The 2nd grade reading curriculum focuses on understanding and developing an extensive sight word vocabulary. Applying more complex phonics strategies and continue to develop their literacy skills as they learn more complex words and absorb longer, more rigorous texts in a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The writing curriculum focuses on writing competently for many purposes, using punctuation appropriately and experiencing a variety of literary genres.
What you’ll learn?
- Read and comprehend a wide variety of significant works of children’s literature, including stories and poetry.
- Students analyze the elements of narrative text, the characters, plot, and setting.
- Students learn about rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration and how those techniques add meaning to a story or poem.
- They compare and contrast elements within and among texts.
- Students read and recount stories, fables, and folktales.
- They recognize the different points of view of characters in a story and how those differences are expressed in dialogue.
- Understand and can describe how the story is introduced in the beginning and how the action is concluded.
- Learn to use text features, such as headings, to locate information or key facts in text.
- Learn how to identify the main purpose of the text, including what the author wants to explain or describe.
- Reads multisyllabic words by breaking the word into syllables and use their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to determine the word’s meaning.
The 2nd grade Writing students writes a variety of types of texts including:
- Opinion Pieces: Students state their opinions and provide reasons to support them, closing with a conclusion.
- Students write about an event, describing actions, thoughts, and feelings, and provide a conclusion.
- Generate ideas for writing including using patterns and ideas from stories
- Write recognizable short sentences related to a main idea.
- Begin to revise writing by expanding on an idea, using word choice with author’s voice and editing for punctuation.
- Write in complete sentences and write with a central idea organized in a logical sequence using some descriptive words.
- Begin to use spacing between words, experiment with capital letters, punctuation and spelling.
- Write clear beginning, middle and end as well as use paragraphs to organize ideas using a variety of sentence forms.
- Study letter writing including greeting, content and closing.
- Continue to improve basic writing skills including proper punctuation, accurate spelling, contractions and use of the 6 Traits of Writing (voice, word choice, conventions, fluency, ideas and organization)
Class Time: Sunday 19:00-20:10 PM (central time)
Class Date: 1/12/2020 -5/31/2020
About the teacher
Mrs. Saima holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and dual bachelor’s degree in Science. She has taught English to children for 16 years. Currently, she is working as an online English instructor, teaching kids aged 4-14 years. She loves teaching and watching the young minds shape and mold into wonderful readers and writers. Her job as a facilitator is to develop enriching, engaging lessons that stretch the thinking of all the young students.
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