Grade Two

Iran Cultural and Educational Center

Persian Language Development by Proficiency Language Skills Levels

 Novice Mid – Grade 2-A, 2-B

In addition to Grade One Can-Do Statements)

Listening Comprehension – Interpretive Listening

I can recognize some familiar words and phrases when I hear them spoken.

Students can …

1.  Understand conversation about daily routines, seasons, months of the year, times, dates, family, school or community.
2.  Follow multi-step instructions on how to complete a task such as homework assignment, cooking, or how to play a sport that are accompanied by a few gestures, visuals and/or repetitions.


I can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases that I have practiced and memorized.  (Interpersonal Communication)

I can present information about myself and some other very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, and memorized expressions.  (Presentational Speaking)

Students can …

1.  Introduce family members and talk about their age and likes and dislikes.
2.  Describe family members and/or friends using short and simple sentences.
3.  Describe the classroom or daily routines and seasons.
4.  Engage in short conversation with classmates about likes and dislikes such as sports, school subjects, food, seasons etc. using some memorized sentences.

Reading Comprehension

I can recognize some letters or characters. I can understand some learned or memorized words an phrases when I read.  (Interpretive Reading)

Students can…

1.  Decode unfamiliar words in isolation or in context.
2.  Read simple sentences and short paragraphs.
3. Read high frequency words used in daily life.
4.  Identify main ideas in a short informative text or in a short story.
5.  Put parts of a story, or event in order to reconstruct story or to show the sequence.
6.  Read to identify the cause when given the effect, or the effect when given the cause.


I can write lists and memorized phrases on familiar topics. (Presentational Writing)

Students can…

1.  Write simple sentences such as: Today is Saturday. Tomorrow is …
2.  Fill out a form with first and last name, address, birthday and grade level.
3.  Write a simple thank you note.
4.  Use learned vocabulary and expressions in short and simple sentences.
5.  Write short and simple cause and effect sentences, such as: I didn’t go to school, because I was sick. I like summer, because I go swimming.