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Memoria Press Second Grade  Literature Guide Set

 

A big thank you to Memoria Press for allowing us to review their Second Grade Literature Guide Set! This is such a wonderful way to get your children involved in the literature aspect of school. This literature set dives deep into the good and the bad characters that young chicldren will come into contact with during their reading journey. Our literature set did not come with the physical books, but we picked them up elsewhere for this review.

Everything in This Set

 

In this particular literature set, Second Grade Literature Guide Set, we were given the teacher’s guide and the student study guide.

Prairie School

This story is set in the 1880’s and shares about the life of Noah and learning to live on the Colorado prairie. Who needs to read on the prairie? Noah comes to understand that reading opens up more than your imagination, it opens up the world. 

In the student study guide your student will cover new vocabulary words like sod, hearth, schooling, halted, puzzled, slate, and more. They can write out the definations of some words, as well as learn to pronounce and spell words. There are comprehension questions, discussion questions, and plenty of opportunities to use penmanship. The teacher guide encourages the teacher to cover previously discussed words, how to cover the new material, and answers to all of the questions in the student book.

Tales from Beatrix Potter

This material covers 4 stories by Beatrix Potter:

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
  • The Tale of Tom Kitten
  • The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

In all of these stories the student will cover new vocabulary words like presnetly, dreadfully, camomile, certainly, opinion, measels, and more. They can write out the definations of some words, as well as learn to pronounce and spell words.

There are Language Lessons in this student guide, which helps your student learn the who’s and what’s of story writing. It also deleves into learning the parts of speech.

This study guide also has room for drawings by the student as well a a Life Lessons section. Perfect for helping the student understand the lessons behind these stories.

There are comprehension questions, discussion questions, and plenty of opportunities to use penmanship. The teacher guide encourages the teacher to cover previously discussed words, how to cover the new material, and answers to all of the questions in the student book.

 The Courage of Sarah Noble

This story is about how 8 year old Sarah Noble learned how to be brave and have courage as she traveled with her family to build their new home.

In all of these stories the student will cover new vocabulary words like beautiful, fair, different, listening, valley, pleasant, rustling, solemn, pebble, and more. They can write out the definations of some words, as well as learn to pronounce and spell words.

There is a section on identifying quotations. This helps the student learn why there are quotations around some words, as well as helping them know who said something specific.

In this study guide there are section that allow for students to illustrate a sence from specific chapters. There are also activites like wring sentences and finding quotes in the story.

There are comprehension questions, discussion questions, and plenty of opportunities to use penmanship. The teacher guide encourages the teacher to cover previously discussed words, how to cover the new material, and answers to all of the questions in the student book.

This student guide has added work in the appendix – there are assesments for chappters 1, 5, 9, and 11.

Animal Folk Tales of America

In the student study guide your student will cover new vocabulary words like whole, appetite, boiling, cactus,disappearing, and more. They can write out the definations of some words, as well as learn to pronounce and spell words.

There are comprehension questions, discussion questions, and plenty of opportunities to use penmanship.

The student has opportunitues to draw pictures as well as write their own poem.

In the appendix there are assessments for chapter 2 and 6. As well as an enrichment exercies for chapter 7.

The teacher guide encourages the teacher to cover previously discussed words, how to cover the new material, and answers to all of the questions in the student book.

Little House in the Big Woods

Everyone should read about Laura Ingall’s life. That being said, this is one of the largest student guide and teacher guides in this set of literature for second grade.

In the student guide your student will cover new voacbulary words like gaiters, woolen, flatirons, bugle, pigeon, grooves, deceiving, bushel, and more. They can wrote out the definitions of some words, as well as learn to pronouce and spell words.

This student study guide breaks work down the work to correlate with each chapeter of book. Sometimes one chapter covers more than one set of instruction.

Students will be able to draw, and use their penmanship often with some of the extra activities found in this guide.

There are comprehension questions and discussion questions that require the student to be very attentive during the read aloud or during their reading time. There is extra enrichment activites in this guide that speaks to learning manners for polite children, as well as planning a dance.

The appendix has enrichment activites that cover:

  • chapter 1, part 2
  • chapter 3, part 2
  • chapter 8, part 1
  • chapter 8, part 2
  • chapter 9, part 1
  • chapter 12

Also, the appendix there are assessements that cover:

  • chapter 4, part 1
  • chapter 5
  • chapter 6
  • chapter 10
  • chapter 11

The teacher guide encourages the teacher to cover previously discussed words, how to cover the new material, extra grammar lessons, and answers to all of the questions in the student book.

 

How This Worked for Us

In this review we used the student study guide and teacher’s guide to dig deeper into the book Praire School. Joseph was a willing participant when it came to this study because he loves to be read to. So he knew that since it overed books, all he would have to do was answer the questions about the story. 

We took our time using this becuase Joseph has never done a complete comprehension review of a book with me. So this took the entire review period for us to complete. He is also still not the best at penmanship yet, so it takes a while for him to answer and then write down all of his answers. IT was nice when it was recall outlout verses writing everythnig down in the book.

I especailly liked that this covers more than just knowing what was read. This student guide helps the student learn new words and how to pronouce them. It also encourages young students to look up words in the dictionary to find the definition of a word. It also covers discussions questiosn about the book, which always leads to deeper discussions. Hence one of the very reasons I have changed my tune about reading in our homeschool over the years. 

Overall, this is a wonderful set for any student and teacher. The ease of use is one of the main reasons that we love Memoria Press. There simply isnt anyway that a parent/teacehr could fail at using this curriculum. It is super easy to understand and ultimately has step by step instructions.

We look forward to working our way through the rest of the literature set and hope to make this type of study more of a priority in our homeschool.

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My Final Thoughts

This is a wonderful company and we hope you enjoyed reading this review about their literature set for second grade.

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In His Grace,

Callie

 

 

 

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