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Welcome to Second Grade!

Second Grade Brochure

Click  here 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 beginning and 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:

http://www.starfall.com/

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).

http://www.abcya.com/

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

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.

http://www.seussville.com/

Seussville—the official 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.

 

 

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