Illinois Standards 2nd Grade ELA Activities
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IL.1. Reading: Read with understanding and fluency.
1.A Apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to comprehend selections.
1.A.1a. Apply word analysis skills (e.g., phonics, word patterns) to recognize new words.
1.A.1b. Comprehend unfamiliar words using context clues and prior knowledge; verify meanings with resource materials.
1.B. Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency.
1.B.1a. Establish purposes for reading, make predictions, connect important ideas, and link text to previous experiences and knowledge.
1.B.1b. Identify genres (forms and purposes) of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and electronic literary forms.
1.B.1c. Continuously check and clarify for understanding (e.g., reread, read ahead, use visual and context clues, ask questions, retell, use meaningful substitutions).
1.C. Comprehend a broad range of reading materials.
1.C.1a. Use information to form questions and verify predictions.
1.C.1b. Identify important themes and topics.
1.C.1d. Summarize content of reading material using text organization (e.g., story, sequence).
1.C.1e. Identify how authors and illustrators express their ideas in text and graphics (e.g., dialogue, conflict, shape, color, characters).
1.C.1f. Use information presented in simple tables, maps and charts to form an interpretation.
IL.2. Literature: Read and understand literature representative of various societies, eras and ideas.
2.A. Understand how literary elements and techniques are used to convey meaning.
2.A.1a. Identify the literary elements of theme, setting, plot and character within literary works.
2.A.1b. Classify literary works as fiction or nonfiction.
2.B. Read and interpret a variety of literary works.
2.B.1c. Relate character, setting and plot to real-life situations.
IL.3. Writing: Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
3.A. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and structure.
3.A.1. Construct complete sentences which demonstrate subject/verb agreement; appropriate capitalization and punctuation; correct spelling of appropriate, high-frequency words; and appropriate use of the eight parts of speech.
3.B. Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences.
3.B.1a. Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas (e.g., focus on one topic; organize writing to include a beginning, middle and end; use descriptive words when writing about people, places, things, events).
3.C. Communicate ideas in writing to accomplish a variety of purposes.
3.C.1a. Write for a variety of purposes including description, information, explanation, persuasion and narration.
IL.5. Research: Use the language arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.
5.C. Apply acquired information, concepts and ideas to communicate in a variety of formats.
5.C.1a. Write letters, reports and stories based on acquired information.
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