STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL READING
Plump with teacher instructions, student reading sheets, and student worksheets, these well-organized books (designed for students reading below grade level) break down the process of successfully interpreting meaning and message in fiction and nonfiction. In Fiction, short stories such as Kate Chopin’s "Story of an Hour," a myth, a folktale, and poetry including Emily Dickinson’s "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" are the centerpieces of lessons, while Nonfiction uses excerpts from a biography, an interview, a research article, newspaper columns, a speech, and advertisements. Each lesson keys in on a single learning strategy, reading skill, and test-taking skill. For example, a lesson on Martin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech focuses on recognizing setting as a learning strategy, understanding the use of literary devices as a reading skill, and recalling and comprehending as a test-taking strategy. Special sections also relate the lessons to ESL learners. Reading level: grades 5–6. Interest level: grades 8–10. Answer key. 8½" x 11". J. Weston Walch. 89 pages. ©2001.
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