Reading Skills for 2nd grade

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The following is a list of some of the milestones we look for our second graders to work toward:

  • Using context clues to determine meaning
  • Know purpose for reading
  • Activate background knowledge
  • Make logical predictions
  • Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction
  • Make connections between text and self, and between text and text
  • Create a story map
  • Visualize
  • Use strategies after reading
  • Create a map
  • Draw conclusions
  • Summarize
  • Retell (major characters, setting, sequence events, problem and solution)
  • Understand use of dialogue
  • Understand bold and italics for emphasis
  • Use strategies for non-fiction/informational text
  • Identify topic of text
  • Summary writing
  • Fact or opinion
  • Understanding of text features (illustrations, charts, graphs, table of contents, and index)