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- Grade 2 Month 3 The Wonder of Heroes
Grade 2 Month 3 The Wonder of Heroes
Students will hear stories of Heroes: Mary Two-Axe, Chief Dan George, Hua Mulan, Gisele Rabesahala, and more. They will come to recognize that everyone has a unique story to share. Students will continue to explore phonics rules and build confidence in reading.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
- Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
- Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
- Playing with language helps us discover how language works.
- Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
- Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
The stories of Heroes will be the backdrop for the beginning of the second year of the DW literacy program. In Grade One we worked on the Emergent Phase and the Phonemic Awareness Phase of literacy. This month begins our work of Grade Two, the Pattern Phase of literacy. There are several priorities for moving step by step through this phase of literacy. We will begin this month with ensuring that your child has fully mastered the Phonemic Awareness Phase, then move into the first steps of the Pattern Phase. We will go step by step with a program developed by Janet Langley and Jennifer Millitzer-Kopperl called The Roadmap to Literacy. DW will take this well researched program and bring it to you in your home learning plans. The goal is to help you give your child an opportunity to master the decoding stage of reading by the end of the year with all the foundational pathways set up in the brain. If your child is already a reader, don’t worry, we will make sure that activities are fun as we set about ensuring that your child is ready for high level expression in later grades.