Common Core Connections: Language Arts is the perfect tool for helping second grade students master Common Core English Language Arts skills. The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts in second grade focus on many areas including: determining the lesson or moral of a story, retelling key information or ideas, and writing stories with a clear sequence of events. This resource provides focused practice pages for targeting and reinforcing these and other second grade language arts skills while helping students connect comprehension with knowledge and application. Connecting the standards to content has never been easier with the Common Core Connections series for Language Arts. The Common Core Connections series provides teachers with the diagnostic tests to help determine individualized instruction needs. Focused, comprehensive practice pages and self-assessments guide students to reflection and exploration for deeper learning! Grade specific coherent content progresses in difficulty to achieve optimum fluency. It is also an ideal resource for differentiation and remediation. Each 96-page book includes an assessment test, test analysis, Common Core State Standards Alignment Matrix, and answer key.