Phonics Strategies for Struggling 2nd Graders by Phonics Advantage and Lavinia Pop emphasizes identifying phonograms as a tool for decoding multi-syllable words. Included are a variety of activities that can be used by all 1st and 2nd grade students. Specifically, Phonics Strategies for Struggling 2nd Graders is tailored to the needs of students who may have short attention spans and poor writing skills, who respond best to hands-on activities and a variety of interactive approaches that incorporate educational fun.
Phonics Strategies for Struggling 2nd Graders is a three-part series. Most activities in the 238 pages of Part 1 require just a few minutes to 1) allow multiple phonics concepts to be introduced in a single session, 2) keep students with short attention spans engaged and 3) provide a variety of activities. Part 1 focuses on Vc phonograms and words with syllables ending with -le (ble, ple, dle, tle, etc.). Part 2 emphasizes Vcc phonograms and R-controlled phonograms. Part 3 emphasizes long-vowel phonograms and vowel-diphthong chunks.
Phonics Strategies contains reading, listening skills, writing and hands-on activities. Each activity comes with clear goals and instructions; and can be administered by a teacher, teaching assistant or parent. Each of the five units contains a parent letter for sending home sheets for further review.
Part 1 includes:
*10 pages of Mystery Words (word family riddles)
*5 Magic Wand activities (vowel substitution)
*5 Magic Hand activities (Silent E discovery pages)
*5 Phonics Flipbooks
*5 Phonogram Memory Match Games
*4 Word tile activities
*15 Phonics Poems (most in multiple formats)
*5 pages on R-controlled vowels
*5 pages on double vowels
Phonics Strategies for Struggling 2nd Graders – A mixture of serious phonics concepts and educational fun.