• 2nd Grade Curricular Outline (Website a Work in Progress)

    Literacy (English/Language Arts)

    The Kirkwood School District philosophy of Balanced Literacy is comprised of K-2 Phonics and Phonemic Awareness, K-2 Shared Reading, K-5 Language and Word Study, K-5 Reading Workshop, K-5 Writing Workshop and K-5 Read Aloud. We strongly believe in a workshop approach to support student learning. The primary K-5 resources used by teachers to support reading and writing instruction are the Units of Study, authored by Teachers College Reading & Writing Project at Columbia University.


    • Module 1Second Grade Reading Growth Spurt
    • Module 2Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction
    • Module 3Studying Characters and Their Stories
    • Module 4Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power
    • Module 5Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Clubs
    • Module 6Series Book Club


    • Module 1Lessons from the Masters: Improving Narrative Craft
    • Module 2How-to Guide for Nonfiction
    • Module 3Writing Gripping Fictional Stories
    • Module 4Writing about Reading
    • Module 5Lab Reports and Science Books
    • Module 6Poetry: Big Thoughts in Small Packages


    In Grade 2, instructional time will focus on four critical areas: extending understanding of base-ten notation; building fluency with addition and subtraction; using standard units of measure; and describing and analyzing shapes. The major emphasis in second grade is on understanding place value and using an understanding of place value and understanding of addition and subtraction to add and subtract fluently.

    • Spiral Module: Extending Number Sense-Working with Time and Money
    • Module 1: Adding and Subtracting - Becoming Fluent Within 20              
    • Module 2: Extending Number Sense- Understands Place Value Part 1
    • Module 3: Describe and Analyze Shapes and Fractions
    • Module 4: Adding and Subtracting: Becoming Fluent with Adding and Subtracting - Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
    • Module 5: Collecting, Representing and Interpreting Data    
    • Module 6Estimate and Measure Lengths in Standard Units
    • Module 7: Adding and Subtracting Applying Base Ten Understanding - Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract    
    • Module 8Developing Multiplication and Division