McKinley Primary Center                    2016-17 / Quarter  1 / 2nd Grade: Teaching & Learning Plan





Physical Education


Week 3


I can


Identify individual art experiences and how these affect daily life.


Respond to art based on personal preference and actively listen to others, recognizing that people have different preferences.

Sing with accurate pitch, appropriate tone quality, clear diction, and good posture.


Echo melodic and rhythmic patterns.


Improvise a short melodic phrase on a pitched classroom or keyboard instrument.

Participate actively in all physical education classes and in unorganized or organized physical fitness and play opportunities during after school time.


Identify and demonstrate safety practices and personal responsibility for an active class and games.

Week 9


I can

Count by ones, twos, fives, tens, and hundreds up to at least 1,000 from any given number.


Read and write whole numbers up to 1,000. Use words, models, standard form and expanded form to represent and show equivalent forms of whole numbers up to 1,000.


Plot and compare whole numbers up to 1,000 on a number line.


Match the ordinal numbers first, second, third, etc., with an ordered set up to 30 items.


Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members.


Find the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars.


Tell and write time to the nearest five minutes from analog clocks, using a.m. and p.m. Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals on the hour or half hour.


Describe relationships of time, including: seconds in a minute; minutes in an hour; hours in a day; days in a week; and days, weeks, and months in a year.

Week 6


I can


Identify works of art and artifacts used in celebrations, festivals, and customs from selected cultures within the community and describe their function.


Identify common themes and subject matter in works of art and artifacts from various cultures.


Perform short rhythmic and melodic phrases within teacher guidelines and write them using standard or original notation.


Read and perform quarter, eighth, half, dotted half, and sixteenth notes, and quarter and half rests in four-beat groupings using rhythm syllables.


Identify contrasts and changes in tempo and dynamics using basic music terminology and movement.

Perform locomotor skills proficiently and in combinations with developmentally appropriate challenges.


Identify and demonstrate efficient movement with objects that present balance, change of direction and spatial awareness challenges.


Week 3

I can

Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

Week 6

I can

Predict the result of combining solids and liquids in pairs. Mix, observe, gather, record, and discuss evidence of whether the result may have different properties than the original materials.

Week 9

I can

Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

Social Studies

Week 3

I can

Identify and describe community celebrations, symbols and traditions and explain why they are important.


Create and maintain a calendar of important school days, holidays and community events.

Week 9


I can

Demonstrate evidence of reflection and care in creating artwork.


Demonstrate respect for personal work and the work of others.


Demonstrate safe and proper use, care, and storage of media, materials, and equipment.

Discuss personal preferences for different musical works.


Identify musical concepts such as tone color, repetition, and contrast, and ways they are used in other disciplines.


Discuss suitable music for various special occasions and the role it plays.

Participate in an active physical education class to maintain the intensity and duration for improved physical fitness.

Week 6

I can

Identify when the local community was established and identify its founders and early settlers.


Read about and summarize historical community events using a variety of resources (the library, digital media, print media, electronic media, and community resources).


Develop a simple timeline of important events in the history of the school and/or school community.

Week 9

I can

Explain changes in daily life in the community over time using maps, photographs, news stories, Web sites or video images.


Identify individuals who had a positive impact on the local community.


Note: Each column uses different text styles (Regular, Italic, Bold, Underlined) to differentiate concepts.     Language Arts & Reading

2nd Grade – Reading Wonders, Unit 1               Big Idea: Friends and Family                                                                 How do families and friends learn, grow, and help one another?


Weekly Concept &

Essential Questions


Text Features, Literary Elements

Comprehension Skills, Strategies, & Fluency

Phonics: Awareness, Spelling Skill, Structural Analysis

Words: Vocabulary, Academic, High-Frequency, Oral, Domain, & Strategies

Writing: Trait, Product, About Reading


Skill & Mechanics

Research & Inquiry


Friends Help Friends


How do friends depend on each other?


Fantasy, Poetry



Key Details



Phoneme: Blending, Categorization, Segmentation

short a, i

Plural Nouns:

-s, -es

actions, afraid, depend, nervously, peered, perfectly, rescue, secret

characters, events, evidence

ball, blue, both, even, for, help, put, there, why, yellow

awkward, outrageous, panic,

relief, squawked

hedgehog, prickles

Inflectional Endings


Ideas: Focus on an Event,


Analyze Key Details

Statements and Questions

Sentence Capitalization/ Punctuation

How do friends support and depend on one another?


Families Around the World


How are families around the world the same and different?


Realistic Fiction, Informational Text



Character, Setting, Events



Identify and Generate Rhymes;

Phoneme: Isolation, Blending, Segmentation

Short e, o, u

Inflectional Endings: -s, -es


aside, culture, fair, invited, language, plead, scurries, share

compare, exclamation, setting

could, find, funny, green, how, little, one, or, see, sounds

colorful, confusing, noticed, overflowing, tasty

musical, triangle

Root Words

Organization: Strong Openings


Analyze Story Structure Using Text Evidence

Commands and Exclamations

Sentence Capitalization/ Punctuation

How are celebrations, food, clothing and sports the same and different around the world?


Pets are Our Friends


How can a pet be an important friend?

Fiction, Poetry

Ask and Answer Questions


Character, Setting, Events: Use Illustrations



Phoneme: Categorization, Substitution, Blending

2-letter blends (r, s, t, l)

Closed Syllables


decide, different, friendship, glance, proper, relationship, stares, trade

closing, greeting, rhyming

boy, by, girl, he, here, she, small, want, were, what

apologized, gazed, partner, rummaged, scent


Sentence Clues

Word Choice: Precise Language


Analyze Story Structure


Letter Punctuation

What makes an animal a good pet? 


Animals Need Our Care


How do we care for animals?

Informational Text/

Nonfiction Narrative


Photos, Captions

Ask and Answer Questions


Key Details: Use Photos



Phoneme: Segmentation, Categorization, Blending

Short a, long a: a e

Inflectional Endings: -ed, -ing


allowed, care, excited, needs, roam, safe, wandered, wild

categorize, organization, sequence, subject

another, done, into, move, now, show, too, water, year, your

duty, equipment, profession, satisfaction, thorough

conservancy, rhino

Root Words

Organization: Sequence


Analyze Key Details


Commas in a Sequence

What are the basic needs of animals?


Families Working Together


What happens when families work together?

Informational Text


Photos, Captions, Chart

Ask and Answer Questions


Key Details



Phoneme: Isolation, Categorization, Blending


short i, long i: i_e



checks, choose, chores, cost, customers, jobs, spend, tools

combine, comparison, expand,

all, any, goes, new, number, other, right, says, understands, work

exchange, homework, lucky, members, treasure

Inflectional Endings

Sentence Fluency: Vary Sentence Type


Analyze Text Features That Inform and Explain a Topic

Expanding and Combining Sentences

Quotation Marks with Dialogue

Weekly:  What do different people do at work?



Unit Level:          Research Skill: Recall Information          Unit Project: Self-select and develop from options for unit research projects.

McKinley Primary Center                    2016-17 / Quarter 1 / 2nd Grade: Teaching & Learning Plan