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Second Grade Phonics/Word Study

Course Description

In this course, students build on the language and literacy foundational skills established in Kindergarten and First Grade. The course is structured, systematic, phonic-based (matching the sounds of spoken English with individual letters or groups of letters), multisensory, and scaffolded to include a written spelling component.

Grade Level(s): Second Grade

Related Priority Standards (State &/or National):  K-5 Missouri Learning Standards & ELA Priority Standards

Essential Questions

  • How do readers create meaning from informational and literary texts?
  • How does a student become a skilled reader?
  • How do phonemic awareness and phonics impact learning to read?
  • How do sound and letter relationships help a student learn to write?

Enduring Understandings/Big Ideas

  • Students will understand that sentences are organized into paragraphs to convey meaning.
  • Students will decode multisyllabic words in context by applying common letter-sound correspondences.
  • Students will use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)

  • Lessons 1-25: Short Vowels, Sight Words, and Contractions
  • Lessons 26-75: Blends, Sight Words, and Contractions
  • Lessons 76-80: Compound Words, Sight Words and Contractions
  • Lessons 81-110: Suffixes, Sight Words, and Contractions¬†
  • Lessons 111-130: Soft Sounds and Sight Words
  • Lessons 131-150: Open (ends with a vowel sound that is spelled with a single vowel letter), Closed (only one vowel and that vowel is followed by a consonant), Silent E Syllables and Syllable Division Patterns¬†
  • Lessons 151-165: Prefixes and Sight Words
  • Lessons 166-180: Review Suffixes and Syllable Division

Course Resources & Materials: Sonday System Essentials

Date Last Revised/Approved: 2022