District Site

410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799

Menu

Reading

Finding Books At My Child's Level

Remember: the goal is that students enjoy reading!

  1. Go to http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/
  2. There are 3 ways to search: All Books, Similar Books, Reading Level. Select Reading Level.
  3. There are 4 bubbles that appear: Grade Level, Guided Reading, DRA, Lexile Measure. Select Guided Reading.
  4. You'll be able to enter a range of difficulty to search from. In 2nd grade, the target is: September-J, January-L, May-M. Contact me if you'd like to know your child's level.
  5. Click, "Find".

 


 

Strategies to Improve Fluency and Comprehension

Fluency/Rate

*Have students re-read the same passage/story multiple times
*Encourage the student to read the same story with different emotions. Ex: feeling sad, mad, happy, etc.
*Partner reading: take turns reading pages or even ever other word.

Comprehension

While reading, stop periodically and ask students questions to check for understanding (click here). If the student does not know the answers, have them re-read. It is also possible the story is too difficult for them in which case you should choose an easier story.

 


Websites/Apps

Apps

Sight Words
Fry Words
ABC Tracer and ABC Cursive Writing

RAZ Kids
http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login/

  1. (1st time only) Enter teacher username: akendrick0 (zero, not "o")
  2. Student selects their name and clicks on their shape password.
  3. Read, listen to, and record yourself reading books. Data is reviewed by teacher.

Spelling
http://www.spellingcity.com/mrskendrickgrade2/

Click to view weekly spelling patterns and practice spelling online.

ABCya
http://www.abcya.com/second_grade_computers.htm

Storia: e-books through Scholastic
https://clubs2.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoriaLogonForm