2nd Grade


2nd grade

Second Grade English Language Arts/Reading Overview

Second Grade has five primary focus areas: reading, writing, research, listening and speaking, and oral and written conventions.

In Reading, students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing, where students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail; Research, where students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing.

In second grade, students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students should write and read (or be read to) on a daily basis.

Second Grade Reading Priority TEKS

Second Grade Math Overview

Second grade has three primary focal areas. 

First, is an understanding of the  base-10 place value system and place value concepts. The students’ understanding of base-10 place value includes ideas of counting in units and multiples of thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones and a grasp of number relationships. 

Second, is the solving of problems with addition and subtraction within 1,000. Students identify situations in which addition and subtraction are useful to solve problems and develop strategies to accurately add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers. 

Third, is the building of a foundation for multiplication and division. Students use the relationship between skip counting and equal groups of objects to represent the addition or subtraction of equivalent sets , which builds a strong foundation for multiplication and division.