Focus on Reading: A Long Way from Chicago

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Aug 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 42 pages
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Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible. Contents Include: Teacher and student support materials, reproducible student activity sheets, an end-of-book test, and an answer key. Each reading guide divides the novel into six manageable units. Prepares all students for reading success through activating prior knowledge. Focuses reading with guiding "Questions to Think About". Build vocabulary with pre-reading and during-reading activities.
 

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Contents

Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Multiple Choice
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Focus Your Reading
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Build Your Vocabulary
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Short Answer
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Deepen Your Understanding
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EndofBook Test
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Answer Key
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Page iv - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Focus on Reading is very flexible. It can be used by the whole class, by small groups, or by individuals. Each study guide divides the novel into 6 manageable units of study. This literature comprehension program is simple to use. Just photocopy the lessons and distribute them at the appropriate time as students read the novel. You may want to reproduce and discuss the Focus Your Knowledge page before distributing the paperbacks. This page develops and activates prior knowledge...
Page 24 - Grandma — who are larger than life. There are many cases of exaggeration in the book, as in Joey's description of Grandma's kitchen: "The heat of the kitchen staggered her, but then people from Death Valley would have keeled over in Grandma's kitchen." Another example is Joey's description of Vandalia Eubanks: "You had to look twice to see her. She was that skinny, and pale as a ghost. A light breeze would have blown her into the back room.
Page vi - ... bigcity life and foreign travel. After attending college in England and Indiana, he received his bachelor's degree in 1956, followed by a master's degree in 1959. Peck then became a high-school English teacher, which eventually served as a catalyst for his writing: From that first day in a classroom of my own, I heard the voices of the young, and found that I was no longer one of them. I'd never have become a writer without all this variety of voices, vocabulary, viewpoint. As an English teacher...
Page 3 - Build Your Vocabulary Read the sentences below. On the line, write your definition of the word in bold type. Then, on another sheet of paper, use that word in a new sentence of your own. 1. "For one thing, at Grandma's you had to go outside to the privy." privy: 2. "A big old snaggletoothed tomcat lived in the cobhouse, and as quick as you'd come out of the privy, he'd jump at you.
Page 38 - How is Mr. Weidenbach able to make his deal with Deere and Company and still let Effie Wilcox get her house back? a. He promises to move Effie's house farther down the road. b. He agrees to use just the brickyard space for the Deere and Company shed and leave Effie's house alone. c. He decides that the Deere and Company shed will be built outside of town near Grandma's house.
Page 38 - A day at the fair would be good for the kids." 12. What does Grandma say about Rupert Pennypacker when she sees him at the fair? a. He is the richest man in the county. b. He once broke her heart. c. He is the best home baker in Illinois. 13. How does Miz Eubanks know that Vandalia is hiding in Grandma's house? a. She has been following Vandalia all day. b. Junior Stubbs has told Miz Eubanks about it because he wants to marry Vandalia.
Page v - The Day of Judgment (1932)," Grandma is enticed into entering the baking contest at the county fair. Fearing that a rival will win the blue ribbon for his superior-looking gooseberry pie, Grandma switches the name tags in front of their baked goods. Unfortunately, her own pie — now assigned to her rival — wins the contest.