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2nd Grade ELA Learning Targets

English Lang Arts, 2

(Reading) ALT 1 - Literature

I can read and comprehend grade level literature, including stories and poetry independently

AST 1.1 - (Key Ideas) - Ask, Answer Questions  :  I can ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

AST 1.2 - (Key Ideas) - Recount Stories  :  I can recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

AST 1.3 - (Key Ideas) - Describe Characters  :  I can describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

AST 1.4 - (Craft-Structure) - Supply Rhythm, Meaning  :  I can describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a a story, poem, or song.

AST 1.5 - (Craft-Structure) - Structure of Story  :  I can describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

AST 1.6 - (Craft-Structure) - Character Point of View  :  I can acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

AST 1.7 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Demonstrate Understanding.  :  I can use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

AST 1.8 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Compare, Contrast  :  I can compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

(Reading) ALT 2 - Info Text

I can read and comprehend grade level informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts

AST 2.1 - (Key Ideas) - Ask, Answer Questions  :  I can ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

AST 2.2 - (Key Ideas) - Identify Main Topic  :  I can identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

AST 2.3 - (Key Ideas) - Describe Connection  :  I can describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

AST 2.4 - (Craft-Structure) - Determine. Meaning of Words  :  I can determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

AST 2.5 - (Craft-Structure) - Text Features  :  I know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

AST 2.6 - (Craft-Structure) - Identify Main Purpose  :  I can identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

AST 2.7 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Clarify a Text  :  I can explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

AST 2.8 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Reason Support Point  :  I can describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

AST 2.9 - (Knowledge-Ideas) - Compare, Contrast  :  I can compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

(Reading) ALT 3 - Phonics

I know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. (Foundational Skills)

AST 3.1 - (Phonics - Word Recognition) - Distinguish Vowels  :  I can distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.

AST 3.2 - (Phonics - Word Recognition) - Spelling-Sound  :  I know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.

AST 3.3 - (Phonics - Word Recognition) - Decode  :  I can decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.

AST 3.4 - (Phonics - Word Recognition) - Common Prefixes  :  I can decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.

AST 3.5 - (Phonics - Word Recognition) - Spelling-Sound Corresp.  :  I can identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.

AST 3.6 - (Phonics - Word Recognition)- Irregularly Spelled Word  :  I recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

(Reading) ALT 4 - Fluency

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

AST 4.1 - (Fluency) - Purpose, Understanding  :  I can read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

AST 4.2 - (Fluency) - Read Orally, Accurately  :  I can read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

AST 4.3 - (Fluency) - Use Context  :  I can use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

(Writing) ALT 1 - Opinion

I can write opinion pieces on a topic or book, stating an opinion with supporting reasons.

AST 1.1 - Introduce and Opinion  :  Focus and Organizational Structure: I can introduce a topic or book I am writing about and state an opinion.

AST 1.2 - Elaboration  :  Elaboration: I can give reasons that support the opinion.

AST 1.3 - Links and Transitions  :  I can use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons

AST 1.4 - Conclusion  :  Conclusion: I can provide a concluding statement or section.

(Writing) ALT 2 - Informative-Explanatory

I can write informative/explanatory texts to introduce a topic and develop points.

AST 2.1 - Focus and Organizational Structure  :  Focus and Organizational Structure: I can introduce a topic.

AST 2.2 - Elaboration  :  Elaboration: I can use facts and definitions to develop a topic.

AST 2.3 - Conclusion  :  Conclusion: I can provide a concluding statement or section.

(Writing) ALT 3 - Narrative

I can write narratives to recount a well elaborated event or a short sequence of events including details to describe actions.

AST 3.1 - Focus and Organizational Structure  :  Focus and Organizational Structure: I can recount two or more sequenced events.

AST 3.2 - Elaboration  :  Elaboration: I can give some details to describe actions, thoughts and feelings.

AST 3.3 - Transition  :  Transition: I can use temporal words to signal order.

AST 3.4 - Conclusion  :  Conclusion: I can provide some sense of closure.

(Language) ALT 1 - Grammar

I can demonstrate command of standard English grammar when writing or speaking.

AST 1.1 - Collective Nouns  :  Use of collective nouns

AST 1.2 - Irregular Plural Nouns  :  Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g. feet, children, teeth, mice, fish)

AST 1.3 - Reflexive Pronouns  :  Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves)

AST 1.4 - Irregular Verbs  :  Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told)

AST 1.5 - Adjectives and Adverbs  :  Use adjectives and adverbs and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

AST 1.6 - Simple and Compound Sentences  :  Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences.

(Language) ALT 2 - Conventions

I can demonstrate command of the conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

AST 2.1 - Capitalization  :  Capitalize holidays, product names and geographic names.

AST 2.2 - Plural Nouns  :  Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.

AST 2.3 - Apostrophe  :  Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.

AST 2.4 - Spelling Patterns  :  Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words.

AST 2.5 - Reference Materials  :  Consult reference materials including beginning dictionaries as needed to check and correct spellings.

(Language) ALT 3 - Knowledge of Language

I can use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. Compare formal and informal uses of English.

(Lang) ALT 4 - Unknown -Multiple Meaning Words

I can determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

AST 4.1 - Meanings  :  I can Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

AST 4.2 - Prefix  :  I can determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).

AST 4.3 - Root Words  :  I can use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).

AST 4.4 - Compound Words  :  I can use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).

AST 4.5 - Glossaries  :  I can use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

(Lang) ALT 5 - Word Relationships

I can demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

AST 5.1 - Real-Life Connections  :  I can identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).

AST 5.2 - Meaning of Verbs  :  I can distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).

(Language) ALT 6 - Using Words and Phrases

I can use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

(Speaking-Listening) ALT 1 - Conversations.-Collaborationhide 

Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

(Speaking-Listening) ALT 2 - Integrate-Evalulate

Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

(Speaking-Listening) ALT 3 - Evaluate. Speaking. Point of View

I can evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

(Speaking-Listening) ALT 4 - Line of Reason

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

(Speaking-Listening) ALT 5- Display Data

Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

(Speaking-Listening)) ALT 6 - Adapt Speech

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.