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  •                                      Reading is Rocket Science!

         There is sooo  SOOO much more to reading than "saying" words on a page! 

                                      In 2nd grade a child is expected to amke the shift from "learning how to read" to "reading to learn". 

                   PROFICIENT FIRST GRADE READERS DO NOT ENTER SECOND GRADE READING WORDS LETTER SOUND BY LETTER SOUND.

          Those children are well behind the benchmark. 

    THEY NEED OUR COMMITTMENT TO PUT THE TIME IN AND WORK TOGETHER TO CATCH THEM UP BEFORE THE YEAR IS OVER!

                TO IMPROVE READING A CHILD MUST BE ENGAGING IN READING

                                        THIS MEANS ACTIVELY READING...  AT SCHOOL,  AT HOME,  AT INTERVENTION TIMES. 

    HMMM...WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?

    WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO REACH FALL, WINTER, SPRING BENCHMARK READING TARGETS

    It's not just important to success, it is critical!  Good reders use 3 cueing systems in their brains to support comprehension. When there is not a   balance, brain power gets exhausted on overusing one cue. Then it lacks focus on the overall understanding of what is read. Research shows children NOT efficiently USING ALL 3 systems by the end of 2nd grade have life long academic and overall quality of life struggles. Reading benchmark indicators are tools to track your child's growth in their ability to effectively use these systems.

    These systems are:

    • phonics (graphophonic cueing system-letter and sound patterns)
    • grammar (syntactic cueing system-the structure of our language)
    • meaninging (semantic cueing system-context clues and vocabulary help predict the upcoming text)

     

    WHAT ARE THE FALL, WINTER, SPRING READING BENCHMARK INDICATORS for GRADE 2?

    Research states, for reading comprehension of connected grade level text a 2nd grader needs to read the following number of words accurately, with expression and a rate similiar to speaking in one minute.

    Entering Fall of Grade 2                                                    Winter of Grade 2                                              Exiting Spring of Grade 2

                  50                                                                                 84                                                                   100

     

     

  • Reading Fluency:

    click link below for Reading Fluency Checklist

     

     

    Reading is a neccessary skill to 

    Evidence shows children who are not using proper fluency when reading by the end of the 2nd grade year their ability to read and comprehend is compromised critical need for children to reach reading fluency benchmarks by end of grade 2.  Research shows those who are using proper fluency when reading by the end of the year, they will be compromised in their ability to read for the years to come.