Grade 2

Language Arts 2

This course provides a comprehensive and interrK12ted sequence of lessons for students to continue building their proficiency in literature and comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary, spelling, and handwriting.

  • Literature and Comprehension: A guided reading approach builds comprehension strategies and gradually transitions students to independent reading assignments. Leveled reading selections progressively expose students to new challenges including greater length, more complex content, and new vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature from many cultures, poetry, and nonfiction articles. Students also make their own reading choices to help foster a lifelong love of reading.
  • Writing Skills: Students learn about parts of speech, usage, capitalization, and punctuation, then apply this knowledge as they write sentences and paragraphs. Students are introduced to the process of writing, as they pre-write, draft, revise, and proofread their work before they share it with others. Written products include letters, poems, literature reviews, research reports, and presentations.
  • Vocabulary: Students increase their vocabulary through word study, comprehension, and word analysis, then apply their knowledge in a variety of authentic contexts.
  • Spelling: Students continue their exploration of spelling conventions with lessons in sound-symbol rK12tionships and patterns.
  • Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears helps students develop printing skills and, if appropriate, begin cursive handwriting.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 120 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: First Grade Language Arts
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Math + 2

This research-based course focuses on computational fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem solving. The engaging course features new graphics, learning tools, and games; adaptive activities that help struggling students master concepts and skills before moving on; and more support for Learning Coaches to guide their students to success. This course for students in Grade 2 focuses primarily on number concepts, place value, and addition and subtraction of numbers through 1,000. Special emphasis is given to problem solving, inverse operations, properties of operations, decomposition of numbers, and mental math. Students study money, time, and measurement; geometric figures; analyzing and displaying data with new representations; and determining the range and mode of data. Early concepts about multiplication, division, and fractions are introduced.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: First Grade Math
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Science 2

Students perform experiments to develop skills of observation and analysis, and learn how scientists understand the world. They demonstrate how pulleys lift heavy objects, make a temporary magnet and test its strength, and analyze the parts of a flower. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Metric System – liters and kilograms, and how scientists use them
  • Force – motion and simple machines; physicist Isaac Newton
  • Magnetism – magnetic poles and fields; how a compass works
  • Sound – how sounds are made; inventor Alexander Graham Bell
  • Human Body – cells; the digestive system
  • Geology – layers of the earth; kinds of rocks; weathering; geologist Florence Bascom
  • Life Cycles – plants and animals

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials: Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

History 2

Second graders continue their investigation (spanning grades 1–4) into history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Through lively stories and activities, second graders will:

  • Explore ancient Rome and meet Julius Caesar
  • Learn about the beginnings of Christianity during the Roman Empire
  • Hear stories of the raiding and trading Vikings
  • Appreciate the achievements of early Islamic civilization
  • During the early Middle Ages in Europe, meet knights in armor, and hear stories of St. George, Robin Hood, and Joan of Arc
  • Visit the medieval African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
  • Travel the Silk Road across China, and meet the powerful emperor, Kublai Khan
  • Learn about the fighting samurai and the growth of Buddhism and Shintoism in feudal Japan

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 108 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Art 2

Following the timeline of the K¹² History program, second grade Art lessons introduce students to the art and architecture of ancient Rome, medieval Europe, Islam, Mexico, Africa, China, and Japan. Students will:

  • Examine elements and principles of art, such as line, shape, pattern, and more
  • Study and create self-portraits, landscapes, sculptures, and more
  • Create artwork similar to works they learn about, using many materials and techniques—after studying Winslow Homer’s Snap the Whip, students paint their own narrative landscape and design stained glass windows inspired by the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Beginning Music 2

Beginning 2 Music is for students who have completed K¹²’s Beginning 1 Music program. Through traditional folk songs and games, students learn to read more complicated melodic patterns and rhythms. As the students listen to works by great composers, such as Vivaldi and Saint-Saens, they learn to recognize these patterns in the music. Students will:

  • Sing along with folk songs
  • Practice moving to music
  • Listen actively to different kinds of music
  • Read and write music
  • Learn to recognize melody in three and four note patterns
  • Identify rhythms in music using half notes
  • Become familiar with string and percussion instruments of the orchestra
  • Recognize duple and triple meter
  • Begin to understand standard musical notation

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: Beginning Music 1
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.