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LAFS.2.L.1.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Demonstrate legible printing skills.Use collective nouns (e.g., group).Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Conventions of Standard English

LAFS.2.L.1.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage badge; boy boil).Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
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Content Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Conventions of Standard English

LAFS.2.L.2.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. Compare formal and informal uses of English.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Knowledge of Language

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LAFS.2.L.3.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

LAFS.2.L.3.5
Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

LAFS.2.L.3.6
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
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Content Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

LAFS.2.RF.3.3
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
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Content Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Phonics and Word Recognition

LAFS.2.RF.4.4
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Fluency

LAFS.2.RI.1.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.2.RI.1.2

Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.


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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.2.RI.1.3
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.2.RI.2.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.


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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Craft and Structure

LAFS.2.RI.2.5
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Craft and Structure

LAFS.2.RI.2.6

Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.


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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Craft and Structure

LAFS.2.RI.3.7

Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.


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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

LAFS.2.RI.3.8

Describe how an author uses reasons to support specific points in a text.


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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

LAFS.2.RI.3.9

Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.


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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

LAFS.2.RI.4.10
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 23 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Range of Reading and Level of Text...

LAFS.2.RL.1.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.2.RL.1.2

Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

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