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English Language Arts 2

Saskatchewan Curriculum - Grade 2 English Language Arts

Grade 2 English Language Arts Outcomes

Comprehend and Respond (CR)
  • CR2.1 Comprehend and respond to a variety of grade-level texts (including contemporary and traditional visual, oral, written, and multimedia) that address identity (e.g., Just Watch Me), community (e.g., People and Places), social responsibility (e.g., Friendship) and make connections to prior learning and experiences.
  • CR2.2 View and explain (with support from the text) the key literal and inferential ideas (messages), important details, and how elements (such as colour, layout, medium, and special fonts) enhance meaning in grade-appropriate visual and multimedia texts.
  • CR2.3 Listen and retell (with support from the text) the key literal and inferential ideas (messages) and important details heard in small- and large-group activities, and follow oral directions and demonstrations.
  • CR2.4 Read and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate literary and informational texts read silently and orally by relating and retelling key events and ideas in sequence with specific details and discussing how, why, and what if questions.
Compose and Create (CC)
  • CC2.1 Compose and create a range of visual, multimedia, oral, and written texts that explore identity (e.g., My Family and Friends), community (e.g., Our Community), social responsibility (e.g., TV Ads for Children) and make connections to own life.
  • CC2.2 Use a variety of ways to represent understanding and to communicate ideas, procedures, stories, and feelings in a clear manner with essential details.
  • CC2.3 Speak clearly and audibly in an appropriate sequence for a familiar audience and a specific purpose when recounting stories and experiences, giving directions, offering an opinion and providing reasons, and explaining information and directions.
  • CC2.4 Write stories, poems, friendly letters, reports, and observations using appropriate and relevant details in clear and complete sentences and paragraphs of at least six sentences.
Assess and Reflect (AR)
  • AR2.1 Reflect on and assess their viewing, listening, reading, speaking, writing, and other representing experiences and strategies by participating in discussions and relating work to a set of criteria (e.g., "What did I learn?").
  • AR2.2 Set personal goals as a result of group discussions (e.g., :What did I do well?, "How could I be a better viewer, listener, reader, representer, speaker, and writer?").

Contexts and Suggested Themes and Topics for Grade 2 English Language Arts

Personal and Philosophical
  • Getting to Know You Personal Focus) (Cornerstones 2, a - i)
  • My Family and Friends (Personal Focus) (Cornerstones 2, b - i)
  • Just Watch Me! (Collections 2, Fluent Purple, 2)
  • Getting to Know You
  • My Family and Friends

Social, Cultural, and Historical

  • Getting There (Social Studies Focus) (Cornerstones 2, a - i)
  • My Country, My World (Social Studies Focus) (Cornerstones 2 a - iii)
  • People! Places! (Collections 2, Fluent Blue, 1)
  • All Join In (Collections 2, Fluent Blue, 4)
  • Let the Feast Begin (Collections 2, Fluent Purple, 1)
  • The Spirit of Helping and Giving
  • My Community/ My Neighbourhood
  • Traditions and Celebrations
Imaginative and Literary
  • Animal Tales (Genre Study) (Cornerstones 2, a - iv)
  • Celebrating Reading (Genre Study( (Cornerstones 2, b - iv)
  • Tales Near and Far (Collections 2, Fluent Blue, 5)
  • Round and Round (Collections 2, Early Green, 5)
  • Just Watch Me! (Collections 2, Fluent Purple, 5)
  • If I Were...
  • Fables
  • Keep in Touch (Collections 2, Fluent Blue, 2)
  • Playing with Words
  • Advertisements for Children
  • TV Ads for Children
Environmental and Technological
  • Wind and Water (Science Focus) (Cornerstones 2, b - ii)
  • Feel the Power (Collections 2, Fluent Purple, 3)
  • Amazing Animals (Collections 2, Fluent Blue, 3)
  • Animal Growth and Changes
  • Air and Water
  • Liquids and Solids
  • Position and Motion
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