Reading Comprehension Boosters: 100 Lessons for Building Higher-Level Literacy
John Wiley & Sons, 2010 (2010)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
hether you are home schooling a youngster or just wish to give your son or daughter an edge mastering some core subjects, the following book will come in handy.
eading Comprehension Boosters: 100 lessons for Building Higher-Level Literacy
contains over 400 pages of easy to copy, high interest readings and activities designed to assist students in grades three through five in improving their comprehension and response skills.
he classroom tested material includes short selections followed by constructed response and multiple choice questions, as well as thinking and writing activities. The booster may be used as part of a core or supplemental program, as a test prep, or for intervention with students who need extra help or are behind in their reading skills.
he easily reproduced worksheets are grouped into the following thematic units:
Finding Main Ideas
Identifying Supporting Details and Visualizing
Inferring, Predicting, Concluding
Facts and Opinions
Comparing and Contrasting
Review and Application
ach section contains a teacher guide that sets forth the lesson's objectives, explains how to introduce the lesson and supports the students in their development of essential reading and responding skills.
or example, the main idea and supporting unit develops such important skills as categorizing words and sentences and identifying topic sentences. The youngster will learn to use titles and headings to predict main ideas, as well as select the main idea when it is not stated directly but only implied.
earning to use graphic organizers to display main and supporting ideas and being able to clearly state main ideas and supporting facts is the main goal of this unit.
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