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South Carolina second-grade language arts standards

Alignments coming soon

IXL's second-grade skills will be aligned to the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of second-grade standards below. Be sure to check out the language arts practice problems in IXL's 90 second-grade skills.

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  • MCC Meaning, Context, and Craft

    • 1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

      • 1.1 Explore print and multimedia sources to write opinion pieces that introduce the topic, state an opinion and supply reasons that support the opinion, use transitional words to connect opinions and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

      • 1.2 Plan, revise, and edit, focusing on a topic while building on personal ideas and the ideas of others to strengthen writing.

    • 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

      • 2.1 Explore print and multimedia sources to write informative/explanatory texts that introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

      • 2.2 Plan, revise, and edit, focusing on a topic while building on personal ideas and the ideas of others to strengthen writing.

    • 3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

      • 3.1 Explore multiple texts to write narratives that recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events; include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings; use temporal words to signal event order; and provide a sense of closure.

      • 3.2 Plan, revise, and edit, focusing on a topic while building on personal ideas and the ideas of others to strengthen writing.

  • L Language

    • 4 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking.

      • 4.1 Use collective nouns.

      • 4.2 Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns.

      • 4.3 Use reflexive pronouns.

      • 4.4 Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs.

      • 4.5 Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

      • 4.6 Use positional, time, and place prepositional phrases.

      • 4.7 Use conjunctions.

      • 4.8 Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences.

    • 5 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

      • 5.1 Capitalize greetings, months, days of the week, holidays, geographic names, and titles.

      • 5.2 Use:

        • 5.2.a periods, question marks, or exclamation marks at the end of sentences;

        • 5.2.b commas in greetings and closings of letters, dates, and to separate items in a series; and

        • 5.2.c apostrophes to form contractions and singular possessive nouns.

      • 5.3 Generalize learned spelling patterns and word families.

      • 5.4 Correctly spell words with short and long vowel sounds, r-controlled vowels, consonant-blend patterns, and common irregularly-spelled grade-appropriate high frequency words.

      • 5.5 Consult print and multimedia resources to check and correct spellings.

  • RC Range and Complexity

    • 6 Write independently, legibly, and routinely for a variety of tasks, purposes, and audiences over short and extended time frames.

      • 6.1 Write routinely and persevere in writing tasks over short and extended time frames, for a range of domain-specific tasks, and for a variety of purposes and audiences.

      • 6.2 Print upper- and lower-case letters proportionally using appropriate handwriting techniques.

      • 6.4 Begin to develop efficient keyboarding skills.

      • 6.5 Begin to develop cursive writing.