One key 2nd grade writing skill

What should your second grader be learning in terms of writing this year? This teacher’s expectations suggest a level of complexity that might surprise you.

Meghann Seril teaches at Broadway Elementary School.

Here’s what Ms. Seril wants second graders to learn before they start third grade.

Video transcript:

“In second grade, I hope that students come away with having a good idea of a strong sentence. Not just a simple sentence, but adding in complex sentence structure as well as understanding how to construct a paragraph. If students have a good understanding of how to construct a paragraph, we can expand on that in third grade and start writing multiple-paragraph essays.”

Learn more about your second grader’s learning and development this year, including:

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