This is a reading comprehension series based on the belief that students should do quick, short, daily reviews on a regular basis so that reading skills will be forced into long-term memory. As teachers we often use such techniques in learning math skills, for example. Why not apply it to reading? This series applies the same methodology used in Daily Grammar Practice and is also by the same author as Focused Writing: Elementary Writing Practice.
Each level’s Student Workbook (one per student) provides an introduction to the program, a quick weekly reference guide (an overview of the weekly focus skills), and daily directions with space to record answers. Each weekday, no matter their level, students work the same targeted reading skills—just at their own level. The activities become more in depth as the week progresses, and also as students progress yearlythrough the levels. For example, every Monday after reading that week’s selection for the first time, students will review how to determine the passage’s main subject and how to construct
Daily Reading Practice for Grades 1-10
Students work with one reading selection each week. They study that selection each day and complete such tasks as identifying subject and purpose on Monday, engaging in word study on Tuesday, making inferences and relating to prior knowledge on Wednesday, creating graphic organizers and skimming on Thursday, and writing summaries on Friday.
Each level of Daily Reading Practice contains 30 high-interest reading selections with related questions and assignments. Selections cover a variety of subject areas and prepare students to handle passages on standardized tests. Student "help pages" provide useful information about everything from root words to literary techniques to summarizing skills. Students can complete the short, daily reviews with or without workbooks.