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Second Grade Students Must Master The Following Skills In Order
To Be Ready For The Third Grade


1. count to 1,000.
2. recognize numbers to 1,000.
3. write numbers to 1,000 without a model.
4. read number words below 100.
5. write number words zero to 100 without a model.
6. know place values of ones, tens, and hundreds.
7. know addition facts where sum is 18 or less.
8. work two digit addition problems with regrouping sum <100.
9. add 3 numbers in the both single and double digits.
10. know subtraction facts where difference is 18 or less
11. work double digit subtraction problems with regrouping.
12. count by twos to 100.
13. identify even and odd numbers.
14. be able to add mixed coins to $1.00
15. identify a dollar bill.
16. read and spell the words for coins.
17. tell time to 5 minutes.
18. measure by centimeter.
19. measure by inch, foot, and yard
20. measure by pint, cup, quart, and gallon.
21. compare real objects by measurement.
22. understand bar and picture graphs.
23. plot points on x and y.
24. understand bar and picture graphs.
25. make graphs from data gathered.
26. identify solid figures.
27. find corners and sides of shapes.
28. compare figures and shapes in classroom
29. know ordinal numbers through fifteenth place.
30. recognize fraction 1/8.
31. recognize fraction 1/6.
32. identify fraction sets.
33. identify shaded regions of various fractions.


1. identify sentences when given selected groups of words.
2. transform statements into questions (how, what, why, when, where).
3. identify and reproduce the irregular consonant sounds in the initial and ending position.
4. listen to a story and determine the main idea.
5. recall important details from story.
6. associate meaning with words and phrases.
7. recognize and reproduce consonant blend sounds.
8. listen to an appropriate book which is divided into chapters for a week.
9. enunciate clearly.
10. use appropriate voice control.
11. follow and give simple directions and/or explanation.
12. predict outcomes, causes and effect, and alternatives after appropriate discussions.
13. associate meanings with new words.
14. tell an original sentence story.
15. portray and pantomime skits and plays, characters of actual and hypothetical situations.
16. combine two sentences.
17. Dictate or Write in sentences from personal ideas about a selected topic.
18. orally and written substitute the pronouns he, she, it, we, and they for appropriate nouns.
19. demonstrate rules of courtesy in telephone conversation.
20. use vocabulary appropriate to each area of the curriculum.
21. use synonyms and antonyms.
22. accurately recall facts relative to show, what, when, where, why, and how.
23. be able to copy from the board and/or book to paper.
24. write simple sentences independently.
25. demonstrate skills such as neatness, spacing between words and letters, proper alignment and margins.
26. indent the first word of a paragraph.
27. write answers legibly when given selected questions.
28. compose two or more related sentences.
29. arrange three sentences in a sequence.
30. use correct punctuation marks.
31. use capitals correctly.
32. write a simple story from a main idea or story starter.
33. spells first and last names, school name, address and parents first and last names.
34. spell with use of consonant sounds
35. spell words which contains long and short vowels.
36. identify the sound of like phonetic elements in selected words.
37. identify words with similar final consonant sounds.
38. identify words which are alike except for the medial sound from a spoken list of words (e.g. put, pot, pat).
39. identify silent consonants in appropriate word list.
40. form plurals by adding s or es.
41. alphabetize by first letters without the use of the alphabet chart.
42. spell simple compound words.
43. divide a two-syllable word into syllables.
44. spell frequently used words such as days of the week, simple nouns, holidays words, number