Students enter second grade with a natural love of language and books. They are prepared to apply knowledge and skills previously learned to become competent communicators and thinkers. Comprehension is the goal as these students use strategies to construct meaning from oral, written, and visual materials.
An effective classroom environment provides both a variety of language experiences and exposure to literature and other print materials. Availability of books, magazines, reference materials, and electronic media allows students opportunities to grow in content knowledge and in their practical use of language. Communication through reading, writing, speaking, and listening helps students develop the essential skills for understanding.
Alabama Course of Study: English Language Arts , 2007