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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 2

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Standard 5.0 Controlling Language

Students will control language by applying the conventions of Standard English in speaking and writing.*

Topic

A. Grammar

Indicator

  • 1. Identify and use grammar concepts and skills that strengthen oral and written language
Objectives
  1. Identify and use various parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives
  2. Compose declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences
  3. Identify and use verb forms, such as helping verbs
  4. Identify and use verb tenses, such as present, past, and future

Topic

B. Usage

Indicator

  • 1. Recognize examples of conventional usage in personal and academic reading

Indicator

  • 2. Comprehend and apply standard English usage in oral and written language
Objectives
  1. Recognize and use correct subject/verb agreement and noun/pronoun agreement
  2. Recognize and use consistent and appropriate verb tenses, such as past, present, and future

Topic

C. Mechanics

Indicator

  • 1. Explain the purpose of mechanics to make and clarify meaning in academic and personal reading and writing

Indicator

  • 2. Comprehend and apply Standard English punctuation and capitalization in written language
Objectives
  1. Use periods and other end punctuation
  2. Use commas correctly in dates, addresses, salutations and closings, and items in a series
  3. Use apostrophes in contractions
  4. Use capital letters to identify proper nouns and to begin sentences

Topic

D. Spelling

Indicator

  • 1. Apply conventional spelling in written language
Objectives
  1. Spell non-phonetic high frequency words
  2. Spell phonetically regular high frequency words
  3. Spell grade level appropriate pattern words
  4. Spell two syllable words that follow regular spelling patterns, including compound words
  5. Spell words with simple prefixes and suffixes
  6. Represent all sounds in a word when attempting unknown words
  7. Access resources to spell unknown words, such as word wall, content word chart, dictionary, technology

Topic

E. Handwriting

Indicator

  • 1. Produce writing that is legible to the audience
Objectives
  1. Form upper and lower case cursive letters
  2. Use manuscript in daily assignments to build accuracy and automaticity
  3. Use connecting strokes to write continuous text

*Emphasis is on application of conventions rather than memorization of terms.

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.

11/15/07