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Scope & Sequence - Insights: Comprehension Strategies for Grade 2

Unit 1: Visualizing Description

Develop mental images of details while reading by

  • observing the relationship between descriptive words and the images they represent
  • translating descriptive words about characters and setting into picture details
  • completing pictures using descriptive details
  • sequencing descriptive details in a story
  • integrating mental images of descriptive phrases

Unit 2: Predicting Outcomes

Make inferences about outcomes by

  • using knowledge of familiar cause-and-effect connections to predict events in a story
  • differentiating between cause-and-effect inferencing and predicting outcomes
  • analyzing character behavior in a story to predict possible outcomes

Unit 3: Using Context Clues

Infer the meaning of unfamiliar words by

  • using synonyms and antonyms as context clues
  • using word lists and categories as clues
  • using sentence context to infer word meaning

Unit 4: Categorizing

Categorize words by

  • identifying a category and its attributes
  • sorting pictures and objects into categories
  • labeling categories according to their attributes
  • describing a category by listing its attributes
  • assigning certain attributes to more than one category
  • comparing two categories and their attributes

Unit 5: Titles and Main Ideas

Identify the main idea of a story and an appropriate title by

  • creating appropriate labels for categories of words
  • relating category labels to titles
  • distinguishing between main ideas and details
  • relating a title to a main idea
  • selecting the best title for paragraphs, stories, and poems
  • making a visual model to link title, main idea, and details

Unit 6: Locating Topic Sentences

Identify the topic sentence of a paragraph by

  • relating the concept of a main idea to the topic sentence of a paragraph
  • distinguishing the topic sentence from the detail sentences
  • developing the concept of supportive detail sentences
  • locating topic sentences in the beginning, middle, or end of paragraphs

Unit 7: Making Inferences I: The Process

Make inferences about a story by

  • locating association clues in text
  • using descriptive details as clues
  • using who, when, what, and where clues about characters, setting, and plot
  • putting together word clues to infer why characters behave as they do
  • combining clues in sentences with personal knowledge to make cause-and-effect connections

Unit 8: Identifying Mood

Determine the mood of a story or poem by

  • matching mood vocabulary words with pictures and pantomime
  • using personal knowledge of people and events to interpret feelings
  • identifying mood vocabulary words and shades of meaning in sentences
  • determining mood in poetry

Unit 9: Making Inferences II: Cause and Effect

Infer cause-and-effect relationships by

  • using prior knowledge of events to determine relationships among clues in the text
  • using who, when, where, what, and why clues to make inferences about characters, setting, and plot
  • charting the elements of a story, including the initial problem, the attempts to solve it, the solution, and the final result
  • understanding the importance of causal factors
  • using story structure and organization to make causal inferences