Main Ideas & Summarizing

Author: Linda Ward Beech

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439554121

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Repeated practice builds mastery, and this book provides exactly the practice students need to master the reading skills of summarizing and finding the main idea. The 35 reproducible pages in this book feature high-interest nonfiction reading passage with short-answer practice questions that target one of these essential reading comprehension skills. Flexible and easy to use—in school or at home—the book also includes model lessons, assessments, and an answer key. For use with Grades 4-8.
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Context Clues and Figurative Language

Author: Linda Ward Beech

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439554107

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Repeated practice builds mastery, and this book provides exactly the practice students need to master the reading skills of using context clues and understanding figurative language. The 35 reproducible pages in this book feature high-interest nonfiction reading passage with short-answer practice questions that target one of these essential reading comprehension skills. Flexible and easy to use—in school or at home—the book also includes model lessons, assessments, and an answer key. For use with Grades 4-8.
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Point of View and Fact and Opinion

Author: Linda Ward Beech

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439554138

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Repeated practice builds mastery, and this book provides exactly the practice students need to master the reading skills of determining point of view and distinguishing fact and opinion. The 35 reproducible pages in this book feature high-interest nonfiction reading passage with short-answer practice questions that target one of these essential reading comprehension skills. Flexible and easy to use—in school or at home—the book also includes model lessons, assessments, and an answer key. For use with Grades 4-8.
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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling

Skills for Better Reading, Writing, and Test Taking

Author: Emily Kissner

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling is a slim, do-it-all guide that presents everything you need for teaching kids to separate out trivial items in their reading and then identify and communicate the main ideas and crucial details. Emily Kissner breaks summarization down into smaller, more manageable skills-such as paraphrasing, writing synopses, retelling, and restating the main-idea-illustrating what good summarization looks like and how to adjust your teaching to fit your students' needs. She offers not only methods for individual and group instruction, but also handy, reproducible resources, such as assessment checklists, forms for group work, peer-response sheets, and sample passages for students to practice with. Best of all, Kissner's approach is a student-centered alternative to more traditional skill-and-drill preparations
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Comprehension Cliffhanger Stories

15 Action-Packed Stories That Invite Students to Infer, Visualize, and Summarize to Predict the Ending of Each Story

Author: Tom Conklin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439159784

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 1945

15 reproducible, kid-pleasing stories that are perfect for building essential reading skills such as predicting, making inferences, summarizing, and more.
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Main Idea & Details

Author: Linda Ward Beech

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439554251

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Give students the repeated practice they need to master the reading skill of identifying the main idea and supporting details, and succeed on tests! Each of the 35 reproducible pages features a high-interest nonfiction reading passage with bubble-test practice questions that target this essential reading comprehension skill. Flexible and easy to use-in school or at home-the book also includes model lessons, pre- and post-assessments, and an answer key. For use with Grades 2-3.
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Hi-Lo Comprehension-Building Passages: Mini-Mysteries

15 Reproducible Passages with Comprehension Questions That Guide Students to Infer, Visualize, Summarize, Predict, and More

Author: Bill Doyle

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545124089

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Presents a series of simple mysteries for children who have difficulty reading, with advice for teachers on how to use them in class, comprehension questions, and vocabulary words for each story.
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Inferences and Drawing Conclusions

Author: Linda Ward Beech

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439554114

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Designed to build reading comprehension by giving students practice at making inferences and drawing conclusions based on practice readings.
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Leveled Nonfiction Passages for Building Comprehension

High-Interest Passages-Written at Three Levels-With Test-Formatted Questions to Target and Teach Key Comprehension Skills

Author: Carol Ghiglieri

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545227568

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 1932

12 sets of high-interest passages, written at three levels with test-formatted questions to target and teach key comprehension skills.
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Context Clues

Author: Linda Ward Beech

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439554268

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Grades 2-3
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100 Task Cards: Text Evidence

Reproducible Mini-Passages with Key Questions to Boost Reading Comprehension Skills

Author: Scholastic Teaching Resources

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9781338113013

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Give students the tools they need to meet--and exceed--the new language-arts standards in just ten minutes a day! Each book in this series contains 100 reproducible cards stocked with high-interest mini-passages and key questions to quickly hone comprehension skills. Focus topics include main idea and details, making inferences, summarizing, predicting, citing text evidence, author's purpose, and much more. Perfect for whole-class, group, or independent learning.
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Nonfiction Comprehension Cliffhangers

Author: Tom Conklin

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439897389

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 1873

15 exciting--and true--stories for kids to read and then write or discuss their predictions about the story's ending ???? Helps build essential reading skills such as making inferences, drawing conclusions, summarizing, and more ???? Each reproducible nonfiction story comes with a companion teacher page ???? Stories span the curriculum, providing students with valuable reading in the content areas
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Reading Comprehension and Fluency, Grades 2-3

30 Reproducible High-Interest Passages for Kids to Read Aloud at Home - With Companion Activities

Author: Mary Rose,Scholastic Professional Books

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439517799

Category: Education

Page: 96

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30 reproducible high-interest passages for kids to read aloud at home. READERS are excited about their new reading skills and gives them their moment in the spotlight.
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Comprehension Cliffhangers Mysteries

15 Suspenseful Stories That Guide Students to Infer, Visualize, & Summarize to Predict the Ending of Each Story, Grades 4-8

Author: Bill Doyle

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545083157

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 6801

Clue in students to key reading skills with this collection of 15 action-packed mysteries. As students read each case, they'll get the scoop on how to analyze character, read for details, understand cause and effect, make inferences, summarize, and so much more. Each reproducible story comes with a teacher page that includes before- and after-reading suggestions, writing and discussion prompts, and a vocabulary list.
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The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408803720

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The first of the defeated kites whirled out of control. They fell from the sky like shooting stars with brilliant, rippling tails, showering the neighbourhood. Amir and Hassan grow up together in Kabul. Amir in the beautiful house his father built, filled with marble, gold, tapestries and mosaics; Hassan in the modest mud hut in the servants' quarters. The two are inseparable, and when twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament, his loyal friend promises to help him. But neither boy can predict what will happen to Hassan that afternoon – as the kites soar over the city – and how it will change their lives forever.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Author: Scott O'Dell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547488890

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.
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Tuesdays with Morrie

An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307414090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
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All Quiet on the Western Front

A Novel

Author: Erich Maria Remarque

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812985532

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765394863

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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This engaging, collectible, miniature hardcover of the Orson Scott Card classic and worldwide bestselling novel, Ender's Game, makes an excellent gift for anyone's science fiction library. “Ender's Game is an affecting novel."—New York Times Book Review Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who? Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child. Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender's childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game. Isn't it?
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