'Wise Owl's Moving Up' is an easy second grade reading workbook. It reviews the skills taught in the previous book, 'Wise Owl's Vowels and Sight Words'.
There are 16 lessons in all in this workbook. Each lesson has 6 to 7 pages. A new vowel chart, with dictionary pronunciation symbols for vowel sounds, appears at the beginning of this workbook and is used in teaching all of the phonics lessons. All vowel sounds from the previous book are reviewed and three new vowel sounds are added: 'ea' as in 'bread', 'ie' as in 'chief' and 'ei' as in 'eight'.
Lessons 1 through Lesson 6 in this workbook will review some of the sight words from the book before this one. After the review of the sight words taught in the previous book, 50 new sight words will added, at the rate of 5 words per lesson. New sight words begin in Lesson 7.
Each 6-7 page lesson is more or less the same. It has three or four pages devoted to teaching a vowel sound and/or a word skill, like 'suffixes'. Those pages are followed by a page that introduces the new sight words and practices the old ones. The story, that follows the sight word page, includes words with the new sound just studied and the new sight words. The child is given time to read the story silently first. After silent reading, the child reads the story aloud to the teacher, tutor or parent. The story page is always followed by a 'questions and activities' page.
'Wise Owl's Moving On' follows this workbook and builds on the skills taught in it. It's a more advanced second grade reading workbook. Vowel sounds, suffixes, Prefixes, dictionary skills, contractions, compound words, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms and the schwa sound are some of the skills in 'Moving On'. There are 70 new sight words added, at the rate of 5 words per lesson.
If you are new to my workbooks, I suggest using 'Wise Owl's Placement Test' to see if this is the right book for your student. Even though a child is in second grade, this workbook may not be the best place to start. The placement test is free and worth using first before buying one the my reading workbooks. My books go from reading readiness to harder second grade reading. The placement test will give you an idea of where to begin.
For children who need a little more exposure to the phonics and sight words taught in this workbook, I've added an extra practice workbook for this level, 'Wise Owl's Moving On Extra Practice Stories'. You can find it at my store.