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Second Grade Literacy Core Learning Goals

  • Blend sounds and syllables to read more complex words
  • Use context clues to read for meaning
  • Summarize a story in sequence using supporting details
  • Develop a sight vocabulary of high frequency Fry words (200 words)
  • Recognize and use word relationships such as: word families, compound words, synonyms, and antonyms
  • Read aloud with fluency and expression
  • Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction text
  • Identify story elements: characters, setting, problem, and solution
  • Retell a story in writing with beginning, middle and end in chronological order
  • Write a complete sentence with correct capitalization and ending punctuation
  • Use spelling strategies to spell common words correctly
  • Listen actively and participate during group instruction
  • Read and write to share information

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