Grade 2: Skills Unit 5 Reader

The decodable Reader for Unit 5 is "Sir Gus." It is a fictional reader detailing the serendipitous undertakings of Sir Gus, one of King Alfred's knights. In the Reader lessons for this unit, you will notice a decrease in the number of individual words and spellings reviewed in isolation for decoding purposes immediately before students read the story. This decrease is intentional and represents a very gradual process in which students will assume increasing responsibility and independence in reading texts.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding...
RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different...

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