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Second Grade
Second Grade Writing Rubric
Use this as you write your stories. It will help you become a better writer. The goal is to be writing at a level 3 or 4 consistently.

To get a LEVEL 4
*you have a clear beginning, middle and end
*the story is connected and makes sense
*there is detail and elaboration
*sentences are different lengths and start differently
*most words are spelled correctly with correct capitalization punctuation, and flows well
*paragraphs are indented and correctly separated

To get a LEVEL 3
* write in an organized and sequentail way
*has a beginning, middle, and end
*sentences start in a different way and are different lengths
*there is some detail and elaboration
*more words than not are spelled correctly
*most high frequency words are spelled correctly
*generally uses correct capitalization and punctuation
*there are paragraphs but they may not be correct.

To get a LEVEL 2
there are drawings to help the story
*writes several sentences related to the topic
*details are written in a list like manner
*many high frequency words are spelled correctly
*there is temporary spelling that can be generally read by others
*consistently uses spacing capital letters, and end marks
Our Schedule

do morning work from 8:00 to 8:25

check over our morning work from 8:25 to 8:40

have our communications block of learning which covers reading, writing, spelling, and grammar from
8:40 to 9:55

we have snack from 9:55 to 10:05

our encore classes are from 10:10 to 10:45

we go outside from 10:45 to 11:15

our lunch is from
11:15 to 11:45

I read a book to the children from
12:00 to  12:15

math is from 12:15 to 1:15

science and social studies is from 1:15 to 1:45

we get ready to go home and line up at 1:55.
Science Skills
For the first nine weeks we are working on understanding changes in properties. There are three states of matter; solid, liquid, and gas.
How do they change from one to the other?
Social Studies
Fot the first nine weeks we are concentrating on Goal 1 and 3. Goal 1 is identifying and exhibiting responsible citizenship in the classroom, school, and social environments. Goal 3 is finding out how our families and communities are alike and different. We are doing all this through literature and learning our rules and routines and procedures. We also are getting to know each other and identify some ways that we are alike and different.
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