Two Green (2G)

What is a 2G Reader?

Power Words: 2G readers will know and use 120 very high-frequency Power Words as a reliable and familiar support framework when reading. They will be able to read these words in books they have never seen before and out of context (lists, flash cards, etc.) at Flash Speed. Power Words provide “islands of certainty” from which emergent readers can navigate the unknown. The combined Power Words in 1G and 2G make up 50% of all adult and student writing.

Initial Blends & Digraphs: When students come to a word they don’t know, they will successfully use initial blends and digraphs as clues.

Key Common Core State Standards

Foundational Skills
3g.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words (were, could, would, does, some).
3a.
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs (sh–, ch–, th–, wh–).

Major Characteristics of a 2G Book

Simple sentences with picture and pattern support and first 120 sight words. Initial blends and digraphs may be required.

Formative Assessment for Teaching and Learning

The IRLA includes every Common Core State Standard for Reading, both in literature and informational text, as well as those Language standards key to reading success

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