Reading CII

The goal of level CII is for students to develop their ability to visualize the contents of a passage by grasping the elements related to who, what, where, when, why, and how, and by organizing and synthesizing information within it. Students will also learn to write complete answers which contain all the necessary information in response to who, what, where, when, why, and how questions.

● Level CII Goals:

  • Construct and respond to questions using the 5W’s and 1H (who, what, when, where, why and how)

  • Identify key points and ideas and group them into table form

  • Review key vocabulary

● Good Work Skills in this level include:

  • Reading directions and examples carefully

  • Reading passages for comprehension

  • Being able to remember and completely write the correct answer or sentence

  • Writing neatly within the box or line provided

  • Writing the same size as the words on the page

  • Re-reading answers to verify they are correct

  • Ability to correct easily and independently (don’t forget to grade every day!)

● Time Goal:

  • 2-4 minutes per page

  • The study time goal is 15-20 minutes per day

  • Your Instructor will continually adjust the pages to adhere to this goal

● Grading Reminders:

  • Students must be able to learn from their mistakes daily

  • Take the time to grade and let them find and correct their own errors independently

  • Students can use what they have learned and apply it to the next day’s assignment allowing them to move smoothly and independently through the assignments.

Reading CII - Recommended Reading List

1 - Liang and the Magic Paintbrush (Demi)

2 - My Diary from Here to There (Amada Irma Pérez)

3 - When Jessie Came Across the Sea (Amy Hest)

4 - Maple Moon (Connie Brummel Crook & Scott Cameron)

5 - Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (Margaret K. Wetterer)

6 - Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

7 - Frindle (Andrew Clements)

8 - Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices (Paul Fleischman)

9 - McBroom’s Wonderful One-Acre Farm (Sid Fleischman)

10 - Cinderella (Charles Perrault)

11 - Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Richard and Florence Atwater)

12 - One Day in the Prairie (Jean Craighead George)

13 - The Chalk Box Kid (Clyde Robert Bulla)

14 - Stone Fox (John Reynolds Gardiner)

15 - Old Mother West Wind (Thornton W. Burgess)