Designed to be self-instructional, these workbooks are unlike most out there. You may recognize the Kumon name and approach: step-by step instruction, logical progression and lots of repetition of main concepts. These books focus on improving a child's reading ability and vocabulary through a variety of activities. Grade levels are aligned to state reading standards and an answer key is in the back of each book.
Grade 1: Students trace words using short vowel sounds, connect dots to learn consonant combinations, fill in the blank from a word box to practice long vowels, look at pictures and learn new vocabulary in a variety of situations, study adjectives and read paragraphs with questions to test reading comprehension.
Grade 2: Tracing vocabulary words and vowel words, working with consonant combinations, practice synonyms and antonyms, learn question words and plurals, reading the table of contents, sequencing, and a longer section of reading comprehension.
Grade 3: Students learn about suffixes, compare and contrast, context clues, more question words, and reading comprehension.
Grade 4: This book starts with reading comprehension and uses the paragraph with questions format to teach vocabulary review, question words, determining true or false, cause and effect, main idea, and character development.
Grade 5: This book uses the format of reading a passage and answering questions to teach lessons in main idea vs. supporting ideas, vocabulary, cause and effect, additions, descriptions, characters, vocabulary & comprehension.
Grade 6: This level has more advanced reading comprehension activities like determining theme, interpreting text, fact vs. opinion, story elements, lots of vocabulary and reading passages with questions.
Kumon workbooks are designed to help each child reach their potential and become self-motivated learners. Kids will likely enjoy setting their own pace and showing you the results. You are teaching them to take charge of their learning at an early age. 80 pgs, pb ~ Sara
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