The Penn-Delco School District’s Language Arts Curriculum is based on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.  These standards are the framework for teaching all subjects and all grade levels.

    A.   Students in Grade 2 who meet reading standards are able to:

    §  Preview the text format (title, illustrations) to make a prediction before reading.

    §  Apply appropriate decoding strategies during reading (picture clues, phonics, context clues).

    §  Identify vocabulary words through word patterns, sight words, and in context.

    §  Use self-monitoring comprehension strategies during reading: self-questioning, rereading, reading ahead, adjusting reading rate.

    §  Set purpose for reading.

    §  Identify the main idea, cause and effect, fact and opinion.

    §  Identify literary elements in a story: characters, setting, problem, events, and solution.

    §  Read familiar passages aloud fluently and with appropriate rate.


    B.   Students in Grade 2 who meet writing standards are able to:

    §  Write a narrative piece with a beginning, middle, and end that follows a sequence of events.

    §  Write an information piece focused on a single topic.

    §  Write an opinion with support of one or more reasons.

    §  Write using complete sentences with a main idea and a series of related sentences.

    §  Revise writing to clarify the order of ideas and remove and/or add details.

    §  Edit writing to apply capital letters, end marks, and correct spelling of commonly used words and spelling words.


    C.   Students in Grade 2 who meet speaking and listening standards are able to:

    §  Listen to others and ask related questions.

    §  Listen to a selection of literature and respond appropriately, predict what will happen next, and retell the story.

    §  Speak using complete thoughts with appropriate volume and pace.

    §  Contribute to discussions with appropriate information and/or questions.

    §  Participate in small and large group discussions.


                 For a complete copy of academic standards go to www.pde.state.us.
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