logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Reading Site

BellaOnline's Reading Editor

g

Book Review - Build Comprehension

Guest Author - Heidi Shelton Jenck

Building comprehension skills is important in the elementary grades. The Reading Passages That Build Comprehension series by Scholastic offers short fiction and non-fiction passages based on teaching the following comprehension skills:

    Context Clues and Figurative Language
    Fact and Opinion
    Predicting
    Inference
    Main Idea and Details
    Compare and Contrast
    Drawing Conclusions

Identifying and summarizing the main idea is an important skill for elementary grade readers. The ability to read and summarize the main idea, and identify related supporting details, is often listed on state and common core standards as a learning goal. Understanding the concept of main idea and supporting details is also important for students who are learning to write paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting details.

Reading Passages That Build Comprehension: Main Idea and Details provides an introductory mini-lesson, four pages to introduce and practice the concept of main idea, practice pages, assessments, a student record sheet, and an answer key. The practice passages are very short – one paragraph long, fitting on a half page – which provides opportunities for regular progress monitoring or quick daily practice for students who haven’t mastered this skill. The reading level for the passages is listed as second – third grade level, however, the content is interesting enough to keep fourth and fifth graders engaged.

Each teacher resource in the series follows the same format. Some, like Reading Passages That Build Comprehension: Inference, offer two passages per page. These resources are simple to use with a small or large group. Students who master the concept quickly can periodically show that they have retained the information using new passages. Students who have difficulty with comprehension can use the practice passages during small group mini-lessons, independent practice, or homework.

I recommend this series as a way to introduce, practice and review comprehension skills. While the passages are not long or in-depth enough to use effectively to prepare for annual state reading tests, they are just right for quick, daily practice and review.

I purchased these titles with my own funds, and have used them with students for several years.

Main Ideas & Summarizing: 35 Reading Passages for Comprehension is available at Amazon.com.



Inferences & Drawing Conclusions: 35 Reading Passages for Comprehension is available at Amazon.com.



This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension to Twitter Add Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension to Facebook Add Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension to MySpace Add Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension to Del.icio.us Digg Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension Add Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension to Yahoo My Web Add Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension to Google Bookmarks Add Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension to Stumbleupon Add Book+Review+%2D+Build+Comprehension to Reddit




Reading Comprehension Skills
Hi-Lo Readers for Older Students
Reading Out Loud to Older Kids
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Reading Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Heidi Shelton Jenck. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Heidi Shelton Jenck. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Treasure-Hunt Poems-Children's Book Review

How to Develope Deeper Meaning in Reading

How to do a Read Aloud

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor