Second Grade: What Will They Learn?
There's lots of review in second grade, so that students truly master all the skills presented in first grade. Your child will also learn to recognize familiar words more rapidly, read new words, add and subtract faster, compose more complex sentences, spell many new words, and increase her reading and speaking vocabularies. Find out what else your child will learn this year.
Apply more complex phonics skills in his reading.
Automatically read the 200 most commonly used words.
Write sentences using correct punctuation and capitalization.
Recognize and use nouns and action verbs in sentences.
Begin writing in cursive.
Write legibly in cursive.
Add and subtract any 2-digit number.
Handle place value concepts for 3-digit whole numbers.
Identify time to include half-hour and 5-minute intervals.
Identify the value of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollars.
Value people from many cultures.
Develop a simple understanding of life, earth, and physical sciences.