• Second Grade
     
     
    The main goal for second grade students is to become respectful and attentive listeners with the ability to communicate ideas clearly and effectively.  Children in second grade will learn to listen for facts and ideas.  They will listen to acquire information and understanding.   They will learn to speak in order to share facts and  ideas in an organized manner.  Second graders will ultimately become more comfortable expressing ideas, asking questions and making short presentations.
     

    LISTENING
    • recall details
    • retell a story
    • differentiate between a statement and a question
    • listen and respond to three step directions
    • understand sequence words
    • determine speakers purpose
    • compare and contrast ideas of others to own ideas
    • recognize the perspective of others
    • attend to a listening activity for an extended period of time
    • respond appropriately to what is heard
    • gain confidence as a listener
    • use context clues to facilitate understanding
     
    SPEAKING  SKILLS
    • recall and relate details relevant to the topic
    • retell a story in the correct sequence using sequence words and transition words
    • differentiate between a statement and question and respond accordingly
    • speak and respond to three step directions
    • ask questions using the 5 W's and H words
    • respond appropriately to what is heard
    • compare and contrast ideas of others to own ideas
    • build a lexicon of words that will increase and enhance communication
    • identify problems and communicate how problems are solved
    • express the main idea and supporting details
    • summarize material
    • recognize the viewpoints of others
    • use grammatically correct "Standard English"
    • speak in clear, complete sentences
    • use descriptive language