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Skills Needed For Second Grade

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Having knowledge of what your child is expected to know by the end of their second grade year is important. This knowledge can help you properly assist your child in studying at home and make sure they are on track during the school year. The basic skills that children should know at the conclusion of their second grade year are in the subject of both math and language arts.

Children in second grade have a number of math skills they are expected to master by the conclusion of the school year. They should be able to count by ones, twos, threes, fives and tens. Coin counting skills and value knowledge should be mastered. Second grade students should be able to add and subtract basic equations easily. They should have knowledge of place value, numeration, missing addends, even and odd numbers, measurement, more and less concepts, diagrams, patterns and graphing. Children should also be able to identify fractions, even and odd numbers, they should be able to tell time by five minutes and they should also be able to solve simple word problems.

Language is an important part of the second grade learning curriculum and many new concepts are introduced in the second grade year. Children should have a firm knowledge of beginning and ending consonants, sight words, ABC ordering, sentence structure, language comprehension, compound words, sequencing, contractions, opposites, grammar, synonyms and homonyms, irregular plurals and spelling. They should also know capitalization and punctuation, word additions, root words, prefixes, suffixes, syllables, sight words, vowels and phonics knowledge. Naturally, these are all new concepts and the evolution of your child having complete comprehension of the takes several years. These are the loose guideline on what they should have a degree of knowledge at the conclusion of their second grade year.

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