2nd Grade

  • With each new school year, students are expected to extend their learning to new concepts and skills. We share this list as an opportunity for parents to reinforce skills and bridge the learning from year to year. Please refer to the prior grade level for skills to reinforce and future grade level for skills to accelerate.

Math Milestones

    • Count, compare, and find a number on a number line up to 1200
    • Solve problems with addition and subtraction within 1,000
    • Understand fractions and size (halves, fourths and eighths)
    • Recall addition and subtraction facts
    • Tell time in 1 and 5 minute increments and distinguish between a.m. and p.m.
    • Measure length
    • Count money up to $1


    Math Resources 

Reading Milestones

    • Students self-select text
    • Establish purpose for reading
    • Recognize common types of texts (fiction, informational, poems)
    • Make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features, such as titles, pictures/illustrations and graphics
    • Make connections to personal experiences and ideas in other texts (with adult assistance)
    • Make inferences and use evidence to support understanding (with adult assistance)
    • Retell and paraphrase texts for comprehension
    • Describe the main character, including internal traits (feelings and motivations)
    • Describe and understand plot elements, including the main events, the conflict, resolution and the importance of the setting
    • Use features and graphics to locate and gain information
    • Discuss the author’s purpose for writing text


    Before-During-After Questions to ask your reader:

    BEFORE Reading:

    • What do you think this book is about?
    • What do you think will happen?

    DURING Reading:

    • What do you think is going to happen next?
    • How does the main character feel?
    • Why do you think a character is acting the way he/she is acting? Feeling? Show how you know using the book. (text evidence) 

    AFTER Reading:

    • Do you like this book? Why?
    • What is your favorite part? Why?
    • Who was your favorite character? What did you like about them?
    • Can you tell me the story in your own words?