My students need word books that will serve as spelling resources for them as they try to write more independently and high-interest story tiles that will help them to compose carefully organized stories.
My second graders are spirited, inquisitive, eager learners attending a school of almost 700 students. They learn best when actively engaged in lessons and love to read and write about a variety topics, particularly those related to science and social studies.
Tremendous reading and writing progress is typically achieved during the second grade year with the students showing great pride in going from emergent readers to independent, fluent readers.
We explore a variety of literary genres, and a love for reading and books is cultivated. My students love to observe nature and a variety of science demonstrations. Highlights of the school year include watching the development of Monarch caterpillars into adult butterflies, creating salt dough maps of the United States, and participating in reader's theater experiences.
My school is emphasizing writing development with a focus on the 6+1 Traits of Writing model. The word books I have requested will give my students each a personal writing dictionary with listed high frequency words and also space provided for each letter of the alphabet to add powerful words and vocabulary words for students to incorporate in their daily writing.
Creative writing can be very challenging for primary students.
The story tiles feature high-interest illustrations and photographs to sequence that will be a visual springboard from which students can write their own stories with an eye to careful organization.
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