Understanding Common Core for Second Grade

A Look at  Second Grade &

 Common Core State Standards
 

Excerpts from: 

(www.cde.ca.gov)

What is the Common Core?     Blackboard With Letters.png

CALIFORNIA
STANDARDS ADOPTED: AUGUST 2, 2010
ADOPTED BY: CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
FULL IMPLEMENTATION: 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

E
ducational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.

Since 2010, a number of states across the nation have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.


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By the end of second grade, students should be able to read with accuracy and fluency to support their comprehension of literature and informational text.

For students in second grade, instruction focuses on developing literacy and proficiency in language arts with the goal that all students become lifelong readers, competent writers, and effective communicators. Literacy is critical to academic success and is the key to becoming an independent learner in all other disciplines. 

Students need to be competent in reading and English language arts to be able to obtain information in all content areas and communicate to others what they have learned. Their oral reading skills should be developed to the point that they can read grade-level text orally with expression.

The Common Core asks students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.



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Students will write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

They will write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. They will also write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

common core grade 2.pdf





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In Grade 2, instructional time focuses on four critical areas: (1) extending understanding of base-ten notation; (2) building fluency with addition and subtraction; (3) using standard units of measure; and (4) describing and analyzing shapes.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • Add and subtract within 20.
  • Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.

Number and Operations in Base Ten

  • Understand place value.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Measurement and Data

  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
  • Relate addition and subtraction to length.
  • Work with time and money.
  • Represent and interpret data.

Geometry

  • Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Mathematical Practices

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


CC Math Poster Grade 2.pdf

For more information, please talk to me and I will be glad to answer any questions you have regarding Common Core for the Second Grade. 


Mrs. Boyett

with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in education and careers after high school.