Wild Reading® Level 2
Wild Reading® level 2 is a nature-inspired, hands-on curriculum that gives children a strong foundation in phonics, reading, and writing skills.
By integrating multisensory and nature-based learning activities with explicit, sequential phonics instruction based on the Orton-Gillingham method, Wild Reading® Level 2 will help your child become a proficient reader without being dry or boring.
Wild Reading® Level 2 teaches children the skills they need to progress from reading short vowel words to reading words with long vowels, two-syllables, vowel teams, and R-controlled vowels! Children learn how to break up words into their components, identify syllable patterns and types, and syllable division which helps support decoding and spelling skills.
Students learn each phonic skill at the word level, then work on reading and writing these words at the sentence level, before finally reading them in longer decidable texts. Each week includes two hands-on word activities, a sentence activity, fluency review, and multisensory dictation.
The Wild Reader is a new feature in Level 2. It includes 22 original nature-inspired decodable stories for independent reading.
Another new feature of Level 2 is the Fluency Word Cards, which are perfect for quickly reviewing and practicing word reading skills. When laminated these cards are great for throwing in your backpack for outdoor learning!
Reading comprehension skills are introduced through reading quality picture books outloud, relaxed discussions, and activities. The goal is to build background knowledge, language skills, and begin the introduction of key comprehension skills. The comprehension skill topics covered include characterization, problem and solution, point of view, perspective, making connections, summarizing, inferencing, and more. Extensive book lists are included.
Weekly nature inspired writing activities help children practice their emerging skills. Activities include writing your own seed catalog, thank you notes to nature, and telling the story of animal tracks.
Wild Reading® is designed to offer families flexibility in the amount of outdoor instruction incorporated. Most core activities can be done indoors or out with slight modifications. Two weekly nature enrichment activities make learning fun and help children learn more about the natural world. Highlights include a study of bird communication, decomposition experiments, and experiencing how seeds spread by walking around outside in your socks to see what sticks to them!
In addition, there are five informal assessments that help you track your child’s progress and target skills that may need further review.
Check out the full scope and sequence for Wild Reading® Level 2 below.