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DAILY READING

A little reminder about how important it is to read every day

and now is the perfect time to read your favourite books you have at home!

Don't forget if you are on AR, you can access the AR Reading scheme at home too.  

Check your book is on the scheme and then complete a quiz. Just follow the links below.

You can also look for books to read on myON if you are running out of books at home.

myON REMINDER!

When using myON, you need to make sure you are using the UK version, or you won't be able to quiz on the books you read!

  • Go onto myON and click 'start reading'
  •  Hit 'search.'
  • Click on 'language' and then select 'English (UK)

This will ensure that all the books they then choose to read they will be able to quiz on.

 

You can also filter by;

  • book level (ATOS)- you can put in 2, 3 or 4 here, depending on your reading range.
  • Year level - choose Year 2
  • fiction or non fiction 

Please email me if you need any  further help with this.

 

READING

This week you have a fiction reading comprehension to complete.

 

This text is meant to be read and shared with an adult, so that you can discuss what you have read and talk about any words you find tricky or don't understand. It is not meant for you to read and complete on your own.

 

Read the text carefully and then write the answers to each of the questions, in sentences, on a piece of paper or in a notebook.

The first 5 questions are about RETRIEVAL this week.

The next 5 questions follow VIPERS, like we use in class.

 

V= VOCABULARY ( finding the meaning of words in context, other words that mean the same thing)

I= INFERENCE ( 'reading between the lines' and using clues from the text, without the author actually telling us.)

P= PREDICTION ( suggesting what might/could happen)

E= EXPLAIN ( giving details about what has happened)

R= RETRIEVE ( finding the answers from the text)

S= SEQUENCE ( the order of events in the story)

 

( The answers are there for you at the end, and you and your grown up can check through when you have finished.)

 

WRITING ACTIVITY

Here is your writing activity for this week. I have loved reading your writing each week and seeing how creatively you are thinking! Keep it up Year 2!

 

Remember to think carefully about;

  • your finger spaces
  • your neat handwriting
  • your choice of interesting and exciting vocabulary( use a dictionary or thesaurus if you have one at home, or use an online version)
  •  reading through your work as you write, to check that it makes sense
  • making any changes as you write.

GRAMMAR

This week I would like you to practise homophones.

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings.

Some homophones are pronounced the same way and spelled the same way but have different meanings (homonyms).

For example:

rose (the flower) and rose (past tense of the verb to rise)
book (something we read) and book (to schedule something)

Some homophones are pronounced the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

For example:

wait (the verb) and weight (how heavy something is)
they're (they are) and their (belonging to them) and there (adverb of place)

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