The Common Core in Illinois

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Skills available for Illinois second-grade language arts standards

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2.L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

2.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

2.L.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

  • 2.L.3.a Compare formal and informal uses of English.

2.L.4 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.

2.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

2.L.6 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).