Reading Comprehension in Varied Subject Matter Book 3

Reading Comprehension in Varied Subject Matter Book 3

by Jane Ervin
Consumable Workbook, 97 pages
Price: $12.90

Reading Comprehension Book 3 includes 31 selections in the following 7 subject areas. A sample passage title is given for each subject area:

Social Studies—First Ladies
Philosophy, Logic, and Language—The Giving Trees
Combined Subjects—Amelia Earhart
Math—Tree Rings Tell a Story
Literature—A House Made From Trees
The Arts—A Great Musician

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
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