McKinley Primary Center                    2016-17 / Quarter  4 / 2nd Grade: Teaching & Learning Plan





Physical Education


Week 3


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 the roles of artists, docents, technology experts, and guards at museums and galleries.


Sing an ostinato with a familiar song, maintaining a steady beat.

Follow the cues of a conductor with regard to tempo and dynamics.

Learn correct names for classroom instruments and identify those associated with world cultures.

Play simple ostinatos while others sing.

Perform fundamental rhythmic skills proficiently alone, with a partner or in a group.

Perform locomotor and manipulative combined skills with developmentally appropriate challenges.




Week 9


I can

Add and subtract within 1000, using models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; describe the strategy and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones, and that sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

Create, extend, and give an appropriate rule for number patterns using addition and subtraction within 1000.

Show that the order in which two numbers are added (commutative property) and how the numbers are grouped in addition (associative property) will not change the sum. These properties can be used to show that numbers can be added in any order.

Draw a picture graph (with single-unit scale) and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four choices (What is your favorite color? red, blue, yellow, green). Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in the graphs.

Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal parts; describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc.; and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal parts of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

Read and write whole numbers up to 10,000. Use words, models, standard form and expanded form to represent and show equivalent forms of whole numbers up to 10,000.

Week 6


I can


Visit local museums and exhibits, and experience visiting artists in the school.

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

Identify similar subject matter in works of art from various cultures, ethnicities, and historical periods

Follow the cues of a conductor with regard to tempo and dynamics.

Improvise a short ostinato with a familiar song using body percussion, instruments, or movement.

Identify direction of notated pitch patterns and interpret through singing, playing, or movement.

Develop selected academic concepts to integrate in fitness workouts and/or games.

Perform and recognize the difference between high, medium, and low intensity activities for developing cardiorespiratory endurance.


Week 3

I can

Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate and investigate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve an identified problem.

Week 9


I can

Identify works of art made from the philosophy that art is best when it shows the organization of elements (formalism).

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

Identify similarities and connections between concepts and subject matter of visual art and other art forms (dance, theatre, or music).

Create an integrated work utilizing concepts, subject matter, and sign systems of art and another art form (for example, a short dramatic piece using puppets).

Identify basic musical terms and symbols and interpret through singing, playing, or movement.

Identify families of orchestral instruments by sight and sound.

Discuss roles of musicians in the community.

Demonstrate respect and compassion for students with individual differences.

Express enthusiasm as a result of participation in physical activity.

Week 6

I can

Pose questions, make observations, and obtain information about a situation people want to change. Use this data to define a simple problem that can be solved through the construction of a new or improved object or tool.

Week 9

I can

Analyze data from the investigation of two objects constructed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

Social Studies

Week 3

I can

Define the three types of productive resources (human resources, natural resources and capital resources

Identify productive resources used to produce goods and services in the community.

Identify community workers who provide goods and services for the rest of the community and explain how their jobs benefit people in the community.

Week 6

I can

Explain that a price is what people pay when they buy goods or services and what people receive when they sell goods or services.

Research goods and services produced in the local community and describe how people can be both producers and consumers.

Week 9

I can

Define opportunity cost and explain that because resources are limited in relation to people’s wants (scarcity), people must make choices as to how to use resources.

Define specialization and identify specialized jobs in the school and community.

Explain why people trade for goods and services and how money makes trade easier.

Explain the concept of savings and why this is important for individuals and for our economy.


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

2nd Grade – Reading Wonders, Unit  6               Big Idea:          How on Earth?                                           What keeps our world working?                                            


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


Plant Myths and Facts


What do myths help us understand?


Myth, Informational Text/







Identify and Make Oral Rhymes; Phoneme Addition; Phoneme Blending; Phoneme Deletion

Closed Syllables and Open Syllables

Compound Words

appeared, crops, develop, edge, golden, rustled, shining, stages

adjective, myth, point of view

door, front, order, probably, remember, someone, tomorrow, what’s, worry, yesterday          disturb, entire, magnificent, stumbled, trembled

Puerto Rico          Sentence Clues

Organization: Strong Openings

Analyze Theme


Commas in a Series

Research a plant and what it needs to grow.


We Need Energy


How do we use energy?

Informational Text/


Photos With Captions, Subheadings, Diagram, Labels



Author’s Purpose



Initial Phoneme Addition; Phoneme Segmentation; Initial Phoneme Substitution

CVCe Syllables


electricity, energy, flows, haul, power, silent, solar, underground

alone, became, beside, four, hello, large, notice, round, suppose, surprised          charge, effects, rushes, slight, streak

dam, generators          Paragraph Clues

Word Choice: Content Words

Analyze Author's Purpose

Articles and This, That, These, and Those

Names and Titles

How do we use different forms of energy in our everyday lives?


Team Up to Explore


Why is teamwork important?

Informational Text/

Expository, Narrative Nonfiction

Photos With Captions, Map, Labels



Main Idea and Key Details



Identify Syllables; Phoneme Segmentation and Blending; Phoneme Addition and Deletion

Consonant + le (el, al) Syllables

Contractions/ Possessives

exploration, important, machines, prepare, repair, result, scientific, teamwork          

above, brother, follow, listen, month, soft, something, song, who’s, wind

attach, collect, deliver, experiments, nations

astronaut, satellites          Greek and Latin Roots

Ideas: Supportive Details

Analyze Text Features

Adjectives That Compare


Research a place you'd like to travel and explore with a team. What jobs will need to be done? What job will each team member have?


Money Matters


How do we use money?

Informational Text/

Expository, Fiction/Myth

Photos With Captions, Graph, Labels, Subheadings



Connections Within a Text: Problem and Solution



Phoneme Segmentation; Phoneme Substitution; Phoneme Reversal

Vowel Team Syllables

Comparative Endings: -er, -est (with spelling changes)

invented, money, prices, purchase, record, system, value, worth

against, anymore, complete, enough, river, rough, sometimes, stranger, terrible, window          charity, image, popular, portrait, symbol

credit cards          Paragraph Clue

Organization: Strong Conclusions

Analyze Text Connections

Adverbs and Prepositional Phrases



Where does money come from and where does it go?


The World of Ideas


Where can your imagination take you?

Poetry, Fiction





Point of View



Phoneme Addition; Phoneme Substitution; Phoneme Segmentation

r-controlled Vowel Syllables

Three (or more) Syllable Words

create, dazzling, imagination, seconds

blend          afternoon, ahead, anyone, everything, pretended, scientist, somehow, throughout, trouble, wherever

flash, igloo, moat, orchestra, snore          Metaphors

Word Choice: Strong Words

Analyze Point of View

Adjectives and Adverbs

Sentence Punctuation

Weekly: Explore poetry and a poet's use of imagery.



Unit Level:     Research Skill: Visual Displays and Multimedia Presentations          Unit Project: Self-select and develop from options for unit research projects.

McKinley Primary Center                    2016-17 / Quarter  4 / 2nd Grade: Teaching & Learning Plan