Level 6: Second Semester
The Superkids Take Off
Phonics and spelling instruction in this level introduces children to some of the complexities of the English language. In the Decodable Reader and Word Work Book, children learn less common sound-spellings to add to their knowledge of sound-spelling patterns. They soon realize that their new challenge is in having to remember which pattern applies to which words. Explicit instruction in comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency continues, but at a higher level as children read longer, more complex chapter books in the Book Club and nonfiction articles in SUPER Magazine. In Write It Right, children are challenged to produce longer, more complicated expressive writing products, including a research report and their own magazine. They are also are expected to use the writing process with greater independence with each unit. Additionally, cursive writing is an option if schools choose to introduce it in grade 2. By the end of this final level of the Superkids Reading Program, students should be confident, independent readers and writers, ready for intermediate-grade work.