We use a language arts program called StoryTown. Daily lessons include phonics, vocabulary building, high frequency word work, spelling, writing, and reading instruction. We have D.E.A.R. everyday when the children will be able to select their own reading materials to enjoy. During this time I will conference individually with students. We will also use trade books for building a love of reading and for developing a better understanding of quality literature.
Writing is an important part of second grade. During writing our primary goal will be to get our thoughts and ideas down on paper in an organized and meaningful manner. We will strive to become accurate spellers while we build our punctuation, capitalization and grammar skills. Writing time will be made up of mini-lessons from our Language Arts curriculum, individual conferences, and writing time. The students will have several opportunities to “publish” their work throughout the year. We will be writing personal narratives, informational pieces, mini reports, letters, thank you notes, invitations, and poems.
Spelling lists will be given every FRIDAY. On the following FRIDAY your child will be given a test and bring home a list of words to practice.