2nd grade reading books for children aged 7-8
Andrea Beaty, Jill Murphy, Jeff Brown, and Jon Scieszka are among the authors featured on this list of recommended reading books for grade 2, which has been compiled by school teachers and librarians and includes a variety of books for all abilities, including easy readers and more difficult chapter books.
Books for Grade 2 – our recommendations
The classic story of Fern’s unlikely pet pig, Wilbur, and his clever and even more unlikely protector, Charlotte the spider. A rhyming easy reader about a young boy who wants to see the poles and participate in snowy expeditions. When Max receives a book for Christmas, he begins to write to the author.
Because Bob the rat is afraid of being eaten by Muffin and Brutus, the royal cats, he tells them unlikely fairy tales about each of his rat family members. The heroic yet desperate story of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance arctic expedition in 1914 told through fact boxes, photographs, and exceptional illustrations.
What kind of books should a 2nd grader be reading?
Recommendations for 2nd grade books
- Andrea J. Loney’s Double Bass Blues.
- Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer.
- E B White’s Charlotte’s Web.
- If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen.
- Kevin O’Malley’s Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude.
- Could You?
- Once Upon a Time by Niki Daly.
- Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
What are 2nd graders reading?
To improve his or her reading skills, your second grader: Reads more complex words, such as two-syllable words; Reads words with common prefixes and suffixes, such as pre-, re-, un-, -able, -ad, and -er; Reads grade-appropriate, irregularly spelled words (consult your child’s teacher for a specific list of these words); Reads words with common prefixes and suffixes
Should 2nd graders be reading chapter books?
For many children, second grade is a magical time for reading because they are just beginning to develop reading fluency and are transitioning from easy reader books to early chapter books.
What is a Level 2 Reader?
Level 2 books, such as Frog and Toad Are Friends and Amelia Bedelia, are for readers who are gaining confidence but still need some assistance; they have more complex story lines, longer sentences, and more challenging words.
Does Junie B Jones go to 2nd grade?
Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus is the first book in the Junie B. Jones series for elementary school children, and it will appeal to children of all ages, though it is especially geared toward first and second graders.
What age is a Level 2 Reader?
Sequential readers, which are labeled “Level 1” or higher on the cover, are an easy way to match your child’s skills to the right book. A Level 1 book is usually good for ages 3 to 6, and a Level 2 book is usually good for ages 4 to 8.
How do I know my child’s reading level?
The Lexile score, or measure, describes your child’s reading ability and matches them with books and other reading materials. The Lexile score, or measure, ranges from 0L to 2000L and describes your child’s reading ability and matches them with books and other reading materials.
What every 2nd grader should know?
Your second-grader should be able to do the following:
- Use capital letters correctly.
- Use and understand contractions.
- Write stories with a beginning, middle, and end.
- Be able to do basic research from a non-fiction book.
How many sentences should a 2nd grader write?
The paragraph, which consists of three to five related sentences for young children, is the real work of 2nd grade. Many educators use graphic organizers (formerly known as outlines) or diagrams to help children put paragraphs together.
What first graders should know before 2nd grade?
Skills in Mathematics
- Add and subtract numbers up to 20 (10 8 or 20-8)
- Understand basic addition and subtraction rules (12 4 is the same as 4 12)
- Solve word problems up to two-digit numbers.
- Count to 120.
- Understand the “ones” and “tens” place.
- Tell time on an analog clock to the hour and half-hour.
What age should you start chapter books?
Children generally become ready to transition to children’s chapter books around the age of 7 or 8. Some children are naturally enthusiastic about diving into chapter books, especially if they participated actively in the read-alouds you shared, holding the book, flipping the pages, and memorizing parts of the story.
How many books should I read to my toddler a day?
Reading to toddlers frequently (at least once a day) is a great goal; setting aside regular reading times (especially before naps and bedtime) helps children learn to sit with a book and relax, but you can read whenever your child appears to be in the mood.