As your child moves further into elementary school, standards for midyear progress become more concrete than those for Pre-K and Kindergarten. But the same underlying question remains: how can you help your young reader have a great second half of the school year?
Regardless of where your child is with reading, the tips for at-home practice in this post will set them up for solid reading growth between now and the end of the school year.
Whether your child is a grade level behind or a grade level ahead at this point, they are still in the thick of strengthening their decoding skills. Playing quick, easy games to build those skills pay off big time when your child sits down to read a text.
Great news! Basically every tip and game I just gave you for first grade can be leveled up to help your 2nd grader.
These are all still great for 2nd grade because learning new phonemes isn’t going anywhere. In fact, 2nd graders start learning morphemes as well (like the simple prefixes un-, in-, and re-). And all of this in addition to a bigger emphasis on fluency and comprehension.
Learning new phonemes isn’t going anywhere in 2nd grade. In fact, 2nd graders start learning morphemes as well! And all of this in addition to a bigger emphasis on fluency and comprehension.
It’s crucial for 2nd graders to have the opportunity to practice their reading skills a lot, and being motivated to re-read by something like Ello is key to strengthening their fluency and comprehension.