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Reading Comprehension 1

Reading Comprehension Book 1 includes 31 selections in the following 7 subject areas. A sample passage title is given for each subject area:

Social Studies - Sacajawea
Science - How Rocks are Made
Philosophy, Logic, and Language - Pandora
Combined Subjects - How Insects Communicate
Math - The History of Numerals
Literature - A Different Kind of Home
The Arts - The Art of Creating Cartoons

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
Each workbook in the Reading Comprehension Series has selections covering social studies, science, literature, mathematics, philosophy, logic, language, and the arts.