All About Reading, Level 2 Kit




What will my student learn in Level 2?

Your student will learn exciting new concepts, including three-letter blends, the jobs of Silent E, new phonograms, and methods for decoding multisyllable words – and continue to establish a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning. Every component of reading is taught: decoding (phonics and structural analysis), vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Below is a sampling in each area.
Decoding (Phonics)

 Learn phonograms WH, EE, ER, AR, OR, ED, OY, OI, AW, AU, OW, OU

 Read words containing the new phonograms, such as whale, sheep, herd, farm, horn, toy, boil, saw,
haul, flower, and found

 Read words with long I or O before two consonants, as in find and gold

 Read words with soft C, as in race

 Read words with soft G, as in gem

 Learn the first four jobs of Silent E

Decoding (Structural Analysis)

 Identify base words

 Read contractions, such as they’ll

 Learn syllable division rules for reading multisyllable words

 Read words with past tense ending ed, including all three sounds, as in wanted, snowed, and chipped


 Discuss new words in the context of the story and one’s own life

 Understand homophones

 Understand synonyms and antonyms


 Read with accuracy

 Read with meaningful expression

 Read with natural phrasing


 Connect text to own experiences

 Make predictions

 Compare and contrast settings

 Skim for specific information

 Make inferences from the text

 Discuss character motivation, main conflict

 Identify the main character