The second and third graders are learning to read and spell words containing vowel teams: ai, ay, ea, ee, ie, oa, ow,oy, oi, ou, ow. We have continued practicing reading and writing words with endings like -ed, -ing, -er, -est, and -es. I am increasing the amount of silent reading I ask the children to do and the length of time I expect them to read.
The children are developing their reading interests by reading several stories about 1 book character. Please encourage them to do this but also to try stories with unfamiliar characters. They may love reading informational books about subjects that interest them, but will probably need some help with these. Reading informational books and chapter books is a great way for you to share the reading.
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