In Reading Workshop, Second Graders have enthusiastically jumped into our final unit of the year, which focuses on becoming “experts” in book series that we love. Our unit on Book Series is a perfect opportunity to practice many of the higher-level comprehension skills that we will be using more and more when we become third graders. We started our unit by thinking about what a book series is, brainstorming lists of some of our favorite series, and sharing what we love about them. Second Graders have learned that readers join together to follow and talk about our favorite series. In partnerships and small groups, we can make predictions based on how the series “usually goes,” and we can grow big ideas by probing for more information from our partners and small group members. We can also develop our skills in making and talking about comparisons among the books in a series by noticing patterns that occur among the different books. The practice that we are gaining will help us in developing our retells and reflections on the books that we read. In the final weeks of school, we will focus on getting to know both the primary and secondary characters in our series even better.