The Reading/Writing 2 class is designed for learners who are able to read simple learned sentences and personal information stories, and able to write short sentences related to a topic. Reading comprehension, phonics, spelling patterns, rules of capitalization, and basic parts of are speech are taught directly at this level. Students also write journals on a variety of topics, usually based on a model or highly structured worksheet. Short stories followed by comprehension questions, class discussion, information gap and cloze exercises are used to support this level. Life skills writing tasks, e.g. writing checks and filling out forms may also be included. Instructors may place a stronger emphasis on reading or writing based on the interest and needs of the students enrolled.