Emphasis on, Series 1 provides high-interest texts, that teach essential comprehension skills and prepare students for mandated reading requirements.
Direct instruction is needed to advance critical reading skills efficiently and quickly. Emphasis on, Series 1 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.
The series covers eight basic comprehension skills including fifty-four narratives with question and discussion exercises. The eight skills are Detecting Assumptions, Making Judgements, Recognizing Sequences, Drawing Conclusions, Main Idea, Predicting Outcomes, Distinguishing Fact from Opinion, and Citing Evidence.