African-American American History Makers (National Geographic Reader 1, 2 & 3)
Learn about the lives and accomplishments of four inspiring figures from American history all in one book: George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meet civil rights leaders who were inspiring individuals as well as leaders in their fields: inventor, activist, orator, scientist. Learn about their childhoods, achievements, and contributions that made the world a better place. Biographies feature fascinating facts and archival photography that vividly illustrate the amazing lives of each hero.
The source of fascinating articles and striking photographs for years, National Geographic has brought this high-interest combination down to the level of the youngest students. The readers are almost magazine-like in the quality of the photos and the short segments of interesting text. The information is concise and does not overload the children as they read-they can easily read through a book and feel an accomplishment while learning great information. Since the books are designed for children, they discuss topics that fascinate young minds-from bugs and animals to trucks. Each book is rated according to reading levels, with vocabulary and sentence lengths appropriate for each level. 32 pgs each, pb. - John
Proven to build comprehension skills successfully for more than 25 years,this series will boost your student's comprehension and enjoyment of reading.The series uses updated reading selections right in the books to build nineessential skills. The skills covered are: word meanings, following directions,using the context, locating the answer, getting the facts, getting the mainidea, drawing conclusions, detecting the sequence, and identifying inferences.There is one book per skill per grade tailored for each individual readinglevel. After each reading selection in the books, there are exercises orquestions that test the featured skill. The majority of the exercises take theform of multiple-choice questions so students can work on their nationaltest-taking skills as well. Each book also includes Language Activity pagesthat ask more open-ended questions about the skill covered. The combination ofshort reading passages (selected to capture student interest) and exercisesthat follow the same multiple-choice format promotes rapid skill development.The levels are based on the standard reading levels in grades 1-8. This serieshas also been shown effective in improving reading and comprehension skillseven in slow learners or those who have fallen behind their age group. Thebooks are non-consumable, and students are prompted to write their answers on aseparate piece of paper. Each Starter Set includes a Teacher's Manual (whichcovers the whole series) so if you buy multiple Starter Sets, you will end upwith additional Teacher's Manuals. ~ Rachel S.