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Language Arts I Can Statements

I Can” Statements/Learning Targets
2nd Grade Language Arts

 

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.