The University of Iowa

Oral Language - Grade 2 Students

Use informal, casual, formal, and academic language in the appropriate context (L.2.6; SL.2.1)

  • Listen actively, ask relevant questions to clarify information, and answer questions using multi word responses
  • Build upon the ideas of others during a discussion
  • Use language to problem solve
  • Expand grade-appropriate vocabulary used in oral expression

Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (L.2.1)

  • Use compound subjects and predicates while maintaining subject-verb agreement
  • Use future tense verbs
  • Use adverbs that convey place
  • Use compound prepositional phrases
  • Produce and distinguish among declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences