Second Grade English Language Arts Common Core Standards

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Second Grade English Language Arts Common Core Standards

                      Reading Standards for Literature  Grade 2
Key Ideas and Details
                 1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to
                    demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
                    Thinking Within the Text
                     Notice and remember facts, concepts, or ideas from a text
                     Identify important ideas in a text and report them in an organized way, either orally
                        or in writing
                    Thinking Beyond the Text
                     Ask clear questions for clarification to gain information
                 2. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine
                    their central message, lesson, or moral.
                     Thinking Within the Text
                     Identify important ideas in a text and report them in an organized way, either orally
                        or in writing
                 3. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
                     Thinking Beyond the Text
                     Infer characters' feelings and motivations from description, what they do or say,
                        and what others think about them
                     Demonstrate understandings of character, using evidence from text to support
                        statements
Craft and Structure
                 4. Describe how words and phrases (e.g. regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated
                    lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
                  Thinking About the Text
                    Begin to understand the subtle changes in meaning that a writer can convey
                       through word choice
                5. Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning
                   introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
                   Thinking About the Text
                    Recognize and identify parts of stories, such as beginning, series of events, and
                       endings
                    Use specific vocabulary to talk about texts: author, illustrator, cover, wordless
                       picture book, information book, picture book, character, problem
                6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in
                   a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
                    Thinking About the Text
                     Recite poems or tell stories with effective use of intonation and word stress to
                        emphasize important ideas, engage listeners' interest, and show character traits
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
                 7. Use information gained from illustrations and words in a print or digital text to
                    demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting or plot.
                    Thinking Within the Text
                      Use details from illustrations to contribute to text interpretation
                   Thinking Beyond the Text
                     Demonstrate knowledge of story structure by describing setting, characters or plot
               8. (Not applicable in literature)
               9. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella
                   stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
                   Thinking About the Text
                    Compare different versions of the same story, rhyme, or traditional tale
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
               10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry,
                    in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the
                    high end of the range.
                    Text Complexity Grade Band 2-3
                            o Lexile Ranges Aligned to CCR Expectations: 450-790
                            o Benchmark Assessment Instructional Level Aligned to CCR Expectations:
                                Level M (end of 2nd grade)
               Reading Standards for Informational Texts  Grade 2
Key Ideas and Details
                 1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to
                    demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
                    Thinking Within the Text
                     Notice and remember facts, concepts, or ideas from a text
                     Identify important ideas in a text and report them in an organized way, either orally
                        or in writing
                    Thinking Beyond the Text
                     Ask clear questions for clarification to gain information
                 2. Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific
                    paragraphs within the text.
                     Thinking Within the Text
                     Notice and remember facts, concepts, or ideas from a text
                     Follow and remember a series of events over a longer text in order to understand
                        the ending
                     Identify important ideas in a text and report them in an organized way, either orally
                        or in writing
                 3. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or
                    concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
                     Thinking Within the Text
                     Relate important ideas in the text to each other and to ideas in other texts
                     Thinking Beyond the Text
                     Specify the nature of connections (topic, content, type of story, writer)
Craft and Structure
                 4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or
                    subject area.
                    Thinking Within the Text
                    Recognize and actively work to solve new vocabulary words
                    Connect words that mean the same or almost the same to help in understanding a
                        text and acquiring new vocabulary
                    Use the context of a sentence, paragraph, or whole text to determine the meaning
                        of a word
                 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.
                    Thinking Within the Text
                    Search for information in graphics (simple diagrams, illustrations with labels, maps,
                        charts, captions under pictures)
                    Use readers' tools (table of contents, headings, glossary, chapter titles and author's
                        notes) to gather information
                6. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer,
                   explain, or describe.
                    Thinking About the Text
                     Identify the author's explicitly stated purpose
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
                  7. Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works)
                     contribute to and clarify a text.
                   Thinking About the Text
                    Talk about the connections between the illustrations and the text
                    Recognize how the writer has placed ideas in the text and in the graphics
                8. Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
                    Thinking Beyond the Text
                     Give reasons to support thinking
                9. Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same
                   topic.
                    Thinking Within the Text
                     Relate important ideas in the text to each other and to ideas in other texts
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
               10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including
                   history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity
                   band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
                    Text Complexity Grade Band 2-3
                           o Lexile Ranges Aligned to CCR Expectations: 450-790
                           o Benchmark Assessment Instructional Level Aligned to CCR Expectations:
                                Level M (end of 2nd grade)
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