Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade two topic or subject area.
Use research skills (discuss ideas; formulate broad and specific questions; find and select information with help; record, organize and share information)
Use historical information, artifacts and documents acquired from a variety of sources to investigate the past.
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
Use information to understand cause and effect
Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
Analyze information to draw conclusions
Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
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).