Welcome to Craddock’s 2nd Grade Curriculum Night<br />September 15, 2011<br />
Language Arts<br />Components of our Language Arts block: <br /><ul><li>Shared Reading
Guided Reading
Independent Reading
Read Aloud
Spelling
Writing</li></li></ul><li>Shared Reading<br />Reading Street by Scott Foresman<br />Theme based <br />Whole group skill in...
Guided Reading“The ultimate goal of guided reading is to help children learn how to use independent reading strategies suc...
 Comprehension and decoding skills are 	supported through leveled text
 Skills taught through shared reading are 	reinforced during small group 	instruction
 Flexible grouping monitored through 	teacher observation and 	assessment</li></li></ul><li>Self selected texts that they ...
+<br />SPELLING<br />WRITING<br />Two week cycle<br />Five core words which spiral throughout the year<br />Five pattern w...
Math<br /><ul><li>Investigations
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  1. 1. Welcome to Craddock’s 2nd Grade Curriculum Night<br />September 15, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Language Arts<br />Components of our Language Arts block: <br /><ul><li>Shared Reading
  3. 3. Guided Reading
  4. 4. Independent Reading
  5. 5. Read Aloud
  6. 6. Spelling
  7. 7. Writing</li></li></ul><li>Shared Reading<br />Reading Street by Scott Foresman<br />Theme based <br />Whole group skill instruction<br />Multiple exposure to the text<br />Selection tests to monitor skills and comprehension modeled throughout the week<br />
  8. 8. Guided Reading“The ultimate goal of guided reading is to help children learn how to use independent reading strategies successfully.” *Fountas and Pinnell*<br /><ul><li>Small group lessons at students’ instructional reading level
  9. 9. Comprehension and decoding skills are supported through leveled text
  10. 10. Skills taught through shared reading are reinforced during small group instruction
  11. 11. Flexible grouping monitored through teacher observation and assessment</li></li></ul><li>Self selected texts that they can and want to read<br />Extended independent reading time to improve fluency and allows students to practice the strategies they have internalized<br />Fosters interest and motivation<br />Models fluency<br />Engages students in interactive discussion<br />Demonstrates comprehension of text<br />INDEPENDENT READING<br />READ ALOUD<br />
  12. 12. +<br />SPELLING<br />WRITING<br />Two week cycle<br />Five core words which spiral throughout the year<br />Five pattern words<br />Two application words<br />Skills embedded within program (contractions, compound words, antonyms…)<br />Six-Traits of writing;<br />Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions<br />Five day writing plan;<br /><ul><li>Brainstorming, Skill, Modeling, Product, Busting</li></ul>Journaling/Free Writing<br />
  13. 13. Math<br /><ul><li>Investigations
  14. 14. Rocket Math
  15. 15. Strategies</li></li></ul><li>INVESTIGATIONS<br />*It is a Constructivist Approach*<br /><ul><li>Students will…
  16. 16. Find more than one way solve a problem
  17. 17. Explain their mathematical thinking
  18. 18. Make connections to their learning
  19. 19. Work in collaborative groups
  20. 20. Skill building games</li></ul>Collect 25 Cents, Tens Go Fish, Plus 1 or 2 Bingo<br /><ul><li>Opportunities for extra practice/extension</li></li></ul><li>Rocket Math<br />Great for practicing basic math facts<br />Only lasts about 10 minutes a day<br />Individual goals<br />Allows each child to move at his/her own pace<br />
  21. 21. Some Possible Strategies<br />14 + 20 =<br />10 + 20 = 30 <br />4 + 0 = 4<br />30 + 4 = 34<br />Other possibilities include showing work or thinking on the Number Line or Hundreds Chart <br />df<br /> 10<br />10<br />df<br /> 10<br /> 14<br />+20<br />14 + 20 =<br />30 + 4 =<br />
  22. 22. Social Studies, Science, and Health <br />Social Studies<br /><ul><li> History
  23. 23. Geography
  24. 24. Government
  25. 25. Economics</li></ul>Science<br /><ul><li>Weather
  26. 26. Ohio Plants and Animals
  27. 27. Force and Motion</li></ul>Health<br /><ul><li>Feelings
  28. 28. Staying Safe
  29. 29. Food for Fitness
  30. 30. Keeping Fit and Active</li></ul>*Once a week, your child will be <br />switching for these content areas*<br />
  31. 31. Important Reminders<br /><ul><li>Reading/Math Logs due every Monday
  32. 32. Check Classroom Blog weekly
  33. 33. Read every night!
  34. 34. Healthy, nut-free snack</li></li></ul><li> questions or comments?<br />Thank you for your continued support and being a partner in your child’s learning! I look forward to watching your child learn and grow this school year! <br />
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