Language Arts - Grade Two   (#5010043)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

Course Description: This course description defines what students should understand and be able to do by the end of Grade 2. The benchmarks are related to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards, the exit standards of Florida's K-12 standards. These may be accessed in the General Information section of this course description under Additional Information.

General Notes

General Notes: The CCR anchor standards and grade-specific benchmarks are necessary complements—the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity—that together define the skills and understandings that all students must demonstrate at each grade level.

Special Notes:

Instructional Practices

Teaching from well-written, grade-level instructional materials enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:

1. Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is  extremely complex.
2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence form the text.
5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

General Information

Course Number: 5010043
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: LANG ARTS GRADE 2
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5,PreK

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

On the River: Observations and Inferences:

Learn to make observations and inferences as you take a virtual kayak trip down the beautiful Suwannee River with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Stormy Days: Supporting Specific Points in Text:

Identify specific points in text, identify the supporting reasons, and describe HOW the reasons support the specific points that the author makes in a text as you read about stormy weather in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring Stories:

Identify story elements in multiple versions of Cinderella, then compare and contrast the story elements in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Captain Capitalization's Treasure Hunt:

Capitalize holidays, product names, and names of places around the world as you hunt for treasure in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Cool Context Clues:

Help Pat the Penguin use context clues to find the meanings of unknown words and phrases in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring Fables:

Recount the important details using story elements and determine the central message, lesson, or moral of the fable in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Piecing Together Details:

Answer who, what, where, when, why and how questions to demonstrate understanding of the elements of a story in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Topical Travels:

Identify paragraphs in a text, use key details to identify the topic of a paragraph, and identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text using the topics and details from each paragraph in this Florida-themed interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.
Reading Literature

Benchmark Notes:These reading literature benchmarks offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.

Reading Informational Text

Benchmark Notes: These reading informational text benchmarks offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Teachers are encouraged to utilize science and social studies content text to provide instruction in reading informational text. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.

Reading Foundational Skills

Benchmark Notes: The reading foundational skills benchmarks are directed toward fostering students' understanding and working knowledge of concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing system. These foundational skills are not an end in and of themselves; rather, they are necessary and important components of an effective, comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of types and disciplines.

Special Notes: Instruction should be differentiated: Good readers will need much less practice with these concepts than struggling readers will. The point is to teach students what they need to learn and not what they already know--to discern when particular children or activities warrant more or less attention.

Writing

Benchmark Notes: Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year's grade-specific writing benchmarks and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

Speaking and Listening

Benchmark Notes: The following speaking and listening benchmarks offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of communication skills and applications.

Language

Benchmark Notes:
The following language benchmarks offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of language skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year's grade-specific benchmarks and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

Additional Requirements:
The following Florida State Standards for the Mathematical Practices (MP) are applicable to call content areas.
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (MP 1)
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (MP3)
  • Attend to precision. (MP 6)