Happy Cheetah Reading: Second Grade
With much of the groundwork of early reading already laid, this year your child will rapidly move ahead in vocabulary acquisition and reading fluency. With the Cheetah Ready workbook, the rate of improvement skyrockets. As students read ever longer passages—with several short paragraphs per page—they continue to grow reading confidence and fluency.
About two-thirds of the way through the year, your student will transition to reading beginning chapter books, so that, by the end of this year, your student will be ready to step out more confidently into the larger world of reading.
Your student will enjoy a continued emphasis on copywork, and a deeper focus on spelling.
A complete language arts program, including reading, handwriting, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, grammar, and creative writing.
Dr. Karen worked to deliver the simplest complete program possible. No separate parent manual or additional training required. Short, easy-to-use instructions.
Ethan has enjoyed stories about various careers. I love that the stories are educational. They capture his attention. So many early readers lack any story or any sort of purpose. — Connie R.
Overview of Products Included in Happy Cheetah 2nd Grade:
- Cheetah Ready Workbook 4 (Consumable)
- Colored Pencils
- Birds and Jobs: Reader 10
- Fairy Tales Retold, Part I: Reader 11
- Fairy Tales Retold, Part II: Reader 12
- Cheetah Reading Schedule
- Hill of Fire
- Greg’s Microscope
- The Big Balloon Race
- Wagon Wheels
- Nate the Great
In the Cheetah Ready Workbook Your Student Will:
- Gain additional new vocabulary.
- Read both nonfiction and fiction.
- Focus on vowel chunks, Bossy-R in words, and suffixes, in order to develop the visual memory necessary for proper spelling.
- Continue working with basic grammar and punctuation.
- Continue to practice the intuitive reading methods that all successful readers use.
- Sound out and write additional high-frequency words easily and quickly, using lowercase letters.
Birds and Jobs: Reader 10
The tenth in this series of 12 guided readers. There are fifteen stories about animals birds: cardinals, hummingbirds, robins, pelicans, woodpeckers. Followed up by ten stories about different occupations, from firefighters and postal workers, to beekeepers and dairy farmers. Full-color, nonfiction reader.
Fairy Tales Retold, Part I: Reader 11
The eleventh in this series of 12 guided readers. Ten humorous retellings of classic fairy tales . . . with a twist. When the wolf cried sheep for selfish purposes, he learns an important lesson on honesty. Charming. Full color.
Fairy Tales Retold, Part II: Reader 12
The twelfth in this series of 12 guided readers. With ten more fairy tales with a twist. Instead of the ugly duckling, there’s an unappreciated crocodile in a snake family. And when the elves come out at night to help the baker, he doesn’t send them away with cookies, but gives them a job. Great fun. Full color.
Cheetah Reading Schedule
All five readers, scheduled in the Happy Cheetah style, with built-in repeat reads and new reads. Build fluency simply and easily!
Hill of Fire
Exciting, true story of a volcano that erupted in a Mexican farmer's field. A Reading Rainbow book.
An accurate, entertaining look at the wonders of nature as seen through a microscope.
The Big Balloon Race
A suspense-filled, true story of a small girl who helps her mother fly in a hot air balloon race in the 1880s. A Reading Rainbow book.
A black family moves west after being freed in the Civil War.
Full of love, courage, and drama. A Reading Rainbow book.
Nate the Great
Great adventure of a boy detective. Where will he find the missing work of art? Written in a simple, "just the facts, ma'am" style. Two-color illustrations by the incomparable Marc Simont.
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BONUS 2: Foolproof Stop Reversing B and D Forever Bookmarks
Did you know that every time children say or write the wrong sound, they need to say the correct sound twelve times in a row to eliminate the sound confusion?
Help your child never guess again.
In Dr. Karen’s clinical practice, she has experimented with many methods of helping students not reverse their letters, and at last she has found the solution to stop b-d confusion.
When children see the letters in order a-b-c-d, they don’t mix up the sounds. Even children who struggle to memorize the whole alphabet know A, B, C, and when they see the letters in order, they can double-check the letters and sounds and know for sure . . . no guessing!
Keep one of these bookmarks handy whenever your child is reading or writing, and watch reversals become a thing of the past.
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BONUS 3: The #1 Optometrist-Recommended Guide for Reading
Dr. Karen Holinga’s preferred optometrist called her one day with two specific recommendations: stop giving gumballs as treats, and use this tool with children who struggle to keep their place on a page.
Dr. Karen didn't stop giving gumballs, but she did start using this tool when she reads with her students.
This low-tech tool helps beginning readers keep their place on the page. You’ll be thrilled by how much less distracted your child is once you incorporate this in your daily reading practice.
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