Hampton School District

Grade 2 at a Glance

Language Arts

  • Foundational Skills - Read and spell words with long and short vowels, with vowel teams (ea, ai, oa, ee, etc.),  r-controlled vowels (ar, or, ur, ir, etc.), Read words with prefixes (re, un, pre, etc.) and suffixes (ing, ly, ed, es, etc.). Read second grade sight words (animal, because, thought, enough, etc.)

  • Literary Skills - Read fiction and ask and answer questions about key details in the story. Describe how characters change throughout the story.  Explain the author’s message in a text (ex. Always try your hardest, Be yourself, Never give up, etc.) Compare and contrast text (explain how books are similar and different).

  • Nonfiction/Informational texts - Explain the main idea and key details of a nonfiction/information text.  Know and use text features. Explain why author wrote the text.

  • Speaking and Listening - Participates in collaborative conversations with peers and adults. Asks and answers questions to deepen understanding

  • Writing - Narrative (Small Moments Unit and Realistic Fiction Unit). Informational (“All About” Unit and Lab Reports). Opinion (Book Reviews)

  • Language - Capitalize and punctuate written work. Apply learned spelling patterns.


  • Operation and Algebraic Thinking - Addition and Subtraction facts within 20, solve one and two step problems within 100

  • Numbers and Operations in Base Ten - Three digit numbers represent hundreds, tens, and ones, add and subtract two and three digit numbers without regrouping (up to 1000), Add and subtract two and three digit numbers with regrouping (up to 1000)

  • Measurement and Data - Solve word problems involving dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. Measures the length of an object by selecting the appropriate unit and tool, measure to determine how much longer one item is than another. Draw, represent, and interpret bar graphs, line plots, and picture graphs

  • Geometry - Recognize and draw shapes with specific attributes. Partition circles and rectangles into halves, thirds,  and fourths


  • Material Magic - Properties and Phases of Matter

  • Plant Adventures - Structure, Function, and Adaptations

  • Works of Water - Earth’s Surface Processes

Social Studies

  • Economics - Individual and Family Budgets, Market/Community Shopping, People and Countries Trading

Supporting Learning at Home

  • Students should read nightly at home.

  • Read to your child.

  • Ask your child to retell (characters in the books, the setting, problems and solutions) .

  • Play math games and practice math facts (adding and subtracting to and from 20).

  • Practice reading and spelling word lists.

  • Use online resources from Mr. Dutton Tech links and Google Classroom.