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MN.2.1.Reading Benchmarks: Literature K-5
Reading Benchmarks: Literature K-5
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity 126.96.36.199. By the end of the year, select, read and comprehend literature including stories and poetry for personal enjoyment, interest, and academic tasks, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Genre
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 188.8.131.52. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Settings
Craft and Structure 184.108.40.206. Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Genre
220.127.116.11. Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
18.104.22.168. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Key Ideas and Details 22.214.171.124. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
126.96.36.199. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Genre
188.8.131.52. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
MN.2.10.Language Benchmarks K-5
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 184.108.40.206. Determine 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. 220.127.116.11.a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
18.104.22.168.b. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Prefixes
22.214.171.124.c. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Root Words
126.96.36.199.d. Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Grammar
188.8.131.52.e. Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
184.108.40.206. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings to develop word consciousness. 220.127.116.11.a. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
18.104.22.168. Use 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).
Conventions of Standard English 22.214.171.124. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 126.96.36.199.b. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Plurals
188.8.131.52.d. Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
184.108.40.206.e. Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Adjectives Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Grammar
220.127.116.11. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. 18.104.22.168.c. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Contractions Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Contractions Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Grammar Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Nouns
22.214.171.124.d. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage-->badge; boy-->boil). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
MN.2.2.Reading Benchmarks: Informational Text K-5
Reading Benchmarks: Informational Text K-5
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 126.96.36.199. Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Main Idea
188.8.131.52. Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
184.108.40.206. Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
Craft and Structure 220.127.116.11. Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
18.104.22.168. Know 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.
22.214.171.124. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Key Ideas and Details 126.96.36.199. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
188.8.131.52. Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Main Idea
184.108.40.206. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity 220.127.116.11. By the end of year, select, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range for personal interest, enjoyment, and academic tasks.
MN.2.3.Reading Benchmarks: Foundational Skills K-5
Reading Benchmarks: Foundational Skills K-5
Fluency 18.104.22.168. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. 22.214.171.124.a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
126.96.36.199.b. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
188.8.131.52.c. Use context and other cues (e.g., phonics, word recognition skills, prior knowledge) to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Phonics and Word Recognition 184.108.40.206. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. 220.127.116.11.a. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
18.104.22.168.b. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
22.214.171.124.c. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Phonics
126.96.36.199.d. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Prefixes Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Suffixes
188.8.131.52.f. f. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words, including high-frequency words.
MN.2.6.Writing Benchmarks K-5
Production and Distribution of Writing 184.108.40.206. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
MN.2.8.Speaking, Viewing, Listening and Media Literacy Benchmarks K-5
Speaking, Viewing, Listening and Media Literacy Benchmarks K-5
Media Literacy 220.127.116.11. With prompting and support, create an individual or shared multimedia work for a specific purpose (e.g., to create or integrate knowledge, to share experiences or information, to persuade, to entertain, or as artistic expression.) 18.104.22.168.a. With prompting and support, critique each found image under consideration for use in a multimedia project for its appropriateness to purpose, its effectiveness in conveying the message, and its effect on the intended audience and justify its use in the project. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Main Idea
Comprehension and Collaboration 22.214.171.124. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. 126.96.36.199.c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
188.8.131.52. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.