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Second Grade Writing

literacy_night2.jpgOur writing curriculum for the year is focused on helping students to develop both the mechanical and analytical skills to get their ideas on paper. We organize these general skills into six traits:

  • Ideas
  • Organization
  • Conventions
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Word Choice
  • Voice

We will focus on these traits in a variety of ways through out the school year. Below is a list and short description of some of the units of study we will explore. 

Small Moments
We begin the school year writing and telling stories about our own life as a way to get to know each other and anchor our writing in the topics we know best, our own experiences. 

Poetry
Poetry is a place for students to study interesting words, play with language and work on reading with expression and fluency. 

Choice Unit
This is chosen based on class interest and need. Some examples are a study of traditional tales, interviews, and persuasive writing.

Narrative Non-Fiction
This year we will explore another type of non-fiction where the writer embeds facts and information into a story.

Writing About Reading
An important skill, students will keep journals and begin to write what they are thinking about the books they are reading. 

Revising
We will spend one unit specifically focused on revisiting our own work and thinking about how to revise it. This ties directly to our school core value of Be Reflective.