Grade Two

Second Grade

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Name: James Welch


Name: Wes Parker




Name: Phimchanok Chotiruk


Name: Jennifer.Fahrenthold


Quarter 2


Nonfiction Reading: Weather & Natural Disasters

(Weather Text Set)

The How-to Guide for Nonfiction Writing

(If/Then Unit)

Lessons 8-15

(95% Core Phonics Program)

Learning Targets:

  • Find the meaning of an unknown word by using context clues.
  • Learn new words and vocabulary by listening to texts being read aloud and talking with my peers.
  • Use text features including the table of contents, headings, pictures, captions, and maps to learn more about the topic.
  • Make and confirm predictions.
  • Use my prior and background knowledge to help me learn new information.
  • Ask and answer questions using the text as support.
  • Identify the main idea.
  • Draw conclusions about what I have read.

Enduring Understandings:

  • Authors write in different ways to give their audience information about a topic.
  • Authors organize their writing and use visuals that include text features to help their readers understand their topic.
  • Good writers revise their work through the writing of multiple drafts to make their writing to make their writing


Number Concepts: Part 1 and Temperature

(Two-Digit Numbers)3 weeks

Addition and Subtraction: Part 1

(Sums and Differences within 50)4 weeks


2 weeks

Essential Questions:

  • How does the position of a digit in a number affect its value?
  • How can a number be shown in multiple ways while keeping its value?
  • How can numbers be composed and decomposed?
  • How can compatible numbers help when combining (adding) or separating (subtracting)?
  • How can properties help when combining (adding) or separating (subtracting)?
  • How do the numbers influence the choice of a strategy for combining or separating?
  • How can knowing that addition and subtraction are related help solve problems?
  • How is estimation useful?
  • What are some ways to count a group of coins?


Enduring Understandings: Students will understand that…

  • Matter can change forms.
  • Different types of weather have specific characteristics.
  • Scientists identify, analyze and interpret data in order to prepare for weather and storms

Essential Questions:

  • How do changing states of matter affect the world around us?
  • Why do we classify and collect data related to weather patterns?

Social Studies-

Students will know:

Vocabulary: map, globe, land, continent, hemisphere, Prime Meridian, equator, longitude, latitude

  • Maps can be used to locate land and water features. (2.6)
  • Maps and globes help people study Earth. (2.6)
  • There are seven continents (North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa) (2.6a)
  • There are five oceans (Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Southern, Arctic) (2.6a)
  • There are four hemispheres (2.6b)
  • The United States consists of many major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other physical features (2.6c)
    • James River, Mississippi River, Rio Grande, Appalachian Mountains , Rocky Mountains, general location of the Great Lakes


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