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As a teacher, you need to ensure that every student in your class is developing the necessary skills to be a successful reader. Periodically assessing your second grade students' progress on a number of basic reading measures can assist you in recognizing students who need extra help to become proficient in reading.
Letter Recognition Reading involves the ability to accurately identify letters of the alphabet. Second grade students also need to develop an understanding of letter vowel sounds, both short and long.
You should quiz your students on letter recognition by providing lists in which the letters are out of order and written in various fonts. You can also have students identify the letters in certain words, and place non-letter characters within the assessment to discover students who may be struggling with letter recognition.
Sounds, Syllables, Rhymes Learning that words are formed from separate sounds is a fundamental part of second grade reading. Phonological awareness involves identification of sounds, syllables and rhymes.
Students will also begin to identify phonemes, the building blocks of words.
Assessment of phonological awareness includes identifying rhyming word pairs and beginning sounds of words. Students who are proficient in these two skills should be able to read at a second grade level.CCSS Checklist—Grade 2 Writing 1 Teacher Created Resources Writing Text Types and Purposes Standard Date Taught Date Retaught Date Assessed Date Reassessed Notes ELA-Literacy.W Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion.
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Second Grade Second graders are polishing a wide range of basic writing skills, including writing legibly, using capitalization and punctuation correctly (most of the time!), and moving from invented spelling to more accurate spelling.
According to data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only 28% of fourth graders, 31% of eighth graders, and 24% of twelfth graders performed at or above a proficient (i.e., competent) level of writing achievement for their respective grade level (Persky, Daane, & Jin, ).
I don’t want to change anything but I do want to bring to your attention that on the second grade checklist for the reading “I Can” Statements their are some spelling mistakes beginning on the literacy standards page ( and ).
This checklist is designed to help you prepare your child for second grade. As you explore it, remember: Success in second grade requires children to be much more independent learners than they were in .