I Can Statement - 2nd Grade

Reading and Language Arts

I Can…

  • Produce, expand, and rearrange sentences. 
  • Use reference materials as needed to check and correct spelling.
  • Demonstrate command of conventions.
  • Compare formal and informal use of English. 
  • Identify context clues within sentences and know how to use them to construct meaning of unknown or multiple meaning of words.
  • Determine or clarify meaning of unknown or multiple meaning words and phrases.
  • Demonstrate understanding of word relationships.
  • Apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • Apply reading strategies for accuracy, rate, and expression.
  • Describe key details in an informational text using the questions who, what, where, when why, and how. 
  • Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph informational text.
  • Identify the structure of the story.
  • Ask questions to better understand topics and text.
  • Write an opinion piece which introduces the topic or book. 
  • Write informative/ explanatory texts that focus on a specific topic. 
  • Write narrative that recounts a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events.
  • Recognize how to revise and edit.


I  Can…

  • Identify the attributes of triangles, quadrilaterals,  pentagons, hexagons, and cubes (e.g., faces, angles, sides, vertices, etc.)
  • Identify the unit of length for the tool used (inches, centimeters, feet, meters)
  • Write time using analog clocks and digital clocks.
  • Solve problems relating to data in graphs by using addition and subtraction. 
  • Explain the value of each digit in a three-digit number. .
  • Compare two three-digit numbers based on place value of each digit.
  • Use strategies to add up to four two-digit numbers.


I Can…

  • Classify matter as solid, liquids, and gas.
  • Tell the difference between a control and variable in an investigation. .
  • Research how the earth changes suddenly and over time.
  • Plan and carry out investigations.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of living things that are found in different places on land and water.
  • Construct a model of landforms and bodies of water.


I Can…

  • Express belief in God as Trinity and can discuss the role of each person in the Trinity.
  • Know the importance of gathering regularly with God’s family at Mass to worship and ask God’s blessings.
  • Act as Jesus would act by being loving, kind, forgiving, and helpful at home, school, church, and in the community.
  • Prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

Social Studies

I Can…

  • Illustrate the process of production and consumption of a product.
  • Construct a family tree and relate it to immigration.
  • Know the difference between city, state, country, and world.
  • Distinguish between neighborhood, city/community, state, country, and continent. 
  • Identify symbols of the country— flag, eagle, and Statue of Liberty.
  • Identify the commonalities and differences of families.
  • Express and sow compassion to those in need.