Second-grade phonics are taught through oral teaching techniques and reviewing the phonics charts, flashcards, and clue word cards. Ultimately, this helps the students apply the sounds on those charts to other words and creates strong reading comprehension. Students memorize the sounds to apply toward new words and expand their reading horizons. A weekly spelling list issued helps students learn to memorize and implement words and vocabulary properly.
Spelling and Poetry
Spelling and poetry provide students with a new list of spelling words to learn weekly as they become more familiar with a variety of inspirational poetry. We select poems for their beauty of language, aesthetic appeal, literary greatness or character-building qualities.
Reading is the foundation upon which much of the second-grade curriculum rests. The A Beka Book curriculum utilized the phonetic approach in teaching students to read. Each student will be successful in reading as he masters the application of phonics rules.
Writing is an important aspect of second-grade education. They enjoying reviewing cursive writing and learning creative writing skills. Creative writing skills will reinforce punctuation, capitalization, simple sentence structure, titles, and compiling a journal.
Seatwork is the written work students complete at their seats individually and helps each student develop independent work habits. A variety of daily activities created hold the students’ interest and keep them inspired to learn.
Arithmetic is one of the greatest subjects we emphasis in this curriculum. We assign separate daily plans and explanations to reinforce lessons and provide practice daily.
Science, History, Health
These texts require oral reading. History gives students the record of God’s plan for mankind God’s perfect will and purpose for His creatures. The science curriculum presents God as the great Designer.