1. Grade 2

    1. Skills

      1. Text Analysis for Close reading and comprehension

        1. Ask and answer questions requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a read-aloud 

        2. Answer questions that require making interpretations, judgments, or giving opinions about what is heard in a fiction read-aloud 

        3. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a nonfiction/informational read-aloud 

        4. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a read-aloud to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot

        5. Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph nonfiction/informational read-aloud as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text

        6. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud 

      2. Speaking and listening

        1. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud 

        2. Retell (orally or in writing) important facts and information from a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud

        3.  Carry on and participate in a conversation over at least six turns, staying on topic, and linking their comments to the remarks of others, with either an adult or another child of the same age 

        4. Summarize (orally or in writing) text content and/or oral information presented by others

        5. Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings

      3. Language and Vocabulary

        1. identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy)

        2. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe 

      4. Writing

    2. Resources

      1. Grade 2 Workbook

    3. Activity Ideas

      1. Many of the skills mentioned above are built through reading out loud. Prior to reading the story, allow your student to make predictions based on the title and cover of the story. Then, read a story aloud with your student (or have your student watch a video of a story being read out loud). Then, have your student answer questions about it. Use the 5Ws and how, have them describe the setting, characters, and plot, ask them about the meaning of certain words, etc. Encourage your student to use evidence from the text when answering questions.

        1. Reading is Fundamental has reading out loud videos and passages you can use.

        2.  Grade 2 Workbook has activities for students that include passages and questions, as well as teacher’s guides.

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