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Second Grade Reading Standards Resources

It is recommended that teachers review activities and read the associated directions and/or lesson plan ideas prior to using them with their students. In some cases, the activities are very open-ended and are best used in conjunction with paper/pencil activities or when students are paired and working on a single computer. If the directions and/or lesson plans are not obvious, a link is provided within the description of the resource.

Second grade students gain skill and confidence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. They demonstrate an awareness of sounds that are made by different letters, and they practice decoding words. Learning new concepts, such as prefixes and suffixes, helps them understand the meaning of new vocabulary. They read at the target rate of 90-100 words correct per minute (wcpm). Second grade students ask and respond to questions, make predictions, and compare information in order to comprehend what they read. They read a variety of grade-appropriate classic and contemporary literature, poetry, informational text in different subject areas, children's magazines, and dictionaries. They learn to use the conventions of Standard English and a writing process to write sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. They also deliver brief oral presentations, tell stories, and perform plays.

Listen to and Read Informational and Narrative Text: Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text across the subject areas at school and on own, applying comprehension strategies as needed.

EL.02.RE.10

Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of grade-level informational and narrative (story) text including children's magazines and newspapers, dictionaries, other reference materials, online information, classic and contemporary literature, and poetry.

car Shower of Stars — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
bar

Oh, Yes it Can —Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words

triangle

The Little Red Hen —Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words

blue

Ruby Sings The Blues —Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words

bird

Mole and the Baby Bird —Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words

farmer

Stone Soup —Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words

bear

Bee-Bim Bop —Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words

fish Sea Horse — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
ladybug Chicks and Salsa — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
triangle The Problem With Chickens — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
red Spicy Hot Colors — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
clock Night in The Country — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
dog How to be a Good Dog — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
broom Cheesybreadville — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
Elephant Elephants Can Plant Too — Informational story then goes into fill in the sentence.
Owen Owen and Mzee — Informational story then goes into fill in the sentence.
Egg An Egg is Quiet — Informational story then goes into fill in the sentence.
Note Yesterday I Had the Blues — Informational story then goes into fill in the sentence.
Chihauhua Not Afraid of Dogs — Informational story then goes into fill in the sentence.
Bread Making Bread — Informational story then goes into fill in the sentence.

Vocabulary: Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development; determine the meaning of new words by applying knowledge of word origins, word relationships, and context clues; verify the meaning of new words; and use those new words accurately across the subject areas.

EL.02.RE.17

Know and explain common antonyms and synonyms.

Squanky Squanky the Tooth Taker Quiet Quest for Opposites

Informational Text:  Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.02.RE.28

Recall facts and details in the text to clarify and organize ideas.

Storymapping

Story Mapping — Great place to send students that need extra help with how to map out a story

Informational Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade- level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.02.RE.30

Connect the information in text to life experiences, text, and world.

Storymapping

Story Mapping — Great place to send students that need extra help with how to map out a story