Edison Regional Gifted Center
Long Term Goals
Target Expectations within the Instructional Program School Year 2008-2009
Concepts, Topics, Projects by Content Area Second Grade
Report Card Period First Quarter
Language Arts, Reading/Literature
• Develop and strengthen vocabulary
• Use shared inquiry method approach
• Do oral reading, role play simple skits
• Identify story elements of plot, characterization and setting
• Identify cause and effect relationships in a story
Writing, Listening, Speaking
• Adapt to journal writing as a form of self-communication and self-expression
• Use pre-writing, charting and simple outlining
• Identify elements of grammar
• Write a paragraph (descriptive)
• Practice vowel rules and various patterns of vowel sounds
• Review dictionary skills
• Review consonant blends, consonant clusters
• Write suffixes and prefixes
• Write dictated sentences
• Practice printing
• Add and subtract whole numbers
• Identify, select and use appropriate problem solving strategies
• Identify place value of whole numbers
• Round whole numbers
• Understand and apply estimation skills
• Read various graphs for information
• Use science journals for observations
• Follow safety procedures while in lab
• Identify safety symbols
• Use scientific method while observing and completing lab activities
• Use and understand the metric system while completing measurements in lab
State Goal 11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
• Learn about the history of Chicago
• Identify landmarks, physical characteristics of Chicago and maps
• Explore immigration population of early Chicago
During the months of September, October, and November, the following activities including assessments will be performed: question/answer; singing in French, knowing and telling verbally the numbers, the colors, and the geometrical shapes in French; acting out mimes and performing a skit in front of the class. Students will also be assessed on their classroom participation and the ability to follow simple directions in French. The children will be encouraged to ask in French maintenance questions such as, “May I go the bathroom?”, etc. We will also be using CDs and the book “French for Children”. In doing so, the following State Goals will be addressed:
28.A.1a Recognize basic language patterns (e.g., forms of address, questions, case).
28.A.1b Respond appropriately to simple commands in the target language.
28.B.1a Respond to and ask simple questions with prompts.
28.B.1b Imitate pronunciation, intonation and inflection including sounds unique to the
29.A.1 Use common forms of courtesy, greetings and leave takings appropriate to the
time of day and relationship (adult, peer, and parent).
30.A.1b Use the target language to solve simple math exercises (e.g., identify simple
geometric shapes, use numbers to count and do math computations).
• The verbs être and avoir (to be and to have).
• Geographie du monde francophone (geography of the French speaking world)
• Exercice de calcul (simple math problems in French).
• Piece de theatre: French skit with the custom officer.
• Les couleurs (colors)
• Les chiffres (numbers 1-20)
• Les parties du corps (body parts)
• Salutations (greetings)
• Chansons (songs, Frere Jacques and The Farmer Goes to his Field)
• Visual: presentation d’un film avec Moustache (Film with Moustache, a French cat)
• Introduction d’une ville Francaise (Showing of a country town in France)
• Cultural: Les Française font la bise et serrent la main. (People in France kiss and/or shake hands as a form of salutation).
• Expressions de classe (French expressions for day to day interaction in the classroom such as: May I go to the bathroom, May I go and drink some water…).
• Activites kinestethiques: games with the children needing to guess/show and tell body parts such as head, arm, foot, nose, etc.
• Activites de dessins: Children need to recognize and read in French colors and then color the right parts of the drawings. (Countryside setting, animals, etc).
• Prononuciation de l’alphabet en Français.
• Study the art of puppetry throughout history and the world
• Create puppets using a variety of materials
• Write and perform puppet plays
• Participate in music games and singing activities
• Develop their skills dance through movement activities
Learning Resource Center
• Participate in class discussions about books they have read
• Distinguish among fiction, non-fiction, and reference materials
• Participate in a variety of computer learning activities
• Demonstrate 3 basic locomotor skills (e.g., walk, hop, and gallop) and 3 non-locomotor skills (e.g., stretch, bend, and twist).
• Demonstrate the ability to follow verbal commands from the teacher (stop, halt, go, forward, turn).
• Demonstrate age appropriate manipulative skills ( toss, catch)
• Demonstrate personal safety (recognizing personal space)
• Following safety rules
• President Fitness Test
• Knee push ups or regular push ups, sit ups
State Goal 19 Acquire movement skills and understand concept needed to engage in health –enhancing physical activities.
State Goal 20 Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical based upon continual self-assessment.
* Learn about taking care of the body
* Learn how to make healthy choices
* Learn to think clearly
Special Assignments/ Reports/ Research Projects
ERGC Ten Week Plans >