to access the Virginia Department of Education's Standards of Learning
webpage, and learn more about the Standards at the second grade level.
Sight words are words that the children
do not have to or shouldn't decode and can recognize at first sight.
Memorizing sight words is extremely helpful in that the larger the
child's sight word vocabulary, the more fluently they will be able
to read a text. Please click on the following link to access the Second
Grade Sight Words we would like for our second
grade students to practice throughout the year.
Are you interested in
assisting your child in strengthening their literacy skills? Click
on the following link to access a document
with tips and tricks to build literacy skills for second
graders from our reading specialist, Mrs. Billingsley.
Reading aloud to
children regularly is extremely important for
instructional readers! It
introduces the children to different genres, or types, of texts;
introduces them to new vocabulary words; allows them to hear
different types of sentence structures and patterns within texts
(chronological, compare/contrast, main idea/supporting detail, plot
development, etc.); and models appropriate reading fluency: speed,
intonation, accuracy, and expression. Need some inspiration as to
what to read aloud? Check out these
100 great read alouds
and read aloud tips compiled
by Mrs. Billingsley!
Web suggestions for
Second Grade Students:
Starfall.com opened in
September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read
with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with
phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten,
first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and
English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).
ABCya.com is the leader in
free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary
students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer
activities were created or approved by certified school teachers.
All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade
lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to
learn. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and
language arts while introducing basic computer skills.
Dance Mat Typing, an
introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 - 11 years. Each of
the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build
up your skills gradually through to Level 4.
home of Dr. Seuss on the Web—is the place for children of all ages
to play and learn with Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully whimsical books and
classic characters. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh,
the Places You’ll Go! and all of the Dr. Seuss books leap to
life through interactive games and activities that will enrich each
child’s reading experience.