EPS Reading Comprehension in varied subject matter 4 (Grades 3-8)

EPS Reading Comprehension in varied subject matter 4 (Grades 3-8)

Category: English
Sub Category: Reading Comprehension
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$18.99 each

Jane Ervin
ISBN: 9780838806036

Free Answer Key ($5 value)

Reading Comprehension Book 4 includes 31 selections in the following 7 subject areas. A sample passage title is given for each subject area:

-Social Studies - Harriet Tubman
-Science - The Water Cycle
-Philosophy, Logic, and Language - Writing on Stone
-Combined Subjects - Breaking the Sound Barrier
-Math - Why We Have a Seven-Day Week
-Literature - The Palm Tree of the Iroquois
-The Arts - Michelangelo

In each lesson, the presentation of the passage consistently follows the same 7-step format:

• About the Passage - introduces the selection to the reader and activates prior knowledge
• Reason for Reading - explains the reading skill emphasized
• The Selection - thematically organized selections across subject matter.
• Thinking it Over - lists two to three broad questions to be answered in writing
• Studying the Passage - asks questions about the main idea, facts, and sequence, and asks students to draw conclusions, make assumptions, and interpret.
• Using the Words - encourages students to use new vocabulary words in a paragraph
• Writing about It - has students answer questions about the contents of the selection and offer their interpretation or opinion

Skills Addressed

• Story recall
• Sequencing
• Identifying facts
• Drawing conclusions
• Vocabulary development
• Main idea
• Extending thoughts in writing
• Inference

Each workbook in the Reading Comprehension Series has selections covering social studies, science, literature, mathematics, philosophy, logic, language, and the arts.

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