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Can a once-a-week homework activity really boost reading fluency and comprehension? Yes! One-page reading passages, a couple of quick comprehension activities, and a parent?s signature are all you need to ensure success. Developed by a leading teacher, who says it?s the most successful homework/parent connection she?s ever done. Parents love it, too! For use with Grades 3-6.
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Can a once-a-week homework activity really boost reading fluency and comprehension? Yes! One-page reading passages, a couple of quick comprehension activities, and a parent’s signature are all you need to ensure success. Developed by a leading teacher, who says it’s the most successful homework/parent connection she’s ever done. Parents love it, too! For use with Grades 3-6.
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Mary Rose received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She has been a classroom teacher for 37 years and is currently teaching fourth grade in Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida. She is active in state and national assessment projects, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP - the "Nation's Report Card") and the New Standards Project. She has been trained as a scorer for the Florida State Writing Assessment and helped to write the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. She presents at state and national conferences and is a national consultant on improving scores on writing assessments.
Mary Rose is a contributor to Storyworks and Instructor magazines and is the author of eight books, all published by Scholastic.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Chapter 1 American History 12
Columbus and the Arawak Indians 16
Skill: Recognizing print conventions
Standard: Uses text features to enhance comprehension
And You Think Your Mom Is Strict! 18
Skill: Comparing and contrasting
Standard: Recognizes use of compare and contrast
Compares literature to events in own life
Organizes information for a variety of purposes
What's a Yankee Doodle? 20
Skill: Answering literal questions
Standard: Constructs meaning from complex reading selection
Thomas Jefferson and the Big Cheese 22
Skill: Using context clues--vocabulary
Standard: Uses context clues
A Star-Spangled Story 24
Skill: Interpreting idioms
Standard: Understands and recognizes idioms and figurative language
Recognizes vivid description in nonfiction
Kids in the Gold Fields 26
Skill: Inferencing
Standard: Makes inferences
Identifies relevant supporting details
Chapter 2 Fiction 28
The Golden Touch 32
Skill: Using context clues--vocabulary
Standard: Uses context clues
The Smuggler 34
Skill: Identifying when a speaker in the text changes
Standard: Uses text features to enhance comprehension
William Tell 36
Skill: Making inferences--character traits
Standard: Constructs meaning from complex reading selection
Makes inferences and draws conclusions regarding story elements
Senor Coyote, the Judge 38
Skill: Making inferences--plot
Standard: Constructs meaning from complex reading selection
Makes inferences and draws conclusions regarding story elements
The Hickory Toothpick 40
Skill: Using context clues--vocabulary
Standard: Uses context clues
How Big Is a Foot? 42
Skill: Understanding story structure
Standard: Uses text features to enhance comprehension
Chapter 3 Biography 45
More Miracles for Helen Keller 48
Skill: Separating main idea from supporting details
Standard: Determines main idea
Finds supporting details
Tazio Nuvolari, Racing Legend 50
Skill: Separating fact from opinion
Standard: Identifies fact, fiction, and opinion in text
Dr. Samuel Lee Kountz Jr., Kidney Specialist 52
Skill: Determining main idea
Finding supporting details
Answering literal questions
Standard: Determines main idea
Finds supporting details
Distinguishes between significant and minor details
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