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Reading Comprehension 5

Reading Comprehension Book 5 includes 31 selections in the following 7 subject areas. A sample passage title is given for each subject area:

Social Studies - An Inuit Tradition
Science - Marie Curie
Philosophy, Logic, and Language - Probability and Chance
Combined Subjects - What It Takes to Fly
Math - Math in Music
Literature - Haiku
The Arts - Music in Our Lives

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.