Home-School Communication Sheet:

Instructional Plan - Second Grade

Child’s Name:______Date

This is a plan to help your child learn important skills. The following are expectations for beginning 2nd grade students. There is a check next to the skills that your child is working to improve.


Reading at level 14-16 (current level____) Using pictures and patterns to make predictions

Naming all upper and lower case letters Retelling stories including characters, setting, and Pronouncing all of the letter sounds the sequence of events Blending sounds in simple words Using many strategies to read

Easily reading high frequency words Reading with expression


Writing several sentences on a topic Using capitals and periods in simple sentences

Spelling the first 30 most frequently written words


Counting with 1:1 correspondence to 30 Counting by 2’s to 50

Reading numbers to 100 Counting by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100

Writing numbers to 100 Telling what is missing without 1:1 counting

when shown a portion of up to six object



• Guided reading groups with the teacher • Read to daily (read aloud by teacher or volunteer

• Daily writing with classroom teacher • Additional practice time on these skills with

• Small group word work with the teacher volunteer tutor

• Individual book boxes for classroom use • Reading with another student

• Daily practice with high frequency words • Provide homework activities to practice these skills

(i.e., games, magnetic letters, writing) • Skill practice using the computer

• Daily independent reading time


• Get a Multnomah County Library card for your child and visit the library on a regular basis

• Help your child make words with letters (magnetic letters, tiles or letters on paper)

• Read to and with your child every day for a minimum of 15 minutes

• Practice by re-reading familiar books with your child

• Reduce TV time and encourage more reading and imaginative play than passive sitting

• Help with homework and play word games such as "I spy with my eye," Boggle, Scrabble, etc.

• Write with your child for fun, write messages to each other, make greeting cards, thank-you notes

• Talk about books before you read them and encourage your child to predict what might happen next

• Occasionally ask your child "why" questions about the story you are reading together

• Make sure your child attends school regularly and is at school on time each day


• Always try • Do your homework and turn it in • Read 15 minutes at home everyday

• Do your best • Come to school on time everyday • Retell stories to your parents