We begin our literacy growth by using our prior knowledge about reading and writing to help us build accurate comprehension and fluency. We have been using “Ready GEN". It is a highly research based, all inclusive program that addresses the second grade reading standards set by the State of Montana and MCPS. An additional supplemental source for this is called “Making Meaning” which focuses on comprehension strategies.
In second grade we have been developing a “leveled” reading library which contains small sets of books that are leveled according to reading difficulty. This supplements our reading series and provides literature appropriate to every child’s capability as he/she progresses and becomes fluent with his/her reading.