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Second Grade Reading IEP Goals Standards-Aligned

This IEP goal bank is on second-grade reading prerequisite skills, including progress monitoring, data collection tools, worksheets, and lesson packs for all top nationally used IEP goals.

Best Second Grade Reading IEP Goals

Free IEP goals and objectives for second-grade reading that are focused on a learning progression for most common core clusters to build strong reading foundational skills for future grades.

Second Reading IEP Goals

L.2: Language

  • L.2.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • L.2.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • L.2.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
    • L.2.3.A: Compare formal and informal uses of English
  • L.2.4: 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.
    • L.2.4.A: Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
    • L.2.4.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).
    • L.2.4.C: Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).
    • L.2.4.D: Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).
    • L.2.4.E: Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
  • L.2.5: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • L.2.6: 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).

RF.2: Reading: Foundational Skills

RI.2: Reading: Informational Text

  • RI.2: Reading: Informational Text
    • RI.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
    • RI.2.2: Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
    • RI.2.3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
    • RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
    • RI.2.5: 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.
    • RI.2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
    • RI.2.7: Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
    • RI.2.8: Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
    • RI.2.9: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
    • RI.2.10: By the end of year, 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.

RL.2: Reading: Literature

  • RL.2: Reading: Literature
    • RL.2.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
    • RL.2.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
    • RL.2.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
    • RL.2.4: Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
    • RL.2.5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
    • RL.2.6: Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
    • RL.2.7: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
    • RL.2.9: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
    • RL.2.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

W.2: Writing

  • W.2: Writing
    • W.2.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
    • W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
    • W.2.3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
    • W.2.5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
    • W.2.6: With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
    • W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
    • W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.