Second Grade Curriculum

Second grade Curriculum

Courthouse Academy students learn through various mediums in the enriched environment of their developmentally challenging classroom. Students are encouraged to reach their potential in academics, the arts, health, and good citizenship; in other words, to become a well-rounded individual.


  • Use phonetic strategies to self-correct when reading and spelling
  • Use semantic clues and syntax to expand vocabulary when reading
  • Expand vocabulary when reading
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Expands vocabulary with prefix and suffixes
  • Understands oral language structure (identify, produce and manipulate units of speech)
  • Expands, understands and uses word meanings
  • Demonstrate comprehension of information in reference materials
  • Use phonetic strategies when reading
  • Phonological Assessment Literacy Awareness (PALS)


  • Maintain legible printing and transition to cursive
  • Writes stories, letters, and simple explanations
  • Edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling
  • Shared writing
  • Independent writing
  • Interactive writing
  • Use available technology for reading and writing
  • Pair share
  • Journal writing
  • Guided practice and writers workshop
  • Prior knowledge to make inferences about stories
  • Chronological order to create strong conclusions
  • Act out to tell a story and to create a story
  • Learn basic poems and wrote own poems
  • Use similes and metaphors to better understand analogies
  • Introduce cursive writing


  • Place value
  • Number patterns
  • Fraction concepts
  • Number relationships and order of operations
  • Money
  • Linear measurement
  • Mass, weight and volume
  • Symmetry, plane and solid figures
  • Applications of data
  • Patterning and numerical sentences
  • Estimate and measure length weight and mass
  • Create and solve 1 and 2 step problems
  • Use data from experiments to create graphs
  • Predict outcomes
  • Analyze data
  • Count and compare a collection of coins
  • Tell and write time using clocks
  • Estimate and find difference
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Identify and draw a line of symmetry


  • Scientific investigations, reasoning and logic
  • Force matter and energy
  • Life processes
  • Matter solid, liquids, gas changes in states of matter and weight and volume
  • Living systems interdependence of organisms, habitats
  • Force, motion and energy (magnetism)
  • Earth patterns, cycles and change
  • Earth resources
  • Interrelationships in earth and space systems
  • Effect of weather and seasons on living things
  • Demonstrates honesty and trustworthiness, self-discipline and self-reliance

History and social studies

  • Citizenship (rights and property)
  • Explain the contributions of Ancient China and Egypt in the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, calendar and written language
  • Compare lives and contributions of three American Indian cultures past and present with an emphasis on the Powhatan, Lakota and Pueblo
  • Identify and compare changes in the community life over time in terms of buildings, jobs, transportation, communities and jobs
  • Resources, natural, human and capital
  • Barter versus money in exchange for goods and services
  • Scarcity and choices
  • Producing goods and services
  • Develop map skills and be able to locate Equator, the 7 continents and the 5 oceans
  • Government
  • Famous people and contributions
  • Demonstrates honesty and trustworthiness, self-discipline and self-reliance

Good Citizenship

  • Make good decisions
  • Participate
  • Responsible
  • Understands rules and consequences
  • Respectable
  • Exhibits self-control and resolves conflicts effectively