• Support for Student Success Grade 2 - ELA


    Second Grade ELA Focus Skills

    Have daily reading experiences – child reads aloud; read aloud to your child. 
    Identify relationships among words such as words with similar meanings (hop - jump), words

     with opposite meanings (hot - cold), and words with more than one meaning (round –

    something that is shaped like a circle or ball/ a section of a game or sport).

    Study and practice weekly spelling lists (Hear the word, See the word - look at the word and

    then close your eyes and imagine it, Say the word, Say the letters in the word aloud, Write the

    word as you say the letters).

    Read the following sight words (memory words): me, my , he, her, he, his, we, our, they,

    their, you, your, have, are, there, be, do, here, were, who, where, what, how, why, want, look, play, come, any, some, day, or, very, new, out, good, show, about, now, over, work, only, first, before, down, would, many, could, is, as, his, has, does, was, because, busy, cozy, close, dozen, doesn’t, first, bird, third, thirst, turn, return, during, surprise, mother, father, sister, brother, almost, also, always, fault, awful, salt, walk, talk, done, give, live, love).


    Write complete sentences that begin with a capital letter and end with punctuation. Use writing as a way to communicate ideas to another person.


     Write sentences that ask a question and end with a question mark.  Write contractions correctly using an apostrophe (such as: can’t, don’t, won’t, couldn’t).



    The Parent Guide to Grade 2 http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/what-to-expect-grade/guide-to-2nd-grade


    Expert Reading Advice for Grades K-2 http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=1555


    Reading Tips for Parents of Second Graders http://www.readingrockets.org/article/7836

    Student Websites: 


     Second Grade Reading Activities http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/activities/grade-based-activities/2nd-grade-activities


     Word Games http://www.funbrain.com/FBSearch.php?Grade=2