Question 5 - Classroom Video Introduction and Grade 2 Video

CA CCSSM TK–8 Instruction Emerging Practices Videos

The following classroom videos feature emerging practices for instruction aligned to the CA CCSSM, transitional kindergarten through grade eight (TK–8). We have provided a few things to look for while you watch the video in order to draw your attention to some of these emerging practices in action. These videos are not meant to set a standard for evaluation of instructional practice, but, instead, provide a visual companion to state-level guidance and demonstrate what instruction aligned to the CA CCSSM might look like. 1

A Note-taking Guide (DOC) is provided to help you consider the practices shared in the videos. You may want to review it before watching the videos and print it or have it open on your desktop to have in front of you while you watch.

Grade 2: Operations and Algebraic Thinking—Number and Operations in Base Ten

Things to Look For

  1. Notice how the teacher reviews previous learning.
  2. Notice how the teacher successfully uses technology in her lesson.
  3. Notice the different strategies used by the teacher to check for understanding.
  4. Notice the classroom routines for listening, speaking, and white board use.
  5. Notice how the teacher makes the lesson meaningful to students.
  6. Notice how the teacher encourages students to find multiple ways to solve the problem.
  7. Notice the strategies used to encourage proving/critiquing solutions. (MP.3)
  8. Notice how the teacher encourages academic vocabulary and precise language. (MP.6)
  9. Notice how students are encouraged to look for and make use of patterns. (MP.7)

Grade 2
Operations and Algebraic Thinking—Number and Operations in Base Ten (19:29)


1 While every effort has been made to include classrooms that represent the diversity of California’s student population, every video may not reflect this diversity. We very much appreciate the teachers, students, and schools that volunteered to participate in this project, and we hope users of this resource can appreciate and draw from their efforts.