Item #: 1602
ISBN: 978-0-7915-1602-7
Price: $4.95

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    Three high-interest texts teach essential comprehension skills and prepare students for mandated reading requirements.

    • Introduction to Critical Reading and Thinking
    • More Critical Reading and Thinking
    • Advanced Critical Reading and Thinking
    12 Specific Reading Comprehension Skills
    With older students, it is now or never. Direct instruction is needed to advance critical reading skills efficiently and quickly. The program focuses on one skill at a time. Students gain confidence by mastering one skill and not multiple tasks. Lessons are presented in high-interest reading selections that appeal to mature students. Selections within each text progress systematically from simple to more challenging levels and exercises.
    Comprehensive Reviews
    More Critical Reading and Thinking Skills and Advanced Critical Reading and Thinking Skills culminate with a comprehensive review of the six skills taught in each text. Students will practice putting all skills together as they need to do in their school and recreational reading.
    Vocabulary
    Since reading comprehension correlates directly with the student’s lexical knowledge of words, the program teaches vocabulary up front for every reading selection.

    COMPONENTS
    Critical Reading and Thinking Skills consists of three pupil texts and two teacher’s guides.

    Introduction to Critical Reading and Thinking - Reading Level Grades 4 to 6
    1. Detecting Assumptions
    2. Selecting Criteria
    3. Recognizing Sequences
    4. Drawing Conclusions
    5. Identifying the Main Idea
    6. Predicting Outcomes
    7. Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion
    8. Citing Evidence
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    More Critical Reading and Thinking - Reading Level Grades 6 to 8
    1. Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion
    2. Drawing Valid Conclusions
    3. Classifying Ideas, Objects, People, Things, and Events
    4. Identifying Sequences
    5. Selecting Criteria
    6. Detecting Assumptions
    7. Review: Putting It All Together
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    Advanced Critical Reading and Thinking - Reading Level Grades 8 and above
    1. Identifying the Main Idea
    2. Citing Evidence
    3. Determining the Purpose of Communication
    4. Predicting Outcomes
    5. Judging the Relevance of Information
    6. Cause and Effect Relationships
    7. Review: Putting It All Together
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    Teacher’s Guides include an introduction to the program, sample lesson plans, and answer keys.