ERIC Number: ED459943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Grade Two Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's Grade Two curriculum standards in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards emphasize the development of a comprehensive reading vocabulary and the student's application of a variety of strategies to comprehend printed materials. Students will use the writing process and identify the audience and the purpose for writing. They will develop main ideas and supporting details. They will begin to use "show, not tell" writing. They will write legibly in manuscript and/or cursive. They will convey a message accurately. They will give, respond to, and follow simple instructions. They will respond to increasingly complex literature. The mathematics standards emphasize mathematical concepts and understanding supporting the development of problem solving. Students will use different approaches for sorting and organizing data, use prediction to extend patterns, and predict whether something is likely or unlikely, based on data collected. The science standards emphasize making detailed observations, drawing conclusions, and recognizing unusual or unexpected data to use and validate information. The concept of change is explored in states of matter, life cycles, weather patterns, and seasonal effect on plants and animals. The social studies standards include the basic concept of the neighborhood, the purpose of laws and the consequences of breaking them, and basic economic concepts. Students will build timelines to expand their knowledge of past and present and deliver that information in a visual medium. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.