Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, photographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
Reading has so many benefits for kids, such as improving vocabulary and language skills and helping to develop imagination and concentration. Reading logs are a great way for you and your students to keep track of their reading throughout the week!
Teaching second grade reading is exciting, as kids move on from learning to read to reading to learn! You can offer second grade reading help with key skills such as long and short vowels and reading comprehension. Start by browsing these second grade reading resources to see which might best suit your students’ needs. Want to review? Browse our first grade reading resources.