For many children, one of the more exciting periods of education is when they begin to work their way through 2nd grade grammar. Having gotten past the difficulties of sounding out basic words and identifying letters, they are in a sort of "sponge" mode — absorbing new vocabulary with amazing speed. They begin excitedly using new words in their spoken conversations. The increase in communication becomes something of an adventure.
During second grade, students will learn how to form irregular plural noun forms of commonly used words.
Second graders will go beyond basic verb skills by learning how to form and use the past tense of common irregular verbs.
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Second graders will need to learn to use proper syntax so they can write simple and complex sentences using proper word arrangement.
Second grade punctuation skills include learning how to properly capitalize commonly used proper nouns.
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Second graders will start to expand their knowledge of the ways commas should be used in letters.
During second grade, students will discover how to use apostrophes to form contractions and possessives.
Second graders will learn strategies to help them decipher the meaning of new words.
Second grade grammar development will push students to expand what they learned in first grade. They'll learn new rules of grammar and perfect the skills that were introduced the previous year. For even more information about what to expect in 2nd grade English class, review some examples of second grade vocabulary words.