FIND it Fast


   Elementary School

FIND it Fast

What will my child study in second grade?

Language Arts

  • Understand details in fiction and nonfiction text
  • Determine the main idea, lesson, or moral in fiction and nonfiction text
  • Use visual images to understand and clarify text
  • Compare and contrast two versions of the same story (fiction) or two texts on the same topic (nonfiction)
  • Know and use grade level phonics and word analysis skills to decode words
  • Read grade level text accurately and fluently
  • Write stories, opinions, and informative text with a topic sentence, supporting details, and conclusion
  • Use correct grammar when writing and speaking
  • Use correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in writing


  • Memorize addition and subtraction facts to 20
  • Count, read, write and compare numbers to 1,000
  • Add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping
  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units
  • Tell time on an analog clock to the nearest 5 minutes
  • Count and solve word problems using dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies
  • Read, create and understand picture and bar graphs
  • Identify and describe the attributes of triangles, cubes, hexagons, pentagons, and quadrilaterals


  • Understand and use the scientific method
  • Measure and record weather conditions
  • Identify and describe the water cycle and types of clouds
  • Identify characteristics of a solid, liquid, and gas
  • Compare and contrast life cycles of insects and mammals
  • Identify parts and functions of the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems

Social Studies

  • Explain why it is important to be a responsible citizen
  • Understand and explain the meanings of American symbols
  • Recognize and use different types of maps and map characteristics
  • Describe reasons for immigration
  • Understand culture and traditions
  • Explain the concept of supply and demand