Reading Skills Mysteries: Whodunits with Comprehension Questions That Help Kids Identify the Main Idea, Draw Conclusions, Determine Cause and Effect, and More

Reading Skills Mysteries: Whodunits with Comprehension Questions That Help Kids Identify the Main Idea, Draw Conclusions, Determine Cause and Effect, and More

by Dan Greenberg

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Reading Skills Mysteries: Whodunits with Comprehension Questions That Help Kids Identify the Main Idea, Draw Conclusions, Determine Cause and Effect, and More by Dan Greenberg

Boost students' reading skills and get them ready for the standardized tests with this selection of mind-boggling mysteries kids will love. Each reproducible story comes with a set of 10 comprehension questions, designed to reinforce specific reading skills such as identifying the main idea, analyzing plot, distinguishing fact from opinion, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439437646
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Series: Funnybone Books
Edition description: Grades 3-6
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction4
Case No. 1Why I Dislike Cats: Author's Purpose6
Case No. 2The "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To" Case: Cause and Effect9
Case No. 3The Silver Saucer: Sequence of Events12
Case No. 4The Dry Water Caper: Drawing Conclusions15
Case No. 5The Too-Rich Dentist: Making Inferences18
Case No. 6The Mystery of the Canine Museum Thief: Main Idea and Supporting Details22
Case No. 7The Mystery of the Missing Ham: Compare and Contrast25
Case No. 8The Petting Machine: Analyzing Plot28
Case No. 9The Eight-Cent Solution: Fact vs. Opinion32
Case No. 10The Case of Love Gone Wrong: Reading for Details35
Case No. 11The Hat Ed Caper: Cause and Effect38
Case No. 12The Mystery of Old 81: Making Inferences41
Case No. 13The Foggy Mile: Reading for Details44
Case No. 14The Mailman's Revenge: Narrator's Voice47
Case No. 15The Old Smokey Caper: Understanding Character50
Case No. 16The Bad Ad: Analyzing Plot53
Case No. 17The Chewed Furniture Caper: Reading for Details56
Case No. 18The Mystery Pizza: Sequence of Events59
Answer Key62
Skills Index64

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