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Grade 2 California State Standards

Visual Arts and Language Arts

Visual Arts:

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION

1.1 Perceive and describe repetition and balance in nature, in the environment, and in works of art.
1.2 Perceive and discuss differences in mood created by warm and cool colors.

2.0 CREATIVE EXPRESSION

2.1 Demonstrate beginning skill in the use of basic tools and art-making processes, such as printing, crayon rubbings, collage, and stencils.
2.2 Demonstrate beginning skill in the use of art media, such as oil pastels, watercolors, and tempera.
2.3 Depict the illusion of depth (space) in a work of art, using overlapping shapes, relative size, and placement within the picture.
2.4 Create a painting or drawing, using warm or cool colors expressively.

3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

3.1 Explain how artists use their work to share experiences or communicate ideas.
3.2 Recognize and use the vocabulary of art to describe art objects from various cultures and time periods.

4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING

4.1 Compare ideas expressed through their own works of art with ideas expressed in the work of others.
4.2 Compare different responses to the same work of art.
4.3 Use the vocabulary of art to talk about what they wanted to do in their own works of art and how they succeeded.
4.4 Use appropriate vocabulary of art to describe the successful use of an element of art in a work of art.

5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS

5.3 Identify pictures and sort them into categories according to expressive qualities (e.g., theme and mood).

Language Arts:

 2.0 Reading Comprehension

2.1 Use titles, tables of contents, and chapter headings to locate information in expository text.
2.2 State the purpose in reading (i. e., tell what information is sought).
2.3 Use knowledge of the author's purpose( s) to comprehend informational text.
2.4 Ask clarifying questions about essential textual elements of exposition (e.g., why, what if, how).
2.5 Restate facts and details in the text to clarify and organize ideas.
2.6 Recognize cause-and-effect relationships in a text.
2.7 Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and graphs.
2.8 Follow two-step written instructions.

1.0 Writing Strategies

1.1 Group related ideas and maintain a consistent focus.
1.3 Understand the purposes of various reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, atlas).
1.4 Revise original drafts to improve sequence and provide more descriptive detail.

1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies

1.1 Determine the purpose or purposes of listening (e.g., to obtain information, to solve problems, for enjoyment).
1.2 Ask for clarification and explanation of stories and ideas.
1.3 Paraphrase information that has been shared orally by others.
1.6 Speak clearly and at an appropriate pace for the type of communication (e.g., informal discussion, report to class).