Mrs. Carreiro

February Reading Update

Dear Grade 2 Families,
  If your child is working with me as part of the reading class or in the morning program, you are receiving this newsletter. Below you will see the updates of instruction. Please do not hesitate to send me an email with questions or concerns. 
Thank you,
Mrs. Carreiro 
Reading Specialist
Richmond Elementary School

Guided Reading
Students will listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to grade-level literary text. They will demonstrate understanding of key ideas and details, craft and structure, and be able to integrate knowledge and ideas while reading literary text. Students will actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding, describe characters' responses to events, and understand dialogue.  Students will continue to work on retelling the events of a story in sequence. 

Here are the decoding strategies to work on with your child at home. Refer to these strategies when your child comes to a tricky word. The students are familiar with this bookmark and should be able to explain each strategy
Decoding Strategies

Please use this wonderful resource and online library! Every student in this reading class has an account. The app is free to download at home. Your child can listen to, read, and take a quiz on a leveled text. You just need the teacher username and your child's password. I sent home this information in the beginning of the year and many of the children know their information. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Phonics Group
In phonics group, students are working on decoding strategies. Some students are working on decoding words with digraphs, for example, sh, ch, ph, th, wh, etc...  Other students are working on words with long vowel patterns, for example, ee and ea, oa and ow, etc... The students are making words, reading these words in text, and writing the words. Please look out for the pattern words that I will periodically send home in the book bags to study. 

 What is a vowel team?

Reading Homework
Please look for the reading bag that comes home every week. It has a reading log, books, and sight words for homework. The bag, completed reading log, and books are to be returned every Friday. Thank you for your support at home. You are your child's first teacher! 

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UPCOMING EVENT Presenters and Materials provided by our AWESOME PTO! READING WEEK 2020

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss



March 2

Reading Week Kick Off!

Dr Seuss Birthday!

Wear black, white, and red.

Read Dr. Seuss books


March 3

Green Eggs and Ham Day

Wear green!

Green eggs and ham for hot lunch


March 4

Wacky Wednesday!

Everyone dress “WACKY” 

Dress up as wacky and crazy as you can! Backwards, inside out, and mix n’ match!  


March 5

One Fish, Two Fish! Wear all red or all blue!


March 6

FUN SOCKS FRIDAY! Let’s celebrate Fox in Socks by wearing crazy socks! 

Marvelous Marvin Presentation


Tuesday March 10 

Marty Kelley Author Presentation We will have copies of his books on hand at school, but check some out of the local library!