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   * Aligned to Common Core State Standards

 Read stories, including fables and folktales from different cultures, and identify the lesson or moral of the story
 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud
 Read texts about history, social studies, or science and identify the main idea
 Answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about stories and books to demonstrate understanding of key details  
 Describe the reasons that an author gives to support a point  
 Learn and use new vocabulary
 Use standard English when speaking and writing
 Participate in discussions by listening and building on what others say
 Write about a short series of events and describe actions, thoughts, and feelings 

 Write about a book, using important details and examples to support an original opinion
 Introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section when writing informative texts  

  * Aligned to Common Core State Standards 

 Solve one- and two-step word problems by adding or subtracting within 100 
 Understand that the place value of digits in a three-digit number represents hundreds, tens, and ones (e.g., 365 = 3 hundreds + 6 tens + 5 ones) 
 Add and subtract numbers through 1000 using place value 
 Add up to four two-digit numbers 
 Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s 
 Quickly and accurately add numbers that total 20 or less and subtract from numbers through 20 
 Estimate and measure lengths of objects in standard units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters 
 Solve addition and subtraction word problems involving length  
 Solve word problems involving money 
 Divide a rectangle into same-size squares 
 Divide circles and rectangles into halves, thirds, or fourths  
 Solve addition, subtraction, and comparison word problems using information presented in a bar graph  

  Aligned to Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks 
 Learn to ask questions about outside surroundings  
 Identify characteristics of mammals, birds, and fish 
 Learn about the function of plant parts: leaves, stems, flowers, roots 
 Explore the relationship between force and motion 
 Chart daily weather conditions  Identify natural resources 
 Explore the phases of the moon   

  Aligned to Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks
 Locate countries bordering the U.S., the N/S Poles, equator, continents, oceans  
 Use cardinal directions
 Compare customs, lifestyle, and clothing of people in other parts of the world
 Identify people/groups who make, apply, and enforce rules and laws  
 Understand and follow school, classroom, and community rules
 Discuss rights and responsibilities of citizens
 Understand the significance of state/national symbols, holidays, and events
 Recognize changes between the present and past within the community
 Identify wants/needs, producers/consumers, and goods/services in the community   

* Adapted from the Council of the Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards: Additional resource: National PTA  


You are your child’s first and most important teacher. We value your support in building a solid foundation to prepare your child for school. This is a list of concepts and skills that will help your child be successful in second grade. This list is only a sample and does not include everything that will be taught throughout the year.