Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
Phonics and Word Recognition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).