2nd Grade's Newsletter
May and June 2022
These final two months we will be working on the following standards and continuing to explore the theme "Pollinators":
-Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
-Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
-Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
-Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.
We will also be working on a literature unit addressing the following standards:
-Lesson, message, and moral
-How characters respond to an event or challenge
-Describe the structure of a story
-Point of view
-Compare and contrast
In Fundations, we will be finishing Unit 9, 10, and 11. Here is what to expect:
-R-controlled syllable type
-sounds of er, ir and ur
-combining r-controlled syllables with er, ir, and ur with other syllable types
-sample words: burst, termite, dirty
-heart words: picture, learn, earth, father, brother, mother
-double vowel syllable type
-sounds of ai, and ay
-combining all types of syllables
-sample words: paint, display
-heart words: great, country, away, America, school, thought
-sounds of ee, ea, and ey
-sample words: cheap, keep, chimney
-heart words: whose, won, son, breakfast, head, ready
- As always, we continue to focus on phonemic awareness through differentiated phonics instruction. Please encourage your second grader to read for 15 minutes for 15 nights this month; as per their April Reading Calendar. Don't forget to practice Heart Words (sight words)!