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Grade 2 Reading Foundation - Accuracy, Rate and Expression
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Grade 2 Reading Foundation - Accuracy, Rate and Expression

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The way a student reads a text is important to his or her comprehension. Students should read at a steady rate and with correct expression. They should be able to pick up on the tone and dialogue of a story to know how to say the words in a story. Emotion should be used. In this quiz, the students will read a paragraph aloud using the correct rate, accuracy and expression. Then the students will answer questions about accuracy and expression.

Story 1 – Moving

May is moving. She loves where she lives now. Yet, later today she will move across town. She will go to another school. May knows she will have to make new friends at her new school. She will miss her old friends. However, she could see them sometimes, but she would not see them every day. She will have to get used to a new school building. May isn’t scared because she knows she will be just fine.

Story 2 – How to Move

Many people move. They may move within the same city. However, some people move to different states or countries. When people move, they must pack their things. They usually pack them in boxes. Then they tape them closed. Some people are happy to move. Others are sad. Moving can make people tired.

Story 3 – My Mean Sister

Karen is my older sister. She will not give me back my doll. I tug at the doll. Then I yell at her, “Give me back my doll!” She takes the doll and hides it. Now, I am really angry. My face turns red. I look for my doll in her room. She is not good at hiding things because I find it. It was under her bed. A smile comes across my face. I quickly take my doll back and run back to my room.

Story 4 – Sally’s Room

Sally’s room is a mess. Piles of clothes are all over the floor. Toys are laying on the floor too. Her bed is not made. Dust covers her desk and table. Sally has not cleaned her room in a long time. Her mom walks into her room. Mom looks around and then stares at Sally. “Look at this mess!” Mom says, “You need to clean your room!” Sally looks around her own room. She knows this will take a long time.

Story 5 – Reading with Grandpa

Grandpa comes over to Karen’s house every Monday. Karen jumps up and down. She gets to read with Grandpa. When Grandpa comes into the house, first he sits with Karen on the sofa. Karen picks out her favorite book. She then sits on Grandpa’s lap. They read the book together. Karen reads every line. Then Grandpa reads every line of the book. Karen can’t wait until next Monday.

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1.
Look at Story 1 – Moving.
Read the word below aloud.
MOVE
What word below rhymes with this word?
Above.
Prove.
Dove.
Love.
Move is an irregular word because it does not follow the regular words in this pattern. It rhymes with prove.
2.
Read Story 1 – Moving.
How should you say the following sentence?
She will miss her old friends.
In a sad way.
In a happy way.
In a mad way.
In a scared way.
Since this is a sad part of the story, this sentence should be expressed in a sad way.
3.
Look at Story 2 – How to Move.
Read the word below aloud.
TAPE
What word below rhymes with this word?
Cap.
Cape.
Cat.
Cate.
Cape rhymes with tape because they follow the same pattern of phonics rules.
4.
Read Story 2 – How to Move.
How should you say the following sentence?
Moving can make people tired.
In a sad way.
In a happy way.
In a sleepy way.
In a scared way.
Since this sentence includes making people tired, then the sentence needs to be read in a sleepy way.
5.
Look at Story 3 – My Mean Sister
Read the word below aloud.
DOLL
What word below rhymes with this word?
Call.
Mole.
Pack.
Fold.
Even though they are not spelled using the same vowel, both words rhyme.
6.
Read Story 3 – My Mean Sister
How should you say the following sentence?
Then I yell at her, “Give me back my doll!”
In a sad way.
In a happy way.
In a mad way.
In a scared way.
Since the narrator is mad, the sentence should be said in a mad way.
7.
Look at Story 4 – Sally’s Room
Read the word below aloud.
CLEAN
What word below rhymes with this word?
Mail.
Seen.
Bear.
Bent.
Seen rhymes with clean even though the vowel blends are different.
8.
Read Story 4 – Sally’s Room.
How should you say the following sentence?
“Look at this mess!” Mom says.
In a sad way.
In a happy way.
In a mad way.
In a scared way.
The mother would be mad at the mess.
9.
Look at Story 5 – Reading with Grandpa.
Read the word below aloud.
COMES
What word below rhymes with this word?
Gums.
Homes.
Climbs.
Foods.
Gums and comes rhyme even though they have different vowels.
10.
Read Story 5 – Reading with Grandpa.
How should you say the following sentence?
She gets to read with Grandpa.
In a sad way.
In a happy way.
In a mad way.
In a scared way.
Karen is happy because she gets to read with Grandpa. So, this sentence should be read in a happy way.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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