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Skills available for Oklahoma second-grade language arts standards

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2.A The student will apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a wide variety of texts.

  • 2.A.1 The student will demonstrate the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate words, syllables, onsets, rimes, and individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words.

    • 2.A.1.1 Demonstrate an awareness of the sounds that are made by different letters by distinguishing beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words, rhyming words, and clearly pronouncing blends and vowel sounds.

      • 2.A.1.1.a Segment and blend the phonemes of one- and two-syllable words.

      • 2.A.1.1.b Substitute a phoneme change to a word.

  • 2.A.2 The student will apply sound-symbol relationships to decode unknown words.

  • 2.A.3 The student will develop and expand knowledge of words and word meanings to increase vocabulary.

  • 2.A.4 The student will identify words rapidly so that attention is directed at the meaning of the text.

    • 2.A.4.1 Read regularly in independent-level text (text in which no more than 1 in 20 words is difficult for the reader) effortlessly and with expression.

    • 2.A.4.2 Read regularly in instructional-level text that is challenging yet manageable (texts in which no more than 1 in 10 words is difficult for the reader).

    • 2.A.4.3 Engage in repeated readings of same text to increase fluency.

    • 2.A.4.4 Accurately and fluently read 200-300 high frequency and/or irregularly spelled words in meaningful text.

    • 2.A.4.5 Use punctuation cues in text (i.e., commas, periods, question marks, and exclamation points) as a guide to understanding meaning.

  • 2.A.5 The student will interact with the words and concepts in a text to construct an appropriate meaning.

    • 2.A.5.1 Literal Understanding

      • 2.A.5.1.a Read and comprehend both fiction and nonfiction that is appropriately designed for second grade.

      • 2.A.5.1.b Use prereading strategies to preview, activate prior knowledge, make predictions, use picture clues, and establish the purpose for reading (i.e., graphic organizers).

      • 2.A.5.1.c Ask and respond to questions to aid comprehension about important elements of fiction and nonfiction.

    • 2.A.5.2 Inferences and Interpretation

      • 2.A.5.2.a Make inferences about events, characters, and ideas in fictional texts by connecting knowledge and experience to the story.

      • 2.A.5.2.b Support interpretations or conclusions with examples taken from the text.

    • 2.A.5.3 Summary and Generalization

      • 2.A.5.3.a Retell or act out narrative text by identifying story elements and sequencing the events.

      • 2.A.5.3.b Produce oral or written summaries of text selections by discussing who, what, when, where, why, and how to identify the main idea and significant supporting details of a text.

    • 2.A.5.4 Analysis and Evaluation

      • 2.A.5.4.a Identify cause and effect relationships in a text.

      • 2.A.5.4.b Make comparisons and draw conclusions based on what is read.

      • 2.A.5.4.c Describe character traits, changes, and relationships.

    • 2.A.5.5 Integrate the use of semantics, syntax, and graphophonic cues to gain meaning from the text.

  • 2.A.6 The student will read to construct meaning and respond to a wide variety of literary forms.

    • 2.A.6.1 Demonstrate knowledge of and appreciation for various forms (genres) of literature.

    • 2.A.6.2 Demonstrate knowledge of literary elements and techniques and how they affect the development of a literary work.

      • 2.A.6.2.a Compare different endings to stories and identify the reasons and the impact of the different ending.

      • 2.A.6.2.b Compare plots, settings, and characters presented in several texts by the same author (i.e., author studies).

      • 2.A.6.2.c Infer the lesson or moral in a variety of texts (e.g., multicultural tales, fables, legends, and myths).

    • 2.A.6.3 The student will identify figurative language and sound devices in writing and how they affect the development of a literary work.

  • 2.A.7 The student will conduct research and organize information.