By GreatSchools Staff
No two kids are alike. But it helps to have a basic idea of the academic and social skills your child should have in school. Use this checklist to get an idea of what you can expect your child to do by the end of second grade:
Begin to use reason
Be better at focusing
Get better at understanding more detailed information
Work well and show cooperation with a partner or a small group
Understand the difference between right and wrong
Have a bigger vocabulary
Read easily (fluently) and with expression
Read many irregularly spelled words such as "because" and "upon"
Begin to use a dictionary
Add single- and multi-digit numbers with regrouping
Tell time to the quarter-hour
Understand the concept of multiplication
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