Reading: Students will listen to, and investigate, a variety of fiction books showing how similar texts share characteristics by identifying text structures and language features. They will participate in group reading sessions and modelled reading activities. Reading sessions will be differentiated to accommodate student abilities. The students will use the online programs ‘Sunshine on Line’,’ Sunshine Classics’ and ‘Study Ladder’.
Writing: Students will be exposed to the Procedure Writing genre. The major focus will be on revisiting the Narrative genre. Year Two students are expected to be writing using complex sentences, accurately spelling high frequency words and words with regular spelling patterns and using accurate punctuation. Handwriting needs to be neat and legible.
Spelling: The spelling lists will be based on the sound being revised or taught. The sound will cover two weeks and the weekly spelling test will be on a Friday. Spelling lists will be differentiated to accommodate student abilities. Appropriate spelling rules will be introduced.
Grammar: The focus will be on conjunctions, adjectives with nouns, adverbs with verbs and editing paragraphs with correct punctuation-capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks.
Speaking and Listening: The students will listen to guest speakers for particular purposes. They will gather appropriate information.