2nd grade tutoring
2nd Grade Reading Tutors
Is your second grader still struggling with reading? Don’t wait any longer.
A Viva Phonics tutor will provide reading tutoring lessons to help your child become a strong, confident reader.
Does your child need 2nd Grade Reading Tutoring?
We offer online reading help for second graders. Our second-grade reading tutoring lessons include a review of first-grade, kinder, and pre-k skills as needed. Review first grade expectations.
What should second graders know in reading? Let’s start with phonics and word recognition.
Phonics and Word Recognition Expectations
Standard: Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
What it means: A student should be able to accurately read the words fin, fine, hid, and hide. The can do this if they apply the short and long-vowel sound correctly.
Standard: Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
What it means: A few other vowel teams second graders should know how to read and spell are oi as in soil, ou as in shout, and oa as in soap.
Standard: Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
What it means: These might include: umpire, priceless, and blindfold.
Standard: Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
What it means: Some common prefixes and suffixes second graders will learn are pre-, re-, -ly, and -est. This will help them read words such as rewind, replay, quickly, and quickest.
Standard: Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
What it means: Students in second grade should be able to read and understand the difference between haul and hall and paws and pause.
Standard: Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
What it means: Second graders should also be able to read words that aren’t so easily decodable such as enough, wound, and through.
My son worked with Viva Phonics for his entire 2nd grade school year. We saw tremendous improvement over the course of 9 months–his confidence and his grades are proof of that!
Wanda J., Mom of a 2nd grader
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The assessment step is used to determine the student’s needs. We utilize a series of short assessments to check your child’s current literacy development.
- Nonsense Word Reading Fluency
- Word Reading Fluency
- Oral Reading Fluency
Students finishing second grade should read 94 words per minute or more with at least 96% accuracy.
How fluently should second graders read? According to DIBELS, a trusted screening measure, students finishing second grade should read 94 words per minute or more with at least 96% accuracy.
If you think your second grader might be struggling with reading, schedule a free reading screening. We can evaluate if your second grader could benefit from one of our reading tutors.