: It is easy to navigate through the 2nd grade StoryTown Reading curriculum because every lesson is supported with leveled materials and practice that scaffolds the core instruction. Leveled readers for below level, on-level and advanced readers are available for every selection. Leveled practice is offered through kits and copying masters. From kindergarten through 2nd grade, Harcourt StoryTown offers research based phonics instruction that builds on phonological and phonemic awareness. Additional 2nd grade reading resources and assessment help monitor progress. Extra instructional support at point of use in the lesson helps meets the individual needs of each student.