• Lower Dauphin School District


    Curriculum Guide


    Subject:  English/Language Arts                     Grade Level(s):  Second Grade


    Synopsis of Curriculum

    The English/Language Arts curriculum is divided into five general areas: Foundational Skills, Speaking and Listening, Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature, and Writing.  Second grade students will learn to identify the main idea in a multi-paragraph text, as well as use questions like “who, what, when, why, where and how” to identify the main idea.  They will also learn to identify key information within a text and then use that information to determine the author’s purpose and answer questions regarding the text.  Second grade students will also learn to identify the central message, lesson or moral in a fictional text and answer questions regarding characters, the point of view or how the characters overcame challenges and big events in a story.  Second grade students will write informative, explanatory and opinion texts and convey ideas or information clearly.  Second grade students will learn to introduce and develop a topic in writing, give facts and definitions, and use a structure that is organized and provides a concluding statement or section. Second grade students will also be able to communicate in a collaborative group, respond to questions and provide information orally, and present their ideas, information or answers with clarity and in a coherent manner.


    Units of Study Titles

    Foundational Skills

    Speaking and Listening

    Reading Informational Text

    Reading Literature