Phonics Guide for Reading & Spelling: Second Grade
Interested in Memoria Press Reading and Literature program without the complete curriculum package? Available separately, this guide provides you the steps necessary for reading and spelling success.
Additionally, you will need the Memoria Press 2nd Grade Literature Package (item MPL2ND), Core Skills Phonics3(item #031305), Classical Phonics (item #048076), and the Phonics Flash Cards (item #063860). The 2nd grade Literature Dictionary (item #027138) is recommended, another children's dictionary may suffice. ~Deanne
105 pages, perfect bound (softcover).
The Second Grade Phonics Guide for Reading & Spelling is a daily road map for you, the teacher. Begins with "Phonics Overview for Teacher", a thorough grounding in the ABCs and all their tricks. Following the overview, model lessons for spelling and reading and daily lesson plans will guide you through teaching phonics to your students.
Grade 2 continues in the development of reading skills. Latin is started at this level with Prima Latina. Students continue with Rod and Staff Math for Grade 2. History, science, copywork, recitation, music, art, and cursive instruction are included. The New User package is also necessary for those just entering the program.
The Memoria Press grade level lesson plans are comprehensive, classical, and user-friendly. But what if you don't want all the subjects? They've got you covered with their individual subject lesson plans that provide one particular subject area - in this instance, language arts. Coverage at the different grade level differs and is sometimes keyed to particular texts (noted below). The lesson plans provide week-by-week daily checklists of assignments, reviews, exercises, quizzes, and tests. ~ Janice
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.
The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.
Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.
We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.
This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna