In order to improve specific comprehension skills, students must be aware that the skill exists, as well how to apply it in context. Direct instruction and plenty of practice opportunities will strengthen reading skills quickly. Motivating reading with high-interest, leveled selections and encouraging students to derive meanings through interactive exercises that connect topic and skill to a writing activity, students will learn and maintain reading knowledge throughout the year.
The included Modern Curriculum Press Student Edition Workbook is organized by Grade 2 skills such as: drawing conclusions, predicting outcomes, fantasy/realism, classifying, the author's purpose, fact & opinion, and point of view. Lessons introduce a focus skill that's followed by guided practice which both demonstrates and provides an opportunity to practice. "On Your Own" practice exercises include a passage to read and apply the skills learned.
Organized by lesson element, the Modern Curriculum Press Comprehension Plus Grade 2 Teacher's Guide includes a number of helps at the beginning, including the scope & sequence, curriculum overview, test & lesson correlation chart, test answer key and record-keeping charts. A collection of reproducible multiple-choice tests is included before the guide moves on to the section with lesson plans. Each lesson includes teaching tips, an objective with student-correlated page-numbers, a list of skills reviewed, and a step-by-step bullet-pointed lesson with instructions to practice and application lesson elements. Notes for differentiated instruction for ESL students, multiple-intelligences, and homeschoolers are included. The last section is a full-size, full-color reproduction of the student workbook with the correct answers overlaid in red ink. 224 pages, softcover. Level B.
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