2nd Grade Reading


The purpose of reading class in second grade is to teach reading through phonetic analysis, structural analysis, sight words, context clues and dictionary skills. Students will develop an enthusiasm for reading, independence in word recognition skills, comprehension skills and build Christian character and a love for literature.


Curriculum –



Goals and Objectives –

The students will be able to:

Decode words with short vowel sounds.

Discriminate rhyming words.

Demonstrate ability to use content page.

Demonstrate ability to recognize titles.

Recall facts and details about story characters.

Demonstrate understanding of quotation marks.

Relate the story title to main idea.

Recall the sequence of events

Recognize emotional responses of characters.

Predict outcomes.

Demonstrate ability to follow directions.

Infer supporting details about characters.

Recognize the importance of obedience.

Infer unstated supporting details.

Discriminate between characters in oral reading.

Demonstrate good listening habits.

Read punctuation marks that develops sentence meaning.

Recognize the importance of friendships.

Evaluate character attitudes.

Identify with a story character.

Recognize the reality of a historical account.

Classify items.

Use varied voice inflection in response to punctuation signals.

Demonstrate comprehension of pictures and sentences.

Recognize the importance of prayer.

Recognize the importance of responsibility.

Develop awareness of sound patterns in poetry.

Read a poem together as choral reading.

Infer likeness and differences in characters.

Recognize the importance of cheerfulness.

Understand the importance of sharing.

Note compound words with parts that are related to meaning.

Demonstrate ability to use the contractions:  I’m, I’ll and I’ve.

Recognize that different words can have similar meanings.

Develop ability to contrast one word with another word with an opposite meaning.

Identify fanciful elements in story content.

Demonstrate ability to find solutions to problems.

Recognize how characters view problems differently.

Identify true and false statements.

Interpret pictures literally for details concerning elements of setting.

Draw inferences from picture interpretation.

Follow simple directions.

Recognize the elements of fable.

Recognize the use of ‘s in forming possessives.

Distinguish reality from fantasy.

Demonstrate ability to follow directions on a map.

Recognize that different words can have the same spelling.

Use context clues within a sentence to correctly pronounce homographs.

Learn meaning for specific frequently used homonyms.

Recognize the importance of giving one’s best to the Lord.

Infer the motives of characters.

Identify common meanings of the prefix un- and mis-.

Develop opinions.

Demonstrate ability to use contractions:  can’t, don’t and won’t

Find the relationship between pairs of words that form analogies.

Recognize abbreviations:  Dr., Mrs., Mr., St., and Ave.

Select a title related to the main idea.

Develop sentence closure.

Draw conclusions about situations.

Become acquainted with Holland.

Visualize a setting.

Classify information.

Determine number of syllables in a word.

Understand the plan of salvation.

Focus on the author’s use of pronouns.

Demonstrate ability to use contractions:  couldn’t, wouldn’t and shouldn’t

Relate story content to biblical principles.

Use contractions correctly in sentences.

Use alphabetization skills to locate words in glossary.


Sequential Order of Lessons –

Individual reading inventory

Examine books and cover books (Reader 2-1)

Present guidelines for care of books:

Handle books with clean hands.

Turn-the pages carefully

Keep books clean and never write in them.

Close books gently.  


Story:   The Mixed-Up Chameleon

Focus Skill – Main Idea                              


Story:  Get Up and Go!

Focus Skill:  Author’s Purpose


Story:  Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon

Focus Skill – Narrative Elements


Story:  Days with Frog and Toad

Focus Skill- Compare and Contrast


Story: Wilson Sat Alone

Focus Skill – Narrative Elements


Story:  The Enormous Turnip

Focus Skills:  Sequencing Events  


Story:  Helping Out

Focus Skill:  Main Idea


Story:   Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane

Focus Skills:  Predicting Outcomes


Story:  Hedgehog Bakes a Cake

Focus Skill:  Making Inferences


Story:  Lemonade For Sale

Focus Skill:  Compare and Contrast


Story:  Johnny Appleseed

Focus Skills:  Details


Story:  From Seed to Plant

Focus Skill:  Reading Diagrams


Story:  The Secret Life of Trees

Focus Skill:  Fact or Fiction


Story:  Watermelon Day

Focus Skill:  Sequencing Events and Summarizing


Story:  Pumpkin Fiesta

Focus Skill:  Predicting Outcomes


Story: The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

Focus Skill:  Cause and Effect


Story:  How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Focus Skill:  Cause and Effect


Story:  Dear Mr. Blueberry

Focus Skill:  Make Inferences  


Story:  Cool Ali                       

Focus Skill:  Antonyms


Story: Emperor’s Egg  

Focus Skill:  Fact and Fiction


Story: The Pine Park Mystery

Focus Skill:  Narrative Elements


Story: Good-bye Curtis

Focus Skill:  Compare and Contrast


Story:  Max Found Two Sticks

Focus Skill:  Multiple Meaning Words


Story:  Anthony Reynoso:  Born to Rope

Focus Skill:  Summarize/Restate


Story:  Chinatown

Focus Skill:  Details


Story:  Abuela

Focus Skill:  Make Inferences


Story:  Beginner’s World Atlas

Focus Skill: Locating Information


Story:  Dinosaurs Travel

Focus Skill:  Author’s Purpose


Story:  Montigue on the High Seas

Focus Skill:  Homophones


Story:  Ruth Law Thrills a Nation

Focus Skill:  Predicting Outcomes

Review stories read in books (Just For You)

Discuss favorite stories and highlights of reading this year

Review stories read in books (Banner Days)

Discuss favorite stories and highlights of reading this year

Collect books