There are many reasons I think second grade is the best grade to teach. I think the biggest enjoyment I get out of being their teacher is seeing how eager they are to LEARN. Every year, I get a new group of happy little sponges who are just ready to soak up new information.
"Everyone is a reader, some just haven't found their favorite book yet." Second grade is the age when students are becoming confident and more fluent readers.
It is also the age where most children develop an attitude and opinion towards reading. Some students can't keep their noses out of a book, while others would rather watch paint dry. It is my job to help EVERY child find that special book that makes them fall in love with reading.
My students come from a small rural community in southern Illinois. 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. I have a very diverse group of learners in my classroom with a wide range of academic needs.
Second grade students are required to learn comprehension strategies, story elements, author's purpose, and become fluent readers. I purchased the Rooted in Reading curriculum from Amy Lemons on Teachers Pay Teachers. I am using this curriculum to fill in the gaps in our school curriculum. This curriculum guides students as they dig deep into text. It is engaging, fun, and well aligned to Common Core Standards.
Our class needs the books that go along with the curriculum.
A few of the titles include The Invisible Boy, Edward the Emu, and Henry's Freedom Box.
We are also asking for flip chart paper to create anchor charts to go along with the lessons and poly envelopes to store the game materials.
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