Join in the fun with Hazel the Hippo and Jimmy the Jackrabbit
who learn the value of friendship in Fun
with Friends! The 29 stories in this delightfully illustrated reader will be an exciting addition to your
students’ reading journey. This is the first book (2a) in the Abeka Reading Program for 2nd
grade. Each of the ten books gradually advance your students’ reading skills.
truths. As your students read stories about Jay and his pup Ruff, or Travis
and his friend Jen, they will learn the value of Christian character traits
such as friendship, gratitude, and forgiveness.
phonics. Phonics rules and special
sounds are placed throughout the book. Students have an opportunity to practice
challenging words in the “Words to Watch For” box at the beginning of each
story. Designed to be read in
conjunction with corresponding pages of Handbook
for Reading. Students can
approach the story feeling confident and prepared as they learn to read step by
to literary parts of a story. Literary terms such as the title, author,
character, and main character are highlighted throughout.
Writing. Your students can celebrate
their favorite character in the back of the book for creative writing and
creative drawing. These activities
enhance and assess comprehension of story book characters.
comprehension and review. Know that your students understand! Each story is
followed by an exercise such as matching sentences with pictures, reading words
or phrases from the story, or marking true statements about what happened in
the story. Other comprehension and discussion questions are included in the
Teacher Edition (sold separately).
This item is included in the following kits:
Grade 2 Child Kit—Revised
Grade 2 Language Arts Child Kit—Revised
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