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HIGH-INTEREST

SKILLS & STRATEGIES

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REPRODUCIBLE ACTIVITIES

Reading Comprehension Skills and StrategiesLevel 7

Saddleback Educational Publishing Three Watson Irvine, CA 92618-2767 Web site: www.sdlback.com

Development and Production: The EDGeISBN 1-56254-034-3 Copyright 2002 by Saddleback Educational Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher, with the following exception. Pages labeled Saddleback Educational Publishing 2002 are intended for reproduction. Saddleback Educational Publishing grants to individual purchasers of this book the right to make sufficient copies of reproducible pages for use by all students of a single teacher. This permission is limited to an individual teacher, and does not apply to entire schools or school systems. Printed in the United States of America 06 05 04 03 02 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

To be a good detective, you have to know what facts Skills are important and not important to the case youre solving! So, ask yourself questions as you read.Teacher welcome and teaching tips . . . . . . . . . 4 Synonyms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Homophones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Analyzing suffixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Analyzing suffixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Analyzing suffixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Analyzing prefixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Following directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Following directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Analyzing context clues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Analyzing context clues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Analyzing context clues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Inferenceanalyzing word clues . . . . . . . . . . 17 Inferenceanalyzing word clues . . . . . . . . . . 18 Analyzing vocabulary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Analyzing vocabulary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Analyzing vocabulary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Identifying signal words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Recognizing signal words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Using a dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Using a dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Using a dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Using a dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Practicing life-skill reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Practicing life-skill reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Practicing life-skill reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Identifying idioms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Identifying similies and metaphors . . . . . . . . 32 Recognizing the 5 Ws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Recognizing the 5 Ws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Recognizing the 5 Ws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Recognizing the 5 Ws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Identifying analogies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Identifying analogies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Classifying items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Classifying items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Categorizing information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Categorizing information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Recognizing time elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Recognizing time elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Developing questioning techniques . . . . . . . . .45 Developing questioning techniques . . . . . . . . .46 Predicting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Predicting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Predicting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Defining idioms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Making/confirming/inferences . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Making/confirming/revising-inferences . . . . . .52 Making/confirming/revising-inferences . . . . . .53 Making/confirming/revising-inferences . . . . . .54 Using T of C to preview and predict content . .55 Using heading/captions to preview and predict content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Using illustrations and graphic devices to preview and predict content . . . . . . . . . .57 Identifying main idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Identifying main idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Identifying main idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Identifying main idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Identifying main idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Identifying main idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Identifying main idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Identifying main idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Outlining story events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Outlining story events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

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Summarizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Summarizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Making generalizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Making generalizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Interpreting a grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Interpreting a diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Interpreting a label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Interpreting a logic matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Interpreting a logic matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Deleting trivial and redundant information . .77 Deleting trivial and redundant information . .78 Deleting trivial and redundant information . .79 Deleting trivial and redundant information . .80 Identifying types of stories (story genre) . . . . .81 Identifying types of stories (story genre) . . . . .82 Identifying story genre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Identifying a topic sentence in text . . . . . . . . .84 Identifying supporting text sentences . . . . . . .85 Identifying supporting text sentences . . . . . . .86 Identifying supporting details and facts . . . . .87 Identifying supporting details and facts . . . . .88 Comparing and contrasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Comparing and contrasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Comparing and contrasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Comparing and contrasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Comparing and contrasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Comparing fact and opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Determining cause/effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Determining cause/effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Analyzing characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Analyzing characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Analyzing chronology/perspective . . . . . . . . . .99 Analyzing perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Analyzing fact/opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Analyzing fact/opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Analyzing fact/opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Analyzing fact/opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Analyzing fact/opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Identifying details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Identifying details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Identifying details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Identifying details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Understanding authors view/purpose . . . . . .110 Understanding authors view/purpose . . . . . .111 Understanding characters view . . . . . . . . . . .112 Understanding characters view . . . . . . . . . . .113 Identifying visual clues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Identifying word clues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Sequencing events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Sequencing events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Sequencing events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Identifying tone/mood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Identifying tone/mood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Identifying plot/goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Identifying plot/goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Reading and writing to inform . . . . . . . . . . .123 Reading and writing to inform . . . . . . . . . . .124 Reading and writing to persuade . . . . . . . . . .125 Reading and writing to persuade . . . . . . . . . .126 Summarizing a plot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Summarizing a plot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Mapping story events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Mapping story events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Mapping story events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Mapping story events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Mapping story events with 5 ws . . . . . . . . . .133 Mapping characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Mapping characters using Venn diagram . . .135 Mapping timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Teachers Scope & Sequence chart . . . . . . . . .137 Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139

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