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Grade 2 Curriculum

2nd Grade Curriculum Resources

Reading The Reading and Language program contains daily practice in activity phonics-word games, sight words, letter recognition, phonemic awareness and language mechanics accompanied by guided journal writing. Materials used include:

  • The Daily Five
  • Open Court Reading – Level 1
  • Four Blocks Reading
  • Scholastic Readers

Math A hands-on approach to mathematics is used by exposing students to a wide variety of opportunities for developing awareness of mathematical concepts. This includes concrete learning using numerous types of manipulatives to help provide a solid foundation for the more abstract principles to follow. Classroom experiences include enumeration, inequalities, patterns, measurements, comparisons, data management and problem solving.

  • Everyday Mathematics McGraw-Hill
  • Student Math Journal - work books


  • Houghton Mifflin Spelling & Vocabulary


  • StarFall Phonics & Writing
  • Houghton Mifflin Reading, Writing, Phonics
  • Four Blocks Writing

Social Studies In our studies, the student is recognized as being a member of the school, the local community and the larger world. (for example, classroom rules and government). Cross cultural awareness is fostered through the recognition of and participation in family festivals and traditions. A sense of history is developed through examination of family histories, records of local events, etc.

  • Studies Weekly
  • Time for Kids
  • Scholastics Library books to supplement individual units
  • Harcourt Horizons, About My World

Science The focus of the science program is to help the child develop an understanding and respect for the world around them. Through observation of natural processes, discussion of phenomena and documentation of class activities, the child is encouraged to view science as an approachable and integral part of daily life.

  • Harcourt Science Level 1 - Harcourt School Publishers
  • Time for Kids
  • Scholastic Library Books to supplement units


  • Studies Weekly
  • Scholastics
  • Scholastics


  • SRA Art Connections