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## Syllabus & Standards

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elementary level.

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The student standards that follow are a condensed version of the
South Carolina Curriculum for second grade. They are provided to help
you become familiar with what your child should know and be able to
do at the end of second grade so that you can reinforce and support
what your child is learning at school. This version does not include
every standard taught in second grade. If you are interested in the
complete South Carolina  Curriculum Standards, check with your
child�s teacher.

listening, speaking, and research skills. The reading program
includes phonics and comprehension skills. The writing program
includes written comprehension, handwriting, grammar, and spelling
skills. Research skills help students use information from books,
technology, and observation.

By the end of second grade, your child should be able to:

apply word attack skills
identify plot, setting, and character
determine cause and effect
draw conclusions and predict outcomes
write a personal narrative
write descriptive paragraphs
use correct form when writing a letter
recognize that words can have more than one meaning; and
identify various types of literature.

Mathematics

The focus in mathematics is to learn and use basic facts and to
understand mathematical concepts. Students study patterns,
relationships and functions, numbers and operations, probability and
statistics, and geometry and measurement. The goal is for students to
be proficient in basic skills, develop conceptual understanding, and
be skillful problem-solvers.

By the end of second grade, your child should be able to:

recognize and use patterns to count by 1�s, 2�s, 5�s, and 10�s to 100
demonstrate addition and subtraction facts to 18 using various
methods
recognize and create symmetrical figures (one side mirrors the
other), congruent figures (same size and shape), and draw lines of
symmetry (draw a line through the center so that two sides match
exactly)
read, write, and interpret numbers to 1,000 emphasizing place value
add and subtract one, two, and three digit numbers with and without
regrouping
read and write money expressions using dollar/decimal and cent
notations
interpret and put in order fractions as parts of wholes by
identifying halves, thirds, and fourths
demonstrate knowledge of multiplication concepts by forming
rectangular arrays; and
collect, organize, record, and interpret data by generating questions
and making predictions based on data.

Science

There are three inquiry-based units of instruction in second grade.
Students use inquiry skills such as observing, classifying,
measuring, inferring, predicting, and conducting investigations to
learn science concepts

By the end of second grade, your child should explore a variety of
concepts in the life, earth, and physical sciences, which include:

structures of animals, life cycles of animals and habitats of animals
weather and changes in weather
properties of solids, liquids and gases, changes in matter, and
properties of magnets such as attraction and repulsion.

Social Studies

Students use a variety of process skills relating to history,
government, geography, and economics. These include chronological
thinking, organizing and explaining information, analyzing and
interpreting data, conducting research, and communicating orally,
graphically, socially, and in writing.

By the end of second grade, your child should be able to:

explain the concept of neighborhoods, their origins, changes, and
diversity
identify local communities and points of interest
describe changes in transportation and communication
identify groups and individuals who have influenced and contributed
to our heritage
explain ways the United States and other countries are alike and
different
recognize South Carolina and United States symbols and leaders
explain the need for leaders and laws, define associated terms, and
demonstrate cooperation and responsibility
construct simple maps using scale, cardinal directions, and map
symbols
identify the earth�s resources and their importance
compare rural, urban, and suburban communities
identify various businesses and their roles providing services or
goods to the community; and
explain the difference between government services and private
enterprises.

For Complete Standards of All Grade Levels please visit the State Department
of Education Site at

SC State Department of Education
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