Reading Stories for Comprehension Success. Primary Level, Grades 1–3

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  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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For classroom reading teachers and specialists, this unique resource is one of two volumes of
"Reading Stories for Comprehension Success" packed with ready–to–use story lessons and activities for building students′ reading, comprehension, and writing skills in grades 1 through 6.

Volume I, PRIMARY LEVEL, presents 45 detailed lessons, reproducible story selections and questions, and related activities for reading grade levels 1, 2, and 3.

Volume II, INTERMEDIATE LEVEL, presents 45 detailed lessons, reproducible story selections and questions, and related activities for reading grade levels 4, 5, and 6.

The story lessons and activities in both volumes are designed with modifications for the learning disabled built in. They can be used with all regular and special students in any basal or whole language reading program, and help increase students′ confidence, interest, and involvement in learning while growing comprehension skills.

You′ll find 15 story lessons at each grade level, all printed in a big 8–1/4" x 11" format for easy photocopying of the stories, questions, and accompanying tests and student data sheets. Each story lesson is organized into the following sections:

  • About the Story: A brief overview introduces the story′s topic, e.g., "Fast–Food Computers" (Reading Level 2) or "The Mystery of St. Elmo′s Fire" (Reading Level 4).
  • Preview Words: A helpful word list introduces students to any unfamiliar vocabulary.
  • Books to Read: Recommended books relate to the subject of the story lesson.
  • Videos/CD′s, Records & Cassettes: These additional resources will help get students hooked into the story lesson.
  • Introductory Activities: Role–playing, card games, crafts projects, and other activities familiarize students with the topics of the story.
  • The Story: Each factual story is designed to capture and hold children′s interest and is accompanied by a reproducible full–page picture.
  • Questions: Specially designed comprehension questions require students to think out their answer and respond with complete, written sentences.
  • Extension Activities: Projects, plays, and a variety of other activities allow the student to experience the subject beyond the story.

Each grade–level volume also includes a special introduction offering detailed suggestions for using "Reading Stories for Comprehension Success" with students of all abilities. This covers teaching strategies, reading ability guidelines, sentence writing lessons, and directions for effective use of the pre–tests, teacher lesson plans, and student data sheets.

In short, "Reading Stories for Comprehension Success" gives you a single developmental program you can use with all of the regular and special students in your classroom. It provides maximum flexibility in lesson preparation and the freedom to base each lesson on your students′ needs.

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INTRODUCTION.

Using Reading Stories for Comprehension Success.

Introductory Activities.

Extension Activities.

Literal and Interpretive Questions.

Who Can Use Reading Stories for Comprehension Success?

Classroom Environment.

Attention Deficit Disorder.

Teaching Strategies.

Reading Ability Guidelines.

Presenting the Story Lesson.

Pretest.

Teacher Lesson Plan.

Lesson Plan Form.

Course Synopsis Form.

Student Data Sheet.

In Conclusion.

READING LEVEL 1.

Under Each Title:

About the Story.

Quotes of the Week.

Interview Topic.

Preview Words.

Word–Origin Study.

Books to Read.

Book Club.

Introductory Activities.

Extension Activities.

Story Selection.

Questions Sheet.

Titles:

Training Sam.

The Frog.

Reading Tracks.

In the Deep Sea.

"Little Peter" The Clown.

Mary Read: Lady Pirate.

John Rock.

Brer Rabbit and Anansi the Spider.

The Caldecott Medal.

The Color Wheel.

To Fly Over the Ocean.

Super–Fast Trains.

Thomas Edison′s Newspaper.

Sequoyah and the Cherokee Alphabet.

Piñatas.

READING LEVEL 2.

Under Each Title:

About the Story.

Quotes of the Week.

Interview Topic.

Preview Words.

Word–Origin Study.

Books to Read.

Book Club.

Introductory Activities.

Extension Activities.

Story Selection.

Questions Sheet

Titles:

Fast–Food Computers.

How Much Do You Weigh?

Stories in the Stars.

Set a World′s Record.

Glenn Cunningham.

Home for the Summer.

Japan′s Kites.

Tramp′s Code.

The Stanley Steamer.

Albino.

White Buffalo Calf Woman.

The Hubble Space Telescope.

Jules Verne.

Teamwork.

Jackie Torrence.

READING LEVEL 3.

Under Each Title:

About the Story.

Quotes of the Week.

Interview Topic.

Preview Words.

Word–Origin Study.

Books to Read.

Book Club.

Introductory Activities.

Extension Activities.

Story Selection.

Questions Sheet.

Titles:

Big, Bigger, Biggest.

Climbing High.

Secrets in the Wings.

The First Cartoons.

Edwin H. Land.

Harp Medicine.

Signals on the Sea.

Your Time Machine.

For the Love of Patty Cake.

Fish for Pets.

Rockets.

The Snowshoe Rabbit Changes Its Fur.

Before the Dinosaurs.

The Pupfish of Devil′s Hole.

The First Astronaut.

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Katherine Hall received her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has worked with elementary students for many years as a first grade, ESL, and resource room teacher. Ms. Hall was an active member of the Texas State Council for the International Reading Association for over ten years and has presented various teacher inservice workshops. She has published articles in several magazines and currently tutors students at the elementary through college levels.
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