Brain Quest 2nd Grade Reading

Brain Quest 2nd Grade Reading

by Bonnie Dill, Kimble Mead, Susie Dugovic
     
 

First comes a one-page fable, an adventure with friends, an all-about-Yosemite. then comes the Q & A. From comprehension to phonics, it's the fundamentals of reading and the pleasure of language. Challenge yourself, challenge your friends - challenge your parents! Because learning plus practice is the story of knowledge.

HOW TO PLAY:

- First read the

Overview

First comes a one-page fable, an adventure with friends, an all-about-Yosemite. then comes the Q & A. From comprehension to phonics, it's the fundamentals of reading and the pleasure of language. Challenge yourself, challenge your friends - challenge your parents! Because learning plus practice is the story of knowledge.

HOW TO PLAY:

- First read the story, or have a parent or teacher read it to you.

- Try the card of comprehension questions first, followed by the language arts questions.

- Play with a partner, in teams, or by yourself if you're already a reader.

- Keep score or not- the choice is yours.

Categories: Comprehension, Word Choice, Spelling, Grammar, Phonics, Grab Bag, Extensions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761119746
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Brain Quest Series
Edition description:
CARDS
Pages:
75
Product dimensions:
2.64(w) x 7.86(h) x 2.05(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

Read an Excerpt

THOMAS EDISON

He was a man with many ideas. He also believed in the saying "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again." That's why Thomas Edison became one of the greatest American inventors. He kept on trying out his ideas until they worked. Sometimes he failed over and over again, but he never gave up.

Edison invented over a thousand things. He did many experiments with electricity and sound. Two of his most famous inventions were the lightbulb and the phonograph. The first words recorded on his phonograph were "Mary had a little lamb."

One thing Edison proved was that inventing is hard work!

Questions:

1- What was Thomas Edison's nationality

2- What did Edison do when his ideas failed?

3- How many inventions are credited to Edison?

4- Which inventions uses electricity: a pencil, a zipper, or a lightbulb?

5- What were the first words ever recorded on a phonograph?

6- How would you describe Thomas Edison?

7- What does this saying mean: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again"?

Answers:

1- American

2- He tried again

3- over a thousand

4- a lightbulb

5- "Mary had a little lamb."

6- He was a hard worker.

7- When an idea doesn't work at first, you should keep trying until you succeed.

Questions:

1- What six letter word do you see in all these words: invention, inventing, inventor?

2- Spell the word that ends this line of poetry: "Mary had a little..."

3- Find the nouns: "He was a man with many ideas."

4- What sound does "o-u" make in words like "thousand" and "sound"

5- Find the opposite of "succeed": try, fail, prove, work.

6- Which word comes first in a dictionary: lightbulb, experiment, sound, phonograph?

7- Make a list of things you wish could be invented.

Answers:

1-invent

2- l-a-m-b (lamb)

3- man, ideas

4- o-w (Genius Point!)

5- fail

6- experiment (followed by lightbulb, phonograph, sound)

7- Is there something you might like to invent yourself?

Excerpted from BRAIN QUEST 2nd GRADE READING. Copyright (c) 2000 by Workman Publishing Co., Inc., and Groupe Play Bac, S.A. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

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