Early Childhood Education Options: How To Choose

Education is essential, and most new parents worry about choosing the best school for their children. If you are one of those parents, you are in the right place. We have created this site to address many of the key considerations of early childhood education. The more you understand about what sets certain education programs apart from others, the easier it will be for you to choose the one that best fits the goals you have for your children. The posts on this site will explore each of the different styles of early childhood education to help you narrow down your options and find the right school for your needs.

Lesson Plans For Homeschoolers: 2nd-Grade Reading


Whether you're homeschooling your child for a short time due to COVID-19 or you're an avid homeschool parent, it can be a good idea to get external support when it comes to creating lesson plans that will help your child succeed. Reading is a core skill that all children should have, and some children struggle with it more than others. If your homeschooled child is struggling to read in the 2nd grade, here are some 2nd-grade reading lesson plan options that you can incorporate into your homeschool routine.

Timed Reading Targets

Your second grader should progress in leaps and bounds when it comes to their reading fluency. Fluency is simply the measurement of how quickly they can read without making many mistakes. Second graders should read without making more than 10 errors for every 100 words they ready. They should start the school year reading at about 55 words per minute, and by the end of the school year, they should be able to read at a speed of about 70 words per minute. You can either let your child know that you are timing them as they read or simply set a timer in secret to make sure they aren't stressed about meeting any particular goal. You know your child better than anyone else does, so do what you feel is best as you teach them at home.

Reading Comprehension

Another measurement of reading skills is reading comprehension. How much does your child remember after they read a passage from an age-appropriate book? You can help them build reading comprehension skills by asking them questions about what they have read after every few sentences. If they can't answer you right away, have them read a single sentence again and explain what they read to you. Focus on having them create pictures in their mind that go with the text they are reading. Slowly, you should see their reading comprehension skills grow.

Blending Fun and Learning

Few children really want to sit down and read just to learn how to do it. You can help your child learn faster by incorporating fun activities into your homeschool routine. There are many homeschool resources online with activities to try. Perhaps you can draw or otherwise create representations of characters from a book you just read, including important details that were mentioned in the story. Any activity that gets your child to have fun and improve their reading comprehension skills is worth doing.

To learn more about 2nd-grade reading lesson plans, contact K-12 education professionals in your area.


29 April 2020