Second grade has been learning different reading strategies that help us understand and talk about literature. We even completed a stamina challenge in which we tried to read as long as we could without stopping. On our first day we read for almost 9 minutes, and we finished our three week challenge reading for an uninterrupted 31 minutes!
Some of the strategies we practiced were:
-Back up and re-read
-Tune in to interesting words (we even made a Word Collector poster of all the words we found!)
-Make a mental picture or image
-Use prior knowledge
We’ve become so enthusiastic about reading, we tried another strategy: paired reading. We learned how to sit and take turns reading together. We also helped each other understand challenging vocabulary and answer some questions to check our understanding of the material.
It’s safe to say that second grade loves to read!