Reading Stories for Comprehension Success: Junior High Level, Reading Levels 7-9

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It s not easy for teachers to hold the attention of today's junior high students! They re easily distracted and lose interest quickly. Here s a reading curriculum designed to challenge them to think. Written by an experienced reading teacher and workshop leader, it features 45 high-interest lessons on topics like jeans (The Never-Fading Popularity of Levi's Jeans) and Buying Your First Car. You ll'find 15 story lessons and activities—each story includes a brief overview of the story s topic a word list to ...

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Overview

It s not easy for teachers to hold the attention of today's junior high students! They re easily distracted and lose interest quickly. Here s a reading curriculum designed to challenge them to think. Written by an experienced reading teacher and workshop leader, it features 45 high-interest lessons on topics like jeans (The Never-Fading Popularity of Levi's Jeans) and Buying Your First Car. You ll'find 15 story lessons and activities—each story includes a brief overview of the story s topic a word list to introduce unfamiliar words recommended books, videos, CDs, records, and cassettes related to the subject crafts, projects, role-playing, games, and other activities that tie into the story reproducible comprehension questions and extension activities such as plays, projects, and other activities to allow students to experience the subject beyond the story. This comprehension program poses literal, fact-based questions as well as interpretive questions that ask students to draw logical conclusions based on what they ve read. It s flexible enough to be used effectively with poor readers, average readers, upper level readers, and special needs students in the classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787966867
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/27/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 685,333
  • Product dimensions: 8.21 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Hall received her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has worked with elementary students for many years as a first grade, ESL, and resource room teacher. Ms. Hall was an active member of the Texas State Council for the International Reading Association for over ten years and has presented various teacher inservice workshops. She has published articles in several magazines and currently tutors students at the elementary through college levels.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

Using Reading Stories for Comprehension Success.

Introductory Activities.

Extension Activities.

Literal and Interpretive Questions.

Who Can Use Reading Stories for Comprehension Success?.

Classroom Environment.

Attention Deficit Disorder.

Teaching Strategies.

Reading Ability Guidelines.

Presenting the Story Lesson.

Pretest.

Teacher Lesson Plan.

Lesson Plan Form.

Course Synopsis Form.

Student Data Sheet.

In Conclusion.

READING LEVEL 7.

Under Each Title:

About the Story.

Quotes of the Week.

Interview Topic.

Preview Words.

Word-Origin Study.

Books to Read.

Book Club.

Introductory Activities.

Extension Activities.

Story Selection.

Questions Sheet.

Titles:

The Luck of the Chimney Sweep.

The Dust Bowl.

Mystery of the Deep.

Buying Your First Car.

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey.

Mina del Padre, The Lost Padre Mine.

Po Chieng Ma's Coded Pencils.

Lowe's Intrepid.

The Never-Fading Popularity of Levi's Jeans.

A Letter Home.

Quanah Parker: Comanche Chief.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize.

Walking Stones of Death Valley.

Can Sand Sing?

Thomas Flyer Arrives in Paris.

READING LEVEL 8.

Under Each Title:

About the Story.

Quotes of the Week.

Interview Topic.

Preview Words.

Word-Origin Study.

Books to Read.

Book Club.

Introductory Activities.

Extension Activities.

Story Selection.

Questions Sheet.

Titles:

Is Anyone Awake Out There?

Ferris and His Wheel.

Where Does All the Money Go?

The Hale House of Harlem.

Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony.

Lewis Wickes Hine.

Mysterious Crash of Airship Akron: 73 Feared Dead.

The True Pooh.

Scott Joplin: Ragtime King.

Betty Ford: A True First Lady.

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring.

The Return of Supersonic Flight.

The Guest Star.

There Lives a Monster in the Loch.

"D.B. Cooper-Where Are You?"

READING LEVEL 9.

Under Each Title:

About the Story.

Quotes of the Week.

Interview Topic.

Preview Words.

Word-Origin Study.

Books to Read.

Book Club.

Introductory Activities.

Extension Activities.

Story Selection.

Questions Sheet.

Titles:

Omen in the Sky.

"Cosmic Rocket": Soviets Winning the Space Race.

Witches and Lies: The Salem Witch Hunt.

The Glorious Tombs of China.

Automaton.

America Mourns.

Dreaming to Remember.

Summer Camp Isn't What It Used to Be.

"Ma" Barker Gunned Down by F.B.I.

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin.

What Does "Qwerty" Mean?.

Adopt-a-Senior.

1,200 Dead in Cameroon.

Predicting the Next Earthquake.

Charles Kuralt, Journalist of the People.

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