By second grade, most students can read and write at a basic level. They tackle more and more texts in and out of the classroom as they work to become rapid and accurate readers. Teachers put an emphasis on reading fluency.
Children in 2nd grade can order and group numbers, and work with numbers far greater than those they can physically count. They'll learn to add and subtract two digit numbers and to understand the meaning of multiplication and division.
In science, second graders will be asked to use what they know to make predictions and find patterns in the natural world. They learn about the Earth and its natural resources. They also begin to learn about the people and places of their communities and regions, and begin to compare them to other communities and regions.
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