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Second Grade
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RL.2.1
I can ask and answer who, what, when,
where, why, and how questions to show that I
understand the reading.

RL.2.2
I can remember the details, central message,
lessons, and morals presented in stories that
I have read.

RL.2.3
I can tell you how characters in a story
respond to the things that happen to them in
the story.

RL.2.4
I can tell how words and phrases in stories,
poems, and songs can create rhythm and
meaning.

RL.2.5
I can retell a story with an introduction and
conclusion.

RL.2.6
I can show that I know when a different
character is speaking in a story by speaking
in different voices when I am reading the
words of different characters.

RL.2.7
I can use things that I learned from the
pictures and words in a text to better
understand characters, settings, and plots.

RL.2.9
I can compare and contrast different
versions of the same story by different
authors or from different cultures.

RL.2.10 I can read stories and I understand
what I read.
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RI.2.1
I can ask and answer who, what, when,
where, why, and how questions to show that I
understand the reading.

RI.2.2
I can find the main topic of the reading. I can
find the main idea in each paragraph of the
reading.

RI.2.3
I can talk about the connections between
events in history, science topics, or steps in
technological procedures in a text.

RI.2.4
I can find the meaning of words or phrases
in a text.

RI.2.5
I can locate features of the text including:
captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries,
indexes, electronic menus, and icons. I can
use those features to locate key facts and
information.

RI.2.6
I can find the author’s main purpose in a text.
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RI.2.7
I can tell you how images in the reading help
me to make sense of the text.

RI.2.8
I can tell you how the author’s reasons
support the main points in a text.

RI.2.9
I can compare similarities and differences
between the main points in two texts on the
same topic.

RI.2.10
I can read and understand informational
text.
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RF.2.3
I can read words by using what I know about
sounds and letters.

RF.2.3a
I can read long and short vowels in words.

RF.2.3b
I can tell you the sounds made by common
vowel teams.

RF.2.3c
I can read words with two-syllables with long
vowels.

RF.2.3d
I can read words with common prefixes and
suffixes.

RF.2.3e
I can read words that I have seen often
even if the spelling is not common.

RF.2.3f
I can read words that are not spelled the
way that they sound.

RF.2.4
I can read.

RF.2.4a
I can read and show that I understand what
I am reading.

RF.2.4b
I can read aloud without making mistakes, at
a good pace, and with expression.

RF.2.4c
I can stop myself if I make mistakes while I
am reading and correct my mistakes.
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W.2.1
I can write about my opinion, give reasons to
support my opinion, and end my writing with a
conclusion.

W.2.2
I can write informative/explanatory texts
with a topic, supporting points, and a
conclusion.

W.2.3
I can write a narrative about an event with
detailed descriptions and closure.

W.2.4
I can get help from adults to make my writing
better.

W.2.5
I can get help from adults and peers to edit
and revise my writing.

W.2.6
I can use technology to produce and publish
my writing.

W.2.7
I can work on research and writing projects
with my peers.

W.2.8
I can find information to answer a question.

W.2.10
I can work on writing projects that take more
than one day to finish. I can work on quick
writing assignments.
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SL.2.1
I can participate in conversations with peers
and adults.

SL.2.1a
I can follow class rules for talking during
conversations.

SL.2.1b
I can remember what my peers have said in
class and connect what they have shared
with the things that other students have
shared during discussions.

SL.2.1c
I can ask and answer questions to better
understand information about a topic or text.

SL.2.2
I can talk about information that I learned in
class.

SL.2.2a
I can give and follow 3 and 4-step oral
directions.
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SL.2.3
I can ask and answer questions to better
understand information that is being
presented by a speaker.

SL.2.4
I can share a story or talk about something
that happened to me in a way that others
understand.

SL.2.4a
I can plan and practice telling a story before
presenting to my class.

SL.2.5
I can retell stories, create pictures, and
recount experiences to better understand a
story.

SL.2.6
I can ask and answer questions with complete
sentences.
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L.2.1
I can use proper English when I write and
speak.

L.2.1a
I can write documents with printing that is
easy for others to read.

L.2.1b
I can use collective nouns. For example, a
group of students.

L.2.1c
I can make and use irregular plural nouns.
Some examples of irregular plural nouns are
feet, children, teeth, mice, and fish.

L.2.1d
I can use reflexive pronouns. Some examples
of reflexive pronouns are myself and
ourselves.

L.2.1e
I can make and use the past tense of
frequently occurring irregular verbs. Some
examples include sat, hid, and told.

L.2.1f
I can use adjectives and adverbs.

L.2.1g
I can make and modify simple and compound
sentences.
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L.2.2
I can correctly use capitalization, punctuation,
and spelling when writing.

L.2.2a
I can capitalize holidays, product names, and
geographic names.

L.2.2b
I can use commas in greetings and closings of
letters.

L.2.2c
I can use an apostrophe to form contractions
and possessives.

L.2.2d
I can use spelling patterns when writing
words.

L.2.2e
I can use a tool like a dictionary to check my
spelling.

L.2.3
I can use what I know about the English
language when I am writing, speaking, reading,
or listening.

L.2.3a
I can compare formal and informal ways of
speaking.
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L.2.4
I can figure out the meaning of words and
phrases.

L.2.4a
I can use the sentence that a word is in to
figure out the meaning of the word.

L.2.4b
I can use what I know about prefixes to help
me figure out the meaning of the word.

L.2.4c
I can use root words to help me understand
new words.

L.2.4d
I can use the meanings of individual words to
help me find the meaning of compound
words.

L.2.4e
I can use glossaries and dictionaries to find
the meaning of words and phrases.

L.2.5
I can tell you how two words are related and
describe the differences in word meanings.

L.2.5a
I can identify real-life connections between
words and their use.

L.2.5b
I can describe the differences between
verbs that are similar in meaning.

L.2.6
I can use words that I learn at school.
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2.NBT.1
I can tell you what each digit in a three digit
number represents. For example, 706 equals
7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones.

2.NBT.1a
I can show you that 100 is a bundle of ten
tens called a “hundred”.

2.NBT.1b
I can show you that three digit numbers with
zeros in the tens and ones place are a group
of some hundreds with 0 tens and 0 ones.

2.NBT.2
I can count within 1000. I can skip count by 2s,
5s, 10s, and 100s.

2.NBT.3
I can read and write numbers to 1000 using
base-ten numerals, number names, and
expanded form.

2.NBT.4
I can compare two three digit numbers and
tell you if they are the same or if one is
greater. I can record the results of my
comparison.

2.NBT.5
I can add and subtract within 100 using many
strategies.
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2.NBT.6
I can add up to four two-digit numbers using
many strategies.

2.NBT.7
I can add and subtract within 1000. I can
show my thinking in a variety of ways.

2.NBT.7.1
I can use estimation strategies to make
reasonable estimates.

2.NBT.8
I can add or subtract 10 or 100 from a
number without having to write it down.

2.NBT.9
I can explain why my strategies for solving
addition and subtraction problems work.
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2.MD.1
I can use different tools to measure objects.

2.MD.2
I can measure the length of an object using
two different units.

2.MD.3
I can estimate lengths using units of inches,
feet, centimeters, and meters.

2.MD.4
I can measure two objects to find out which
one is longer. I can find the difference
between their measures and write it down
with the correct units.

2.MD.5
I can use addition and subtraction within 100
to solve word problems involving lengths that
are given in the same units.

2.MD.6
I can represent whole numbers correctly on
a number line. I can use a number line to add
and subtract within 100.

2.MD.7
I can tell time to the nearest 5 minutes. I can
tell you if it is a.m. or p.m..

2.MD.8
I can solve word problems involving money. I
can use combinations of dollars, quarters,
dimes, nickels, and pennies to solve problems.

2.MD.9
I can measure the lengths of objects and
represent my data on a line plot.

2.MD.10
I can draw a picture graph or a bar graph to
represent data.
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2.G.1
I can recognize and draw shapes. I can
identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons,
hexagons, and cubes.

2.G.2
I can create rows and columns of same-sized
squares in a given rectangle. I can count the
squares and tell you how many are present.

2.G.3
I can create two, three, and four equal
shares of a circle or a rectangle. I can talk
about the shares that I have created using
words like halves, thirds, and fourths.

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2.OA.1
I can solve one- and two-step word problems
with addition and subtraction within 100.

2.OA.2
I can add and subtract within 20 without
having to write anything down.

2.OA.3
I can tell the difference between even and
odd numbers up to 20. I can write a number
sentence to show that two of the same
numbers added together equal an even
number.

2.OA.4
I can add numbers in an array of rows and
columns (up to 5 in each). I can show my
answer in a number sentence.
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2-PSI-1
I can talk about and organize different
materials using my observations of the
materials. I can observe things like color,
texture, hardness, and flexibility.

2-PSI-2
I can test different materials and use my
observations to decide which materials are
best for a given situation.

2-PSI-3
I can observe, construct, and write about
taking apart one object and making it into a
new object.

2-PSI-4
I can talk about why some changes caused
by heating or cooling can be reversed and
some cannot. I can support my thoughts with
evidence.

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2-LS2-1
I can complete experiments to decide
whether or not plants need sunlight and
water to grow.

2-LS2-2
I can create a model that shows how animals
are helpful in dispersing seeds or pollinating
plants.
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2-LS4-1
I can look at the animals and plants in
different habitats to compare diversity.

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2-ESS1-1
I can talk about events on Earth that occur
quickly. I can talk about events on Earth that
occur slowly.

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2-ESS2-1
I can develop solutions that will slow or
prevent wind or water from changing the
shape of the land.

2-ESS2-2
I can create models that look like land and
bodies of water in an area.

2-ESS2-3
I can talk about where water is found on
Earth. I can talk about where to find solid
and liquid forms of water.
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K-2-ETS1-1
I can find out about simple problems that
people that I know want to change and figure
out how to solve them. I can talk about how
the problem can be fixed. I can talk about
the solution that I have created and why it
will help to solve the problem.

K-2-ETS1-2
I can create a drawing that shows how the
shape of an object makes it work the way it
is supposed to work.

K-2-ETS1-3
I can compare two objects that were made
to solve the same problem and talk about the
strengths and weakness of both objects.
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2.1
I can tell you if something happened long ago
or yesterday.

2.1.1
I can gather information about my family
history by interviewing my family, looking at
photographs, looking through family artifacts,
and looking at family documents. I can talk
about the information that I learned.

2.1.2
I can compare my life with the lives of my
grandparents, parents, or guardians.

2.2
I can describe the absolute location of places
and people. I can describe the relative
location of people and places. I can tell you
the difference between the two types of
locations. I can describe locations.

2.2.1
I can find specific locations and geographic
features in my community on a simple map.

2.2.2
I can label the following things on a map of
North America: the countries, oceans, Great
Lakes, major rivers, and mountain ranges
from memory. I can identify the following
essential map elements: title, legend,
directional indicator, scale, and date.

2.2.3
I can show you where my ancestors lived
using a map. I can tell about how our family
ended up living in our community.
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2.2.4
I can tell you about the differences in how
land is used in rural, urban, and suburban
regions in California. I can tell you about the
similarities in how land is used in rural, urban,
and suburban regions in California.

2.3
I can explain government institutions and
practices in the United States and in other
countries.

2.3.1
I can explain how laws are made, how laws
are carried out, if laws have been broken,
and how people are punished if laws are
broken in the United States and in other
countries.

2.3.2
I can tell you about some ways that groups
and nations work together to fix problems.

2.4
I can tell you about my role in the economy. I
can use basic economic reasoning skills.

2.4.1
I can talk about where food comes from and
how I eat. I can talk about the roles of
farmers, processors, distributors, weather,
land, and water resources in food production.
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2.4.2.
I can tell you the role of a buyer
(consumer). I can tell you the role of a seller
(producer).

2.4.3.
I can tell you how limited resources affect
what is produced and what is consumed.

2.5.
I can tell you how heroes from long ago and
the recent past have made a difference in
others’ lives.
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