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2nd grade curriculum ppt

  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. 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, Conventions, Sentence Fluency<br />Five day writing plan;<br /><ul><li>Brainstorming, Skill, Modeling, Product, Busting</li></ul>Journaling/Free Writing<br />
  13. 13. No Cursive<br /><ul><li>The introduction of Cursive Handwriting is not in the new state standards for Reading/Language Arts for 2nd Grade.
  14. 14. Modern technologies are changing our methods of communication. The  21st century skills, along with the integration of technology, which  we are teaching, will enable our students to communicate and collaborate. </li></li></ul><li>Math<br /><ul><li>Investigations
  15. 15. Rocket Math
  16. 16. Strategies</li></li></ul><li>INVESTIGATIONS<br />*It is a Constructivist Approach*<br /><ul><li>Students will…
  17. 17. Find more than one way solve a problem
  18. 18. Explain their mathematical thinking
  19. 19. Make connections to their learning
  20. 20. Work in collaborative groups
  21. 21. 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 />
  22. 22. Addition and subtraction Strategies<br />14 + 20 =<br />10 + 20 = 30 <br />4 + 0 = 4<br />30 + 4 = 34<br />34 – 14 =<br />df<br /> 10<br />10<br />df<br /> 10<br /> 14<br />+20<br />14 + 20 =<br />30 + 4 =<br />
  23. 23. Social Studies, Science, and Health <br />Social Studies<br /><ul><li> History
  24. 24. Geography
  25. 25. Government
  26. 26. Economics</li></ul>Science<br /><ul><li> Weather
  27. 27. Ohio Plants and Animals
  28. 28. Force and Motion</li></ul>Health<br /><ul><li> Feelings
  29. 29. Staying Safe
  30. 30. Food for Fitness
  31. 31. Keeping Fit and Active</li></ul>*Once a week, your child will be <br />switching for these content areas*<br />
  32. 32. Important Reminders<br /><ul><li>Reading/Math Logs due every Monday
  33. 33. Check Classroom Blog weekly
  34. 34. Read every night!
  35. 35. Healthy, nut-free snack
  36. 36. Spelling Homework Thursday before test</li></ul>How to reach me:<br />jsmerkar@aurora-schools.org<br /> Phone number 330-562-3175 x2309<br />
  37. 37. 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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