Each second grade unit of study moves the child along as a reader, in a very well-thought-out manner, and in line with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
How Parents Can Help: Your child's reading should be as joy-filled as possible! Any and all of the following can have a positive impact on your child as a reader: ~Read in front of your child ~Read with your child ~Read to your child ~Have your child read to you ~Show an interest and excitement in your child's reading ~Bring books home from the library or book store that might interest your child. Then (and here comes the hard part): do not question him as to whether he's reading them. This may sound counter-intuitive, but many parents over the years have had great luck with this recommendation! Feel free to discuss it further with me for more details if you'd like!