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Improve reading comprehension skills through play—activities for kids ages 6 to 8
Help your young reader develop their ability to really understand the things they read with simple and engaging activities. The Big Book of Reading Comprehension Activities, Grade 2 is bursting with more than 100 awesome reading comprehension lessons perfect for after-school and summer practice.
Filled with fun stories, matching, crosswords, and so much more, this workbook features activities that start simple and grow more difficult as your child progresses. Not only will they learn essential second grade reading skills—like understanding rhythm, describing story structure, and determining word meanings through context—they'll have a blast doing it.
This second grade workbook features:
120 Educational activities—All kinds of fun ways to play help kids engage with the material and get them excited about learning.
Essential skill development—Set your second grader up for a lifetime of success as they learn to identify main topics, compare and contrast important facts, and more.
Progressive difficulty—Keep kids from getting frustrated with challenges that start out simple and become tougher as they hone their skills.
Give early readers a boost in school with this standout among second grade reading books.
About the Author
HANNAH BRAUN writes curriculum for teachers and parents of elementary-aged children. She spent eight years as a classroom teacher and has two children of her own. Hannah loves to bring about “aha” moments for kids by breaking down tricky concepts into digestible parts. Hannah is the author of the blog The Classroom Key (TheClassroomKey.com), where she shares ideas and information about best practices in teaching.
“Comprehending text is a complex, higher-level task for early readers. Turning from learning to read (a first-grade skill) to reading to learn has proven difficult for my 2nd graders. Braun has created a kid-friendly resource to make this task more manageable. Her activities provide research-based strategies to boost comprehension and confidence. There are so many ways to use this resource—whole group, small group, RTI, or homework. The possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to use this beautiful book in my classroom!”—Jennifer Dower, 2nd-grade teacher
“This is the second book I have of Hannah Braun's, and I am so impressed and in love with it. As a stay-at-home mom, I am always looking for ways to help my sons with their reading – I know it's a fundamental skill and with this book I can work on that skill at home. The activities are simple to understand and do at home. You will not be disappointed using this book to help your child or student boost their reading skills.”—Jennifer Kantola, stay at home mom of 2 boys
“As a second-grade teacher, I feel reading comprehension is one of the trickiest skills to teach without disenchanting and discouraging emerging readers. The Big Book of Reading Comprehension: Grade 2 is just the resource to combat these problems. The passages are engaging and interesting, and also expose them to a variety of text genres. Plus, the additional skills practice not only addresses Common Core Standards, but does so in a meaningful and memorable way.”—Amanda Jensen, 2nd grade teacher, Layton, UT