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Grade 2 Learning Objectives for “Ameila Xerces Duffy”

Grade 2 Learning Objectives for “Ameila Xerces Duffy”

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English Language Arts

General Learning Objective

1. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.

Specific Learning Objectives

1.1 Discover and explore

Express ideas and develop understanding

  • Contribute relevant ideas and information from personal experiences to group language activities
  • Talk about how new ideas and information have changed previous understanding
  • Express or represent ideas and feelings resulting from activities or experiences with oral, print and other media texts

Experiment with language and forms

  • Use a variety of forms of oral, print and other media texts to organize and give meaning to experiences, ideas and information

General Learning Objective

 2. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.

Specific Learning Objectives

2.1 Use Strategies and Cues

Use prior knowledge

  • Use knowledge of how oral and written language is used in a variety of contexts to construct and confirm meaning
  • Connect personal experiences and knowledge of words, sentences and story patterns from previous reading experiences to construct and confirm meaning
  • Use knowledge of the organizational structures of print and stories, such as book covers, titles, pictures and typical beginnings, to construct and confirm meaning

Use comprehension strategies

  • Apply a variety of strategies, such as asking questions, making predictions, recognizing relationships among story elements and drawing conclusions
  • Identify the main idea or topic and supporting details of simple narrative and expository texts

Use textual cues

  • Preview book covers and titles; look for familiar words, phrases and story patterns to assist with constructing and confirming meaning assist with constructing and confirming meaning

2.2 Respond to Text

Construct meaning from texts

  • Connect situations portrayed in oral, print and other media texts to personal and classroom experiences
  • Retell the events portrayed in oral, print and other media texts in sequence
  • Discuss, represent or write about interesting or important aspects of oral, print and other media texts
  • Express thoughts or feelings related to the events and characters in oral, print and other media texts

2.3 Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Recognize that ideas and information can be expressed in a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Understand techniques and elements

  • Identify main characters, places and events in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • Identify how pictures, illustrations and special fonts relate to and enhance print and other media texts

General Learning Objective

3. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to manage ideas and information.

Specific Learning Objectives

3.1 Plan and Focus

Focus attention

  • Relate personal knowledge to ideas and information in oral, print and other media texts
  • Ask questions to determine the main idea of oral, print and other media texts

3.2 Select and Process

Access information

  • Use given categories and specific questions to find information in oral, print and other media texts

3.3 Organize, Record and Evaluate

Organize information

  • Categorize related ideas and information, using a variety of strategies, such as finding significant details and sequencing events in logical order

Record information

  • Record key facts and ideas in own words; identify titles and authors of sources

3.4 Share and Review

Share ideas and information

  • Share, with familiar audiences, ideas and information on topics
  • Clarify information by responding to questions

General Learning Objective

4. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

Specific Learning Objectives

4.3 Present and Share

Demonstrate attentive listening and viewing

  • Ask relevant questions to clarify understanding and to have information explained
  • Show enjoyment and appreciation during listening and viewing activities

General Learning Objective

5. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to respect, support and collaborate with others.

Specific Learning Objectives

5.1 Respect Others and Strengthen Community

Appreciate diversity

  • Ask for and provide clarification and elaboration of stories and ideas

Science

General Learning Objective

2–1 Investigate, with guidance, the nature of things, demonstrating an understanding of the procedures followed.

Specific Learning Objectives

Focus

  • Ask questions that lead to exploration and investigation
  • Identify one or more possible answers to questions asked by themselves and others. Ideas may take the form of predictions and hypotheses

Explore and Investigate

  • Use, with guidance, print and other sources of information provided. Sources may include library, classroom, community and computer-based resources

Reflect and Interpret

  • Describe what was observed, using captioned pictures and oral language
  • Identify applications of what was learned
  • Identify new questions that arise from the investigation.

General Learning Objective

2–4 Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.

Specific Learning Objectives

Students will show growth in acquiring and applying the following traits:

  • Curiosity
  • Confidence in personal ability to explore materials and learn by direct study
  • A willingness to work with others and to consider their ideas
  • Respect for living things and environments, and commitment for their care.

Topic E: Small Crawling and Flying Animals

General Learning Objective

2–10 Describe the general structure and life habits of small crawling and flying animals; e.g., insects, spiders, worms, slugs; and apply this knowledge to interpret local species that have been observed.

Specific Learning Objectives

1. Recognize that there are many different kinds of small crawling and flying animals, and identify a range of examples that are found locally.

2. Compare and contrast small animals that are found in the local environment. These animals should include at least three invertebrates—that is, animals such as insects, spiders, centipedes, slugs, worms.

3. Recognize that small animals, like humans, have homes where they meet their basic needs of air, food, water, shelter and space; and describe any special characteristics that help the animal survive in its home

4. Identify each animal’s role within the food chain. To meet this expectation, students should be able to identify the animals as plant eaters, animal eaters or decomposers and identify other animals that may use them as a food source

5. Describe the relationships of these animals to other living and nonliving things in their habitat, and to people

8. Identify ways in which animals are considered helpful or harmful to humans and to the environment.