Language Arts

The second grade language arts curriculum will develop literate individuals through a balanced program that includes:

  • An engaging and motivating curriculum that grows in complexity throughout the year
  • A comprehensive curriculum that includes reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development, grammar, writing, literary analysis, and research skills
  • Assessment based, differentiated instruction to meet the individual needs of students

Our language arts curriculum endeavors to inspire independent reading, critical thinking, and creative writing. Here is a sneak peek at some of the skills/standards we will cover in our second grade classrooms:


  • Developing comprehension strategies for fiction and informational texts 
  • Provide opportunities to improve reading fluency by further developing the use of appropriate expression, intonation, pacing, and rhythm
  • Explore the characteristics of literary genres
  • Strengthen the identification of the literary elements: main idea, story structure, and author’s purpose


  • Use the writing process to pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and publish
  • Develop appropriate grammar skills
  • Lucy Calkins Units of Study: Personal Narrative, Informative Writing, Poetry, and Opinion Writing

Speaking and Listening

  • Reinforce oral fluency and develop an awareness of an audience through multiple opportunities to speak formally and informally
  • Demonstrate attentive listening by following multi-step directions
  • Provide opportunities to use appropriate voice and give eye contact during oral presentations