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Language Arts "I Can" Statements

 
Language Arts, Speaking and Listening, and Writing Student Goals
 
Unit 1 Friends and Families
(2.L.1, 2.L.2, 2.L.2e, 2.L.4a, 2.L.4c, 2.L.4e, 2.L.5a, 2.L.5b, 2.L.6, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2, 2.W.3, 2.W.5, 2.W.6, 2.W.7, 2.W.8)
 
I can make good word choices when writing or speaking.
I can follow the rules about words and sentences when I write.
I can look up words to check their spellings.
I can use context clues to help me figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
I can use a word I know to figure out the meaning of another word.
I can use glossaries and dictionaries to figure out the meaning of words and phrases.
I can use words to describe the world around me.
I can tell the differences between synonyms.
I can use new words that I have learned.
I can retell or describe details from what was read aloud or presented.
I can take part in group discussions.
I can write a detailed story that has a clear sequence of events.
I can stick to a topic.  I can revise my writing.
I can use technology to write and publish my work.
I can research and write with others for a project.
I can recall or research information to answer a question.
 
Unit 2 Animal Discoveries
(2.L.1, 2.1.1a, 2.L.1b, 2.L.2, 2.L.2e, 2.L.4a, 2.L.4b, 2.L.4e, 2.L.5a, 2.L.5b, 2.L.6, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2, 2.W.2, 2.W.3, 2.W.5, 2.W.6, 2.W.7, 2.W.8)
 
I can make good word choices when writing or speaking.
I can use collective nouns.
I can form and use most irregular plural nouns.
I can follow the rules about words and sentences when I write.
I can look up words to check their spellings.
I can use context clues to help me figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
I can figure out the meaning of a new word when a prefix has been added.
I can use glossaries and dictionaries to figure out the meaning of words and phrases.
I can use words to describe the world around me.
I can tell the differences between synonyms.
I can use new words that I have learned.
I can produce complete sentences.
I can retell or describe details from what was read aloud or presented.
I can write to inform about a topic with facts and other details.
I can write a detailed story that has a clear sequence of events.
I can stick to a topic.  I can revise my writing.
I can use technology to write and publish my work.
I can research and write with others for a project.
I can recall or research information to answer a question.
 
Unit 3 Live and Learn
(2.L.1, 2.L.1e, 2.L.1f, 2.L.2, 2.L.2b, 2.L.2d, 2.L.2e, 2.L.3, 2.L.4a, 2.L.4b, 2.L.4d, 2.L.4e, 2.L.5a, 2L.5b, 2.L.6, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2, 2.W.1, 2.W.2, 2.W.3, 2.W.5, 2.W.6, 2.W.7, 2.W.8)
 
I can make good word choices when writing or speaking.
I can use adjectives and adverbs appropriately.
I can produce, expand, and rearrange complete sentences.
I can follow the rules about words and sentences when I write.
I can use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
I can apply what I know about spelling patterns to spell words.
I can look up words to check their spellings.
I can use what I have learned about good language when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
I can use context clues to help me figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
I can use glossaries and dictionaries to figure out the meaning of words and phrases.
I can figure out the meaning of a new word when a prefix has been added.
I can figure out the meaning of compound words by understanding the meanings of the individual words.
I can use words to describe the world around me.
I can tell the differences between synonyms.
I can use new words that I have learned.
I can take part in group discussions.
I can retell or describe details from what was read aloud or presented.
I can write about a topic or a book and tell how I feel about it.
I can write to inform about a topic with facts and other details.
I can write a detailed story that has a clear sequence of events.
I can stick to a topic.  I can revise my writing.
I can use technology to write and publish my work.
I can research and write with others for a project.
I can recall or research information to answer a question.
 
Unit 4 Our Life, Our World
(2.L.1, 2.L.1b, 2.L.1d, 2.L.2, 2.L.2a, 2.L.2b, 2.L.2c, 2.L.2e, 2.L.3, 2.L.3a, 2.L.4e, 2.L.5a, 2.L.5b, 2.L.6, 2.SL.1, 2.W.2, 2.W.3, 2.W.5, 2.W.6, 2.W.7, 2.W.8)
 
I can make good word choices when writing or speaking.
I can form and use most irregular plural nouns.
I can form and use the past tense of most irregular verbs.
I can follow the rules about words and sentences when I write.
I can capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
I can use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
I can use an apostrophe to form contractions and most possessives.
I can look up words to check their spellings.
I can use what I have learned about good language when writing, spe2.laking, reading, or listening.
I can compare different styles of speaking.
I can use words to describe the world around me.
I can use new words that I have learned.
I can take part in group discussions.
I can write to inform about a topic with facts and other details.
I can write a detailed story that has a clear sequence of events.
I can tell the differences between synonyms.
I can stick to a topic.  I can revise my writing.
I can use technology to write and publish my work.
I can research and write with others for a project.
I can recall or research information to answer a question.
 
Unit 5 Let's Make a Difference
(2.L.1, 2.L.1b, 2.L.1c, 2.L.2, 2.L.2a, 2.L.2c, 2.L.2e, 2.L.3a, 2.L.4e, 2.L.5a, 2.L.6, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2, 2.W.2, 2.W.3, 2.W.5, 2.W.6, 2.W.7, 2.W.8)
 
I can make good word choices when writing or speaking.
I can form and use most irregular plural nouns.
I can use reflexive pronouns.
I can follow the rules about words and sentences when I write.
I can capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
I can use an apostrophe to form contractions and most possessives.
I can look up words to check their spellings.
I can compare different styles of speaking.
I can use glossaries and dictionaries to fiture out the meaning of words and phrases.
I can use words to describe the world around me.
I can use new words I have learned.
I can take part in group discussions.
I can retell or describe details from what was read aloud or presented.
I can write to inform about a topic with facts and other details.
I can write a detailed story that has a clear sequence of events.
I can stick to a topic.  I can revise my writing.
I can use technology to write and publish my work.
I can research and write with others for a project.
I can recall or research information to answer a question.
 
Unit 6 How on Earth?
(2.L.1, 2.L.1e, 2.L.2, 2.L.2c, 2.L.2e, 2.L.4e, 2.L.5a, 2.L.5b, 2.L.6, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2, 2.W.2, 2.W.3, 2.W.5, 2.W.6., 2.W.7, 2.W.8)
 
I can make good word choices when writing or speaking.
I can use adjectives and adverbs appropriately.
I can follow the rules about words and sentences when I write.
I can use an apostrophe to form contractions and most possessives.
I can look up words to check their spellings.
I can use glossaries and dictionaries to figure out the meaning of words and phrases.
I can use words to describe the world around me.
I can tell the differences between synonyms.
I can use new words that I have learned.
I can take part in group discussions.
I can retell or describe details from what was read aloud or presented.
I can write to inform about a topic with facts and other details.
I can write a detailed story that has a clear sequence of events.
I can stick to a topic.  I can revise my writing.
I can use technology to write and publish my work.
I can research and write with others for a project.
I can recall or research information to answer a question.