Fifth Grade Super Reading Success (Sylvan Super Workbooks)


Good reading and writing skills are essential not only for fifth-grade academic success, but also for lifelong achievement. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this 3-in-1 Super Workbook will help your child catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Best of all, they’ll have lots of fun doing it!

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Good reading and writing skills are essential not only for fifth-grade academic success, but also for lifelong achievement. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this 3-in-1 Super Workbook will help your child catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Best of all, they’ll have lots of fun doing it!

Here’s a peek at what’s inside:

STOP AND GO STORY Illustrations and short stories featuring surfers, detectives, astronauts, and more show how to absorb and think about the facts of a story along the way.

MIND MAP Fill-in-the-blank sections aid in understanding key points in an article, including main points and details.

— Essay assignments allow kids to write their own fiction stories by incorporating plot and dialogue.

WRITING NONFICTION — Exercises on choosing a topic, researching, and interviewing break down the process of writing a nonfiction story.

— Helps kids distinguish between synonyms and antonyms. Find three synonyms or antonyms in a row, and win!

IT'S PUZZLING — Matches “prefix,” “root,” and “suffix” puzzle pieces to form new words.

CHECK IT! STRIPS Reinforce concepts as kids check their own work.

Give your child’s grades and confidence a boost with 5th Grade Super Reading Success.

Why Sylvan Learning Products Work

Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category. The NAPPA is the nation’ s most comprehensive awards program for children’s products and parenting resources, and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents.

Sylvan's proven system inspires kids to learn and has helped children nationwide catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school. Sylvan has been a trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and has based their supplemental education success on programs developed through a focus on the highest educational standards and detailed research.  Sylvan’s line of educational products equips families with fun, effective, and grade-appropriate learning tools.  Our workbooks and learning kits feature activities, stories, and games to reinforce the skills children need to develop and achieve their academic potential.  Students will reap the rewards of improved confidence and a newfound love of learning.

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"If you are looking for some good, fun, learning books for your child, I definitely recommend the Sylvan Learning series."

"Samantha loves these books because to her, they are not school work. They are fun activities. But really she is learning, and doing the same work she does at school."
"Since I was beginning homeschooling and looking for a good 'workbook' type system for my child to learn from aside from our other homeschool activities, I decided to try it out. My son loves the workbooks." –

"The activities are FUN and our son doesn't realize that while he's having fun he's also learning and reinforcing what he's learned."

"My daughter has picked up some great study habits and she loves that we don't spend hours on one subject. I recommend these workbooks to everyone homeschooler or not, as they can really add to your child's learning experience."

"I love how each activity in a section connects to eachother, which allows the child to really grasp the concepts. The pages are full of interesting stories and fun activities. The workbooks also make it easy for kids to check their own work which will help them gain confidence in their skills."

"As an early childhood teacher, I know that good reading, vocabulary, and spelling skills make an essential foundation for both academic success as well as lifelong learning.  Sylvan Learning Workbooks & Learning Kits are an awesome resource that I'd have no problem recommending to the paretns of any of my students who are struggling.  The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in these books are great for helping a child achieve success with reading, provided that they're worked through with a loving and patient adult." -

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375430190
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Series: Language Arts Super Workbooks Series
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 420,848
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Does your child need extra practice with reading? Confidence in reading, as well as mastery of vocabulary and writing, are critical for success in fifth grade and beyond. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum based activities and exercises in this 3-in-1 Super Workbook will help children with their reading difficulties — or help them get ahead even more. The kid-friendly format is compelling, easy-to-understand, and makes learning fun!

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Table of Contents

Vocabulary Success

1) Synonyms & Antonyms ............1
2) More Synonyms & Antonyms ............9
3) Homographs ............17
- Review ............25

4) Prefixes ............29
5) More Prefixes ............37
6) Even More Prefixes ............45
7) Suffixes ............53
8) More Suffixes ............61
- Review ............69

9) Roots ............73
10) More Roots ............81
11) Even More Roots ............89
12) Roots, Last Call! ............97
- Review ............105
- Index: Vocabulary Words

Reading Comprehension Success

Before You Read
1) Prepare Yourself ............115
2) What Do You Know? ............123

While You Read
3) Read between the Lines ............131
4) Stop and Ask ............139
5) Cross Check ............147
6) Learn New Words ............155
7) Make an Argument ............163
8) Point of View ............171

After You Read
9) Keep It Straight ............179
10) Make a Map ............189

Writing Success

1) Writing Nonfiction ............199
2) Topic & Topic Sentence ............207
3) Mapping ............215
4) Writing an Argument ............223
5) Drafting ............231

6) Writing Fiction ............239
7) Mapping ............247
8) Plot ............255
9) Description & Dialogue ............263
10) Drafting ............271

11) Rereading & Revising ............279
12) Proofreading & Editing ............287
13) Publishing ............295

- Review

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