What We Are Learning

    English Language Arts

    Reading Comprehension

    Topic: Comprehenson of Informational Texts


    LAFS.2.RI.3.7- Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text. (DOK 2)

    LAFS.2.RI.3.8- Describe how an author uses reasons to support specific points in a text. (DOK 3)

     LAFS.2.RI.3.9- Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic. (DOK 3) – Assessed using two texts on the same topic. Does not require illustrations, but illustrations can be included.


     -Focus Comprehension Standard(s): Skills Reader 4—Job Hunt


     We are using IReady Toolbox materials (teacher access only) 


    Informative Writing


    Students read two articles: All About Ants and Ants in Action 

    Prompt: After reading the articles, think about what you learned about ants. Now write to inform your readers about ants. 


    Foundational Skills:

    LAFS.2.L.1.1a - Demonstrate legible printing skills. (DOK 2)

    LAFS.2.L.1.1b - Use collective nouns (e.g., group). (DOK 2)

    LAFS.2.L.1.1d - Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves). (DOK 2)

    LAFS.2.L.1.1f - Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified (DOK 2)

     LAFS.2.L.1.2a - Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.

    LAFS.2.L.1.2c - Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives

    LAFS.2.L.1.2d - Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy → boil). (DOK 1)



    Go Math Chapter 11:  Geometry

    MAFS.2.G.1.1- Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.2.G.1.2- Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.2.G.1.3- Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape. (DOK 1)


    Textbook and workbook available on line for practice

    Student Portal - Think Central -Go Math 2nd grade




    Unit 6: Properties of Matter


    SC.2.P.8.1 (DOK 1) - Observe and measure objects in terms of their properties, including size, shape, color, temperature, weight, texture, sinking or floating in water, and attraction and repulsion of magnets.

    SC.2.P.8.2 (DOK 1) - Identify objects and materials as solid, liquid, or gas.

    SC.2.P.8.3 (DOK 1) - Recognize that solids have a definite shape and that liquids and gases take the shape of their container.

    SC.2.P.8.4 (DOK 1) - Observe and describe water in its solid, liquid, and gaseous states.

    SC.2.P.8.5 (DOK 2) - Measure and compare temperatures taken every day at the same time.

    SC.2.P.8.6 (DOK 2) - Measure and compare the volume of liquids using containers of various shapes and sizes. Explain that the amount of space a substance takes up is called volume.

    SC.2.P.9.1 (DOK 3) - Investigate that materials can be altered to change some of their properties, but not all materials respond the same way to any one alteration.


     Science StemScopes program on Student Portal

    Social Studies

    Unit 5: Native Americans; Colonial America

    SS.2.A.2.1 – Recognize that Native Americans were the first inhabitants in North America.

    SS.2.A.2.2 – Compare the cultures of Native American tribes from various geographic regions of the United States.

    SS.2.A.2.4 – Explore ways the daily life of people living in Colonial America changed over time.

    SS.2.A.3.1 – Identify terms and designations of time sequence.

    Studies Weekly on Student Portal Week 6, 10