2nd Grade News - January 2019
What is 2nd Grade Learning this Month?
In reading workshop, we will begin our Characters and their Stories unit! We will be working hard to learn all about our characters and they respond to events and challenges.
Students will also be thinking about character’s feelings throughout the turns of the text as well as identifying their internal and external traits.
Through this close work on with characters, readers will “ask and answer who, what, where, when, why and how” to show their understanding of the key details within the text. Readers will practice walking in the characters’ shoes and taking on the events and challenges their characters’ face.
Helpful Tips for Parents:
Please continue to encourage your child to read the books in their reading baggie every night for 35 minutes! To support your child at home, please begin discussing the characters in their books. You can ask them questions about their characters and books, such as…
- How are your characters feeling?
- Do their feelings change in the book? If so, what made them change?
- How would you describe your character(s)? (Think of their traits!)