• As a district, we strive to ensure every student learns at high levels. The curriculum we utilize, the  Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are quite lengthy, and for that purpose, we must prioritize the standards for every student to master in order to be successful in the next grade level.  We also include skills that your child will require for academic lifelong success.  Our teachers and district leaders collaborated to determine those essential standards to ensure your child’s success.  In an effort to gain your support, we have compiled the essential standards for math and reading on the back of this document. 


    In the event your child is not successful in mastering these skills, we will provide additional support during our daily intervention time. This support is targeted and timely to meet your child’s needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


    Our 2nd grade reading essential standards are:

    Foundational Language Skills

    2.2B Demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by:

    2.2C Demonstrate and apply spelling knowledge by:

    2.3B Use context within and beyond a sentence to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.



    2.7B write brief comments on literary or informational texts that demonstrate an understanding of the text

    2.7D retell texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order.

    2.8A discuss topics and determine theme using text evidence with adult assistance

    2.8C Describe and understand plot elements, including the main events, the conflict, and the resolution, for texts read aloud and independently.

    2.9Di Recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including: the central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance. 

    2.9Dii Recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including: features and graphics to locate and gain information

    2.10A Discuss the author's purpose for writing text.



    2.11A  Plan a first draft by generating ideas for writing such as drawing and brainstorming.

    2.11B Develop drafts into a focused piece of writing (I)organizing with structure, (ii) developing an idea with specific and relevant details.


    Our 2nd grade math essential standards are:

    2.2(B) use standard, word, and expanded forms to represent numbers up to 1,200.

    2.2(D) use place value to compare and order whole numbers up to 1,200 using comparative language, numbers, and symbols (>, <, or =).

    2.3(C) use concrete models to count fractional parts beyond one whole using words and recognize how many parts it takes to equal one whole

    2.4(C) solve one‐step and multi‐step word problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using a variety of strategies based on place value, including algorithms.

    2.5(A) determine the value of a collection of coins up to one dollar.

    2.8(B) classify and sort three‐dimensional solids, including spheres, cones, cylinders, rectangular prisms (including cubes as special rectangular prisms), and triangular prisms, based on attributes using formal geometric language

    2.8(C) classify and sort polygons with 12 or fewer sides according to attributes, including identifying the number of sides and number of vertices

    2.9(G) read and write time to the nearest one‐minute increment using analog and digital clocks and distinguish between a.m. and p.m.

    2.9(D) determine the length of an object to the nearest marked unit using rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, or measuring tapes

    2.6(A) Model, create, and describe contextual multiplication situations in which equivalent sets of concrete objects are joined.

    2.10(C) write and solve one‐step word problems involving addition or subtraction using data represented within pictographs and bar graphs with intervals of one


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