Pennsylvania Core Standards for English Language Arts — Grade 2


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CC.1.1.2.D

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

CC.1.1.2.D.a

Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words

CC.1.1.2.D.b

Decode two syllable words with long vowels and words with common prefixes and suffixes.

CC.1.1.2.D.c

Read grade-level high-frequency sight words and words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences

CC.1.1.2.D.d

Read grade appropriate irregularly spelled words.

CC.1.1.2.E

Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

CC.1.1.2.E.a

Read on-level text with purpose and understanding

CC.1.1.2.E.b

Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings

CC.1.1.2.E.c

Use context to confirm or self correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

CC.1.2.2.A

Identify the main idea of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

CC.1.2.2.B

Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

CC.1.2.2.C

Describe the connection between a series of events, concepts, or steps in a procedure within a text

CC.1.2.2.E

Use various text features and search tools to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently

CC.1.2.2.F

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade level text including multiple-meaning words.

CC.1.2.2.G

Explain how graphic representations contribute to and clarify a text.

CC.1.2.2.H

Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

CC.1.2.2.I

Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

CC.1.2.2.J

Acquire and use grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases.

CC.1.2.2.K

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade level reading and content, choosing from a range of strategies and tools.

CC.1.2.2.L

Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently

CC.1.3.2.A

Recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

CC.1.3.2.B

Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

CC.1.3.2.C

Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CC.1.3.2.D

Acknowledge differences in the points of views of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

CC.1.3.2.E

Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

CC.1.3.2.F

Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

CC.1.3.2.G

Use information from illustrations and words, in print or digital text, to demonstrate understanding of characters, setting, or plot

CC.1.3.2.H

Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.

CC.1.3.2.I

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing from a range of strategies and tools.

CC.1.3.2.J

Acquire and use grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases.

CC.1.3.2.K

Read and comprehend literature on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

CC.1.4.2.A

Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

CC.1.4.2.B

Identify and introduce the topic.

CC.1.4.2.C

Develop the topic with facts and/or definitions.

CC.1.4.2.D

Group information and provide a concluding statement or section.

CC.1.4.2.E

Choose words and phrases for effect.

CC.1.4.2.F

Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

CC.1.4.2.F.a

Capitalize proper nouns

CC.1.4.2.F.b

Use commas and apostrophes appropriately.

CC.1.4.2.F.c

Spell words drawing on common spelling patterns.

CC.1.4.2.F.d

Consult reference material as needed

CC.1.4.2.G

Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts.

CC.1.4.2.H

Identify the topic and state an opinion.

CC.1.4.2.I

Support the opinion with reasons that include details connected to the opinion.

CC.1.4.2.J

Create an organizational structure that includes reasons and includes a concluding statement.

CC.1.4.2.K

Use a variety of words and phrases to appeal to the audience.

CC.1.4.2.L

Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

CC.1.4.2.L.a

Capitalize proper nouns

CC.1.4.2.L.b

Use commas and apostrophes appropriately.

CC.1.4.2.L.c

Spell words drawing on common spelling patterns

CC.1.4.2.L.d

Consult reference material as needed.

CC.1.4.2.M

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

CC.1.4.2.N

Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters.

CC.1.4.2.O

Include thoughts and feelings to describe experiences and events to show the response of characters to situations.

CC.1.4.2.P

Organize a short sequence of events, using temporal words to signal event order; provide a sense of closure.

CC.1.4.2.Q

Choose words and phrases for effect

CC.1.4.2.R

Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

CC.1.4.2.R.a

Capitalize proper nouns.

CC.1.4.2.R.b

Use commas and apostrophes appropriately

CC.1.4.2.R.c

Spell words drawing on common spelling patterns.

CC.1.4.2.R.d

Consult reference material as needed.

CC.1.4.2.T

With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing

CC.1.4.2.U

With guidance and support, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing including in collaboration with peers.

CC.1.4.2.V

Participate in individual or shared research and writing projects.

CC.1.4.2.W

Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

CC.1.4.2.X

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

CC.1.5.2.A

Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

CC.1.5.2.B

Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

CC.1.5.2.C

Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

CC.1.5.2.D

Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

CC.1.5.2.E

Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

CC.1.5.2.F

Add drawings or other visual displays to presentations when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

CC.1.5.2.G

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking, based on Grade 2 level and content.