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FOCUS on Reading

Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide
ISBN: 978-0-7609-3458-6
© 2006

Give students concentrated practice to reinforce essential reading strategies.

  • Give students plenty of focused practice on one strategy throughout 20 lessons
  • Help students concentrate on applying one strategy to short pieces of text
  • Provide experience with short-response questions to make sure a student fully grasps a strategy

Six series titles, each devoted to one strategy, available at eight levels:

  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Making Predictions
  • Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences
  • Recognizing Cause and Effect
  • Understanding Sequence
  • Understanding Main Idea and Details

Perfect for use with the CARS & STARS Series

Great preparation for CCSS with leveled informational and literary passages.

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FOCUS on Reading Series has the following components:

  • Each Student Book (Levels A–H) features Learn About (an overview with instruction and modeling), Preview (guided practice with scaffolding, plus sample questions with correct and incorrect responses for discussion), 20 independent practice lessons, and 5 self-assessments.
  • ESL/ELL support includes activating prior knowledge, scaffolding instruction, pairing students in cooperative learning situations, and focusing on roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Teacher Guides include a research summary, strategies for teaching ELLs, answer form and answer key.

FOCUS on Reading Collections grade/reading level collections include:

  • 60 student books (10 for each title)
  • 6 Teacher Guides (1 for each title)

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Read the research behind FOCUS on Reading.

The Focus Series is a must-have for any educator. This series enables you to specifically target the areas of reading comprehension that your students are needing help in. It provides a great opening lesson that introduces the students to the skill and vocabulary. It doesn't end there! Next comes a sample test that takes the students through the strategies and thinking to tackle the question. Finally it gives practice problems. It provides the perfect scaffolding! Focus is definitely a tool that every teacher must have!

Stephanie Sanchez, California


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