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Welcome to Comprehension Skills provides opportunities for structured and repeated practice of specific reading skills at age- appropriate levels to help ild develop comprehension skills It is often a
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Welcome to Comprehension Skills provides opportunities for structured and repeated practice of specific reading skills at age- appropriate levels to help ild develop comprehension skills It is often a challenge to help a child develop the different types of reading skills, especially as she encounters an increasing variety of texts The age-appropriate and engaging texts will encourage ild to read and sift out the important information essential to read specific kinds of texts As ild progresses through the levels, she will encounter a greater variety of skills and texts while continuing to practice previously learnt skills at a more difficult level to ensure mastery! Exerc ise 1 Read th e para graph each se Then fil ntence l in the bubble Date: that be st com pletes ling in Europ e There ar e many excitin Europe g ways One to trave of the m taking l in ost fam the Euro ous way tra in It is s is also ve a fast tra ry chea p This in It is to anot tra in links her Fo one co r exam Paris an untry ple, yo d get th u can ta ere the ke a Eu same da ro train y How from Lo 1 The ex ndon to citing! text is about A diffe rent way s to tra B som vel in Eu e expe rope nsive w C trave ays to ling in travel in Europe Europe 2 A de by the tail that Eu ro train tells ab out the A This main id train is ea is: very sl B This ow train on ly runs C This in Lond train ta on kes less to Paris than a day to get fro To pa m Lond rents on Go to Trave page 77 and do Activity 1 or 2 with you r child 7 Date: Every section targets a specific reading skill and the repeated practice of the skill ensures ild masters the reading skill There are extension activities that can be done for specific reading skills to encourage ild to delve even deeper into the texts Exercise 18 Read the paragraph Then fill in the bubblethat best answers each questio n Garden Melons Jon planted some pumpkins in his garden He watered the plants as they grew He pulled out weeds so the plants had plenty of room Now the pumpkins are almost ripe 1 Which sentence tells what most likely happens next? A Jon will pick the pumpkins B Jon will cut the leaves off C Jon will go away The Race How to use this book? 1 Introduce the target reading skill at the beginning of each section to ild Deedee is planning to run in a race this weekend She has been working out for weeks to get ready Today she slipped on a wet sidewalk Now her ankle hurts She can t put any weight on it To parents 2 Let ild complete the reading exercises 3 Reinforce ild s learning with an extension activity at the end of each activity These activities provide additional practice, and extend ild s learning of the particular reading skill Note: T o avoid the awkward he or she construction, the pronouns in this book will refer to the female gender 2 Which sentence tells what most likely happens next? A Deedee will drop out of the race B Someone will run for Deedee C Deedee will run in the race anyway Go to page 77 and do Activity 3 or 4 with ild 53 Exten sion A ct ivities Activit y 1: O rganiz Skill: Id ing id entifying eas main id Read th ea and e text ag details ain with you ch ild to hi ild Get ghlight Then ge the mai t your n id ea child to that su identify pport th Main the deta e main idea ils idea Fi ild to lis nally, ge t the m suppor t ai n idea ting de Detail and th tails in e a grap Activit hic orga Detail y 2: Te nizer lik xt Scra e the on Skill: Id mble e here entifying m ain idea Choos e two pa and de ssages tails of the pa from pa ssages ges 7 to on strip challeng 34 W s of pa e your rite ea per an ch sent child to d mix up idea of ence organi each te the strip ze the xt and s Then strips st th en arting Activit the supp with th y 3: W orting e main details hat do Skill: M for each you th aking pr ink w edictio Use sh ill hap ns ort stor pen? ies (esp make pr ecially edictio th os e with ns Star turning artwor t readin each pa k) to he g the st lp your ge, ask ory to in the st child ory Th ild to gu ild Be en, ge want to fore es t s what provid ild to sa might ha e hints y why ppen ne to guid sh e thinks xt e your child so You may 77 Detail Contents Identifying Main Ideas and Supporting Details 6 Exercise 1 7 Exercise 2 8 Exercise 3 9 Exercise 4 10 Exercise 5 11 Exercise 6 12 Exercise 7 13 Exercise 8 14 Exercise 9 15 Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Making Predictions 35 Exercise 1 36 Exercise 2 37 Exercise 3 38 Exercise 4 39 Exercise Exercise 6 41 Exercise 7 42 Exercise 8 43 Exercise 9 44 Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Identifying Fact and Opinion 56 Exercise 1 57 Exercise 2 58 Exercise 3 59 Exercise 4 60 Exercise 5 61 Exercise 6 62 Exercise 7 63 Exercise 8 64 Exercise 9 65 Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Extension Activities Answer Key Identifying Main Ideas and Supporting Details Reading comprehension involves numerous thinking skills Identifying main ideas and the details that support them is one such skill A reader who is adept at identifying main ideas makes better sense of a text and increases his or her comprehension of what is being communicated The passages and questions in this section will help ild learn to recognize main ideas and the details that develop them Understanding the main idea of a passage is to be able to have a broad overall understanding of what a passage is all about This section will provide opportunities for ild to understand that supporting details fill in information about the main idea and that the main idea is bigger and broader than the supporting details The extension activities provide additional challenges to ild to encourage and develop her understanding of the particular comprehension skill 6 Date: Exercise 1 Read the paragraph Then fill in the bubble that best completes each sentence Traveling in Europe There are many exciting ways to travel in Europe One of the most famous ways is taking the Euro train It is a fast train It is also very cheap This train links one country to another For example, you can take a Euro train from London to Paris and get there the same day How exciting! 1 The text is about A different ways to travel in Europe B some expensive ways to travel in Europe C traveling in Europe by the Euro train 2 A detail that tells about the main idea is: A This train is very slow B This train only runs in London C This train takes less than a day to get from London to Paris To parents Go to page 77 and do Activity 1 or 2 with ild 7 Date: Exercise 2 Read the paragraph Then fill in the bubble that best completes each sentence Traveling Light Backpacking is a cheap way to travel When you go backpacking, you can only take one big knapsack This way, you can move around very easily Most backpackers live in youth hostels or cheap motels This means they get to live cheaply in another country 1 The text is about A living in motels B living in youth hostels C backpacking 2 A detail that tells about the main idea is: A Backpackers live in hotels B Backpackers live with friends C Backpackers live in hostels To parents Go to page 77 and do Activity 1 or 2 with ild 8
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