Students in second grade will continue to develop their literacy skills as they learn more complex vocabulary and read the more rigorous text in a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, fantasy, and poetry. Students will become more independent, fluent, and thoughtful readers. They will expand their reading comprehension skills as they discuss and write about themes and understandings in the stories we read. Students will also have an opportunity to present monthly reading projects focusing on different skills and genres.
Students in second grade will become more experienced writers by writing more detailed, lengthy, and varied pieces. Students will write opinion, narrative, and informative pieces. They will also write creative stories, poetry, and a biography report. Second graders will take part in and become familiar with the writing process through brainstorming, drafting, editing, publishing, and sharing. We will spend significant time emphasizing the concept of story structure. Daily editing exercises, spelling, and grammar lessons will help reinforce and contribute to their writing skills.