Conquer New Standards: Informational Text provides you with ready-to-go units that support students in the development of key skills outlined in the standards. Each unit includes one or more passages as well as a model of a response to a question about that passage. After reading the passage and reviewing the model, students practice applying the modeled skill by answering a variety of questions, including constructed response and multiple choice. Includes activities that allow parents to build on what students are learning in school. Ideal for skill building. Reproducible. Perforated answer key included.
Reading informational text is a necessary skill and this series does a great job of identifying, practicing, and strengthening the skills needed to do it effectively. Identifying and aligning to standards, the series covers basic reading skills (identifying main idea/supporting details, looking at sequence, and point of view) and provides experience with different types of informational text (historical, scientific, and technical). It even covers maps, charts, graphs, photographs, and illustrations – the add-ons that strengthen our understanding. Each grade level book provides modeling/tips, practice, and suggestions for discussion. The student is often able to complete assignments independently. Answer key included. 128 pgs, pb ~ Janice