Frassati Catholic Academy 2nd Grade Highlights
The second grade reading curriculum includes a balanced literacy program which includes fiction, nonfiction and informational text. This program continues to develop phonemic awareness, phonics skills, high-frequency/sight words, vocabulary, reading, and fluency. Students will explore various genres. Use of strategies such as predicting, main idea, summarizing, retelling, and cause and effect are developed and expanded. Students build an awareness of punctuation and expression as fluency in their oral reading develops. Differentiated instruction strategies help all students to read texts that are “just right” for them. Children are given the opportunity to visit our school library and check out books.
Grammar, writing, spelling, handwriting, listening, speaking and viewing are part of the language arts curriculum. Second graders are introduced to the process of writing. They will write on a topic, revise and edit. Writing activities include paragraphs, journal entries, letters, simple research reports and stories.