Second Grade

Colorado Calvert Academy Second Grade Virtual School

Course Materials

Second Grade Virtual School Materials
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What Your Child Will Learn in Second Grade

Reading

  • Reviewing word analysis techniques, long vowels, digraphs, consonant clusters, vowel pairs, blends, and r-controlled vowels
  • Developing comprehension skills
  • Building strategies for comparing, contrasting, predicting, inferring, and drawing conclusions
  • Identifying cause and effect
  • Summarizing
  • Recognizing topics, main ideas, and details
  • Reading appealing anthologies and phonics library book of stories
  • Developing critical thinking skills

Writing/Composition

  • Practicing Calvert Script as reinforcement of learning to read
  • Writing dictated words and sentences
  • Writing compositions
  • Practicing spelling and vocabulary
  • Learning rules of punctuation

Mathematics

  • Comparing and ordering numbers up to 100
  • Identifying and continuing number patterns
  • Making bar models to solve word problems
  • Multiplying and dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10
  • Rounding to the nearest 10 to estimate sums and differences
  • Identifying coins and bills up to $20
  • Exploring lines, curves, and surfaces

Science

  • Developing natural curiosity
  • Questioning, investigating, experimenting
  • Studying living things, our Earth, weather, matter, motion, and energy

Social Studies

  • Exploring original read-aloud narratives that include biographies of legendary Old World figures, explorers, inventors, and leaders in American life, as well as accounts of famous events (Paul Revere’s ride, fall of the Berlin Wall)
  • Investigating the five themes of geography, compass direction, maps, symbols, globes, continents, relative and exact locations, boundaries, and regions
  • Extending the fundamentals of American civics and government (cooperation, accountability, conflict resolution, patriotism)
  • Examining the economic concepts of goods and services, income, scarcity of resources, markets, and banking; activities included

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools integrated with the curriculum:

  • Keyboarding
  • Introduction to touch typing
  • Word processing basics
  • Introduction to spreadsheets
  • Using e-mail and the Internet
  • Beginning database skills
  • Visual mapping
  • Internet activities integrated with Reading and Science texts

Art

  • Developing new skills in drawing
  • Studying famous paintings

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