Just for Boys Reading Comprehension (Grades 1-3)
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What boy can resist topics such as leeches, dinosaurs, dump trucks, and firemen? This outstanding collection of original short stories, articles, interviews, biographies, advertisements and more is sure to capture - and hold - the interest of all your young male readers. The subject matter, characters, and graphics have been carefully chosen to relate to boys of this age group. Real-world applications address students' literacy development as they analyze a comic strip, packaging for a video game, poetry, and magazine articles. The before, during, and after reading exercises incorporate effective, research-based reading comprehension strategies including: activating prior knowledge, predicting, visualizing, questioning, drawing inferences, summarizing, synthesizing, monitoring, and repairing comprehension, and evaluation. Includes a teacher guide, teacher and student rubrics, read alouc observation form, and answer key.