocabulary.

The learner will provide examples of synonyms, antonyms, and multiple meaning words. 

The learner will identify story elements (i.e. plot, problem, characters, setting, solution).

The learner will apply comprehension skills such as compare/contrast, cause/effect, fact vs. opinion, sequencing, main idea, and details. 

Writing ELOs:

The learner will compose a friendly letter using the five parts (date, greeting, body, closing, and signature).

The learner will apply concepts of grammar to write a complete sentence with a subject and predicate using capital letters and punctuation.  

The learner will identify the difference between a statement and a question.

The learner will write in different genres (personal narrative, descriptive, compare and contrast, research, directions).

The learner will compose a writing sample with the main idea and several details. 

The learner will use personal dictionaries for accurate spelling.

The learner will utilize writing resources (dictionary and thesaurus). 

The learner will identify and use nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives correctly in writing. 

Math ELOs:

The learner will solve and write addition and subtraction facts to 18.

The learner will calculate 2 digit addition and subtraction numbers with and without regrouping.

The learner will identify place value of each digit in a 3 and 4 digiti number. 

The learner will recognize number patterns to master multiplication facts 0-5.

The learner will interpret and solve a 1 step story problem.

The learner will identify and count various coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollar) and count back change from $1.00.

The learner will identify basic geometric shapes (cylinder, cone, cube, sphere) and identify their right angles, find the perimeter and areas of a rectangle and square. 

The learner will identify and write time in 1 minute intervals (both analog and digital).

The learner will identify, compare, and write fractions (1/2, 1/2, 1/4).

The learner will create, represent and interpret a data set using pictographs and bar graphs.

Science ELOs:

The learner will describe migration/hibernation. 

The learner will describe how animals adapt to a habitat. 

The learner will identify characteristics of animal groups (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish). 

The learner will describe vertebrates/invertebrates (compare/contrast).

The learner will describe characteristics of endangered/extinct animals.

The learner will describe characteristics of fossils and their formations. 

The learner will describe characteristics of living things (habitats/life cycles). 

The learner will identify and describe movements of sun, earth, and moon. 

The learner will carry out steps of the scientific process.

The learner will identify and describe changes in weather/temperature. 

The learner will identify a food chain beginning with the sun.

Social Studies ELOs:

The learner will use and create timelines to show a sequence of historical events. 

The learner will investigate the major contributions of historical figures through a biography unit. 

The learner will identify and recognize a map key or legend.

The learner will use symbols and label locations on a map or globe (identify Nebraska, the capital of Nebraska, the United States and other continents).

The learner will be able to identify cardinal directions on a map key.

The learner will distinguish between a natural resource (water, air, land) and man-made resources. 

The learner will identify and explain the important significance of symbols and give examples. 

The learner will recognize the importance of a community and their neighborhood and how it has changed over time. 

The learner will distinguish between the roles of producers and consumers and how currency is used. 

The learner will state the difference between wants and needs.