2nd Grade Reading 

2nd Grade - Reading

By the end of the school year, your child is expected to:

  • Read with expression.
  • Read continuously for 20 minutes per day.
  • Feel comfortable reading silently. Lip movement is acceptable.
  • Practice good listening skills.
  • Follow directions.
  • Identify irregular vowel, vowel diphthong, and consonant cluster sounds.
  • Use familiar word parts to identify unknown words.
  • Know homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, contractions, and compound words.
  • Identify unknown words in context using sounds and context clues.
  • Read and reread to check for meaning.
  • Recall concepts, facts, and vocabulary from text.
  • Identify cause and effect.
  • Express, write, and discuss opinions.
  • Recognize main idea and details in a selection.
  • Identify setting, characters, events, problem, and solution in a story.
  • Read for meaning; answer "how", "why", and "what-if" questions in make-believe and factual information.
  • Self-correct when reading.
  • Understand cause and effect (example: I fell into the puddle because I was not looking where I was going).
  • Dramatize, illustrate, and retell stories.
  • Compare and contrast likenesses and differences in stories.
  • Predict outcomes, make inferences, and draw conclusions.
  • Know the differences between fiction and non-fiction in stories.
  • Work independently and in group situations.
  • Become aware of test-taking skills.
  • Grow in his/her ability to read independently with understanding.
  • Infer the motive, traits, or feelings of characters.
  • Write complete sentences with subject, predicate, and describing words