McKinley Primary Center                    2016-17 / Quarter 3 / 2nd Grade: Teaching & Learning Plan





Physical Education


Week 3


I can


Identify similarities and connections between concepts and subject matter found in visual art and other disciplines.


Compare two works of similar subject matter and describe sensory, formal, technical, and expressive properties using appropriate vocabulary.


Sing songs in the languages of other cultures, adding any movement considered intrinsic to authentic performance of the music.


Play classroom instruments with the proper technique, holding them correctly.


Respond to teacher or student questions by singing and using body percussion, movement, found items, instruments, or electronic sounds. 

Perform manipulative skills proficiently with developmentally appropriate challenges.


Identify and apply the basic elements for efficient locomotor, non-locomotor, stability, and manipulative skills.


Week 9


I can

Describe the relationships among inch, foot, and yard. Describe the relationship between centimeter and meter.


Estimate and measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools, such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes to the nearest inch, foot, yard, centimeter and meter.


Understand that the length of an object does not change regardless of the units used.


Measure the length of an object twice using length units of different lengths for the two measurements. Describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.


Estimate and measure volume (capacity) using cups and pints.


Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction within 100 in situations involving lengths that are given in the same units.


Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal groups.

Week 6


I can


Create a work of art utilizing concepts, subject matter, or the sign systems, such as words or numbers, of another discipline.


Demonstrate refined perceptual skills in the production of artwork.

Identify the artists of selected works of art.

Identify abstract works of art.


Arrange and perform a short sound piece cooperatively in small groups using the voice, body percussion, found items, or classroom instruments.


Read pitch patterns from a staff and perform using solfge and hand signs.


Understand and demonstrate strategies for active games.


Develop and describe the components of health-related physical fitness.


Demonstrate cooperative play with a partner and small or large groups regardless of personal differences.



Week 3

I can

Determine patterns and behavior (adaptations) of parents and offspring that help offspring to survive.

Week 6

I can

Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals.

Week 9

I can

Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (i.e. body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.

Social Studies

Week 3

I can

Use a compass to identify cardinal and intermediate directions and to locate places on maps and places in the classroom, school and community.


Locate the equator and the poles on a globe and identify the local community, state and the United States on maps.

Week 9


I can

Identify and use a balance of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, techniques, and processes to effectively communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.


Identify connections between works of art and artifacts and their culture of origin.

Identify groups of classroom instruments by sight and sound.


Establish and apply criteria for good musical performance in and outside the classroom.


Express a specific emotion through music, art, movement, and writing or speaking.

Perform manipulative skills proficiently with developmentally appropriate challenges.


Identify and apply the basic elements for efficient locomotor, non-locomotor, stability, and manipulative skills.

Week 6

I can

Compare neighborhoods in your community and explain how physical features of the community affect people living there.


Compare neighborhoods in your community with those in other parts of the world.


On a map, identify physical features of the local community.

Week 9

I can

Identify and describe cultural or human features on a map using map symbols.


Describe simple demographics of the school.


Identify ways that recreational opportunities influence human activity in the community.



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

2nd Grade – Reading Wonders, Unit 4               Big Idea: Our Life / Our World                          How do different environments make the world an interesting place?                    


Weekly Concept &

Essential Questions

Genres, 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


Different Places


What makes different parts of the world different?

Expository, Informational Text


Map, Key, Labels, Subheadings



Connections Within a Text: Compare and Contrast



Phoneme Identity; Phoneme Categorization; Phoneme Blending

Silent Letters wr, kn, gn, mb, sc


eerie, growth, layers, lively, location, region, seasons, temperate

below, colors, dont down, eat, many, morning, sleep, through, very         

factories, harbors, produce, timber, valleys

Amazon, equator, tropical

Compound Words

Ideas: Focus on a Topic

Analyze Ideas Across Texts

Linking Verbs

Capitalization of Proper Nouns

Explore the land features, plants, animals, and climate of a region.


Earth Changes


How does the Earth change?

Expository, Informational Text


Photos, Bold Print, Subheadings



Connections Within a Text: Cause and Effect



Phoneme Segmentation; Phoneme Blending; Phoneme Substitution

r-controlled vowels /r/ er, ir, ur, or

Inflectional Endings

active, Earth, explode, island, local, properties, solid, steep

time-order words

animal, away, building, found, from, Saturday, thought, today, toward, watch

carved, glide, sphere, suddenly, surface          erupt, lava

Sentence Clues

Word Choice: Time-Order Words

Analyze Author's Word Choice

Helping Verbs

Quotation Marks

How do natural events change the earth?


Our Culture Makes Us Special


How are kids around the world different?

Realistic Fiction, Informational Text/




Character, Setting, Plot: Compare and Contrast



Generate Rhyme; Initial Sound and Substitution; Phoneme Blending

r-controlled vowels /r/ or, ore, oar; /r/ ar

Irregular Plurals

common, costume, customs, favorite, parade, surrounded, travels, wonder


ago, carry, certain, everyone, heavy, outside, people, problem, together, warm

accompanies, assigns, crowded, locker, usual

cousin, primo          Similes

Voice: Show Feelings

Analyze How an Author Compares Characters and Events

Irregular Verbs

Book Titles

Research   games from around the world. How are they played?


Folktales About Nature


How can we understand nature?


Drama, Play, Fiction/







Phoneme Segmentation; Phoneme Blending; Identify Syllables

r-controlled vowels /r/ eer, ere, ear


ashamed, boast, dash, holler, plenty, similarities, victory, wisdom

again, behind, eyes, gone, happened, house, inside, neither, stood, young

blustery, chilly, drenched, drizzle, task

Root Words

Ideas: Develop Character

Analyze Theme

Irregular Verbs

Letter Punctuation

How do folktales from different cultures explain nature?


Poems About Nature


What excites us about nature?

Poetry, Fiction,








Identify Syllables; Phoneme Categorization; Phoneme Blending

r-controlled vowels /r/ are, air, ear, ere

r-controlled Vowel Syllables

drops, excite, outdoors, pale

sensory words

among, bought, knew, never, once, soon, sorry, talk, touch, upon          broad, dunes, plump, swaying, twirling


Word Choice: Sensory Words

Analyze Word Choice and Provide Opinion


Contractions/ Apostrophes

Weekly: Research nature poems. How are similes used in poems about nature?


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

McKinley Primary Center                    2016-17 / Quarter 3 / 2nd Grade: Teaching & Learning Plan