Second Grade Reading Skills

Second Grade Reading Skills

Suggested Teaching Strategies for 2nd Grade Reading Skills

  1. Recognizes parts of a story
  2. Uses table of contents and glossary
  3. Follows oral and written directions
  4. Demonstrates comprehension of words, sentences, directions, and stories
  5. Communicates in written form
  6. Identifies/spells many words
  7. Spells frequently-used words correctly
  8. Expands sight vocabulary
  9. Self-corrects when reading miscue
  10. Blends phonemes (sounds) orally to make a word
  11. Segments phonemes (sounds) orally in words
  12. Manipulates phonemes (sounds) orally in words
  13. Recognizes word patterns (suffixes and prefixes)
  14. Recognizes vowel sounds
  15. Decodes words using phonemes
  16. Figures out unknown words in context, using meaning cues, sentence- structure cues, and phonetic generalizations
  17. Retells a story
  18. Determines cause and effect
  19. Reads for more than one purpose
  20. Reads with understanding
  21. Utilizes picture/context cues
  22. Recognizes synonyms, antonyms, contractions, and compound words
  23. Draws conclusions from reading
  24. Recalls details
  25. Makes and revises predictions
  26. Follows directions
  27. Listens attentively to a story


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