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Second and Third Grade Standards Sites
 to K-1                                                                       to 4-5
Reading | Writing | Math

1.0 Word Analysis, Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary Development: Students understand the basic features of reading. They translate letter patterns into spoken language by using the sounds of letter combinations, word parts and syllables. They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading
root words

word endings

dictionary and reference tool use

synonym and antonym practice

2.0 Reading Comprehension:  Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material from both fiction and non-fiction sources.   They use a variety of reading strategies (generating and responding to questions, making predictions, comparing information from several sources) to monitor their understanding of the text.  
 Fiction and
Non-Fiction Online
Literal Comprehension


  • Scholastic's Flashlight Reader Club
    Join the Flashlight Reader Club (for kids who like to read under the covers at night.) Each featured book has information from the author, activities to increase comprehension, and opportunities to share ideas and opinions with peers around the world.
  • Visit Kids' Lab from Manatee School District in Florida
    Practice literal comprehension skills while reading about the planets.
    Students can read their favorite books and then login to BookAdventure to take quizzes on what they’ve read. This site has resources for parents, teachers, and kids!
Interpretive Comprehension
Main Idea and Supporting Details

3.0 Literary Response: 

2nd Grade:
Students read significant works of literature to determine the characteristics of different forms of writing (e.g., stories, fables, poetry).  Students understand literary elements (theme, plot, setting, characters
3rd Grade:
Students read significant works of literature to determine the characteristics of different forms of writing (fables, myths, legends, and fairy-tales).  Students understand literary elements (theme, plot, setting, characters)

  • Aesop's Fables Onine
    This site includes a collection of Aesop’s Fables for students to read online. (Students should be able to identify the author's lesson, theme or message in fairy tales)
Literary Elements


1.0 Writing Strategies: Students progress through the stages of the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising/editing, and publishing) to write clear, coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea.

2.0  Writing Applications: Students write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences. Student writing demonstrates a command of standard American English and the drafting, research, and organizational strategies outlined in Writing Standard 1.0.

Stages of the Writing Process
Paragraph Construction
Writing Genres
Publishing Writing
  • KidsCom
    Students can write, submit stories, and evaluate other students’ stories at KidsCom.

3.0  Written and Oral Language Conventions: Students write and speak with command of standard English grammar and punctuation appropriate for grade level.      



2nd Grade:
Number Sense: Students understand the relationship between numbers, quantities, and place value in whole numbers up to 1,000.  They estimate, calculate, and solve problems involving addition and subtraction of two-and three-digit numbers and solve simple problems involving multiplication and division.  Students understand that fractions and decimals may refer to parts of a set and parts of a whole. Students solve problems by representing, adding, and subtracting amounts of money.  They use estimation strategies in computation and problem solving that involve numbers to the thousands place.       Algebra and Functions: Students model, represent, and interpret number relationships to create and solve problems involving addition and subtraction

3rd Grade: 
Number Sense 
 Students understand the place value of whole numbers: Students calculate and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division:  Students understand the relationship between whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.
Algebra and Functions  
Students solve simple equations using equal  or “greater and less than” symbols.  They determine the  operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and  simplify problems. Students represent simple relationships through solving simple word problems, and showing patterns in numbers or sets of objects.

Place Value
  • Interactive Base 10 Blocks Choose the base 10 template and students can complete a number of activities to build their understanding of place value
Number Sense
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division Practice
  • Money Games and Word Problems on Apples 4 Students count money and solve word problems involving money.

  • FunBrain's Change Maker challenge provides excellent practice in making change at four levels.

  • On the Internet Math site, students practice buying items within a certain budget while using the internet for a "shopping spree." The lessons and activities include calculating percentages, problem solving, and critical thinking skills for real-world math.

2nd Grade:
Measurement and Geometry: Students understand that measurement is accomplished by identifying an appropriate unit of measure and applying it to the item to be measured.  Students identify and describe the attributes of common figures and objects.

3rd Grade:
Measurement and Geometry: 
Students choose and use appropriate units and measurement tools to quantify the properties of objects.  Students describe and compare the attributes of flat and solid geometric figures and use their understanding to show relationships and solve problems.

Geometric Shapes

2nd Grade:
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability:
Students collect numerical data and record, organize, display, and interpret the data on bar graphs and other representations. Students demonstrate an understanding of patterns and how they grow, and can describe them in general ways.

3rd Grade:
Statistics, Data and Probability: 
Students conduct simple probability experiments by determining the number of possible outcomes and make simple predictions.


2nd Grade:
Mathematical Reasoning:  Students make decisions about how to set up a problem.  They solve problems and justify their reasoning.  Students note connections between one problem and another.

3rd Grade:
Problem Solving (Reasoning) 
Students make decisions about how to approach problems  Students use strategies (charts, drawings, models, previous solutions), skills, and concepts in finding solutions:  Students move beyond a particular problem by generalizing to other situations

Problem Solving
Grade Specific Math Concept Instruction
Specifically 2nd Grade Math Topics
Specifically 3rd Grade Math Topics



Linda Foote
Instructional Technology Specialist
Poway Unified School District

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