• St. Louis Public Schools Curriculum 2021-2022

    Reading / English

    By the end of the year, 1st grade students will be able to…

     Apply systematic phonics instruction.

     Learn to connect what they know from their own experiences to texts before, during and after a read-aloud.

     Retell stories, using characters and plot to organize their thinking.

     Visualize to make sense of figurative language; deepen their understanding and enjoyment of poems and stories.

     Wonder and ask questions before, during, and after a read-aloud to make sense of both fiction and nonfiction texts.

     Identify features of expository texts and use those features to help them understand the texts.

     Make inferences to think more deeply about the fiction and nonfiction texts.

     Explore which ideas in texts are important and support their thinking with evidence from the texts.

     Use story elements to help them think about stories.

     Identify important ideas and use then to summarize.

     Use the writing process to publish original works.

     Learn about conventions from published works.

     Read and share published pieces with the class.

     Learn about elements of craft and/or genre from published works


    By the end of the year students in 2nd grade will be able to…

     Understand place value of three-digit numbers.

     Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

     Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

     Add and subtract within 20.

     Develop foundations for multiplication and division.

     Reason with shapes and their attributes.

     Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.

     Relate addition and subtraction to length.

     Work with time and money.

     Represent and interpret data.


    By the end of the year, students in Second grade will be able to…

    • Investigate different materials to describe their observable properties

    • Collect data from an investigation to determine which materials have properties that are best for an intended purpose

    • Investigate how the motion of an object can change by an applied force or mass

    • Investigate how vibrations can be changed to create different sounds

    • Collect evidence from an investigation to describe the optimal growing conditions for plants

    • Develop a model to describe the function of animals in seed dispersal and pollination

    • Make observations and interpret data to support examples of how the earth has changed

    • Compare multiple explanations to slow wind or water from changing the shape of the land

    • Use a model to describe the different shapes or kinds of lands and bodies of water in an area

    • Obtain information from various sources to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid

    • Communicate information or design ideas and/or solutions about a situation people want to change

    • Develop a model to describe how the shape of an object helps it function to solve a given problem

    • Make and record observations to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how two objects perform

    Social Studeis

    By the end of the year students in 2nd grade will be able to… engage in the study of geography as it relates to the cultural, economic, and political characteristics of the regions of both Missouri and the United States. This approach supports in-depth inquiry through the examination and evaluation of multiple sources and allows students to explore various regions through the disciplines of history, civics, and economics.