The children have been all working hard on reading words correctly. I have seen great improvement in all second graders in taking time to look through the letters in a word when reading a story. Now, students often correct their own mistakes or ask for help when coming across a difficult new word. We keep track of how many pages they can read without errors. They are graphing the number of words they read on the progress monitoring passages they read twice a month. They are proud of improving their reading accuracy. This month we are working on increasing fluency in reading by phrasing within sentences and stopping at ending punctuation marks.
The second graders have been continuously increasing their knowledge and application of phonics, syllable, and spelling rules. Ask your child about the spelling notebooks the children are building and will keep at the end of the year.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.