English – Reading Comprehension
Reading Smarter! More Than 200 Reproducible Activities to Build Reading Proficiency in Grades 7-12 (Paperback)
"In Reading Smarter you'll find a wealth of exercises and ideas that not only prepare students for higher-level reading but also approach reading as a lively art." — Patricia Osborn, Author
"May this book be a stimulus to read much, much more than this book! You may even read this book fast, if you promise to read all others slowly." — James W. Sire, Author
"Your personal involvement is so important to your child's immediate and long-term academic success. No matter how wonderful your child's classroom experience is, your involvement outside the classroom will make it that much better!" — Michele D. Van Leeuwen, Creator of Summer Bridge Activities
A Guide for Using Freckle Juice, The Pain and The Great One, and The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo in the Classroom (Paperback)
“A good book can touch our lives like a good friend. Within its pages are words and characters that can inspire us to achieve our highest ideals. We can turn to it for companionship, recreation, comfort, knowledge, and guidance. It can make us laugh out loud or cry at its tenderness. It can also give us a cherished story to hold in our hearts forever. In Literature Units, great care has been taken to select books that are sure to become good friends.” — From the Introduction
“This English 7 Curriculum includes daily plans for grammar, literature, vocabulary, spelling, poetry, composition and book reports. Although suggestions are given for certain subjects, class procedures and individual methods of teaching are left to the discretion and creativity of the teacher.” – Author
Designed for classroom teachers, this guide provides plenty of ideas for a literature-based unit study of Mr. Popper's Penguins, a book that recently gained renewed popularity with the feature film by the same title.
"We recommend beginning around 5th grade. It is comprehensive through high school, however a supplement may be beneficial for upper level grammar." — From "Common Questions" (page 25).
"Legacies challenges students to enter the world of the twenty-first century, a culturally diverse place in which people's fates are crucially interconnected. It also introduces students to the analysis of literature, critical thinking and reading, and argument. The selections—fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—represent complex and exciting traditions from 500 B.C. to the first decade of the twenty-first century." — From the Preface
"Read a book — Ask a question — Start a conversation — Raise a child who loves to read." — From the back cover