Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Reading Guide

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Aug 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 49 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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I CHAPTER 12
2
BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY
4
MULTIPLE CHOICE
5
SHORT ANSWERS
6
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
7
III CHAPTERS 34
8
BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY
10
MULTIPLE CHOICE
11
MULTIPLE CHOICE
23
SHORT ANSWERS
24
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
25
V CHAPTERS 910
26
BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY
28
CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING MULTIPLE CHOICE
29
SHORT ANSWERS
30
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
31

SHORT ANSWERS
12
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
13
III CHAPTERS 56
14
BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY
16
MULTIPLE CHOICE
17
SHORT ANSWERS
18
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
19
IV CHAPTERS 78
20
BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY
22
VI CHAPTER 1112
32
BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY
34
MULTIPLE CHOICE
35
SHORT ANSWERS
36
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
37
ENDOFBOOK TEST
38
ANSWER KEY
40
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