Second Grade is a big year for our readers! They start tackling longer books in both fiction and non-fiction, with a big focus on fluency and comprehension. In addition to retelling a book, readers are asked to go beyond a text, make inferences and use evidence from the text to support their thinking. They then transfer what they have experienced in their reading to their writing. Writers are taken through the writing process of generating, planning, editing, revising and publishing across a variety of genres. There is a big focus on volume and elaboration. A big component of reading and writing is for the children to take ownership of their learning and to set goals.