The key to reading is understanding what is being read. By reading, a child can become a better reader, but he or she does not necessarily improve his or her reading comprehension. The ability to comprehend what is read is critical to understanding textbooks in later grades, which is why you will find this book has a majority of nonfiction passages. The book repeats important strategies necessary for strengthening reading comprehension skills. By completing the book in order, your child will revisit the strategies.
Upon your child’s completion of each activity, use the provided incentive chart and stickers to track progress and celebrate your child’s success.
Whether students need extra practice with grade-level skills or a head start on next year, Stick Kids® Workbooks offer engaging activities, games, and puzzles that help make learning lots of fun. Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills, and an explanation of why those skills are important for development. Also included are helpful tips, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, stickers for acknowledging achievements, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids!
These right-sized (7” x 9”) skill practice workbooks are perfect for use at school, or as entertaining activities on the go. Tuck them into a backpack, purse, or travel bag. Great for school breaks, vacations, and year-long practice.
- Author’s purpose
- Cause and effect
- Fact vs. opinion
- Nonfiction features
- Using context clues
- Identifying character traits
- Identifying main ideas and details
HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LEARNING
- Encourage your child to read every day and use the What Genre Am I Reading? recording sheet on page 2 to keep track of the books he or she reads each month.
- Create a clear space, free of distractions, for your child to read and answer the questions.
- Remind your child to read each passage at least twice before answering the questions.
- As your child reads a passage, ask questions related to the text. Ask about the characters or people and the passage’s theme. Discuss the main ideas and details.
- Have your child summarize each passage before answering the questions.
- Ask your child, “What did you do that helped you understand this passage?”
- After answering the questions, help your child use the answer key to check his or her work.
- Work with your child to locate the correct answers for any incorrect responses.