reading skills students acquire in the early grades determine their
academic success throughout school. That’s why it’s so important to
reach children in their critical second year, when decoding needs to
develop into fluency and comprehension. In Reading Together Grade Two,
students are introduced to sequenced and leveled text in a variety of genre. See a sample lesson to preview the strategies used to promote fluency and comprehension.
Guided oral reading
Silent independent reading
Monitoring and correcting
Writing is practiced in each lesson during post-reading
activities (letters, books, Venn diagrams, story maps, sequencing
sentences, etc.). Students are given many opportunities to practice
text structure, and to compare and contrast what they have read.
Vocabulary is built as students are exposed to rich, authentic literature.
Rereading, discussion and structured writing activities help
students learn and use new words in context.
Spelling and phonics skills are enhanced through multiple reading and writing activities in all lessons. Free Language Arts Enrichment Activities focus on phonics support, word parts, such as prefixes and suffixes, and vocabulary.
how Reading Together helps students achieve end-of-grade expectations.
Grade Two is the first step in a continuum that includes Grade Three and Intermediate (Grades Four, Five and Six).
Grade Two builds a foundation for academic success.