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**Second Grade Reading**

Some of what we will be working on…

*Answering...who, what, when, where, why and how to help understand fiction and nonfiction text

*Retelling various styles of stories…comprehension

*Fluency checks

*Understanding characters and their responses to major events

*Weekly stories, decodable readers, spelling and vocabulary

*Independent, small group and large group reading

*Text features…captions, glossaries, bold print, etc...

*Compare and contrast similar texts

     *Phonics and word analysis...vowel sounds, syllables, prefixes, suffixes, common spelling sounds, etc...

**Writing – opinions, facts, descriptive, creative, etc…

*Parts of speech - nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions

*Building sentences – first word, capitalization, ending punctuation, etc…

 

What you need to know…

*The reading homework packet for second graders will be sent home every Monday. There will be a homework sheet attached to inform you of what needs to be worked on each day based on what we have learned in class. This sheet will also include the spelling word list, other vocabulary words and a quick overview of the topics we will be covering. Homework packets are due and spelling tests will be taken on Fridays.

 

Resources for you…

*Compass Learning - www.thelearningodyssey.com

*Read, read and read at home!!!!

*If you are in need of finding books that are at your child’s reading level, please let me know… I can look up their Lexile level from their last MAP test and this will give you a guideline to go by for purchasing or checking out books from the library.
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