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  • Item #: 006728
    ISBN: 9781888344165
    Retail: $20.00
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    Do you want a reading program without a reading curriculum? Or maybe a reading program in which the kids enjoy the "great" books, discuss them at the dinner table, and don't even realize they're in a reading "program"? If either answer is yes, this book is for you. And I do mean for you. Reading Strands is designed for the teacher to use. It shows you how to teach your children to appreciate fiction. Author Dave Marks wants our children to develop a love for reading, first and foremost. Reading should be fun for a child, something he/she eagerly looks forward to. They need to share their reading experience and enjoyment with others, also. Those around them need to express an interest in what they're reading and their opinion of what they've read. Through oral discussion, Dave shows us how to help our children get more out of reading and begin to read for deeper understanding. Reading Strands contains simple Socratic dialogue samples, based on Bloom's taxonomy, showing you how to discuss fiction with your children based on their age level. Literary components and terms are explained so that you can, at appropriate age levels, discuss these intelligently with your children. Mr. Marks also cautions us that, to some extent, "you are what you read." He wants us to become serious about selecting the types of reading materials we want our children to "consume" based on what kind of people we want them to become. To aid us in selecting books, Reading Strands contains numerous reading lists: suggested books based on grade level, a graded list of books popular with reading teachers, a listing of children's favorite books, Coretta Scott King Award Books, Caldecott Medal winners, Newbery Medal winners, Children's Library recommendations, and a list of Great Classics. Whew! Even if you didn't use this approach as your basic reading program, employing the ideas contained in Reading Strands would greatly enhance your children's overall enjoyment and understanding of literature. 138 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 006856
    ISBN: 9780838830017
    Retail: $18.15
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  • Item #: 003842
    ISBN: 9780769638621
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 052808
    Retail: $0.00
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    You fill out a passport when you visit other countries; why not track the places you visit in literature the same way? These inexpensive passport-themed booklets make fun little personal reading logs. Each measures 4 ½" x 5 ½" and includes 24 pgs. Students can personalize the first page with some information about themselves, then fill out the rest of the booklet's pages as they plow through their reading list. Each page offers lines to record some basic information about the book as well as an open space to draw or write more. Covers are assorted bold colors and the whole thing is small enough to fit into a larger notebook, lapbook, or scrapbook when complete. – Jess

  • Item #: 003841
    ISBN: 9780769638614
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 057932
    ISBN: 9781893791114
    Retail: $1.50
    Rainbow Price: $1.40

    A special little journal where your child or student can record book titles, authors, # of pages, date read, draw a little picture and write a few sentences about the story. It has a paper cover, so it is an inexpensive option for a classroom. I think this would be one of those little items parents keep to look back on to see what your student liked at a certain age. Do one every year! It has space to write about 29 books. Green cover, 7.5x9" 28pp ~Sara

  • Item #: 006909
    ISBN: 9780838830031
    Retail: $18.15
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  • Item #: 003846
    ISBN: 9780769638669
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 003845
    ISBN: 9780769638652
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 044214
    ISBN: 9781420680577
    Retail: $16.99
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    This book provides practice for older readers to enhance their reading skills, using a variety of different texts similar to what they would come across in their daily lives. It is divided into two parts: Key Reading Skills and Reading Texts. The first part focuses on specific skills, including scanning, predicting, working out word meanings, understanding a writer's purpose, understanding complex sentences, interpreting graphs and tables, inferring, and reading critically. Each unit focuses on one of those skills, with a brief explanation on what the skill is, how to use it, and why you might need to use it. A follow-up activity provides practice in using the skill, with an example text to read, and a series of related short-answer questions to complete. In the second part, students are given a variety of texts, including excerpts from textbooks, articles, novels, web pages, film reviews and cartoons. Three groups of activities accompany every text, one to complete before reading the text, one designed to test recall, and one intended for a student's personal response to the text. All in all, the book has a very no-nonsense visual appearance, with black-and-white pages and few illustrations. If your previous reading comprehension program does not cover this age level, or you feel that your junior high student could use some additional reading skills practice, you might consider this one. 30 units (lessons) total, with answers included in the back. Reproducible for classroom or family use only. – Jess

  • Item #: 003844
    ISBN: 9780769638645
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 024361
    ISBN: 9780877883579
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    When I'm reading, I often come to the end of a page and realize I have no idea what I just read. I was reading the words but was not processing anything. This book by James W. Sire teaches how to read in a way that will not only ensure understanding of the material, but will allow readers to perceive the worldview and reasoning behind the writing. The book is written by a Christian, and though specific guidelines for Bible-reading are not set down, the author states that learning to read other books well will naturally lead to a better understanding of the Bible. There's a conversational tone to the book, with anecdotes and examples of reading interspersed. As the author points out that worldviews and meanings are hidden in everything from advertisements to poetry to non-fiction books, he clearly explains how you can read and analyze to uncover these hidden aspects. Different genres of writing are split into different chapters and then the book shows how to analyze each type of writing to discover the worldview of the writer and the underlying message. There are chapters covering nonfiction, poetry, and fiction, and one that discusses how biographical, literary, historical, and intellectual writing affect the meaning of passages. Each chapter includes excerpts of actual passages in the specific genre so students can practice the reading techniques while they learn about them. A chapter of the book is also dedicated to giving tips on what and where to read. A reading list is provided that categorizes books and other works into different genres and worldviews. Reading these books will show students how the worldviews of the authors are depicted in the writing. This is a great book for showing students how to slow down and really absorb the information they are reading as well as analyze writing and identify themes or worldviews hidden within. 192 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 030506
    ISBN: 9780825138034
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    Read faster and retain more of what you read! Using a variety of diverse reading material such as editorials, letters, and primary source materials from several core subject areas, these lessons are geared to improve the student's speed of reading and overall comprehension, which should result in better test-taking skills. This workbook contains sixteen lessons focusing on specific reading skills including vocabulary building, eye movements, reading purpose, previewing, reading in thought, skimming and scanning for the main idea and details, study reading and memory, and how to improve your reading in specific subject areas such as math, social studies, science, and literature. Each lesson has five exercises. The lesson begins with a teacher page describing the skill, which could also be read by the student. Then students work through an interpretation exercise, perception exercise, comprehension exercise, and two stories with questions for the student to answer to determine their average comprehension score and effective word-per-minute speed. Answers are included at the end of the book. This workbook could easily be used for self-study by an individual student or in a "class" situation, as the exercise pages are reproducible. What I like best about this workbook is that it is very realistic in what words we should be able to read per minute (not skim or scan per minute). While other products make loftier promises, this workbook states that the maximum number of words read are 800-900 words per minute. Overall, this is a very thorough course that will teach you how to speed read without sacrificing reading comprehension. – Jess

  • Item #: 003843
    ISBN: 9780769638638
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 000322
    ISBN: 9780838826010
    Retail: $18.30
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  • Item #: 001973
    ISBN: 9780838826058
    Retail: $18.30
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  • Item #: 028203
    ISBN: 9781591980254
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 004156
    ISBN: 9781887923811
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 052180
    Retail: $19.99
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    Covers sight words, tricky words, compound words, reading for meaning, sentence matching and sentence substitution (high frequency words, sentence substitution, sentence matching, compound word puzzles, and tricky words game).

     

  • Item #: 051686
    Retail: $11.99
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  • Item #: 067921
    ISBN: 9781938700293
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

     

    A record, a challenge, an encouragement! This little hardback reading log is all of these. The challenge is to read (and record) 1000 books to your young children. The first few pages provide a little nudge of “you can do this” encouragement along with space to record your child’s firsts and favorites. The log pages have numbered lines (the number per page varies) and tidbits of encouragement and quotes. The plentiful illustrations are young-child oriented and fun. (One father robin holds a brightly colored umbrella and his baby robin wears galoshes.) Sprinkled through the book are a few pages of preschool education nuggets. The book concludes with a list of kindergarten skills, a top 10 favorite books page and a congratulations page. A pocket on the inside back cover provides milestone (every 200 books) stickers and an accordion growth chart that links height with number of books “read.” What a wonderful resource and keepsake to build together over time! ~ Janice

  • Item #: 033861
    ISBN: 9780394824574
    Retail: $4.99
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    Read about the great space race and join the astronauts aboard the Apollo 11 as they make history by being the first to travel to the moon. Features full-color photographs.

  • Item #: 028508
    ISBN: 9780838862810
    Retail: $4.05
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  • Item #: 046612
    ISBN: 9781936024063
    Retail: $16.99
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  • Item #: 047316
    ISBN: 9781936024070
    Retail: $16.99
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  • Item #: 046597
    ISBN: 9781936024056
    Retail: $16.99
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  • Item #: 007146
    Retail: $2.25
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    A workbook of pre-reading exercises for those first weeks. 64 pgs.

  • Item #: 067834
    ISBN: 9781476749792
    Retail: $15.99
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  • Item #: 028202
    ISBN: 9781591980247
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 028204
    ISBN: 9781591980261
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95