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Language Arts "I CAN" statements


2nd Grade Language Arts

I Can” Statements/Learning Targets

 
Unit 1 (L.2.1f, L.2.3, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.2a, L.2.2c, L.2.1b, L.2.1a, L.2.2d)
* I can write simple sentences.
* I can show how to read, write, listen, and speak correctly.
* I can capitalize proper nouns.
* I can write complete and correct sentences.
* I can use an apostrophe to show possessive nouns.
* I can write and speak using irregular plural nouns.
* I can write and speak using collective nouns.
* I can demonstrate spelling patterns when writing words.
* I can write and speak using irregular plural nouns.
 
Unit 2 (L.2.1e, L.2.6, L.2.5a, L.2.2e, L.2.4, L.2.4e, L.2.4d)
* I can use adjectives (words that describe a noun or pronoun) when I write and speak.
* I can use describing words (adjectives) in speaking and writing.
* I can use adjectives to describe things in my life.
* I can use a dictionary to spell correctly.
* I can find out the meaning of unknown words.
* I can understand that some words have more than one meaning.
* I can use printed glossaries and dictionaries to understand the meaning of words.
* I can understand the meaning of compound words.
 
Unit 3/Opinion Piece (Writing Portfolio) (W.2.1, W.2.5, W.2.6, L.2.3, SL.2.1a, SL.2.3, SL.2.4, SL.2.6)
* I can write an opinion piece that tells what I think about a certain topic or book and why I feel that way.
* I can use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) in my opinion piece.
* I can write an ending for my opinion piece which restates (says it in a different way) my opinion.
* I can revise my writing with the help of classmates and teachers.
* I can edit my writing with the help of classmates and teachers.
* I can use the computer to type and print my writings with help from my classmates and the teacher.
* I can show how to correctly read, write, speak, or listen.
* I can follow class rules for treating others with respect while they are speaking.
* I can ask and answer questions about a speaker’s topic.
* I can present facts and details while speaking clearly.
* I can use complete sentences when discussing a topic.
 
Unit 4 (L.2.1d, L.2.1c, L.2.2b, L.2.5)
* I can write or speak using irregular verbs. This means using special action words that tell what happened in the past and do not end in “ed” (e.g., I hide/I hid, I sit/I sat, The bell rings./The bell rang.)
* I can write or speak using reflexive pronouns. This means adding the suffix self or selves to a pronoun which tells about the subject (e.g., My sister saw herself in the picture. The kittens chased themselves around the room.)
* I can correctly write complete sentences.
* I can use commas correctly in the greeting and closing of a letter.
* I can understand small differences (nuances) in word meanings (e.g., large, huge).
* I can revise my writing with the help of classmates and teachers.
* I can edit my writing with the help of classmates and teachers.
 
Unit 5 (L.2.1e, L.2.4b, L.2.4c, RL.2.9)
* I can use adverbs (words which tell about a verb).
* I can use adjectives (words which describe a noun or pronoun).
* I can correctly use adjectives and adverbs.
* I can understand how the meaning of a word changes when a prefix is added (e.g., happy/unhappy).
* I can use the meaning of a base (root) word to understand an unknown word (e.g., thankful).
* I can compare (how things are alike) and contrast (how things are different) using two or more versions of the same story.
 
Unit 6/Informative/Explanatory Piece (Writing Portfolio) (W.2.7, RI.2.9, SL.2.1, SL.2.1b, SL.2.2, SL.2.1c, W.2.8, W.2.2, W.2.5)
* I can work with classmates to gather facts so we can write a report.
* I can compare (how things are alike) and contrast (how things are different) the main ideas of two stories on the same topic.
* I can discuss an assigned topic with my classmates and teacher.
* I can stay on the topic during a class discussion.
* I can determine (figure out) the main idea and supporting details of a text.
* I can tell about or describe key ideas or details of a text.
* I can ask for help when discussing a topic.
* I can use my memory to answer a question.
* I can find information to answer a question.
* I can write a nonfiction piece with a beginning which names the topic in an interesting way.
* I can write a nonfiction piece with a middle which uses facts and definitions to give details about the topic.
* I can write an ending for my nonfiction piece.
 
Unit 7 (L.2.1, L.2.3a, L.2.4a, L.2.5b, RL.2.4)
* I can write or speak using the rules for words and sentences.
* I can understand how different ways of saying things are alike.
* I can use clues to understand the meaning of a word or phrase.
* I can understand that some verbs have meanings which are almost alike (e.g., toss, throw).
* I can understand that some adjectives have meanings which are almost alike (e.g., thin, skinny).
* I can describe (tell) how words and phrases make rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
 
Unit 8/Narrative Piece (Writing Portfolio) (W.2.3, W.2.5, SL.2.5)
* I can write a narrative (story) about one or more events (things that happen).
* I can include details which describe (tell about) actions, thoughts, and feelings in my narrative (story).
* I can use time words which tell when the events happened in my narrative (story) (e.g., before, after).
* I can write an ending for my narrative (story).
* I can revise my writing with the help of classmates and teachers.
* I can edit my writing with the help of classmates and teachers.
* I can make audio (voice) recordings of stories or poems.
* I can add pictures to my stories to explain my ideas and feelings.
 
Unit 9 (RL.2.2, SL.2.2)
* I can recount (tell in detail) the central message, lesson, or moral from different kinds of stories.
* I can determine (figure out) the main idea and supporting details of a text. 
* I can tell about or describe key ideas or details of a text.