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EL2LAL0100*0EL2-LA-L.01.00*.0Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.Language-spelling, capitalization, punctuation, written expression
EL2LAL01A0EL2-LA-L.01.A.0Use collective nouns (e.g., group).Vocabulary-nouns
EL2LAL01B0EL2-LA-L.01.B.0Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).Vocabulary-nouns
EL2LAL01C0EL2-LA-L.01.C.0Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).Vocabulary-nouns
EL2LAL01D0EL2-LA-L.01.D.0Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).Vocabulary/Written Expression-verbs
EL2LAL01E0EL2-LA-L.01.E.0Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.Language/Written Expression-modifiers
EL2LAL01F0EL2-LA-L.01.F.0Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).Language/Written Expression-modifiers, complete sentences
EL2LAL01G0EL2-LA-L.01.G.0Read, pronounce, write and understand the meaning of common abbreviations for titles, locations, and time periods (e.g. Dr., Ms., Mrs., St., Rd., Ave., U.S., months, days of the week, a.m., p.m.).Language/Capitalization-place names, writing conventions, names/titles
EL2LAL01H0EL2-LA-L.01.H.0Write legibly by hand using manuscript writing.Not tested
EL2LAL0200*0EL2-LA-L.02.00*.0Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.Language/spelling/ capitalization,/punctuation/written expression
EL2LAL02A0EL2-LA-L.02.A.0Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.Language/Capitalization-place names, writing conventions, names/titles
EL2LAL02B0EL2-LA-L.02.B.0Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.Language/Punctuation-commas
EL2LAL02C0EL2-LA-L.02.C.0Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.Language/Punctuation-appostrophes
EL2LAL02D0EL2-LA-L.02.D.0Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy → boil).Language/Spelling-vowel-consonant combinations
EL2LAL02E0EL2-LA-L.02.E.0Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.Not tested
EL2LAL03000EL2-LA-L.03.00.0Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
EL2LAL03A0EL2-LA-L.03.A.0Compare formal and informal uses of English.Language/Spelling/Capitalization/Written Expression
EL2LAL0400*0EL2-LA-L.04.00*.0Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.Reading/Vocabulary-Use context to determine meaning
EL2LAL04A0EL2-LA-L.04.A.0Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.Reading/Vocabulary-Use context to determine meaning
EL2LAL04B0EL2-LA-L.04.B.0Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).Vocabulary-Questions measure comprehension of letter-sound associations and word structures using affixes. Focus is on general vocabulary.
EL2LAL04C0EL2-LA-L.04.C.0Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).Language/Spelling-suffixes;Reading/Vocabulary-Use context to determine meaning
EL2LAL04D0EL2-LA-L.04.D.0Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).Word Analysis-Compound words, comprehension of letter-sound associations and word structures using the formation of compound words/Vocabulary
EL2LAL04E0EL2-LA-L.04.E.0Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.Reading/Explicit & Implicit meaning
EL2LAL05000EL2-LA-L.05.00.0Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.Reading/Explicit & Implicit meaning
EL2LAL05A0EL2-LA-L.05.A.0Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).Listening/Literal & Inferential Comprehension-Concept development
EL2LAL05B0EL2-LA-L.05.B.0Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).Reading/Implicit Meaning-draw conclusions or make inferences; Explicit meaning-understand stated information
EL2LAL05C0EL2-LA-L.05.C.0Identifies and uses synonyms, antonyms, and homophones to determine meaning of words.Reading/Vocabulary-use context to determine meaning
EL2LAL06000EL2-LA-L.06.00.0Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., when other kids are happy that makes me happy).VOCABULARY-use context to determine meaning
EL2LARF01000EL2-LA-RF.01.00.0(Not applicable in 2nd Grade)
EL2LARF02000EL2-LA-RF.02.00.0(Not applicable in 2nd Grade)
EL2LARF0300*0EL2-LA-RF.03.00*.0Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.Word Analysis/Identifying and Analyzing Word Parts, Phonological Awareness & Decoding
EL2LARF03A0EL2-LA-RF.03.A.0Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.Word Analysis/Phonological Awareness and Decoding-Vowel Sounds
EL2LARF03B0EL2-LA-RF.03.B.0Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.Word Analysis/Phonological Awareness and Decoding-Vowel Sounds
EL2LARF03C0EL2-LA-RF.03.C.0Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.Word Analysis/Phonological Awareness and Decoding-Vowel Sounds
EL2LARF03D0EL2-LA-RF.03.D.0Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.Word Analysis/Identifying and Analyzing Word Parts-suffixes; Phonological Arareness & Decoding
EL2LARF03E0EL2-LA-RF.03.E.0Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.Word Analysis/decoding; Language-Vowel/consonant combinations
EL2LARF03F0EL2-LA-RF.03.F.0Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.Language/Spelling; Word Analysis-decoding
EL2LARF0400*0EL2-LA-RF.04.00*.0Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.Reading/Explicit Meaning-Recognize & understand stated information; Key ideas-Synthesize or summarize information
EL2LARF04A0EL2-LA-RF.04.A.0Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.Reading/Explicit Meaning/Implicit Meaning/Key Ideas
EL2LARF04B0EL2-LA-RF.04.B.0Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.Successive, oral readings not tested. Accuracy/rate on reading is tested through understanding(explicit and implicit meaning)
EL2LARF04C0EL2-LA-RF.04.C.0Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.Reading/Explicit & Implicit Meaning
EL2LARF04D0EL2-LA-RF.04.D.0Uses knowledge of conventions (e.g. question marks, exclamation points, commas, apostrophes) to read fluently at instructional or independent reading rate.No oral reading, tested through comprehension; Language/punctuation-end punctuation,commas,apostophes
EL2LARI0100*0EL2-LA-RI.01.00*.0Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.Reading/Explicit Meaning/Implicit Meaning/Key Ideas
EL2LARI02000EL2-LA-RI.02.00.0Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas
EL2LARI03000EL2-LA-RI.03.00.0Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.Reading/Key ideas-connect ideas; Listening/Inferencial comprehension-inferential meaning, sequential relationships
EL2LARI04000EL2-LA-RI.04.00.0Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.Reading/Vocabulary-use context to determine meaning; Implicit and Explicit meaning
EL2LARI05000EL2-LA-RI.05.00.0Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.Reading/Authors Craft-Text features
EL2LARI0600*0EL2-LA-RI.06.00*.0Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas and their support
EL2LARI06A0EL2-LA-RI.06.A.0Explain the author's purpose (e.g. to persuade, to entertain, to inform) while using evidence directly from the text to.Reading/Authors Craft-understand literary devices and elements
EL2LARI06B0EL2-LA-RI.06.B.0Distinguishes between fact and opinion.Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas and their support, synthesize or summarize information
EL2LARI07000EL2-LA-RI.07.00.0Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.Reading/Author's Craft-Understands text features, structures, style, or tone
EL2LARI08000EL2-LA-RI.08.00.0Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas and their support, synthesize or summarize information
EL2LARI09000EL2-LA-RI.09.00.0Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas and their support; Explicit Meaning-understand stated information;Implicit Meaning-draw conclusions and make inferences
EL2LARI1000*0EL2-LA-RI.10.00*.0Read and comprehend informational texts, including Bible/ religious texts, history/social studies, science, and technical texts.Reading/Vocabulary-use context to determine meaning; Explicit meaning-understand stated information and Implicit meaning-make inferences
EL2LARL01000EL2-LA-RL.01.00.0Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas and their support; Explicit and Implicit meaning
EL2LARL01A0EL2-LA-RL.01.A.0Use prior knowledge and content to make, revise, and confirm predictions.Reading/Implicit Meaning-make predictions;
EL2LARL02000EL2-LA-RL.02.00.0Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.Reading/Author's Craft-Understands literary devices and elements; Key ideas-Identify central ideas
EL2LARL02A0EL2-LA-RL.02.A.0Identify characteristics commonly shared by folktales and fairy tales.Reading/Author's Craft-understand literary devices and elements
EL2LARL03000EL2-LA-RL.03.00.0Describe how characters in a story or gospel respond to major events and challenges.Listening-Literal and Inferential comprehension
EL2LARL04000EL2-LA-RL.04.00.0Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.Reading/Author's Craft-understands literary devices and elements.
EL2LARL05000EL2-LA-RL.05.00.0Describe the overall structure of a story or parable, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.Reading/Author's Craft-understands structures; Listening-sequential relationships
EL2LARL06000EL2-LA-RL.06.00.0Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.Oral reading not tested, however points of view in Reading/Implicit Meaning-discern traits, feelings, and motives are
EL2LARL07000EL2-LA-RL.07.00.0Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.Listening/Literal Comprehension-visual relationships
EL2LARL08000EL2-LA-RL.08.00.0Identify dialogue as words spoken by characters (usually enclosed in quotation marks) and explain what dialogue adds to a particular story or poem.Language/Capitalization-conventions; Reading/Implicit meaning-discern feelings, motives
EL2LARL09000EL2-LA-RL.09.00.0Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story or gospel (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.Reading/Key ideas-connect or extend ideas
EL2LARL10000EL2-LA-RL.10.00.0By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.Reading/Explicit & Implicit Meaning/Key Ideas
EL2LASL01000EL2-LA-SL.01.00.0Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.Not tested
EL2LASL01A0EL2-LA-SL.01.A.0Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).Listening/Literal Comprehension-follow directions; Speaking not tested
EL2LASL01B0EL2-LA-SL.01.B.0Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.Not tested
EL2LASL01C0EL2-LA-SL.01.C.0Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.Not tested
EL2LASL02000EL2-LA-SL.02.00.0Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.Listening/Literal & Inferential comprehension
EL2LASL03000EL2-LA-SL.03.00.0Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.Not tested
EL2LASL04000EL2-LA-SL.04.00.0Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.Oral retelling not tested, however in Sustained Listening, may have to identify events from a story through choice of pictures
EL2LASL05000EL2-LA-SL.05.00.0Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.Not tested
EL2LASL06000EL2-LA-SL.06.00.0Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 2 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations)Not tested
EL2LAW01000EL2-LA-W.01.00.0Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.Writing not tested, however their knowledge of components is tested-Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas and their support, connect or extend ideas
EL2LAW02000EL2-LA-W.02.00.0Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic (e.g. religious topics, animals, sports, talents, etc.), use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.Writing not tested, however their knowledge of components is tested-Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas and their support, connect or extend ideas
EL2LAW0300*0EL2-LA-W.03.00*.0Write narratives in which they recount (e.g. special memories, sacraments, celebrations, etc.) a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.Writing not tested, however their knowledge of components is tested-Reading/Key ideas-identify central ideas and their support, connect or extend ideas
EL2LAW03A0EL2-LA-W.03.A.0Write stories or poems with dialogue (e.g. between two characters from two different books, Jesus and St. Peter, etc.).Not tested
EL2LAW04000EL2-LA-W.04.00.0(begins in grade 3)
EL2LAW05000EL2-LA-W.05.00.0With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.Not tested
EL2LAW06000EL2-LA-W.06.00.0With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.Not tested
EL2LAW07000EL2-LA-W.07.00.0Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).Not tested
EL2LAW08000EL2-LA-W.08.00.0Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question using students' own words.Not tested
EL2LAW09000EL2-LA-W.09.00.0(begins in grade 4)
EL2LAW10000EL2-LA-W.10.00.0(begins in grade 3)
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