Reading Comprehension Boosters: 100 Lessons for Building Higher-Level Literacy, Grades 3-5

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An effective resource for improving young students' comprehension skills

With 100 high-interest reading activities, this book is designed to help students gain fundamental comprehension skills so they can succeed in reading complex and varied types of texts. Each lesson includes a brief reading selection followed by questions, multiple-choice selections, and thinking and writing activities. The activities, all on reproducible worksheets, can be used to give individual students ...

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Overview

An effective resource for improving young students' comprehension skills

With 100 high-interest reading activities, this book is designed to help students gain fundamental comprehension skills so they can succeed in reading complex and varied types of texts. Each lesson includes a brief reading selection followed by questions, multiple-choice selections, and thinking and writing activities. The activities, all on reproducible worksheets, can be used to give individual students or groups extra practice, or as supplemental skill-building and test-prep activities for the full class.

  • Activities are grouped within seven units, each focusing on an important aspect of comprehension
  • Units increase in difficulty level so that students gain proficiency as they work through the material
  • High-interest themes include stories about robots, animal helpers, space, and famous people
  • Offers activities that build the advanced cognitive skills called for in the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)

Each lesson includes a teacher section with guidance on how to introduce the activities to students and support them in their reading practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470399927
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 354,345
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas G. Gunning, a consultant and former public school teacher, is professor emeritus in the Department of Reading at Southern Connecticut State University and adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University. He teaches a variety of courses on literacy, remedial reading, and reading diagnosis.

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Table of Contents

About This Book.

About the Author.

Introduction.

Unit 1 Finding Main Ideas, Identifying Supporting Details, and Visualizing.

Theme A: The Wonderful World of Animals.

Theme B: Robots.

Unit 2 Summarizing.

Theme: Animal Helpers.

Unit 3 Inferring, Predicting, Concluding.

Theme: People Helping People.

Unit 4 Facts and Opinions.

Theme: Inventions.

Unit 5 Comparing and Contrasting.

Theme A: Confusing Animals.

Theme B: Famous People.

Theme C: Sleep.

Unit 6 Review and Application.

Theme A: Transportation.

Theme B: One-Room Schoolhouses.

Answer Key.

References.

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