We learn about these ideas in reading. . .
- How to have rich conversations about texts, using related vocabulary.
- What are sounds and syllables, and how to move them around to create and read new words.
- Many phonics principles such as digraphs and blends, various vowel sounds, word endings, prefixes and suffixes, word patterns (like lip, slip, dip)
- How to question to understand and retell critical points of a text.
- What are the elements of a fictional story, such as the central message, key details, point of view, characters and their actions, setting, and plot.
- What are the elements of non fiction texts, such as main idea and key details, connections between facts and details, and text features such as glossaries, captions and tables of contents.
- How to summarize a variety of texts.
- How to analyze and compare similar texts.
- How to read poetry.
- How to use technological tools to read different texts.
- How to improve accuracy and fluency.
- What are common words in reading and how to read them fluently.
- How to effectively use strategies for understanding new words.
Second grade reading goals:
- By the end of second grade, students should be able to read a passage with fluency of at least 87 words per minute, and 97% accuracy. Students should be able to retell at least three things in order with no misconceptions of the text.