Language Arts instruction follows the model of
Reader's and Writer's Workshop.
Both are part of daily instruction in the classroom.
Second grade writing curriculum includes Being A Writer for interactive writing activities. For more information, read about the program at:
Being A Writer
Second grade reading instruction includes the program Making Meaning. Students learn to discuss reading in pairs (think, pair and share). To learn more, read about it at:
Phonics instruction includes the use of Fountas and Pinnell Phonics. Specific areas of study are:
- Early Literacy Concepts
- High-Frequency Words
- Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
- Spelling Patterns
- Letter Knowledge
- Word Structure
- Letter/Sound Relationships
- Word-Solving Actions
- Word Meaning