Grade 2 Language Arts/Reading

Grade 2 Language Arts/Reading

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Course Overview

This Grade 2 Language Arts/Reading course builds core language arts and reading skills with opportunities for students to engage with different types of texts and writing structures.
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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Personal Narrative This unit discusses personal narratives, including the elements of character, setting, plot, main ideas, details, description, cause and effect, and summary. Recognizing and writing a personal narrative are also discussed, as well as writing friendly letters and journal entries. In addition, sentences are covered, including subjects and predicates, statements, questions, commands, exclamations, and combining sentences. Spelling and vocabulary are also included. Unit 2 – How-To Article This unit discusses reading strategies including rereading for comprehension, making predictions, reading ahead, and making inferences. Also discussed are plural, proper, and possessive nouns, spelling and vocabulary, and writing a report about a friend, writing directions, writing a report about an experience, writing a thank you letter, and writing a biography. Unit 3 – Persuasive Writing This unit covers reading strategies including visualizing and drawing conclusions, and discusses author's purpose, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and folktales. Also covered are writing an advertisement, writing a personal narrative story, writing a narrative with conversations, writing a persuasive letter, and writing a descriptive poem. Vocabulary and spelling are also included, as well as grammar spotlights on action verbs, past-tense verbs, and using the word have. Following this unit, students are presented with the Mid-Term Review and Exam. Unit 4 – Expository Composition This unit presents grammar spotlights on linking verbs, helping verbs, irregular verbs, and contractions. It discusses reading strategies including using context clues, illustrations, sequence of events, analysis of text structure, and distinguishing fantasy and reality. Also discussed are how to write a strong paragraph, an expository composition, and an expository letter. Helping verbs, irregular verbs, and contractions, spelling and vocabulary are also included. Unit 5 – Realistic Fiction This unit discusses writing a how-to poster, writing a sequence of events, writing to tell a story, writing with a variety of words, and writing a book report. It also covers reading strategies for comprehension including summarizing and drawing conclusions, recognizing suffixes and prefixes, thinking and comparing, and making inferences. Grammar spotlights include the pronouns I, me, we, and us along with possessive pronouns, homophones, contractions, and pronoun-verb agreement. Also included are spelling and vocabulary. Unit 6 – Compare and Contrast Composition This unit discusses vocabulary and spelling, adjectives, articles, synonyms, antonyms, comparative adjectives, and adverbs. It also covers generating questions, understanding inflected nouns, discovering problems and solutions, visualizing cause and effect, and developing comprehension, as well as writing a summary, writing an expository essay, and writing to compare and contrast. Following this unit, students are presented with the Final Review and Exam.

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