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Summer School Units of Study, Rising Grade 2, 2022 Subscription

By Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

The Summer School Units of Study for Rising Grade 2 has been designed to provide students who will be entering Grade 2 in the fall with a 6-week sequence of engaging learning that supports their foundational skills, including phonemic awareness, phonics, main idea, argument, and more.

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Subscription activation codes will be delivered by email when your order is processed, and the content will be available for use starting on May 2 and expiring on September 2. See the complete Terms and Conditions.

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About the Units of Study Summer School Curriculum

These standards-based—and joyful—summer school units review key topics from the previous grade level Units of Study to prepare kids for the year ahead. These units offer the newest researched-based methods for teaching phonemic awareness, assessment-based decoding, vocabulary, knowledge generation, argument, and more. Designed specifically for teachers with a background in workshop teaching, these units will help teachers bring the responsive tools and methods they use all year long into their summer school classrooms.

This subscription is an all-digital resource that includes videotaped minilessons to help teachers launch powerful reading and writing workshops that will inspire students’ joy and confidence while accelerating their growth. Teachers may choose to use the minilesson videos to teach directly, or as professional learning to guide their own teaching of minilessons.  

See the “Subscription Terms and Conditions” section on this webpage for more information.


Units Included in this Grade-Level Sequence

The following are the reading/phonics and writing units that comprise this subscription:

Strengthening Vowel Power to Read (39 Student Videos)

  • Kids strengthen their vowel power as word detectives, helping to solve the mystery of the silent e. Their vowel power is strengthened by recognizing that some words have long vowel sounds, represented with the CVCe pattern. They move on to learn more about long vowels and that some words have long vowel sounds represented by a vowel team. They will develop a sense of flexibility when solving words with vowel teams. In addition, when they are deconstructing words, they will decode by sliding across words (all the way across them, from tip to tail), noticing the word endings including inflectional endings. 

Writing Teeny Adventures (23 Student Videos)

  • Writing Teeny Adventures is designed to communicate to kids that their stories, their lives, and their words matter, and that school is a place to bring all of themselves to the page. Writing workshops can be a place to connect with others, to feel seen and heard and honored, and the curriculum aims to do all this. This is also a time to teach kids the habits that underlie all successful early writing. Kids are given strategies to generate their own ideas for Teeny Adventure stories. They are asked to think about the people they love, places they go, and all the things that make them special to get ideas for stories. Then, kids are coached to independently plan their stories and to write a few each week.

Building Blocks: High Frequency Words & Phonological Awareness
5 PA units with 10 videos each (includes 2 units with review of rising  grade 1 and 3 units with new content), 45 HFW videos

  • Daily warm-up activities for rising second graders include manipulation of phonemes, of single consonants, blends, digraphs, short vowels, and long vowels. Not only do students receive explicit practice in auditory manipulation, they will also link this to phonics through dictation and making words. As well, students will review many foundational phonics skills such as blends, digraphs, CVCe, common vowel teams such as ee, ea, and other vowel teams such as ai, ay, oa, oi, oy, oo. They will get extra practice with patterns and rhymes such as -ill, -ock, -oon, -own, -ot, -ook, -at, -ick, -ake, -ack, -ight, -ice and also the R-controlled vowels.

For more information about the Units of Study Summer School curriculum, visit UnitsofStudy.com/SummerSchool.

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