2nd Grade English/Language Arts
In 2nd grade, we work to instill a love of reading in students and support their development as avid readers. Students read every day from a selection of classroom books to practice their inference skills and reflect on character development and author intentions. Core resources in our language arts programs are Heggerty phonemic awareness exercises, Fountas and Pinell direct phonics instruction, Orton-Gillingham multisensory Reading and Spelling programs, Targeted Reading Intervention for students who need additional support, and Handwriting Without Tears.
Word study is an exciting component of the language arts curriculum with a foundation in children’s developmental spelling stages. Students gain a better understanding of the connection between the way a word is spelled and its meaning. Students practice recognizing patterns in the English language through dictation, sorting, letter/sound manipulation, games, and activities.
In a 21st century world where information is communicated by writing more than ever, students must learn how to communicate clearly and concisely. We emphasize organization, idea generation, word choice, sentence fluency, and voice. We guide each student to see themselves as a writer who is able to clearly and confidently convey themselves through the written word.
- 2nd Grade