2nd Grade Goals

 Welcome to 2nd Grade  

Reading Goals

Term 2 (January-March)

Unit 4: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons

  • Students will keep track of their characters by thinking about where and when the story takes place
  • Students will learn all about their main character
  • Students will learn about the secondary characters
  • Students will notice how the characters’ feelings change over time
  • Students will make predictions in their books
  • Students will retell their books/stories
  • Students will identify the problems in the book and how the problems got resolved
  • Students will keep life lessons in mind
  • Students will share opinions about the books 

Unit 5: Reading Poetry 

  • Students will learn about poetry, and compare how it’s different from other genres
  • Students will learn about line breaks and white space
  • Students will notice that poems have stanzas
  • Students will read poems and have a feeling from how the poem was written
  • Students will notice how poets use descriptive words (figurative language) in their poems 
  • Students will notice how some poems have repetitions
  • Students will notice that some poems have patterns and rhyming words
  • Students will learn how poems have point of views

Writing Goals

Term 2 (January-March)

Unit 3: Writing about Reading (Opinion Writing)

  • Students will write letters about a character in their book. They will generate opinions to share
  • Students use pictures and retelling important events and parts in their opinion writing 
  • Students keep audience in mind
  • Students look for small details that can help them develop new ideas they can write about 
  • Students gather more evidence to support each of their opinions

Unit 4: Poetry-Big Thoughts in Small Packages 

  • Students will create a poetry journal to get inspiration from many different places
  • Students will make a class list of topics that they can write about
  • Students will think about the mood they want their poems to have
  • Students will learn that poets use figurative language (using 5 senses)
  • Students will practice writing similes 
  • Students will add repetitions in their poems
  • Students will write a poem from a different point of view

Math Goals

Term 2 (January-March)

Topic 6:Fluently Subtract Within 100

  • Students will break down 1 ten to 10 ones when subtracting
  • Students use regrouping when subtracting a one-digit number from a two digit number
  • Students use partial differences and focus on break apart numbers by place value
  • Students solve two-step word problems 

Topic 7: More Solving Problems Involving Addition and Subtraction

  • Students will use a bar diagram to show relationships with the whole and parts of an equation
  • Students will solve word problems using drawings and equations
  • Students will model and solve two-step problems using equations
  • Students will use different ways to solve two-step problems
  • Students will learn that equations can have different numerical expressions on each side of the equal sign

Topic 8: Work with Time and Money

  • Students will learn that each coin has a specific value
  • Students will solve problems with coins and dollar bills
  • Students will learn to tell and write time to five minutes
  • Students will tell time before and after the hour
  • Students will learn a.m. and p.m. 

Topic 9: Numbers to 1,000

  • Students understand place value and count by hundred to 1,000
  • Students will draw, model and write 3 digit numbers (expanded form, standard form and word form)
  • Students use place value patterns to help them count mentally by 1s and 10s
  • Students skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s to 1,000
  • Students will compare numbers using values


Topic 10: Add Within 1,000 Using Models and Strategies

  • Students will add 3 digit numbers using different strategies such as open number line, place value, using models, partial sums

Topic 11: Subtract Within 1,000 Using Models and Strategies

  • Students will use place value patterns to help them mentally subtract 10 and 100 from a given 3 digit number
  • Students will subtract 3 digit numbers using different strategies such as open number line, using models, place values