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Second Grade

  • Description: In second grade, English Language Arts instruction continues to focus on developing students’ skills for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Foundational literacy standards are presented in a progression beginning with foundational skills to the sophisticated application of oral and written language. Students work toward mastery of First Grade standards that include print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, word and sentence composition, and fluency.

    Materials: 

    • Really Great Reading
    • CKLA 2nd Edition 
    • Handwriting- Zaner-Bloser

    Tennessee Language Arts Standards

  • Description: The standards for each grade are a progression.Each of the progressions begins in Kindergarten, with a constant movement towards high school standards as a student advances through the grades. There are four main progressions that are composed of mathematical domains/conceptual categories. Second grade focuses on Number and Operations in Base Ten,Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Geometry and Measurement and Data.

    Materials: 

    • McGraw Hill - Reveal Math

    Tennessee Math Standards 

  • Description: In second grade, students discover forces and interactions by experimenting with different strengths and directions of pushing and pulling and designing experiments to discover the relationship between speed and direction of an object using force. Students discover waves and the transfer of information by experimenting with light and sound energy. Second grade students learn life cycles and classifications of animals and adaptations for survival. Students use textual evidence to cite ways that the earth is changing and understand the changing surface of the Earth.

    Materials: 

    • HMH Tennessee Science
    • Mystery Science
    • Picture Perfect STEM
    • PBL Project

    Tennessee Academic Standards for Science 

  • Description: Life in the United States- Second grade students will learn about culture, economics, geography, government/civics, and history by studying their identity as American citizens and how our nation operates. 

    Materials: 

    • TN Studies Weekly: World Around US
    • TN History for Kids Booklets

    Tennessee Social Studies Standards

  • Description: The course of instruction in all public schools for kindergarten through grade eight (K-8) shall include art and music education to help each student foster creative thinking, spatial learning, discipline, craftsmanship and the intrinsic rewards of hard work. All students are engaged in sequential standards-based arts instruction.

    Materials: 

    Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts Education 

  • Description: The Tennessee School Counseling Student Standards describe the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and experiences that students need to achieve academic success, social and emotional development, and college and career readiness. The standards are organized in three broad domains: academic development, social and emotional development, and college and career readiness. These domains promote the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and experiences that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students.

    Materials: 

    • Second Step

    Tennessee School Counseling Standards

  • Description: All school libraries shall serve as resources for students, teachers, and community members to strengthen student learning. School library information specialists shall work collaboratively with classroom teachers and school administrators to integrate both curricular concepts and information skills that assist research and other learning activities. The collection and the services of the library shall adequately support the curricular priorities within the school.

    Materials: 

    Tennessee Library Standards

  • Description: The course of instruction in all public schools for kindergarten through grade eight (K-8) shall include art and music education to help each student foster creative thinking, spatial learning, discipline, craftsmanship and the intrinsic rewards of hard work. All students are engaged in sequential standards-based arts instruction.

    Materials: 

    • Quaver

    Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts