35 original weekly passages organized with the story on one page. Parent tips and comprehension questions are on the back. Each four week section is organized around a theme and includes fiction and nonfiction passages. Over the course of the year the passages cover a variety of genres: informational text, fable, biography, myth, folktale, tall tale, etc. All of it is common core aligned.
Our fluency topics:
1. School and friendship
2. Things that come in 3s
3. Eat me when I’m fatter
4. Fable vs. Fact
5. Denmark: Legos and Hans Christian Andersen
6. India: the Mongoose and Rudyard Kipling
8. Mississippi River lore (7 weeks)
The pages is set up to make this run as smoothly as possible for Mom and Dad. The main focus is, of course, the story. The number of words for each line is noted to the right side. At the bottom of the story is a place for Mom or Dad to record the words read.
The packet includes:
• 35 common core aligned weekly 2nd grade passages and comprehension questions that cover a variety of genres
• Parent note explaining how (and why) to do this assignment
• Fluency bookmarks to remind students how fluent reading should sound
You may also be interested in our common core homework and morning work.
Second Story Window is the joint effort of Heidi and Emily. We're two sisters with a passion for educating little ones. Heidi (the big sister) has a masters degree in education with a math endorsement. She's beginning her 12th year of teaching 2nd grade. Emily (the little sister) has a degree in early childhood education. She taught 2nd grade for two years. She currently spends her days at home with her 2 year old daughter
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