Second Grade Reading News

May - June 2017


Daily reading is important all year long! Please continue to have students read nightly and return their completed log on Friday!


Studies show that students who read throughout the summer months come back to school in the fall with literacy skills intact. Please commit to setting aside time for reading and writing throughout the summer months. See the link below for ideas to keep your child engaged in reading activities all summer long!

Please enroll your child in the summer reading program at the local libraries. We are fortunate to have so many libraries in our surrounding areas. Please check their websites for weekly events for students.

Clark Memorial Library -

Ashaway Free Library -

Westerly Public Library -

Langworthy Public Library -

South Kingstown Public Library -


The students are using Google Classroom to write a summary of a chapter book, Pet Sitters, that they are reading. Students love the integration of technology during reading!
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Guided Reading and Word Work Students Working Hard!

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Mrs. Sposato and Ms. Leddy will be assessing students throughout the next couple of weeks to determine the amount of literacy growth throughout this second grade year! Your child has learned so much and come so far!! As you know, daily reading is the number one thing to keep their skills intact throughout the summer!

If you would like to schedule a conference with Mrs. Sposato to review progress and ways to help at home during July and August, please contact me at Conferences will take place after June 5th. I look forward to sharing your child's progress with you!


Please remember your child has access to RAZ kids and Headsprout until the end of August. If you need their username and password please email Mrs. Sposato at RAZ kids is a great online source of leveled books and short quizzes for your child to access. Their reading levels will be adjusted once end of year assessments are complete.

Reading Series to Get Your Child Hooked On Reading!

Sometimes all it takes is for a child to identify with a character or series to get hooked on reading. The benefit of a series is that when one book ends another begins with the same characters and similar themes. Check out one of the series below or ask your local librarian for suggestions.

Phonics Patterns to Practice

We are ending the year with our vowel team 'whiners'. Patterns that make a whinny sound. Please reinforce pattern recognition during summer reading. Understanding of the patterns and automatic recognition is the key to decoding fluently! If your child is stuck on a word, ask them to look for the vowel pattern. Once they recognize the pattern, ask them what sound that pattern makes.

The videos below are great reinforcement for learning the 'whiners'

Digraph /au, aw/ Sound - Phonics by TurtleDiary
Digraph /oy, oi/ Sound - Phonics by TurtleDiary
Digraph /ow, ou/ Sound - Phonics by TurtleDiary
Short /oo/ Sound - Phonics by TurtleDairy
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